Trulieve CO2 Vape Cart Review: Green Crack (Sativa)

After hearing about the Green Crack sativa strain for so long, I finally decided to cave in and try another CO2 Vape Cart from Trulieve. I don’t buy these carts regularly because of the $55 for price tag; when you’re only getting 400mg for that price, it’s hard not to just get an 850mg syringe of Truclear and fill up a VFire pod myself for a total of less than $65. I also had my doubts about the taste of this product after trying the Sunset Sherbert CO2 vape cart; fortunately, this product tasted much better, and the effects have been very nice.

Quick Facts

Strain: Green Crack (Sativa)

THC: 82.2%

CBD: 0.4%

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBULPLE000003

Extracted from: Jack Herer (Again, I really don’t understand the need to label the product as another strain. If Green Crack has a lower yield, adjust to that.)

Taste:

Trulieve’s C02 vape cart products are all made with natural cannabis-derived terpenes, so I expected the taste of them to be much better than their earlier vape carts, which are cut with MCT oil and food-grade terpenes. As I mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the Sunset Sherbert vape cart had me a little bit skeptical of how well Trulieve was going to be able to implement the cannabis-derived terpenes. Sunset Sherbert had a very earthy taste (to be blunt, it tastes like fresh soil), which can be accurate for some strains; however, the implementation in that particular product did not result in the most appealing taste.

I was pleased to find that the Green Crack CO2 cart had a completely different taste. It’s very fresh and “clean” tasting, moderately sweet, with the slightest hint of an herbal/earthy taste. Overall, it’s very pleasing, and I could see it becoming an issue for patients to dose more than usual with this product for that reason. Leafly mentions the three main tastes as “earthy, citrus, and sweet”. I would have to say that sweet was the primary tase of those three, citrus is not really present at all (at least for me), and the earthy taste was very subtle.

Taste Rating: 4.00/5.00

Vapor and Product Quality

The Trulieve CO2 carts are all CCell carts with the small rubber bands of various colors to denote which strain or ratio the cart is. Airflow is exceptionally good with these carts and possibly the best in the program that I’ve yet tried. The carts may look like they aren’t full; my Trulieve always has a package insert in my bag when I buy these carts that states the appearance of any lack of product is due to the efficient absorption of the CCell carts. These carts already seem to burn pretty fast due to how well the air flows, so I’m a little cautious about fully believing this, but online research seems to indicate this is true.

The vapor on this product always makes me cough. Every time. It doesn’t matter if I take a one second drag or if I inhale for five seconds – I am going to go into a coughing fit. This is strange for me because I generally have a good tolerance to cannabis products and rarely cough; perhaps some of the terpenes in Green Crack are causing this. I don’t necessarily find coughing to be a bad thing, though, as it seems I am always more efficiently medicated afterward vs. not coughing at all.

Vapor/Product Quaity Rating: 3.90/5.00

Effects:

I’m very pleased with the effects I’ve been getting from the Green Crack CO2 cart. This strain induces a very controlled, almost calm, focus. I find that I am able to organize and categorize my thoughts very well after medicating, leading me to believe that this product would be really good for patients looking for alternative treatment for ADD and ADHD. Green Crack does not necessarily give me a significant amount of euphoria, but it does leave me feeling generally calm and at ease, which is not what I would expect based off of the strain name. I honestly don’t know why this strain is called Green Crack, unless the flower brings on different effects; Jack Herer and Sour Diesel both have given me much more racy effects than Green Crack. The only sativa in the program that I’ve found to be an even more mellow sativa would be Colombian Gold.

The focus and productivity this strain brings is outstanding, though. I primarily vape Clementine Truclear during the day to help with my depression, anxiety, and occasional ADD symptoms; after trying this Green Crack vape cart, I may have a close contender for my main daytime medication in the near future. The only superiority that I would say I find in Clementine is its euphoric qualities seem to be more notable and better for treating depression. The effects from the Green Crack CO2 vape cart are definitely top tier.

Effects Rating: 4.40/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.10/5.00

The Green Crack CO2 Vape Cart from Trulieve is a product that I would best describe as “exceptionally good”. The one thing that would make this product even better would be a price reduction down to $40 or $45; I am really hoping that victories in court trials on the unconstitutionality of the current Florida medical cannabis law will drive prices across the state downward in 2019. Other than that, I’d definitely recommend giving this product a try.

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5 Ways Florida Dispensaries Can Improve in 2019

As we’ve touched on before, most Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs) are doing a fantastic job provided patient access considering the hostile state-regulated environment they’ve had to deal with for the past 2 years. That all finally looks to be changing as the first domino towards widespread, affordable patient access came today (January 4) as Judge Karen Gievers became the second judge to rule that the current limit on the amount of dispensaries an MMTC can open is unconstitutional. With an increasing likelihood that similar results will come from next Tuesday’s trial on the smoking ban, it appears that the foundation is being set for Florida’s cannabis market to explode this year. With this impending growth comes an important question: How can Florida MMTCs optimize their operations to truly serve Florida cannabis patients, all while keeping their business successful and profitable? We’ve been watching the trends over the past year, and a few key issues stand out. We believe if the Florida cannabis businesses can improve on these items, they will see a lucrative year ahead, and the patients will experience the benefits firsthand in more widely available and more affordable products.

