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Vaping PSA from Nice Guys Delivery

Consumers should ALWAYS buy their cannabis products from licensed retailers.

If you’re a cannabis consumer, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen some news reports about vaping-related illness lately, and you may have some questions and concerns about what’s going on. For weeks, the media has been full of stories about people falling ill after using vape products, although the specific types and brands of cartridges are unclear. One possibility reportedly being considered is that the illnesses are the result of the presence of Vitamin E acetate in certain vape oils, which while safe for consumption in some forms may not be safe when inhaled as a vapor.

To be clear, there simply hasn’t been enough public information disclosed to know for certain what the cause of the illnesses is, although it has been confirmed that many of the cases occurred following the use of unlicensed, untested, and unregulated vape cartridges. In other words, products that are not subject to the state of California’s lab testing requirements, effectively being sold on the black market.

At Nice Guys, our foremost concern is making sure our customers get what they want, and what they need, out of cannabis. That includes a wide range of vape cartridges and pods, both high-THC and CBD-rich varieties, containing oils produced by a variety of reputable vendors who’ve operated within the bounds of the state of California’s regulations, including its mandatory lab testing regimen.

As of this writing, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have not detailed what they believe the specific cause of the illnesses might be, although certain chemicals often found in unregulated cartridges are being examined. Suffice to say, we don’t want you to worry about using the products we carry, which is why we’ve spoken to our vendors to give you some reassurance about the quality, purity, and testing that goes into the cartridges we carry. Below are some of the responses released by the vape companies that stock our shelves.

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Nice Guys Is Proud To Be Marin County's Local Cannabis Choice

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We’re a locally-owned business serving the entire county, from the hills of Sausalito, to the streets of Novato, to the shores of Stinson Beach, and everywhere in between.

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Nice Guys Is Proud To Be Marin County's Local Cannabis Choice

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In the years since we were founded, Nice Guys Delivery has been driven by a singular desire: to help the people of Marin County get what they want, and what they need, in cannabis. It’s a labor of passion for us, both in serving a community that we deeply love and owe so much to, and in raising awareness of the countless benefits of one of the world’s oldest and most therapeutic herbs. And that’s why we couldn’t be prouder or more thankful that Nice Guys Delivery is a Marin local cannabis business, and we’re so excited for what’s ahead.

We’re a locally-owned business serving the entire county, from the hills of Sausalito, to the streets of Novato, to the shores of Stinson Beach, and everywhere in between. Our staff of friendly and experienced drivers and dispatchers—many of them born and raised right here in the county—are available seven days a week to bring you a wide array of some of the finest flowers, concentrates, edibles, topicals, and assorted cannabis goods on the market today. 

Needless to say, recreational and medicinal cannabis is a booming industry in California, which on its own is a world-class economic power — it would, in fact, be the world’s fifth-largest economy if it were its own country. And, as with any exploding new sector of the economy, there’s a tremendous amount of money flooding into the market, with new companies and exciting new products popping up left and right.

Some companies are active all throughout the state, serving incredibly wide areas with no particular or specific rooting in any one city, town, or county. Some are backed by enormous amounts of venture capital funding. Some of them use independent contractors or third-party drivers to avoid employing their own team, farming the work out to people they don’t know as well, in communities with which they have no familiarity. Long-term, these kinds of practices work to suffocate small businesses, to the benefit of large corporations looking to dominate local markets.

At Nice Guys Delivery, we take a different approach. We were founded right here in Marin, a family business built from the ground up through the diligence of our team, and we employ a reliable, friendly, knowledgeable, and discreet stable of both full and part-time employees. And we love every moment of providing the people of Marin with quick, efficient, responsive, and compassionate cannabis delivery. 

You can order online from the privacy and convenience of your laptop or mobile device, or you can call up the office with any questions or suggestions or requests. The most important thing to us is that the people of Marin have access to the finest cannabis products, both in the times you want them, and the times you need them.

In short, whether you’re a longtime cannabis user, or whether you’re coming to it later in life and want some advice on how to make it work for you, we’re ready and waiting to help with any questions, suggestions, or requests you have. And between our 25 percent discount for new members, our loyalty rewards program, and our 10 percent discount for veterans and customers age 65 and up, there’s never been a better time to become part of our extended family. So thanks, Marin, for a wonderful couple of years. Here’s to many more!

