In This Month’s Issue:
What’s New at Kind Love!
Clothing Drive for the Homeless
Kind Love Rewards Program!
New Daily Specials
Is a Colorado “Red Card” Right for You?
Trivia Q&A of the Month
Win a half-priced eighth!
Clothing Drive for the Homeless
Kind Love will be hosting a clothing drive during the month of October in collaboration with Cold Crush bar and hip-hop club located in Denver’s Five Points district.
Cold Crush hosts an annual clothing drive in support of the homeless, which culminates in an event at the venue on November 6th where clothing and food will be distributed to those in need.
Kind Love shoppers who bring clothing for the drive will be given 10% off their purchase! We appreciate this act of love for your community.
Anything helps! However, the following items are requested as they tend to run out the fastest:
• Men’s winter apparel
• Children’s winter apparel
• Winter accessories such as hats, scarves, and gloves.
• Snowsuits, coveralls, overalls
Blackberry Apocalypse x Alexis
Visually stunning, dark and deep, Bordello evokes the aura of magic and mystery that heralds in our changing seasons. Her frosted, curling purple calyx are best enjoyed mindfully, such as on a scenic afternoon stroll just as the crisp autumn air and vibrant Colorado foliage begin to blanket the city. Uncommon and memorable, Bordello becomes a love affair for the ages to those who cross her path. From her sultry name to her indulgent aroma of blackberries and red wine, Bordello will lure you in with her sex appeal and keep you near with her substance.
Bordello generally tests at around 20% THCa, not the heaviest hitter in our repertoire. However, what this strain lacks in potency she more than makes up for in terpene content. Terpenes, the volatile organic compounds that contribute to aroma, have in and of themselves been found to possess highly therapeutic attributes. Like many indica strains, Bordello is highest in myrcene the same terpene found abundantly in mangos, hops, thyme, basil and bay laurel leaves. The scent of myrcene is described as spicy, rooty, herbal and balsamic. This terpene is known to synergize the antibiotic potential of other terpenes and increase the permeability of cell membranes. Studies have confirmed that consuming a mango 45 minutes prior to smoking cannabis will result in a more potent high due to the power of this terpene in increasing the absorption of cannabis through the blood-brain barrier.
Myrcene is responsible for producing the indica-like effects of sedation, muscle relaxation, and reduced pain and inflammation in strains that are comprised of levels above 50% myrcene. This explains Bordello’s indica-dominant designation, it being comprised of 57% myrcene. Bordello’s high terpene content allows you to truly experience the “entourage effect” resulting in a more tangible, well-rounded and therapeutic “high.” For those looking to enjoy its prominent blackberry notes we recommend going the classic route and rolling up a fresh joint, our favorite way of allowing those flavors, aromas and effects to shine.
Indica lovers find this strain particularly versatile. A single puff will leave you relaxed yet awake from the strains uplifting cerebrals. At low doses Bordello is functional and comforting, uplifting and euphoric, allowing you to remain engaged in your environment and bestowing a pleasant, receptive and balanced emotional state. At higher doses you experience a pronounced body high and sedating effects, a combination that offers targeted pain relief, particularly from headaches and migraines. This strain also has the unique quality of relieving eye pressure, making it ideal for treating eye conditions such as glaucoma. At higher doses mental focus becomes a challenge so it is best to ensure that any mentally-demanding tasks have been completed prior to use.
While strains like Alien Rock Candy and Durban Poison are praised for the extreme nature of their effects on either end of the indica-sativa spectrum, what Bordello brings to the table is balance, equilibrium, a merging of opposites. Bordello will summon you to the present moment, allowing thoughts to drift in and out of your conscious mind and connecting you to the purity and inherent value of your core essence. Bordello allows you to simply, delightfully, unashamedly Be.
Is a Colorado Red Card Right for You?
There are many benefits to owning a Medical Marijuana Card, some of which include:
– Affordability. Your medical cannabis won’t be covered by insurance, so currently the most affordable, least taxed means of obtaining your cannabis is with a Medical Marijuana Card, also known as a “Red/Purple Card.” Recreational cannabis customers in Colorado pay a 10% special tax, a 2.9% state sales tax, and any local taxes. These fees drive up the purchase price and can significantly affect the finances of someone with a medical condition that requires large and frequent cannabis purchases for their treatment.
– Access to a wider product range. Many medically-focused dispensaries offer a unique product mix tailored to their clientele who may prefer longer lasting forms of relief, higher potency products and convenient or alternative intake methods.
– Assistance and convenience. Many people simply don’t have the ability to grow their own plants at home. They may live in restrictive housing or lack the time, energy or resources needed to manage a personal grow. Obtaining a red card gives you the flexibility of purchasing product at one of the many medical dispensaries around town.