1.) Focus on full-spectrum products and keep them in stock

If watching the various Florida Trees subreddits in 2018 taught us one thing, it’s that patients love their full-spectrum products: flower, shatter, crumble, terpene (terp) sauce have been the most widely desired products this past year, and consequently have been some of the most difficult to consistently acquire – particularly shatter (we still haven’t gotten to try any). We’ve seen the research that proves cannabinoids like THC and CBD work much better together than individually; this phenomenon has been dubbed the “entourage effect” – and patients love it. We saw that patients really did not particularly enjoy food-grade terpenes and vape carts cut with MCT Oil. It’s our belief that the most lucrative market involves making full-spectrum products and products with cannabis-derived terpenes much more widely available. Other products have their value, of course, but it seems that the real medicinal benefits (and potential for profit) lie within the natural products like flower, shatter, crumble, etc.

2.) Train employees to be more knowledgable and professional

More often than not, the MMTC employees get it right. They’re knowledgable. They’re friendly. They help you get in and out (or deliver) as quickly as possible. However, we’ve seen plenty of Reddit users with experiences that weren’t so stellar: mainly unknowledgeable or unprofessional employees. We at FMCC believe that every MMTC employee should at least have a basic knowledge of cannabis and its different cannabinoids and be able to effectively communicate that with the assumption that the patient they are talking to has absolutely zero knowledge of cannabis or its medicinal benefits. Professionalism is key as well; I’ve gotten more than one call center employee from various MMTCs that spoke in a way that definitely did not leaving me feeling that I had experienced superior customer service or that the employee truly cared to assist me as a patient. In a patient-centric business, employees need to be able to act with empathy, compassion, and understanding in all facets of the business. This means being educated on cannabis and always projecting that when doing business or assisting their customers.

3.) More reliable Delivery and Phone/Online Ordering

We’ve seen all too many patients complain of inconsistencies in the ordering process, particularly with respect to online ordering and how accurate its product stock is for a given location. Some patients don’t even use the online ordering system for their local dispensary because, according to them, it is never reliable or accurate and never guarantees an order. We’ve personally seen some websites that aren’t set up to be the most user-friendly. This needs to be addressed somehow: get a consistent system that keeps online ordering and in-store or phone ordering on the same page with product availability and order placement. Patients should be able to log on to a site for any given dispensary and be confident that what they are seeing in stock is in fact currently stocked at that physical location. The whole system needs to be looked at from a fresh perspective and great care should be taken to ensure the process is as effective as possible from the patient’s perspective.

4.) Better Sales/Promotions

We won’t sugarcoat it – some of the sales we saw in 2018 were downright silly. We want to make a disclaimer that we appreciate any sale or attempt to balance profit with patient access and affordability; we noticed that some MMTCs had few or no sales during times when all the other MMTCs had sales available. We think the social media teams really need to listen to the market and find a way to give the products they want at times that are mutually beneficial for the business and the patient. The end result will most likely always be lucrative.

5.) Don’t Forget about the Panhandle

We get it: state regulations and licensing caps cause so many problems for MMTCs that are beyond the scope of most patients. Dispensaries have to be opened in places that will show a return on the investment, more so because of all the regulations in place. However, 2018 was a disappointing year for variety in the Panhandle. Places like Pensacola only have access to 2 or 3 dispensaries when there are over a dozen MMTCs opening dispensaries all throughout the state. South Florida obviously has some of the highest population density, so naturally we expect them to see the bulk of dispensary openings, but many MMTCs seem to have completely neglected Northwest, North Central, and Northeast Florida during 2018. We hope to see this change as court rulings continue to be in favor of the cannabis market and its patients. Though most MMTCs do offer statewide delivery, it simply isn’t the same as going into a physical brick-and-mortar store for some patients. Hopefully the Panhandle will have a much wider variety to choose from when 2019 is over – we’re pulling for it!

We expect continued (possibly explosive) growth of Florida’s cannabis market this year, and hope the MMTCs are truly listening to what the patients have to say. It can make all the difference in future business!

As always, thank you for your time reading our content; we genuinely hope it has been to the benefit of at least one patient.

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Classic Cannabis Flower Strains We’d Like To See in Florida’s 2019 Market

As we’ve discussed before, 2019 will be a significant year in the growth and development of the Florida medical marijuana program. Trulieve and Curaleaf led the innovation of the market in 2018 by introducing their flower pod products; these come in a 3-pack of ceramic pods that are each filled with cannabis flower, totaling to around 3.5 grams or 1/8 ounce.

Trulieve in particular has already offered a relatively large selection of medicinally valuable strains like Sour Diesel and 9lb Hammer during 2018, and with the hearing on the smoking ban coming up on January 8, we expect to see some signs as to how extensively the Florida cannabis program will expand this year.