Written by: Nice Guys Delivery Staff

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Democrats And Republicans Are Getting Bipartisan On Cannabis, It's Just A Matter Of Time

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Democrats And Republicans Are Getting Bipartisan On Cannabis

It's Just A Matter Of Time

Cannabis Is Slicing Through Political Lines

Don’t look now, but you may be living in the most promising moment for cannabis in decades of American politics. Throughout U.S. history, combative and contentious political battles have been a more or less permanent aspect of our lives, and the lives of our friends and loved ones. But even amid one of the most polarized climates in recent memory, some issues are still managing to slice through traditional political lines, such as the incredibly promising amount of bipartisan support for cannabis legalization from Democrats and Republicans alike.

Your memory doesn’t have to stretch too far back to get some perspective on just how much the political landscape around cannabis has shifted, and how relatively quickly its happened. Since 2012, a full 11 states have embraced cannabis legalization, a feat that would’ve seemed like the longest of long shots just a decade ago. 

Specifically, Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington are now legal states, with 19 more enacting some form of medicinal cannabis law. Some states, however, explicitly only allow non-psychoactive CBD for medicinal use, imposing strict limits on the allowable percentage of THC.

There’s no denying that the Democratic Party has been more institutionally supportive of legalization to date than the Republicans, who’ve historically been more hostile to the idea. This is reflected in the prevailing politics of the states where cannabis has been legalized; by and large, they’re states with fairly liberal voting populations, though Alaska stands out as a stark exception.

But, despite historical divides between liberals and conservatives on the issue, some recent polling is pointing towards what countless cannabis activists and advocates have been dreaming of for decades: a growing bipartisan consensus in favor of legalizing one of the world’s oldest and most therapeutic herbs.

More Americans Than Ever Are In Support Of Legalizing Cannabis

According to a survey conducted by the highly regarded Pew Research Center in late 2018, some 62 percent of Americans now support legalizing cannabis, a solid majority that would have seemed impossible a few decades ago. According to Pew’s data, 69 percent of registered Democrats support legalization, and while it still hasn’t quite reached majority support among registered Republicans, it’s very close, with 45 percent voicing approval.

These numbers are simply staggering in a historical context. In 1990, Pew found that 81 percent of Americans opposed legalizing cannabis, and that’s a scale of majority opinion that’s pretty rare in modern U.S. politics.

The cross-ideological appeal of cannabis becomes even more clear when you factor in independents who lean Republican. Pew found that 59 percent of Republican-leaning independents broke in favor of legalization, which is not necessarily surprising; Libertarians typically identify more closely with conservatism than liberalism, and an end to America’s “war on drugs” has long been a Libertarian goal. The survey also found that legalization enjoys support from people of all levels of educational achievement, whether you’ve got a postgraduate degree (63 percent support) or stopped your schooling following high school (53 percent support).

A bipartisan cross-section of high-profile political leaders have spoken out in support of ending the federal ban, too, perhaps most prominently former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. The former Ohio congressman spent his entire career in elected office officially opposed to legalization, but ultimately changed his mind after retiring from politics in 2015 and joining the board of a cannabis company

The cynical view, of course, could be that some politicos like Boehner are now opening up to the notion of legalization since (a) it’s clearly gaining momentum, and (b) there’s a lot of money to be made. But whatever the reasons for these leaders coming together around cannabis (although not literally, as Boehner has stated he doesn’t personally consume), the building of a bipartisan coalition should be music to the ears of anyone who considers nationwide legalization a top priority.

In July, the U.S. Congress held bipartisan hearings on removing cannabis from the federal government’s list of Schedule 1 drugs, a move which would effectively clear the way for any state in the country to implement a regulatory structure and move forward with legal use. To say this would be a massive leap forward in cannabis law would be an understatement. But even shy of nationwide legalization, some GOP legislators are signaling much more openness to reform than they did in the 1990’s, or even in the early-aughts. 

Republican representative Matt Gaetz, an extremely conservative legislator from Florida’s deep-red 1st congressional district, is a prime example. Gaetz has specifically backed the States Act, which would protect cannabis businesses from federal interference provided they operate under the legal regulatory statutes of their states. 

As if to hammer home just how much this issue is blowing apart traditional political lines, the list of congresspeople supporting this bill ranges from Gaetz on the right, to Democratic senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, one of the most liberal members of her party, on the left. 

