Kind Love - Ask An Expert
Q: KushGuy - What do I need to get into a dispensary?
A: In order to enter any dispensary in the state you must prove your status as a medical marijuana (MMJ) patient EVERYTIME you enter. If you have received your MMJ License, or “Red Card” from the state you can simply present that as well as your state ID for entry. As of July 1, 2011 patients must present their “Red Card” and ID EVERYTIME they enter a dispensary.
If you are still waiting to receive your official state license you can use the temporary paperwork you received from your doctor along with proof of payment, proof of mailing and your state ID.
Temporary paper work refers to the Physician’s Certification form and MMJ Application form you received from the doctor.
Proof of mailing is required to prove that the paperwork was mailed into the state. Your Certified Mail receipt will serve as your proof of mailing.
Proof of payment is necessary to confirm the application fee has been submitted. If you pay by money order your receipt will serve as your proof of payment. If you pay by check, you must keep a copy of the check or proof the check has been cashed.
Temporary paperwork and supporting documentation is valid for entry and purchase at dispensaries for 60 days from the date on your Physician’s Certification. After 60 days the temporary paperwork becomes void.
If you have not received your state issued MMJ License within 60 days you need to contact the MMJ Registry to find out more information.
Q: Loves2Grow - What is an immature plant?
A: Immature plants were previously known as clones, cuttings, clippings, etc. As of July 1, 2011 the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division has defined an immature plant as, “a nonflowering medical marijuana plant that is no taller than eight (8) inches and no wider than eight (8) inches that is in a growing container that is no larger than two (2) inches wide and two (2) inches tall that is sealed on the sides and bottom, although the seal on the bottom may contain ventilation or drainage holes.”
Q: KLLover! - I would like to make Kind Love my caregiver but I am already signed up at another dispensary. Can I switch caregivers?
A: As of July 1, 2011 patients can change their provider once every 120 days. A provider can either be a Medical Marijuana Center (MMC) or an individual caregiver. In order to change your provider you need to complete a Change of Care-Giver form. These forms must be notarized and mailed to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment with a copy of your state ID and your caregiver’s state ID, if you choose an individual.
If you have an out of state ID you will need to prove Colorado residency. Proof of residency can be a utility bill for a Colorado residence in your name.
Kind Love has a notary on staff that would be happy to help you complete the form and mail it out at no cost to you.
Q: Wheezy420 - Smoking is getting harsh on my throat. Is there any other way to medicate?
A: There are many different options for medicating with cannabis; edibles & beverages, canna-caps, tincture, suppositories and vaporizing.
Edibles and beverages are medicated with some form of cannabis and a recommended dosage. The effects of edibles and beverages tend to last longer than smoking cannabis but the effects are not felt as quickly. Edibles that can be ingested sublingually will take effect more quickly because they are being absorbed through the mucous membranes rather than the liver. If you are new to an edible or beverage we recommend starting with a small amount so as not to overwhelm yourself once they take effect. At Kind Love we carry everything from sodas to teas to salsa to sweets!
Canna-Caps contain THC in capsule form that patients are able to swallow. Some companies have combined THC with other alternative medicines to create a combination capsule intended for certain ailments such as pain or stress. We offer canna-caps in a variety of dosages, specific condition alleviation and ingredients.
Tincture is cannabis in liquid form. The THC is usually extracted using alcohol or glycerin then sweetened with honey or agave. Tincture can be added to a beverage or swallowed by itself. We have tincture available in single strength (3.5 g hash oil), double strength (7g hash oil) or a discreet spray form that contains 200mg THC.
Cannabis suppositories are commonly used by people with severe stomach issues who are unable to comfortably medicate with the other methods. Suppositories are available at Kind Love.
Vaporizing is the healthy alternative to smoking cannabis. Cannabis combustion releases many toxic tars, gases and carcinogens that contribute to the toxins being inhaled off of the butane lighter that is traditionally used when smoking marijuana. Vaporizing prevents cannabis combustion by slowly heating the cannabis without the use of a lighter. Kind Love carries a range of vaporizers and we would be happy to assist you in choosing the right vaporizer for you.
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Q: MediKate - I lost my card, what should I do?
A: You need to fill out a Report of lost/stolen registration card form in order to have your card re-issued. The form can be found on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s website in the “Forms” section of the Medical Marijuana Division. This form must be notarized before it is sent to the state. Kind Love has a notary on staff and can mail the form by Certified Mail to insure delivery.