Either way, we expect to see more dispensaries offer flower products and a wider variety of strains in 2019. We’ve compiled a list of strains we’d like to see in this year, based on factors such as medicinal value and overall novelty. These are flower strains we think would sell well and expect to see at least of few of them making their way into the market this year.

1.) Blue Dream

We’ve already seen a few Blue Dream vaporizer products become available this year, particularly at Liberty Health Sciences. We expect to see at least one MMTC offer Blue Dream flower this year due to its overwhelming popularity in the national cannabis market and the fact that it produces a high yield, up to 3-6 oz per square foot of crop. With well-rounded medical benefits that come together for a calm euphoria, Blue Dream would be an excellent hybrid strain to introduce to the Florida program.

2.) Grandaddy Purple

Another strain that is already available in vape cart form, and even as a distillate in Trulieve’s Truclear line, GDP is a classic powerhouse indica that is known for its ability to counteract insomnia. As full flower sales gear up, we think that the high yield of this strain coupled with the novelty of its vibrant purple colors and the value of its heavy indica effects, we think we’ll see this strain become available in flower in the coming months.

3.) Pineapple Express

Beyond the fact that it’s “hands down the dopest dope I’ve ever smoked” (bonus points if you catch the reference), Pineapple Express is another high-yield strain that would hold great value as sativa-dominant hybrid in the Florida MMJ program. We’ve noticed that most hybrid strains available to date have been indica-dominant, but we feel that sativa-dominant hybrids are extremely desirable and would do well in the program. Besides – what patient would turn down the opportunity to try the strain that is the namesake of a well-known stoner flick?

4.) Cheese

There aren’t currently any strains available that have any smell or taste reminiscent of Cheese, a classic hybrid strain known for obliterating depression, stress, and anxiety. With a medium yield of 1-3 oz per square foot of crop, this strain doesn’t yield quite as much as the other strains before it on this list, but the novelty and the name itself may make up for that setback. With medical benefits that would help hundreds of thousands of Florida cannabis patients suffering from mental ailments, we think Cheese would find its way into the hands of many Florida patients.

5.) Hindu Kush

A classic pure indica strain named for the Hindu Mountain range, this strain brings on relaxing and calming effects without necessarily putting the patient to sleep or making them overwhelmingly drowsy. Hindu Kush returns to the theme of high crop yield, making it desirable for growers, and is said to be a good treatment for stress, pain, insomnia, and depression. We think Hindu Kush would be a good alternative indica strain for patients who want to feel indica effects without being knocked out or heavily couch-locked while medicating.

6.) Maui Wowie

Like Colombian Gold, Maui Wowie is a classic landrace sativa that comes from its namesake in the Hawaiian Islands. Judging from how well reviewed and acclaimed Trulieve’s Colombian Golf flower has been, we think that Maui Wowie would be another good sativa strain to introduce to the Florida medical marijuana market. Maui Wowie is said to have light sativa effects that aren’t particularly racy, making it a good choice for patients who need extra motivation but dislike the anxiety that power sativa can sometimes induce.

7.) OG Kush

Another well-balanced hybrid strain that has gained considerable game on the west coast of the United States, the earthy and sour-lemon smells of OG Kush have become a stable scent of many west coast cannabis strains that came after it. We feel that the name of this strain alone will be familiar to many Florida cannabis patients and may be a good “familiar” choice for new patients who have had prior experience with cannabis, whether from the black market or another legal state. OG Kush could be a versatile choice for medication as it has both indica and sativa effects that are said to crush depression under a heavy euphoria.

8.) AK-47

Another well-known cannabis hybrid strain that produces the classic cannabis side-effects of “the munchies” and “the giggles”, AK47 provides that most people have come to associate with cannabis. AK-47, like most of the strains on this list, produces a high yield. With sativa-dominant effects that are said to be good for creativity and socializing, this strain would be a good choice for patients looking for relief from anxiety and depression. AK-47 is also said to be an effective appetite stimulant, adding versatility to its potential medicinal benefits. We currently don’t know of any AK-47 products in the Florida cannabis market, and we aren’t sure why – this strain is simply a classic. We hope to see that change in 2019.

Closing Thoughts

This list is by no means all-inclusive, but it is compromised of strains we think are some of the most well-known that aren’t already available in flower form in Florida. Trulieve and Curaleaf have really done Florida patients a great service by pushing the boundaries of the program and producing their ceramic pod flower products; they have managed to offer an impressive variety of strains while doing this. We expect to see that variety significantly increase this year, and hope that at least some of the strains on this list find their way into our homes.

What strains would you like to see available in Florida this year? Comment below and let us know!

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Trulieve Flower Review: Oregon Lemons (Hybrid)

Ever since becoming a Florida medical cannabis patient, I’ve noticed that Trulieve would keep a couple of “lemon” strains in rotation, the other strain being Lemon Tree. Having fond memories of a Lemon Kush strain from my younger days, I’ve been eager to try another strain named after the yellow fruit. This past week, Trulieve restocked with Oregon Lemons (they would later stock Lemon Tree as well, but this was after my purchase was made). I picked up Oregon Lemons along with Sherbert and another batch of 9lb Hammer (all in TruFlower). Compared to the other hybrid strains that I’ve tried for Trulieve, Oregon Lemons seemed to be one of the more well balanced hybrids. I’ve enjoyed it so far; the effects are relaxing without being sedating.