The DEA’s enforcement of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, which began with the passage of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, has led to literally millions of arrests and imprisonments for simple consumption, and it’s been even worse for African-Americans, who are arrested and prosecuted for cannabis use at roughly three times the rate white users are. Racial inequities in the prosecution of drug offenses has long been a hot-button political issue, including the question of expunging the records of people previously convicted on cannabis-related charges.

In short, the political climate has perhaps never been more ripe for bipartisan action on cannabis, at least not since the Controlled Substances Act came into effect in 1970. And there’s good reason to think positive developments could be on the horizon. 

Of course, for those people living in states where cannabis is still outlawed, that bipartisan consensus can’t come fast enough. Despite a long history as a healing herb used by cultures dating back centuries, bolstered by promising scientific research into its various medicinal effects, there are still 17 states which do not even have medicinal cannabis laws on the books.

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Book Review: "What's Growing in Grandma's Garden" by Susan Soares

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If you’re a parent who uses cannabis, it’s possible that at some point, you’ve experienced some uncertainty in how to talk to your children about it. But with a sweet and eloquent children’s story, What’s Growing in Grandma’s Garden, author Susan Soares has provided any parent who finds themselves in this situation with a helping hand.

“My Grandmother loves plants,” says a young boy, visiting his grandma’s sprawling garden. “She has lots of them. When I come over to her house we like to work together in her garden. She says that she has two green thumbs. They look normal to me.” This is sweet, because it sounds exactly like how a child would say it. When reading her words, I can almost hear my niece’s voice in my ear, trying to tell me about Grandma’s green thumbs.

The book is kind, and aesthetically inviting, looking like any children’s book you might see sitting on the shelf in a kindergarten classroom. You wouldn’t immediately know it had anything whatsoever to do with cannabis, save for a short description on the lower left-hand corner of the cover. In fact, the majority of the book’s words and illustrations are about the bond between a grandparent and grandchild, grown from a mutual love of nurturing a garden.

But in just 24 pages, Soares crafts a believable story that helps frame cannabis as a natural, healing medicine, even though it’s not necessarily for little kids. She tells her grandchild that he can look at the plant, but not touch it, and when he asks why, she explains in an honest and clear way, one that treats him with respect, while making it clear where the boundaries are.

“She tells him his brain is still growing just like the plants in the garden,” Soares writes, “and that he needs to feed it the right things to grow strong and fast like a supercomputer.” 

It would be easy for Grandma to avoid answering the question—there probably isn’t a parent alive who doesn’t know the feeling of deftly tip-toeing around a question from a curious young mind, after all. But instead, she communicates her message in a way the boy can understand. She is patient, and even draws a brain so the child can picture what she is saying. 

This story provides a fantastic model for parents to educate their kids about cannabis, and it gives them an easy way to understand it from their own perspective. Rather than fearing something they don’t know, or having to slowly cobble together an understanding of what cannabis is through their own experiences or through the media, Soares’ story empowers kids to be more informed. And in providing an easy entry point to a conversation that some might find awkward or uncertain, she provides a tremendous service to parents, as well.


TEDxPaloAlto | Cannabis: Separating the Science from the Hype | Mara Gordon

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Listen to Mara Gordon talk about cannabis as medicine

“Mara Gordon is the co-founder of Aunt Zelda's™, The Oil Plant, Calla Spring Wellness, and Zelda Therapeutics. She specializes in the development of cannabis treatment protocols for seriously ill patients in California and is dedicated to bringing about change in the healthcare system.

Prior to Aunt Zelda’s, Gordon worked as a process engineer, helping Fortune 500 companies create intelligent software. This experience has enabled her to take a detailed and scientific approach to medical cannabis.

Gordon has transformed the lives of thousands of patients suffering from a variety of ailments, including chronic pain, autoimmune conditions and multiple forms of cancer. Her pioneering work in the field of medical cannabis has been chronicled in films such as The Medicine in Marijuana, Mary Janes: Women of Weed, and the award-winning documentary Weed the People.

Gordon is an outspoken and highly-respected advocate for medical cannabis, reshaping perceptions and leading an industry-wide revolution. She has presented at numerous medical conferences around the globe and holds board positions with Zelda Therapeutics, Gaby, and North Bay Credit Union, in addition to numerous advisory boards.”