– Bypassing age requirements. You must be 21+ to shop at a recreational Cannabis shop. On the other hand medical cards can be obtained on behalf of a minor or on behalf of another person as their legal representative. https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/patients-medical-marijuana-registry
Some potential drawbacks to owning a card are as follows:
– Firearm restrictions. Cannabis remains illegal under federal law and federal rules prohibit the sale of firearms to illegal drug users. In a 9th Circuit court decision it was determined reasonable for federal regulators to assume that a Medical Marijuana Card holder was more likely to use the drug and that drug use in general “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated.”
– Privacy concerns. Many people do not want their name saved to a government regulated registry especially because the drug is still illegal to the general public under the federal governments Schedule 1 classification. While the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is supposed to keep patient information confidential except under circumstances where law enforcement is verifying the status of a patients red card to ensure it is valid, there have still been reported breaches of this confidential information.
How to obtain your Medical Marijuana Card:
Once you decide whether owning a card a right for you, obtaining your card is relatively simple process. To qualify for a card you must be a Colorado resident with a state issued Colorado ID (or new resident waiver, addressed below), a valid social security number, and a qualifying condition.
Qualifying conditions include:
– Debilitating medical condition:
– Alternatively a patient may obtain a card if they have a chronic or debilitating condition that produces one or more of the following, which a physician believes would be alleviated by the use of medical cannabis:
o Persistent muscle spasms
o Severe nausea
o Severe pain.
Those who qualify then set up an appointment with the clinic of their choice. If appointments aren’t available we advise arriving when the clinic first opens, as many of the places where an evaluation is performed can fill up quickly. We recommend our patients visit Cohen Medical Centers due to the ease and convenience of their services, and have provided detailed information regarding their clinic hours, location and fees below.
Items to have prepared:
– Colorado license or photo ID. People from out of state must establish residency. If it their first time on the registry they can fill out a residency waver form.
– Cash to pay for the physicians consultation and other fees
– Application for a Medical Marijuana Card
– (Optional but encouraged) Copies of your medical records to confirm your condition.
At the office, what to expect:
– First you will submit your Application for a Medical Marijuana Card. We recommend filling the form out at home and bringing a hard copy with you to the clinic to further bypass the line and avoid feeling rushed or pressured if filling it out for the first time. Alternatively your clinic will have forms on hand that you can fill out prior to your appointment.
During the consultation:
– You will meet privately with a physician who will ask you why you are seeking a red card and follow up with questions related to your qualifying condition such as the severity of pain or level of discomfort you experience on a daily basis.
After the consultation:
– Your application must be notarized if you are under 18 or representing a minor. Some clinics will offer this service but it is best to verify ahead of time.
– Pay the $15 state fee with check or money order. Make check or money order out to CDPHE
– Optional – designate a care giver. You will need to fill out the Caregiver Acknowledgement form.
Designating a Caregiver:
– By designating a dispensary as you Primary Medical Marijuana Center you are allowing that dispensary to grow a certain percentage of the 6 or more plants that you have been allotted by your physician and the state of Colorado.
– If you become a member at one dispensary you are still able to shop at other dispensaries as a non-member medical patient. You can also still grow cannabis in your own home. By becoming a member at a dispensary you are simply allowing them to grow a percentage of your medical cannabis plants for supplemental purposes. In the event that the plants you are currently growing don’t produce enough medicine or you are faced with a pest problem, or other crop damaging circumstance, you will still have the ability to get your medicine from your primary dispensary/caregiver.
– A patient can change their caregiver every thirty days by filling out this form and submitting it to email@example.com
– The easiest way to fill out the form is to do it at Kind Love where our staff will handle the intricacies of the application process. All you need to do is have your driver’s license and red card on hand. See our member information page for a detailed look at the change of caregiver process and to read about the benefits of membership at Kind Love.
Cohen Medical Centers
276 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80223
– $90 for the physician evaluation, Kind Love referrals get $10 off
– $15 State application fee
– $35 fee for certified mail to the state
– (Optional) $25 fee for an extended plant count
– Cohen offers the convenience of mailing your paperwork to the state with their “Good to Go” package which includes your paperwork, prepaid certified mail, your $15 state fee and a money order envelope
– Cohen will also activate a temporary card for you before you leave the clinic so you can shop the same day.
Trivia Q&A of the Month!
September Trivia Answer:
Q. Which cannabinoid is considered the stem cell of other cannabinoids?
A. CBG, formally known as Cannabigerol. Research is just beginning to delve into the nature of this non-psychoactive cannabinoid, considered to be the original form of the more well-known cannabinoids THC and CBD. Cannabigerol possesses both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits. Overall it modulates our brains ability to uptake a chemical called GABA resulting in muscle relaxation and anti-anxiety effects. GABA is a neurotransmitter that inhibits nerve impulses in the brain and in doing so helps to control overexcited neurons caused by stress, fear and anxiety. Although CBG is found in low concentrations across most strains, those strains that show particularly pronounced medical promise, such as Sour Diesel, often have significantly higher than average levels of the compound.
October Trivia Question:
Q. Which terpene can help increase cognitive function?
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