Quick Facts:

Oregon Lemons  (Hybrid)

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBENT6QU000034 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

640.5 mg THC/3.5g

3.5 mg CBD/3.5g

18.3% THC

0.10% CBD

0.30% CBG

18.7% Total Cannabinoids

Appearance/Feel

This batch was generally well-prepared, though it did seem to be ever-so-slightly on the dry side of the moisture spectrum. As far as appearance, Oregon Lemons is about as “middle of the road” as you can imagine in terms of aesthetic properties such as color, etc. The buds are a medium green that is actually fairly uniform throughout the particular batch I have. There are a few spots of lighter green, almost yellow; other than that, there isn’t much color variation in this strain. There are very tiny burnt orange/amber pistils that can be seen upon close inspection of the bud, and there is a fair amount of keif as well. This flower isn’t particularly dense, but it isn’t leafy or “disorganized” looking as some strains or purely-cured buds can be. Trulieve did a pretty good job curing this batch, but it isn’t necessarily aesthetically spectacular like some of their other strains I’ve reviewed. To their benefit, I care much more about the effects.

Rating: 3.40/5.00

Smell/Taste

Oregon Lemons smells really nice. Think Sour Diesel with more citrus and less gas; I would use words like “bright”, “zesty”, “clean”, and “fresh” to describe the smell. Lemon isn’t necessarily the first scent I identified when I opened the jar; there’s more of a general “bright” citrus smell. After really digging in and taking some time with it, I could definitely detect a smell akin to a lemon dessert of some sort. It really did strike me as interesting as to how similar to Sour Diesel this batch smells – I like Sour Diesel, and I like Oregon Lemons for offering a similar smell and taste that lies on the “cleaner” side of the spectrum rather than “pungent”. The taste brings out some of the heavier kush-like undertones of this strain; overall, it made for an enjoyable experience when medicating with it. Definitely above average in this category; I think most patients will enjoy it for its smell and taste as well.

Rating: 3.70/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

As I mentioned earlier in the review, Oregon Lemons is definitely one of the most balanced hybrid flower strains I have tried from Trulieve. The effects have a quick onset, maybe a minute or less from the first inhalation. I felt this one behind the eyes quite a bit; it creeps in around the face and really sets in with this warm comforting feeling. It’s not extremely heavy to the point that I would say it results in a couch lock every single time, but it definitely makes itself known throughout the body. I think this strain would be a great option for patients looking for physical relief from various ailments while still remaining lucid and able to perform various tasks. I’m currently writing this review while under the effects of Oregon Lemons, and am having almost no trouble retaining my train of thought and finding the words I need to express my thoughts. This strain could definitely put you down if consumed in high doses, though; I would recommend going slow if medicating early in the day or otherwise needing to complete any errands or other tasks. Oregon Lemons does not seem to give me any sort of anxiety like some strong sativas have the ability to do in high doses; instead, it creates a really mellow high that could have a variety of beneficial uses for Florida cannabis patients.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Headaches or other minor body aches
  • Relief of nausea or similar gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Relief of mild anxiety

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications.

Oregon Lemons had enjoyable effects. Middle-of-the-road strain from beginning to end.

Rating: 3.90/5.00

Overall Rating: 3.67/5.00

Overall, I would best describe this strain as “slightly above average”.

While I enjoyed my experience with Oregon Lemons, it is not one of my favorite strains that Trulieve has had. It may be a magic bullet for others – that’s the beauty of this program; every strain and every product has the potential to benefit at least some percentage of patients. I’d definitely recommend this strain for at least one try. It wasn’t amazing, but it most certainly wasn’t terrible. I probably won’t get this one again, but it didn’t leave a bad taste in my mouth literally nor figuratively.

As always, I appreciate your taking time to read this review, and truly hope that it benefits at least one patient.

Trulieve Flower Review: Sherbert [aka: Sunset Sherbert] – (Hybrid)

I wasn’t sure exactly what two expect from this strain; Trulieve has had Sherbert TruFlower available in the past, but that batch was an indica strain rather than hybrid. (Interesting note: A photo of the jar from that batch of Sherbert is used as the product image for 9lb Hammer TruFlower.) The reason for this is that the current hybrid batch of Sherbert is actually Sunset Sherbert, a strain that has been available in other Trulieve products. When I first opened the jar, this strain smelled nothing like I expected – but it still smelled amazing. Overall, this has been an enjoyable strain.