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Why Trust Nice Guys Delivery? Learn about our 3 step ID verification process

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Why Should You Trust Nice Guys Delivery?

Marijuana Delivery for adults aged 21 years and older | Marin County, CA

Why should you trust Nice Guys Delivery?

Nice Guys Delivery is one of the few licensed cannabis delivery services operating in San Rafael, California. When our company first moved to the community we served the medical marijuana market, but on April 16th, 2019 we began selling recreational cannabis to adults aged 21 years and older.

Like many of our customers raising kids, we are parents with children growing up in Marin County and we want them to grow up in a safe and healthy community. We have policies in place to protect children and our community alike. It’s our desire to be apart of the solution. We work closely with the B.C.C and City of San Rafael to ensure we are running our business according to regulations. It’s important to us that our community feels safe!

Listen to our podcast conversation with San Rafael’s Director of Economic Development, Danielle O’Leary, and hear her talk about the San Rafael Cannabis Program.

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Below is a list of our three-step verification process when checking identification as every single order is placed and received by our staff.

Our 3-Step Verification Process:

  1. Once a customer signs up they MUST send us a Government issued ID via email or text message.

  2. We then verify the age in our system.

  3. Our drivers check ID upon delivery.


We created a FREE cannabis 101 educational E-book for you to learn the basics and make more informed purchases in the future. We recommend printing the booklet so you can use the back notes section to begin tracking your cannabis experience.

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Why Shop For Cannabis Online??📍Marin County Cannabis Delivery

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Pros:

Have you ever considered purchasing cannabis online rather than making the trip to a dispensary? Below is a list of pros and cons to help guide your decision the next time you’re looking to purchase products. Before we get started, I recommend getting to know the state and local laws regarding cannabis near you. In California, delivery services can deliver anywhere in the state with out abiding by local laws.

 

Convenience:

Time is one resource most of us seem to never have enough of, by purchasing products online you gain back some of those precious moments. Nice Guys Delivery offers speedy delivery within 45-60 minutes from the time you place an order, but if you need to schedule the delivery for a later time in the day or week that’s also an option. Buying online saves you time traveling to the store, standing in busy lines, and offers a painless way to refill products when they’re running low.  

[We now offer same day deliveries into select Napa & Sonoma County locations when you order by 2 PM]

 

Accessibility:

Ordering online offers individuals with illness an easier way to obtain medicine. It gives consumers more access to products than if there only option is to purchase from the storefront down the road. You have the ability to shop around until you find exactly what you’re looking for.

 

Predictable care in a relaxed setting:

It’s hard to find a more comfortable setting than your own home. Nice Guys Delivery has a dedicated call center with specialized customer service people ready to assist you with whatever you need. When you visit a storefront you often interact with a different budtender each time, making it difficult to build rapport. You don’t have that problem when ordering online because there is a specific team dedicated to working with you. In the digital age, ordering online actually allows for a more personalized experience.

 

Education:

Looking at products online allows you to research information while you are shopping. Let’s say that you come across a new strain you’ve never heard of. You can search the internet using site’s like Leafly to help gain more information before deciding to purchase something. It’s also important to know who you’re buying from. Ordering online gives you the opportunity to read about the company before doing business.

 

Sales and Promotions:

Shopping online allows you to locate the specific products you are looking for and often times gives you access to online deals and promotions through email newsletters and campaigns. By engaging on social media you’re able to connect with brands on a more intimate level.

 

Cons:

One perceived downfall when ordering online is not being able to see the products in person. Since all tinctures, topicals, and edibles must remain in their packaging anyway, the buying experience is basically the same online as it is in-store. This problem is also diminished over time as you build a relationship with the delivery service and are able to trust their word and reputation. You can read reviews and see what other people think about the products and service you’re looking for, before making any decisions.

 

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Defining the Black Market in California's Cannabis Industry

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Defining the Black Market in California’s Cannabis Industry

Did you realize you were contributing to its growth when you purchase products from unlicensed cannabis businesses - including the one’s operating under “Prop 215.”

Saying Bye to Prop 215 👋🏻

In California, cannabis legalization began back in 1996 with the passing of Proposition 215. “Prop 215 made exempt patients and defined caregivers who possess or cultivate marijuana for medical treatment recommended by a physician from criminal laws which otherwise prohibit possession or cultivation of marijuana.” It allowed owners of medical recommendations to purchase cannabis from retailers operating under the Prop 215 classification.

