ABOUT OUR MEDICINE
Here at SSCC we pride ourselves on providing our members with the highest quality medical cannabis products available.
Depending on a patients individual therapeutic needs, certain types of medical cannabis products might be more beneficial than others. Additionally, different methods of ingesting medical cannabis products (vaporizing, tincture, topical, & edible) can provide patients with various therapeutic advantages.
EDIBLES vs. VAPORIZING
The medicinal effect from vaporizing (or smoking) medical cannabis can take effect within seconds, providing for extremely fast therapeutic relief. Patients who are interested in treating acute symptoms such as movement disorders & nausea might find vaporizing medical cannabis to be particularly beneficial.
For other patients, ingesting edible forms of medical cannabis can provide significantly greater therapeutic benefit. Edible medical cannabis products are capable of providing patients with a much longer therapeutic effect than that of vaporizing cannabis (up to 5 or more hours), but it can up to 45 minutes or longer for edible ingested cannabis to take effect. Edible products can provide much greater therapeutic strength than vaporizing if taken at the correct dosage.
Below you can find more information on the various forms of medical cannabis we offer our members.
INDICAS, SATIVAS, & HYBRIDS
We classify our cannabis products into one of three different strain categories; Indica, Hybrid, & Sativa. This category is determined by evaluating the genetic lineage of the strain, information provided by the grower/breeder, as well feedback we receive from our members regarding the medicinal properties of the product.
Every cannabis strain has its own unique therapeutic properties. Depending on whether a strain is classified as an Indica, Hybrid, or Sativa has a significant impact which properties the cultivar will provide.
Indica Dominant Cannabis: Cannabis that is indica dominate will typically deliver a therapeutic effect that is relaxing, tranquil, & sedative. Indica cannabis strains are known for being particularly effective for muscle relaxation, appetite enhancement, & for use as a sleep-aid. Patients looking to treat conditions such as muscle spasms, insomnia, migraines, anxiety, & movement disorders might find using indica cannabis strains to be particularly beneficial. Certain 'high-potency' indica varieties can cause an extremely powerful & deeply relaxing sedative effect. Indica cannabis is particularly ideal for nighttime use.
Hybrid Cannabis: Cannabis classified as being "hybrid cannabis" refers to strains that have both indica and sativa genetics in their lineage. Hybrid strains will generally provide patients with a combination of both indica and sativa therapeutic properties. Hybrids can be either indica dominant, sativa dominant, or offer a balance of both indica and sativa traits. Indica dominant hybrids that are particularly high in potency often deliver a very powerful buzzing "body-high" effect. This property can be very beneficial for treating severe pain, nausea, & movement disorders. Other hybrids can offer a less intense, and more uplifting & euphoric effect that's ideal for elevating mood and staying energized. There is a huge array of therapeutic properties to be found within the hybrid category!
Sativa Dominant Cannabis: Sativa dominant cannabis strains generally provide patients with a medicinal effect that's uplifting, energizing, creative, & focused. Strains that are sativa dominant are particularly ideal for daytime use as they increase energy. Using sativa strains allows patients to obtain many of the medicinal properties of cannabis without the sedative/drowsy effect associated with indica cultivars.
We offer an amazing selection of premium quality cured flowers grown by some of the best growers in California! All of our top shelf flowers have superb flavor & potency. We carry cured flowers from a lot of incredibly talented growers including The Village, The Jungle Boys, Emerald Farms, Nameless Genetics, Kush Co., Gold Coast Collection, Trichadelics, Alien Labs, & more!
Also known as 'Wax', hydrocarbon concentrates are extracted using either butane or another petroleum based solvent. These extracts are incredibly potent, and can reach THC levels at over 80%. Vaporizing just a small amount of a hydrocarbon extract can provide patients with a very powerful therapeutic effect within just seconds. To efficiently vaporize this extract we recommend patients use either a water pipe with a quartz nail or a vaporizer pen.