Quick Facts:

[Sunset] Sherbert  (Hybrid)

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBULPOQ000003 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

651.0 mg THC/3.5g

3.5 mg CBD/3.5g

18.6% THC

0.10% CBD

0.90% CBG – some of the highest levels of CBG I’ve seen to date

19.6% Total Cannabinoids

Appearance/Feel

Trulieve did an outstanding job preparing this flower; all the buds were dense, soft, and extremely sticky – they are covered in trichomes that sparkle when hit directly with light. The colors range from yellow to lime green to an almost asparagus-like blend of yellow and green, covered with notably tiny orange pistils throughout. This is some of the most dense flower I’ve purchased from Trulieve; all the buds are packed together very tightly and look to have been cured or quick-cured extremely well. Simply put, this is the best-looking back of flower I’ve seen Trulieve release at this point. I know that my rating system will have to be adjusted when full flower sales are available, but as the current standards go, this batch of Sherbert really knocked it out of the park.

Rating: 4.40/5.00

Smell/Taste

The smell of Sherbert is not at all what I expected it would be. Reviews on various cannabis websites noted sweet smells, hints of berry, a strong “kush” smell, the smell of cream, etc. What I found from this batch was an almost 1:1 blend of a powerful musty smell and an equally potent underlying sweet smell. The scent profile of this strain is surprisingly difficult for me to describe accurately. I can detect what others were referencing when they mentioned the a “creamy” quality to the smell, but I definitely don’t detect any smells that I would say were similar to berry. It’s a very heavy and strong smell for sure; the “musty” smell that I describe really bites at the nose, almost like the pungent scent I often get with Sour Diesel. The sweet smell seems to be “underneath” the musty smell, if that makes any sense, but it is equally present in the overall scent/terpene profile. If the name “Sherbert” was picked for this strain because it seems to be an absolutely random (but pleasing) mix of terpenes, the person responsible for choosing it got the name right on the nose. I wouldn’t say it smells like ice cream, but it definitely smells good! The taste seems to express the sweetness more than the smell – it’s definitely a pleasure to vape.

Rating: 3.70/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

Sherbert is definitely an indica-leaning hybrid with warm and heavy body effects, but I haven’t found it so sedating that I am not able to be productive. I do recommend this strain for late afternoon or nighttime use; it does not provide enough of a cerebral buzz to keep me particularly motivated, but it isn’t putting me to sleep either. In higher doses, however, I could definitely see Sherbert being a beneficial remedy for insomnia; the body sensations are warm, heavy, and very apparent with even moderate dosage. I have found myself a bit “scatter-brained” while under the effects of this strain, but that could be due to factors not related to cannabis use, so I do not feel it is fair to say that Sherbert was the cause of it. I still feel typical cannabis-induced sensations around my face and behind my eyes (my eyes are probably bloodshot right now) enough to warrant saying that this strain has a few sativa qualities. It seems like Sherbert would be a good strain for patients looking to treat general aches and pains, headaches, etc. If I had to put a sativa/indica ratio on this hybrid strain, I would say it is 30% sativa and 70% indica. It doesn’t seem particularly great for treating depression or anxiety, but it does induce a sense of general comfort. Overall, I would say this is a good strain for general use, but not necessarily great for targeting specific ailments.

Rating: 3.50/5.00

Overall Rating: 3.87/5.00

Overall, I would best describe this strain as “good”.

It seems to be more suited for general use/enjoyment rather than targeting the symptoms of any specific medical condition or illness. Trulieve did a great job preparing this strain; it seems that they are improving with time and as the program continues to grow. The smell and taste were enjoyable, and the effects were as well.

As always, I appreciate your taking time to read this review, and truly hope that it benefits at least one patient.

The Unique Medicinal Benefits of Delta-8-THC

What exactly is Delta-8-THC?

These days we can ask almost anybody “What is the chemical or ingredient in cannabis that ‘gets you high’?”, and most all of them will answer simply “THC!”. While their answer is partially correct – THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, it is incomplete information from a chemical perspective; the full name of the compound they are referencing is Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. While I will spare you the chemistry jargon and in-depth explanation of the significance of the “delta-9”, it is significant to us as cannabis patients. Basically, “delta” indicates that there is a double bond somewhere in the chemical compound, and the “9” indicates that that double bond is specifically located on the 9th carbon atom in the molecule. The exact location of the double bond is important to us because it is one of the major deciding factors in the chemical/medicinal properties that will ultimately be expressed.

With this knowledge, we can infer that Delta-8THC differs in the location of its double bond, placing it on the 8th carbon atom rather than the ninth, but how does that effect the medicinal benefits for us and other medical cannabis patients? Why should we care about this particular cannabinoid when there are over 400 naturally-occurring chemicals and close to 100 different cannabinoids found in marijuana?

The relevance of Delta-8-THC to cannabis patients

We’ve heard a lot of focus on the medicinal benefits of the more commonly known Delta-9-THC, and particularly in the last decade, another cannabinoid – cannabidiol (CBD). As more states begin to legalize cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes, the doors have opened for more studies on many different cannabinoids. We are just now beginning to fully understand why each cannabinoid is so unique and important; the recent focus on the medicinal properties of Delta-8-THC are a prime example of what’s possible as cannabis is normalized (as it should be).

It turns out that Delta-8-THC produces quite similar effects to its cousin Delta-9-THC, though notably less potent psychotropic effects. This is another way of saying “it doesn’t get you quite as high”, but this is an oversimplification of Delta-8.