Fast forward to today, where Prop 64 is the new regulatory standard and businesses operating under Prop 215 are considered “black market” operations. “Black market cannabis is primarily untested and leaves an open door for some of the industry’s worst practices.” Proposition 64 passed in 2016 and took effect in 2018. Prop 64 legalized Adult-Use sales and consumption but also includes regulations for the Medical industry, while doing away with Prop 215. Because many black-market cannabis businesses are hosted on platforms such as WeedMaps it’s common for consumers to assume they’re purchasing safe, quality products from any business claiming to offer cannabis products. It simply isn’t the case.

Given the new regulations it’s tempting to purchase cannabis from the Black market. The new standards for licensed business and new taxes have increased the prices for licensed businesses, making products more expensive for consumers. It's tough to witness small farmers, small manufacturers, and even delivery/retail businesses not able to survive under the new standards. However, for the health of the plant, people and the industry, purchasing from licensed retailers ensures a future for this clean source of medicine.

In California, if you purchase a product from a dispensary or delivery service the item will have gone through multiple safety checks to ensure what you’re buying is pure cannabis with zero contaminants. Licensed cannabis businesses have a certain standard to uphold and will be fully transparent and able to provide reports including detailed information regarding cannabinoid potencies and terpene analysis, plus pesticide, fungicide and PGR residue results on request.”

Below is a list of negative effects caused when purchasing cannabis from unlicensed businesses:

●      It’s bad for your health. Untested cannabis commonly fosters mold, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals. “One common pesticide among illegal growers contains the chemical carbofuran, which has been banned in the U.S., Canada and the EU for years. It takes only a sixteenth of a teaspoon of carbofuran to kill a human being [1].”

●      It’s harmful to the environment. “Pesticide residue can linger in soil, in extraction equipment and in five generations of plants. A research scientist who has been studying the environmental effects of illegal marijuana grows in Northern California has found chemical runoff as much as four years after a cultivation site was abandoned – killing protected species, seeping into other agricultural areas and making its way up the food chain.”

●      It hinders the growth of the industry. When licensed businesses lose money to the illegal market society takes the hit. Operating in the legal market means individuals may receive state approved jobs, giving them access to benefits and other opportunities otherwise unavailable to them. As the black market thrives, it strangles the ability of license holders to hire more employees.

You think you’re getting a better deal by purchasing “cheaper” cannabis from unlicensed businesses, but it actually does more harm than good – to you and society. At times it doesn’t feel like the actions we take in our personal lives make a difference, but this isn’t one of those times. The cannabis industry is the perfect example of an industry where the people hold the power. It shows in the way states continue legalizing cannabis in the face of Federal prohibition. People are showing up to the polls and making change happen. You as the voter, individually and collectively, are forcing politicians to listen.

As the legal cannabis industry grows it needs more individuals to step up and begin buying into it. Nice Guys Delivery is a health-conscious, best-in class delivery service who supports the #cleancannabis movement. We are a licensed business, who has the individual at the heart of our mission. We are unlike the black-market who cares about profits over people, it’s our goal to educate and guide our members about the validated benefits of cannabis for health. We make pain relief accessible, affordable and discreet while striving to offer each member an experience as unique as they are. 

That’s the difference between us and the black market. We are here for you with clean cannabis options! The next time you purchase products we recommend asking your budtender or delivery drivers if they are licensed and if not, we suggest buying your products from someone who is. Click here to search for California licensed cannabis businesses and learn for yourself. Put your health first!

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Weed the People - A Powerful Cannabis Film| MVFF41 Sponsors

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Weed The People

A Healing Revolution Is Growing

Last weekend we hosted a screening at the 41st Annual Mill Valley Film Festival. The MVFF has been a part of our community since 1977, growing into an internationally acclaimed cinema event throughout the decades. Our co-founder Monica Gray grew up in Mill Valley and attended the festival throughout the years, so it brought her a lot of joy being able to give back to the community that’s given her much. Once we heard about the film “Weed the People,” we knew it was something we wanted to support.

It’s a bold look into the medicinal ways cannabis is able to help individuals and shows how challenging it can be to acquire proper medication under the current blanket created by prohibition. Director Abby Epstein and Producer Ricki Lake created a heart wrenching documentary film following five children with cancer and their parents as they desperately try to move past marijuana’s reputation as a recreational joyride and embrace it’s centuries-old history as an effective medicine – one that not only offsets the negative side effects of chemotherapy but may hold the key to healing.”

