Learn some fun cannabis facts. Find out which strains have benefits for anxiety, pain, insomnia and relaxation, or recreation. Discover new products and how to use your medicine on our blog.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I shop here?
Do you have a medical card? If so, yes – at any age except you must be over 21 to shop at our medical location in Longmont. If no, yes – as long as you are 21 years of age or older you can shop at any of our recreational locations.
How Do I get a medical card?
Colorado State Law requires a bona fide patient-doctor relationship in order to recommend a person be registered as a Colorado Medical Marijuana patient. We at Green Tree will happily refer you to independent local doctors that provide recommendations and are available by phone to answer questions about the process.
How much does it cost to get a medical card?
Doctor visits range from $50 – $150
The state registration fee is $15
How much does it cost to get a medical card?
Doctor visits range from $50 – $150
The state registration fee is $15
What conditions qualify for a medical card?
- Asthma (treated via vaporizers only, smoking is not suggested)
- Anorexia, Cachexia
- HIV infection, Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Chronic pain
- Chronic lower back pain
- Hepatitis C (in conjunction with anti-viral treatment)
- Huntington’s chorea
- Painful periods
- Persistent muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Seizures & Epilepsy
- Severe nausea
- Wasting syndrome
What is a primary caregiver?
Primary care-giver is defined as a person, other than the patient and the patient’s physician, who is eighteen years of age or older and has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a patient who has a debilitating medical condition.
According to new laws, a patient may divide their recommended plant count (determined by the patient’s physician) between themselves and their caregiver. This option allows the patient to enjoy the benefits of Green Tree’s Membership Plan and premium medication, while continuing the rewarding experience of cultivating their own cannabis.
What do you offer for patients wanting you to be their caregiver?
Green Tree will gladly work with your unique situation to build a plan that allows you affordable access to your medication. You will never be restricted to shopping solely at our center, and we will always provide you free medication and deeply discounted options. Our signup package is great for testing some of our best products and our monthly benefits will be targeted to help you as an individual. Please call any of our locations for specific information about what types of membership packages we can offer you today.
Do you offer any deals for recreational users?
When you redeem 100 points, you will receive a $5 credit towards anything in the store.
That is 5 percent back in your pocket every time you shop at any Green Tree location.
How do you grow?
Do you sell clones?
Where can i get information on the legality of medical or recreational marijuana?
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What is sativa?
Sativa is a type of marijuana strain that is categorized by the effects it has on a user as well as the characteristics of the plant itself. Sativa strain’s effects are stimulating and help with relief from depression, migraines, pain, and nausea. In most cases, sativa strains will have a higher level of THC content than Indica strains. The result of these strains is typically a psychoactive and energetic high. Many patients prefer to medicate with this type of cannabis during the day to avoid drowsiness. However, at nighttime, it could interfere with sleep and may keep the user awake.
Sativa’s are typically used for the following:
Creativity: Creative minds often use sativa to stimulate their mind and be able to generate ideas beyond what they normally might. The elevated mood and increased awareness is what lends itself to the creative process.
Focus: Due to the stimulation that sativa induces, in can increase productivity because it allows for more attention to detail and focus for most users. Aside from the potential nervousness and unsettling feeling that it can at times produce, sativa can actually reduce feelings of depression.
What is indica?
Indica cannabis strains are known for their relaxing effects on the body when smoked or ingested. Indica strains have a moderate level of THC and higher levels of CBD compared to sativa strains. They relax your muscles and are a great choice for patients who suffer from insomnia. Indica plants also help relieve stress, anxiety, muscle spasms, and nausea. Patients who suffer from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, lupus, and sleep apnea tend to benefit from the effects of indica predominant strains as opposed to sativa or hybrid strains. This particular strain is typically associated with a feeling throughout the body, and generally is used to calm or induce feelings of sedation. Many people experience more therapeutic results after using indica and often feel sleepy or tired as a result. There are many benefits associated with indica outside of the overall sense of calm that it induces, many of which align with Sativa as well.
Indica can be used to alleviate muscle or bodily stress and can be helpful in the following ways:
Relaxation: Some of the most common uses for indica involve reducing stress and increasing relaxation of the mind and muscles alike. In addition to helping keep stress from overtaking you, indica also can assist with sleep disorders and insomnia.
Appetite: In many cases, indica can reduce nausea and vomiting, making it a great alternative to other medication for those enduring chemo-therapy. Additionally it can stimulate appetite, which can be very beneficial for anyone unable to properly sustain themselves due to sickness.
Pressure: Eye pressure and issues within the brain can be lessened and reduced with the use of indica. Those suffering from epilepsy or frequent seizures and convulsions could potentially see those ailments reduced.
What is a hybrid?