Researchers suggest that Delta-8-THC is more effective for treating anxiety, nausea and stimulating appetite than Delta-9, and also suppresses minor pain and inflammation; Delta-8 also has been shown to be neuroprotective, meaning that it may have benefits in fighting age-related mental illnesses such as dementia.

Regarding potency, various sources claim Delta-8-THC to have anywhere from three to ten times less potent psychoactive effects than Delta-9. This seems to make Delta-8 a good choice for patients who enjoy the medicinal benefits, but may experience uncomfortable anxiety from use of “traditional” THC.

Effects

To summarize some of the medicinal benefits of Delta-8 THC:

  • More effective at alleviating nausea and stimulating appetite than Delta-9-THC.
  • Still psychoactive, but notably less than Delta-9-THC. Seems to be somewhat of a middle ground between CBD and Delta-9-THC in regards to psychoactive potency.
  • Like other cannabinoids, Delta-8 is neuroprotective, which means it has potential use in preventing and/or treating age related mental degradation.
  • Some accounts claim that the “high” from Delta-8-THC is more upbeat and productive than the high from Delta-9. 

Should I try a Delta-8-THC product?

Research on Delta-8 is currently limited as it has only recently started to get attention from researchers – largely due to the fact that it is becoming increasingly easier to research cannabis as our cannabis industry expands. However, based on everything we’ve read about Delta-8, we can generally infer the following:

  • Delta-8-THC may be a good option for patients who find that “regular” THC doesn’t treat their nausea, lack of appetite, or anxiety as well as they’d like it to.
  • Delta-8-THC may be a good middle ground for patients who benefit from the psychoactive qualities of THC (often patients looking to treat depression, ADD, etc.), but find that Delta-9 THC produces mental effects that are too intense or otherwise unenjoyable, or find that CBD is not enough to treat their mental ailments.
  • Delta-8 THC in combination with Delta-9 THC may work better than either cannabinoid alone, similar to accounts of THC and CBD working better together than alone.

We feel that any cannabis patient should consider trying Delta-8-THC as they find which cannabinoid or combination of cannabinoids works best with their individual chemistry to treat their unique ailments. As the cannabis industry in the United States continues to expand and more research is done, we will better understand how Delta-8-THC and other cannabinoids work with the human body; it is my opinion that cannabis has far more benefits than what we known even now in 2018. It truly is an exciting time for medical research in this field.

Florida Delta-8-THC Products

At the time of writing this article (12.19.2018), Trulieve is currently the only dispensary in Florida to offer Delta-8 products. I expect that will change this year as the Florida medical cannabis program expands and dispensaries have more products available. For the convenience of the reader, here the two Delta-8-THC products currently available in Florida:

Delta-8 1:1:1 Ratio TruPod (Vape cartridge) – This product contains 375 mg of concentrate that is a 1:1:1 ratio of Delta-8-THC, Delta-9-THC, and CBD. Patients have reported it has mild but nice effects.

Delta-8 1:1 TruClear Concentrate Syringe – This product is actually rolling out tomorrow (December 20). This concentrate features a 1:1 ratio of Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC, which sound like it could be a good option for patients who need a middle ground between CBD and pure Delta-9-THC.

Closing Remarks

As we continue to discover how truly unique and medicinally valuable each cannabinoid is, we will better understand exactly what cannabinoids and ratios need to be used to treat various ailments. Delta-8-THC is the next example of that expansion, and seems promising particularly in treating nausea and lack of appetite; perhaps this particular cannabinoid holds value for cancer patients looking to treat the negative side effects of chemotherapy. I look forward to trying out a Delta-8 product for myself to see how it works in treating my own ailments – when that time comes, you can bet I’ll have a review of it on this blog. In the mean time, I recommend that everyone try it out; it could very well be the “magic bullet” you’ve been looking for, particularly if CBD and THC have been “almost” working for you. Feel free to comment your own experiences with Delta-8-THC if you’ve already tried it; I would appreciate it! As always, I appreciate your time, and hope this has been helpful to at least one patient.

The 5 Florida Cannabis Companies that will lead the Industry in 2019

2018 has been a huge year for medical marijuana in Florida. Despite facing a host of legal obstructions from Rick Scott and his administration, the budding industry has soared to over 150,000 patients with active ID cards and over 200,000 patients total. Many Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs), another word for Florida cannabis companies, have significantly expanded their storefront presence this year. With incoming Governor Ron DeSantis seeming to indicate a softer approach on the herb than his predecessor, and the number of patients rapidly growing week in and week out, we expect this growth to only increase (possibly explode) in 2019. If the correct combination of factors come to play out in the next few months, we could see a program that has much more affordable medication and much greater patient accessibility than what we are currently working with in December 2018. Regardless, the program is going to grow, and that raises the question of which companies are going to lead the cannabis revolution in Florida as the medical program expands and we begin to further discuss the possibility of a recreational marijuana law passing in the next decade. We’ve been watching the current MMTC’s grow and do business in the program, and we have picked the five companies that we will be watching to lead the Florida medical marijuana industry in 2019; we based our picks on factors such as current sales, growth in 2018, business policies, to name a few. The following companies are listed in no particular order.