Our selection of shatter, budder, and sap is second to none. We carry hydrocarbon extracts produced by many of the most in-demand extract companies out there including Critical Concentrates, Beezle Extracts, OC X, FlyNHigh Extracts, Brutal Bee, BAMF, Gold Coast Extracts, Shiva Farms, HGH, Moxie, Maximus Extracts, Loud Pack Extracts, & much more! Whether you're looking for premium indoor nug-run budders, or more trim-run shatters for low donations, we have you covered.
*To ensure a safe and clean product, we only carry hydrocarbon extracts made from companies using closed-loop systems and lab-grade vacuum ovens.
We carry the largest selection of world-class quality solventless extracts of any dispensary in Northern California. Solventless extracts are made without the use of any petroleum based solvent. Solventless extracts can be broken into four fundamental categories.
- Ice Water Extracts - Made by agitating plant material in ice cold water. The product is then either air-dried freeze-dried. The resulting product is 99%+ purity trichome heads. When ice water extracts are made from expertly frown freshly frozen colas, the resulting hash product is phenomenal.
- 99% Purity Dry Sift - This extract is made by refining dry plant resin through screens. The resulting product is 99%+ purity trichome heads. The unique thing about this extract is that the heads are left completely intact.
- Rosin - Also referred to as 'solventless-hash-oil', this extract is produced by pressing extracts or flowers between heated plates. The resulting product is an incredibly pure oil that's rich in both terpenes and cannabinoids. Properly made flower rosins have particularly high terpenoid levels making them very flavorful. Rosins made from hash often have incredibly high cannabinoid potency making them very powerful. Rosin can take on many forms depending on how its crafted ranging from stable shatter, to sappy goo, to thick wax, to dry blond coins, and everything in between.
- Distillate - Cannabis distillate is made by using steam distillation techniques. The consistency of the product is a very sappy gooey oil. Most distillates come in syringes to make them easier to handle. Distillate can be dabbed, prepared into edibles, or used with vaporizer pens. Pure THC & CBD distillate (with no terpenes added) are very popular with patients looking to discreetly inhale cannabinoids without producing any oder. Other patients prefer the THC distillate infused with natural terpene because it ads flavor and enhances the therapeutic properties of THC.
Our edible selection is second to none! We offer a wide range of edible products including baked goods, candies, chocolates, caramels, beverages, capsules, CBD-infusions & more!
Ingesting edible medical cannabis products provide patients with a much longer effect than vaporizing cannabis. Edibles can deliver a very powerful therapeutic effect from 4 to 6 hours or more depending on the dosage and the patients body chemistry. Lower edible doses can be taken during the daytime to provide therapeutic relief without any loss of energy or focus. Higher dose edibles are often used by patients as a powerful muscle relaxer, anti-inflammatory, and sleep-aid.
Ingesting edible cannabis products can provide therapeutic relief for a plethora of medical conditions including movement disorders, insomnia, cancer, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, mood disorders, inflammation, arthritis, migraines, and much more.
We offer edible products from some of the most renowned names in the industry including Bhang Chocolates, Korova, Reve Confections, Andy's Edibles, Koala Edibles, Kiva Confections, & more! Check out our edible fridge next time you stop by and see all the delicious THC-infused goodness we have to offer.
Using tinctures provides patients with the discretion and dosage accuracy of edibles while delivering a much faster onset. Tinctures are absorbed sublingually allowing the cannabinoids to enter the bloodstream at a much faster rate. After ingesting tinctures patients can start feeling therapeutic relief in just minutes. The effect can last anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on the patients tolerance and the dose ingested.
We carry a wide range of tincture products including high-CBD tinctures by Care By Design as well as high-THC tinctures by Hummingbird naturals.
Cannabis that is high in cannabidiol provide patients with incredible therapeutic benefits without the psychoactive effect of THC. Countless studies have shown the incredible therapeutic properties of CBD. Cannabidiol has been proven to be highly effective in treating the following conditions*:
- ADD and ADHD
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Colitis and Crohn’s
- Endocrine Disorders
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Heart Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Mood Disorders
- Motion Sickness
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Neuropathic Pain
- Osteoporosis/Bone Health
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prion/Mad Cow disease
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Skin Conditions
- Sleep Disorders
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Stroke and TBI
- We offer our members
Information sourced from PROJECTCBD.ORG.