Marijuana strains are either pure breeds or hybrid varieties of cannabis. Strains are developed to highlight specific combinations of properties of the plant to create a desired effect. This is especially helpful when a patient has a medical preference for certain cannabinoid content, such as low THC content or high CBD content. Adding sativa to an indica strain will help decrease sedation and add mental clarity, while adding indica to a sativa will decrease stimulation and can reduce anxiety. The main advantage of hybrids is the ability to customize and to choose between a wide variety of strains for various effects on the body.
What about edibles?
Edibles are a popular way to ingest marijuana alternatively without smoking or vaporizing cannabis. Cannabis is put into different tasty and recognizable food products that can be both used medically or recreationally. Many people choose this method because it’s a more discreet way to medicate, but many people prefer the long lasting effects compared to the fast fading effects of smoking. Patients can use edibles for treatment for autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, muscle inflammation, nervous system disorders, insomnia, and nausea.
Although there are a lot of different types of edibles, they can be categorized into three different categories:
Gastrointestinal Uptake: Any edible such as brownies, cookies, chocolate bars, etc. falls into the category of gastrointestinal which means that it’s digested through the stomach.
Oral Uptake: Tinctures, lozenges, gum, etc. fall into the oral uptake category and can affect a patient almost immediately.
Hybrid (both gastrointestinal and oral): Some items such as drinks fall into the hybrid category because they are absorbed by both the stomach and mouth. The benefit of these hybrids is that they offer fast acting relief, but can last for four or more hours.
Ingesting cannabis affects you differently than smoking, but not all edibles affect you in the same way either. It depends on the potency of the edibles, your tolerance, your body chemistry, and even how much you’ve had to eat before ingesting. Users may be caught off-guard at the intensity and long lasting effects of edibles if they aren’t used to them. It’s recommended to start with a smaller serving size than normal and allow at least two hours to feel the full effect. Each serving is designated as 10mg and because homogeneity testing is required for each product, you can be confident that one part of your edible won’t be more potent than the other. However, although the dosage is labeled, the potency isn’t always clear. Depending on the quality of ingredients, not all edibles are created equal.
What are concentrates or extracts?
A cannabis extract or concentrate is any by-product that is a concentration of the plant’s chemical compounds such as THC or CBD or a combination thereof. Concentrates re produced through a variety of extraction processes that involve solvents such as butane, C02, hexane, isopropyl alcohol, and ethanol to retain certain cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. The end product results in a highly potent ‘oil’ of varying consistencies that allow users to choose their preferred method of medicating.
Here are a few different extracts you can find at Green Tree:
Bubble Hash: A term given to pressed hash made from pure trichomes . When you fire up traditional hashish, impurities in the resin will burn. Pure, unadulterated cannabis-trichome resin will bubble and melt like butter when flame is applied. Collected trichomes, also called kief or resin powder, easily press into solid pieces of hash. This can be done many ways but if done correctly can create the cleanest most pure hash using only water and ice.
Kief: Simply said, kief (also known as dry sift or pollen) refers to the resin glands which contain the terpenes and cannabinoids that make cannabis so unique. While marijuana sans kief still contains cannabinoids, the resin glands that develop on flower buds pack the biggest punch. This concentrate is made by sifting dry product and shaking undistributed cannabinoids off the plant.
Tinctures: Before cannabis prohibition, tinctures were the primary type of cannabis medicine. Tinctures are usually alcohol or ethanol extractions of the whole cannabis plant and contain all 80 of the essential cannabinoids. The extraction secures cannabinoids while leaving out as many of the terpenes and chlorophylls as possible. The dosage is controlled by a measured dropper that is typically administered under the tongue. This is helpful for users that require certain cannabinoids but don’t want the cerebral effects of THC.
Many patients use tinctures as alternatives to smoking, however, when done this way, it’s absorbed differently. When smoking, cannabinoids are absorbed in the lungs within seconds. Tinctures are designed to address the problems of rapid medicine delivery and consistent dosing. Absorption by the arterial blood supply under the tongue is completed in seconds. If patients want the medicine to be absorbed into the GI tract, they can add it to tea or juice for easy delivery without the strong taste of the particular solvent – absorption is slower with this method.
Shatter: Shatter is made from an extraction process using gas like butane to extract the cannabinoids and then purging the product into its final form. It’s a clear, smooth, and solid product that is pure and potent because the extraction process removes fats, lipids, and waxes. However, this means that terpenes are lost in the process. The process results in a product that can contain over 80% THC content.
Wax or Budder: This product has a waxy whipped consistency and has a THC concentration in the 70% range. Because the process allows more terpenes to be retained, it has more flavor, but is less potent than shatter. The extraction method is the same but the purging process is different for wax, budder, oil, and shatter.
Oil: Oils are the result of a solvent extraction process with minimal purging and not affecting the consistency. Typically oils range from light amber to dark black and are sticky like glue. The oil is consumed by ingestion, vaporization or smoking