Do I need a Colorado State Medical Card to shop at Root MMC?

Root is a Colorado state licensed care center that sells cannabis to patients that have obtained a doctor's recommendation and received a state registry card.  View Root's Resources for a doctor's recommendation and state regulations.

Cannabis 101 (Common names include Marijuana, Weed, Pot, Herb, Grass, Ganja)

Cannabis is an annual flowering plant. Humans have harvested it throughout time for fiber, oil, recreation, spiritual pursuits, and as medicine. Cannabis is categorized into two types for consumption:  Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. These plants contain cannabinoids, which are the active ingredients in cannabis.  The most commonly known cannabinoids are THC, CBD, and CBN.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
THC is the principal cannabinoid of the cannabis plant and produces majority of the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana.

CBD – (Cannabidiol)
CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid. CBD is often used as for anti inflammatory, and pain relief.

CBN – (Cannabinol)
CBN is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid occurring after the degradation of THC. CBN is often used as a sleep aid.

What are the Colorado state laws regarding cannabis?

The sale of cannabis in Colorado is strictly regulated and it’s important for everyone to know the law.   It is legal to purchase cannabis from a licensed medical marijuana care center for Colorado residents 18 years or older who have obtained a doctor’s recommendation.

What is the difference between sativa and indica?

Traditionally, Cannabis sativa is used during the daytime due to its cerebral, uplifting effects. Cannabis sativa use commonly results in creativity enhancement.

Cannabis indica is often used at night, as its effects tend to be more sedative, relaxing, and aiding in body pain and anxiety relief.

Cannabis hybrids are crossbreeds of sativa and indica strains that display characteristics of both plants. Hybrid plants are usually sativa or indica dominant and are bred according to desired traits.

What are the various forms of cannabis?

Cannabis is a flowering plant.  The flower can be smoked or vaporized.  It can also be extracted into a concentrated form.  To produce concentrated forms of cannabis, a solvent or solvent-less extraction method is used, resulting in oil, hash, or wax. These products can be smoked, vaporized, or infused into food and topical products.

How is cannabis used?

Smoking/Vaporizing:  The flower of cannabis can be ground and smoked out of a pipe, water pipe, or rolled into a joint. The flower can also be used with a vaporizer, heating the marijuana to a temperature lower than its combustion level yet high enough to activate the cannabinoids; this is a good option for users who do not want to inhale smoke. The onset of the effects of smoking and vaporizing cannabis is immediate.

Edibles:  Concentrated forms of cannabis can be infused into food products. Once eaten, the active ingredients metabolize in the body through the gastrointestinal system.  There are dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and gmo-free edibles available. When using this form of cannabis, the onset of the effects is typically delayed and the effects last longer. Edibles can have varying effects on each person. It is necessary to find a milligram dosage that works best for you. It is recommended to start off with a smaller dose.

Tinctures: Glycerine-based or alcohol extracted. Commonly used orally, and placed under the tongue (sublingually) or mixed with tea and ingested.

Topically: The topical use of cannabis can provide anti-inflammatory benefits when applied locally. It is also used to relieve arthritis, as well as joint and muscle pain. This form of use does not induce psychoactive effects.

How do I determine the proper dosage?

Concentrated forms of cannabis are measured into milligrams (mg). For people with a low tolerance, a recommended starting dose is 5-10mg.

How does Root grow their Cannabis?

Root cultivates 100% of its own cannabis in Boulder, CO with expert growers on staff. We take personal pride in blending the art and science of growing only the finest Craft Cannabis. Although we use organic products while growing our cannabis, under the Food and Drug Administration, cannabis is a federally prohibited substance and cannot be labeled as “organic”. 

What makes Hummingbird hash oil superior?

To extract the cannabinoids, carbon dioxide is pushed through the cannabis plant matter at a high pressure, isolating THC, CBD, and CBN, leaving behind no residue. The result is pure, potent, amber hash oil. Hummingbird Brand cannabis oil is available in syringes containing one gram of oil, averaging 700-800 mg of THC per gram.

What is Live Resin and Shatter? 

Live Resin is butane hash oil (BHO) made from freshly harvested cannabis which is frozen prior to extraction in order to preserve the terpene profile of the live plant.

Shatter is butane hash oil (BHO) with a a brittle consistency. It is prone to shattering like glass, hence the name.

While these concentrates are butane extracted, Root only selects BHO vendors with the highest quality products. The select products that make it to our shelves, have been thoroughly purged, resulting in a clean finished product with no residual harmful solvent. The finished extract cannot exceed 500 ppm (parts per million) of residuals. Our BHO vendors provide full disclosures of lab testing which is available to our guests.

How does Lab Testing benefit me?

Root responsibly tests its cannabis for levels of THC, CBD and CBN potency and performs contaminant testing to ensure compliancy with state regulations.  Lab testing should be of the utmost importance to the discriminating client who cares about clean growing techniques and desires a reliably pure, potent product.  Test results are listed daily on our menu.