We had the opportunity to see the film a couple of times, and on both occasions, we were moved to tears.  Watching children and their parents experience the devastating journey of cancer is a heart wrenching subject. It follows five children and their parents as they fight to use cannabis as either the sole medicine or in conjunction with Chemo. It provides insight into the difficulty behind each parent’s decision and also reveals how challenging it can be to find safe, reliable sources of medicine in a largely unregulated market.

We meet Mara Gordon, an advocate and guide for people using CBD and THC to treat cancer. She works diligently to gather data, guide families and make different formulas to treat individuals in need. It's a powerful statement about the importance of research, availability and affordability of cannabis and it's cannabinoids.  The film gives us a window into how cannabis works on cancer vs traditional treatments and how it can be used to ease symptoms along the way.

“Weed the People,” is an instant classic, a pioneering film with tremendous upside educational potential.  We’d like to thank director Abby Epstein and producer Ricki Lake for making a film that directly reflects how incredible the plant really is. Our hope for Ricki, Abby, and the film is to see it spread across the nation falling on receptive hearts and open minds. These are important messages to spread! By changing perception and rescheduling cannabis research would be legal, and it could lead to important medical discoveries, currently unavailable to researchers and individuals suffering from terminal diseases.


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The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard Given Regarding Cannabis As Medicine!

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We’ve ever heard given regarding cannabis as medicine!

What’s the worst advice we’ve heard given regarding cannabis as a medicine? That’s tough due to the excessive amount of misinformation floating around as a condition of the war on drugs. We’ve heard plenty of incorrect advice but today we’re focusing on one, which involves Rick Simpson Oil and the advice given to a first-time cannabis-user who was looking to treat pain and didn’t want any of the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana. 

Rick Simpson Oil is named after a Canadian cannabis activist who first used extracted oil from cannabis to cure his own skin cancer. RSO is a whole plant extract that contains most of the components found in the plant and contains high levels of THC. RSO is often used by cancer patients needing large doses of THC and it is usually very psychoactive.

We know of a guy who was struggling with pain and anxiety and was looking to try something different. Raised in the Midwest he’d only been around cannabis a few times and never tried it for himself. For much of his life he associated “pot users” with deadbeats because that’s how he was raised, but when traditional medicine wasn’t cutting it any longer he wanted to try something different. He was a mess struggling with pain, anxiety, and a mild form of depression causing him to self-medicate with alcohol.

He asked a family member who was a medical marijuana patient if there was anything he could use to treat his symptoms but stressed the fact that he didn’t want to “get high.” His sister told him about RSO and said it would be a great place to start. Unfortunately, his sister never tried RSO for herself and was simply relaying information she heard from someone else, just like the game “telephone,” truth tends to get lost as it passes from one mouth to another.

The gentleman got his Med card and acquired the RSO. Later that night he put a tiny drop under his tongue and that’s the last time he used it. He was awake most of the night, lying on the floor higher than a kite. He was very anxious, and he noticed his heart beating faster, he went into full blown panic mode and convinced himself he was having a heart attack.

This is an issue because he received a heavy dose of the psychoactive high he was trying to avoid. A little goes a long way with RSO. Instead of relieving his issues the RSO exacerbated the situation and it became more damaging than beneficial.

What would’ve been a better option?

If he would have asked us first, we would have strongly urged against using the RSO because of its high potency. Instead, we would’ve suggested starting with a high-CBD product like the Care by Design 18:1 or 8:1 tincture ratio. This is the preferred starting place for someone new to cannabis because it doesn’t cause you to feel the psychoactive high due to it being a more concentrated CBD product. CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid proven to help reduce anxiety, inflammation, and even level out the psychoactive effects felt by THC.

The reason we suggest a ratio including a small portion of THC over a product based 100% in CBD is because it’s shown that THC needs to be present in order to reduce the feeling of pain in the body. THC is the cannabinoid best used for treating pain and the pain-relieving effects can be felt even in small doses like they are in the 18:1 and 8:1 ratio, without causing the head high. This is great news for anyone seeking alternative forms of treatment, who may fear using cannabis because of the psychoactive effects it produces. The next time you have a cannabis-based question we recommend consulting a professional in the industry.


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