1.) Trulieve

There should be no surprises here. With 2017 sales around the $20 million mark and 2018 sales projected to possibly quintuple that, Trulieve has established itself as an early leader in the Florida medical marijuana industry. There’s many reasons for those high numbers, one of which goes back to the fundamentals of cannabis: Trulieve hasn’t tried to reinvent the wheel with exotic product names or ratios; instead, they stuck to what most all of us are familiar with – strains. This played a large part in why I was initially attracted to Trulieve when I first became a medical marijuana patient: they were the only dispensary in my area that offered products that I was familiar with and allowed me to research them online to get an idea of what might work for various ailments before I ever set foot in the store. Trulieve expanded their product variety particularly in the second half of 2018 – rolling out products like shatter, a larger variety of flower strains, experimental cannabinoid ratios such as their Delta-8 THC 1:1:1 product, and their God’s Gift 1:1 THC/CBD distillate. They also greatly expanded their storefront presence in the state, surpassing over 20 locations well before the end of the year. But perhaps my favorite thing about Trulieve and their direction under the lead of Kim Rivers is that they have found a way to do business that balances profit with true patient advocacy. They’ve expressed their support of smokeable marijuana, of full flower sales; they’ve rejected and even filed lawsuits on unconstitutional restrictions such as limits of the amount of dispensaries an MMTC can open and the vertical integration requirement for medical marijuana sales. Though many Redditors often express their frustration at Trulieve’s lack of consistent product stock, we believe that the bulk majority of this is to be attributed to the current restrictions on the program. Trulieve has expressed that they welcome competition; they aren’t trying to become a monopoly, they are trying to be a successful business that works towards a truly great goal of benefiting (one day) millions of patients in the state of Florida. I expect Trulieve to continue to lead the industry in 2019 with further expansion of product selection, storefront locations, and potentially lower prices if the vertical integration requirements are repealed and more competition is allowed to enter the market.

2.) Altmed Florida (MUV)

MUV had a couple of bumps in the road this year with early questions about the legitimacy of the listed THC on some of its products, and the recent data breach on its website. However, MUV had more successes than it had setbacks in 2018, and we expect they will only continue and accelerate this pattern into the new year. MUV made several varieties of THC concentrates available in the late summer and afterward, releasing its shatter product soon after Trulieve; it followed not too long after with MUV Blue (crumble) and MUV Gold (terp sauce), two other types of concentrates that have received rave reviews on Reddit. If MUV develops and releases a flower product in 2019, and is also able to expand its physical locations into northern Florida and the Panhandle, Trulieve may have to seriously prepare for worthy competition from another potential big player in the Florida MMJ industry. The consensus we’ve seen on Reddit is that MUV’s concentrates, particularly their MUV Gold term sauce products, are top shelf quality and are unlike anything else currently available in the program. Patients also routinely comment on their appreciate of the packaging and labeling/style of the various MUV products, which only adds to their potential presence in the 2019 market. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on MUV and hope to see a dispensary location open near Tallahassee and/or Pensacola soon.

3.) Curaleaf Florida

Curaleaf is another MMTC that has rapidly increased their number of dispensaries in 2018, with several locations opening from the Panhandle all the way to the Miami metro area. Curaleaf is also the only other Florida cannabis company other than Trulieve that currently offers a flower product, which greatly boosts their appeal with those of us here at the Florida Medical Cannabis Collective. Curaleaf faced some harsh criticism of their flower pods early on, with Reddit users uploading images that showed grassy shake with stems and almost no buds. Though the effects of the flower were reportedly good at times, the smell/taste and appearance were often compared to “brick weed” that can be found in certain black markets. Fortunately for Curaleaf, reports from November 2018 and after are much better; patients have found the pods to contain much higher quality flower that consists more of buds than of leaves. With an early lead in the flower sales market that we expect to rapidly grow in 2019, and a large storefront presence already established throughout the state, we expect to see Curaleaf remain as one of the industry leaders. We hope to see them expand their selection of flower strains and keep more in stock – we want to review Curaleaf Flower soon!

4.) Liberty Health Sciences

A company that not too many patients had heard of at the beginning of the year, Liberty Health Sciences soon made its presence known in Florida by offering free statewide and delivery and their line of Aphria products, which have received generally positive reviews on Reddit for their good taste and desirable effects. Liberty increased their strain availability in their Aphria vape cart and distillate products and increased their overall product availability by introducing more products from the Mary’s Medicinals line (though the initial agreement was made in 2017). Aside from acquiring more products, Liberty began to quickly open dispensaries in central and south Florida as the year went by, with 8 locations open as of the time of writing this article. Their sales haven’t been too shabby either – recently reported year-to-date financials show revenue has totaled near $6.5 million USD. We expect to see further physical expansion of this company in 2019, and seriously hope that they will open a panhandle location (we prefer doing business at a physical location) so that we can enjoy all the products they will have to offer us this coming year. Another significant event for Liberty in 2018 was the signing of their agreement with PAX,a popular line of proprietary products often used for the vaporization of various forms of cannabis. With all these things considered, and rumors that Liberty is looking to introduce flower products soon, we expect to see them have much more presence in the 2019 Florida cannabis market.

