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Patient Guide

A comprehensive guide to cannabis
for medical patients

Everything you need to know about weed.

Honor your right to well-being with exceptional care and guidance.

Rise is more than a dispensary with high quality, tested, cannabis products on our shelves. It’s a destination where well-being is approached with a rounded perspective and a human touch. We provide a consultative approach to providing the right recommendations when it comes to identifying the specific products and formats that can fuel your mind, relieve your body, and inspire your life.

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How Cannabis Works


Nature gave us a remarkably versatile and beneficial flower in cannabis. The medicinal benefits are far-reaching and every day we’re continuing to learn more. The cannabis plant contains compounds called cannabinoids and terpenes, which interact with receptors in the brain and body to create various effects.

Cannabinoids are the secret ingredient that help many people feel better. Every cannabis product has a different cannabinoid and terpene composition.


Cannabinoids 101


There are currently 100’s of known cannabinoids and terpenes found in the cannabis plant. THC and CBD are the two main cannabinoids that are currently the most abundant and researched. What’s the difference?

CBD

cbd molecule

CBD is the cannabinoid in cannabis that produces many effects similar to THC, without the psychoactive effects.

THC

THC-Molecule

THC is the cannabinoid in cannabis that is typically attributed to the plant’s psychoactive effects.

Selecting certain cannabis products will lead to different effects. For example, selecting a CBD-dominant cannabis product may support the reduction of inflammation, while a THC-dominant product may control pain, nausea, and vomiting.


Terpenes 101


Terpenes are organic compounds that give cannabis their unique flavor and aroma, and are also responsible for the feelings associated with each strain.

  • Linalool


    Also found in:
    Floral, Citrus, Lavender
    Aroma:
    Lavender with a hint of spice
    Potential Benefits:
    • Uplifting, promotes feelings of euphoria
    • Promotes relaxation, may provide a sense of calm
    • Mood elevating, relaxing
    • Supports regular sleep patterns

  • Humulene


    Also found in:
    Hops, Ginseng, Basil
    Aroma:
    Hops, woody, earthy
    Potential Benefits:
    • May reduce inflammation
    • Anti-proliferative

  • Alpha-pinene


    Also found in:
    Pine, Sage
    Aroma:
    Pine, citrus, herbal
    Potential Benefits:
    • Promotes the opening of airway, reduces pain sensation, calms the nerves and reduces stress
    • Mood elevating, relaxing
    • Promotes relaxation, may provide a sense of calm
    • Reduces pain sensation

  • Limonene


    Also found in:
    Citrus
    Aroma:
    Citrus
    Potential Benefits:
    • Uplifting, promotes feelings of euphoria
    • Gastric reflux
    • Mood elevating, relaxing

  • Myrcene


    Also found in:
    Mango, Fruity
    Aroma:
    Cloves, musky, cardamom, earthy
    Potential Benefits:
    • May reduce inflammation
    • Analgesic
    • Antibiotic
    • Supports regular sleep patterns

  • BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE


    Also found in:
    Pepper, Pine
    Aroma:
    Cloves, pine, earthy, herbal
    Potential Benefits:
    • Uplifting, promotes feelings of euphoria
    • Promotes relaxation, may provide a sense of calm


Other Cannabis Types


Individual experiences will vary by person, consumption method, and amount. However, strains are generally broken down into the following categories:

  • CBD DOMINANT

    While producing little to no psychoactive effects, many people feel temporary effects from CBD strains.
    May promote reduction in:
    • Anxiety
    • Inflammation
    • Pain

  • CBD:THC (1:1)

    A one-to-one ratio of CBD and THC promotes a balanced endocannabinoid system.
    May promote reduction in:
    • Anxiety
    • Inflammation
    • Pain

  • SATIVA-DOMINANT

    Many people feel temporary effects in the mind:
    • Mood elevation
    • Promotes creativity
    • Increases energy
    • Increases focus
    • Increases appetite
    • Often used during the daytime

  • INDICA-DOMINANT

    Many people feel temporary effects in the body:
    • Reduces anxiety, stress
    • Supports and promotes relaxation
    • Promotes muscle relaxation
    • Reduces pain and inflammation
    • Promotes sleep
    • Reduces nausea
    • Stimulates appetite
    • Often used during the nighttime

  • HYBRIDS

    Hybrid strains are produced by cross-breeding two or more different strains to create the desired therapeutic effects.


Consume Responsibly


  • Medicating with cannabis for The First Time? Start Low, Go Slow.

    • First-time cannabis users should proceed with caution. It is recommended that you first try it in a safe, familiar environment.
    • Start very slow. Wait at least two hours after medicating to determine the effects.
    • Keeping a medication log is the best way to learn what optimal cannabis dosing regimen is best for you.
  • How do I store my cannabis?

    • We recommend storing your cannabis in a dark, dry and cool place to keep it fresh.
    • For safety, always keep your cannabis in a locked and secure location in your home away from children and pets.
  • Are you pregnant?

    Congratulations! Please note there may be additional health risks associated with cannabis consumption for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning on becoming pregnant. Please consult your doctor. Women should not consume this medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding except on the advice of the practitioner who issued the certification and, in the case of breastfeeding, the infant’s pediatrician.


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