Some of the most commonly asked questions (and anticipated future questions)
Q: How much medical cannabis can I order?
A: NM certified patients are able to purchase/possess up to 8 ounces of medical cannabis at any one time. New Mexico State regulations state that providers can administer 8 ounces on the time regulation of 3 months. All of the NM Medical Cannabis Producer Guild members are working together to provide a steady supply to all of our patients. We hope with this alliance our patients can order just what they need so that every patient has medicine available to them.
Q: How do I order medical cannabis from Sacred Garden?
A: Ordering is simple! Once you have registered (either online or in-store) and completed our enrollment requirments, you may purchase any of our medical cannabis products that are available. If you have a delivery order to place, give us a call at (505) 216-9686. We will always work with you to provide the most suitable medicine for your personal needs!
Q: Will Sacred Garden deliver to all locations in New Mexico?
A: Sacred Garden works with another local provider to delivery to patients state wide. We all do our best to make sure that delivery is as convenient and available as possible. Different regions are delivered to on different weekends of the month, for a schedule of regional deliveries give our office a call at (505)216-9686. We are happy to work with you to make sure your medicine is as easily available as possible.
Q: How much will medical cannabis from Sacred Garden cost?
A: Grade A………………………$13 | Grade B……………………….$10 (ask about availability) |
Q: Is there a delivery cost?
A: The delivery cost will be $15-$50 depending on your location.
Q: What strains will be available?
A: We have many medicinal strains in our harvest rotation including strains with very high CBD percentages which treat without the THC effects. Please see medical strains for more information.
Q: Can patients provide feedback on quality, requested strains, etc.?
A: We want to hear from our patients about quality, and what strains work best for their medicinal needs. We have a facebook if you would like to add us at ‘Sacred Garden New Mexico’ on the facebook search tab. We also want you to be heard if you have something to say! You can go to the ‘Contact Us’ tab to send us a message.
Q: What strain is best for me?
A: Medical cannabis is a newly studied field (because of federal prohibition on studies of cannabis) that we as a medical canabis community are learning new facts about the best strains for each condition on a monthly basis. However, we will do our best to pair you up with the best medicinal strain for your needs. Just ask us. We are not Medical Doctors. It is always best to discuss your condition with your personal Physician.
Q: Can I share my medical cannabis with a non-patient?
A: Only NM certified patients may use our medicine. As a certified patient all purchases you make are reccommeded for you by your physician for medical use only. Similar to other prescription drugs. We are also bound by our licensing agreement to provide sales records when requested to the NM Deparment of Health.
Q: What is CBD?
A: Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 60 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis, that accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD is considered to have a wider scope of medical applications than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and is used to treat symptoms such as pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, spasms, epileptic fits, and nausea.
Q: Why do I want CBD if it doesn’t get me high?
A: Although CBDs don’t give you a noticable ‘head high,’ there are plenty of other benefits that are included in the intake of cannabinoids. Scientific and clinical research has shown that CBD therapy can be a great route for anyone dealing with ailments that include, but are not limited to: depression, rheumatoid arthritis, dependency issues, MS, chronic pain, inflammation, etc. There is new research that is currently being conducted about the benefits of CBD trials on the weakening (and shrinkage) of cancer cells. If you want to read more in-depth about the many benefits of CBDs, there is a great website that is extremely informative. It’s always great to educate yourself! http://www.projectcbd.org/
Q: What is the difference in star ratings for the wax star system?
A: The Five Star Rating System was designed and put into place in order to accurately reflect two things. 1) The quality of product that goes into the extract 2) the end result of the extract. Typically trim (leaves) are used to make extracts. However small buds and A buds are used in the process as well. Since grade A buds have significantly more trichomes and terpenes it can be reasoned that an extract made from grade A bud will be different (and better) then an extract made from trim alone. One other thing that is reflected in the ratings system is the strength or THC/CBD/terpenes present in the plant . So the system goes from 1 star to five star with 5 star being the highest quality extract. The cost starts at $40.00 per half gram and moves up $4.00 for each additional star.
Q: Can I use hash oil in my E-cig?
A: You could but that would be a bad idea and would probably gum up or all together destroy the E-cig
Q: Do you sell clones?
A: Regularly, no. However there are times when a strain is going to be discontinued or not pursued or there are some plants that will not be used. If that is the case then we do have a list of patients whom we call to tell about seedlings/clones/plants.
Q: I forgot my card, can you look it up?
A: No. The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act requires that patients present their Prescription Card to the dispensary before purchasing medical cannabis.
Q: Do you have to see my card everytime?
Q: Do you offer discounts?
A: Veterans receive a 15% discount with proof of discharge. It is unlawful to offer bulk discounts.
Q: What is the difference between wax and shatterglass?
A: Both are fully purged Butane Honey Oleoresin concentrates. “Shatter” comes first, being purged at a lower temperature and for a shorter time. “Wax comes next, when the “shatter” crystalizes and becomes porous, like a sponge, making “wax” less dense. Shatter has a longer shelf life due to ‘wax’s” greater surface area which is exposed to atmosphere. All that being said, the most important difference between the two is self titration and personal vaporizing preference.
Q: Is vaporizing safer than smoking?
A: We haven’t come across any scientific studies but if you consider that when smoking you are inhaling burnt organic compounds that are on some level carcinogenic while when vaporizing you are inhaling fumes that have been changed, by an increase in temperature, from a solid state to a gaseous state, I’d have to say all other things considered equal that vaporizing is somewhat safer.
Q: What is the difference between indica and sativa?
A: Like everything, every person is different. That being said, we can only give the general effects of Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica are and how they generally differ from one another.
Indicas are generally correlated with relaxation, sedation and being a good aid for sleep. Smoking Indica will give you a nice ‘ body high ‘ and is beneficial for pain management. The feelings of Indica are lethargic, tired and generally more of a night time smoke than Sativas. Indicas are the type that give you a ‘couch lock’ sensation.
Sativas, however are generally related to focus, energy and euphoria. Smoking a sativa may have a cerebral effect that may lead to motivation and being able to have a productive day. Sativas are thought of as being used mainly for daytime pain relief, anxiety relief or appetite stimulation. Sativas also usually have a higher percentage of THC giving you a bit more of a ’head buzz’ than an Indica.
Other than Sativa and Indica there are Hybrids which are a mix of both Indica and Sativa. A good Indica/Sativa cross can also offer the best of both worlds. This tends to give a great head high coupled with a relaxing and medically beneficial strong body stone.
Q: What are canna caps?
A: They are an encapsulated blend of organic hemp seed oil combined with either Indica or Sativa honey hash oil. There are three different mg. dosages: 12, 30 and 50. These are sugar free, gluten free, and carb free means of cannabis delivery. If it’s your first experience with Canna-Caps we recommend starting low and working your way up on dosage. Remember you can always have more but you can’t take less.