5.) GrowHealthy

With cannabis-derived terpenes in most of its products, GrowHealthy has established itself as a reputable company with quality products in the Florida market during 2018. Reddit users have critically acclaimed the GrowHealthy distillate products, with Bubba Kush (Indica) being a favorite among a sizable group of patients. Having recently opened its West Palm Beach location, GrowHealthy has finally began to establish itself with a physical brick-and-mortar storefront location. As with Liberty Health Sciences, there have been talks of GrowHealthy releasing a flower product in the near future. We hope that all Florida dispensaries will be able to offer flower before the end of the year; in any event, we expect that GrowHealthy will have top-shelf flower to offer if it is able to get a product approved if the talk about the quality of its distillate is any indication of what to expect. GrowHealthy also offers statewide delivery, though delivery to locations such as cities in the Panhandle is limited to as few as two times per month. We expect to see their delivery area and frequency increase this year along with their storefront locations and product availability.

Another one worth watching:

Vidacann

Our final MMTC to make the list currently has the smallest presence of the five on this list, but are very open to the possibility that could be due to change in the next year. Vidacann has increased its number of dispensaries to 5 (mainly in central Florida) as of the time of this writing, and offers deliver to much of the state excluding the Panhandle and extreme northern Florida. Their website indicates they plan on expanding to 22 locations, though not all of those listed have an ETA for completion. We are excited that they list plenty of locations planned for the panhandle; it sounds like they are going to have a solid presence throughout the state in the next few years. The Vidacann website currently shows a respectable variety of products ranging from vape carts to concentrate syringes, tinctures, etc. – on par with the selection of most of the other dispensaries. Of our particular interest is their “concentrate jar” product line that is coming soon; we are curious as to what consistency (crumble, shatter, sauce, etc.) it will be, and what strains it and other products will be available in. Though we haven’t heard much out of Vidacann this year compared to the other MMTCs on this list, we have a gut feeling that says this will change sometime in 2019. We’ll definitely be watching them for growth.

Closing Thoughts

Depending on how a number of factors play out, 2019 has the potential to be anything ranging from significant growth to outright explosion for the Florida medical marijuana market. Regardless of which path we take, we expect these five companies to be major players in shaping the program this year. Hopefully we trend towards the “explosive” side of growth – our patients deserve it and our state needs the revenue. We will remain cautiously optimistic, but one thing is for certain: we will be here to inform you of the latest developments along the way, and we will use our voice to stand up for your right to access affordable and safe medicine. 

3 Big Wins for Florida Medical Marijuana Patients in 2018

In a program that is currently both rapidly expanding and facing more than a few lawsuits, it can be easy to look to more mature and developed legal cannabis sates such as Colorado and California, and become discouraged at the current climate in the Florida Medical Marijuana business. Prices across the board at various dispensaries range from moderately high to outrageous when compared to other legal markets, causing patients to actively seek ways to save a buck with the current Florida MMJ system. Caps on the numbers of dispensaries each company is allowed and vertical integration requirements (meaning the Medical Marijuana Treatment Center must do everything from grow to sell and market the product) keep prices high and stock low, and sometimes the dispensaries themselves can add to the frustration.

However, if we take a step back and look at 2018 from beginning to date (12/16/2018), we begin to see that a lot of things really went in the right direction for patients this year. Most of the dispensaries have found a way to balance profit with affordable prices to boost patient access, or at least take a stance in favor and steps toward getting things where they need to be. Let’s take a look at a few of the things that went well in 2018.

Expansion of Product Variety

This was a big one. Trulieve and Curaleaf both released and refined their flower cup products that continue to be the only legal source of the true marijuana flower that many of us are used to – in Florida, at least. Both Curaleaf and Trulieve released several new strains of flower, and Curaleaf finally seems to be consistently improving the quality of their once dry and brittle flower. In the late summer, Trulieve released their TruShatter, a full spectrum concentrate available in several indica, sativa, and hybrid strains. MUV was not far behind in offering a multitude of shatter strains, and eventually released both crumble (MUV Blue) and terp sauce (MUV Gold) products as well. Trulieve also furthered experimentation of ratio products with their Delta 8 1:1:1 ratio product – a 1:1:1 blend of THC, CBD, and Delta-8 THC; Delta-8 is a chemical that is very slightly different from the “traditional” Delta-9 THC and claims to offer a different scope of medicinal benefits. Liberty Health Sciences acquired more products and expanded their available strains in concentrates and vape carts, as did GrowHealthy and pretty much every other dispensary in Florida. In short, there are significantly more products available now than there were at the beginning of the year; heck, there’s a significant increase in the variety from what was available in the middle of the summer. This will only trend better and expand more in 2019.

Expansion of Dispensary Locations and Delivery Services

Another item of significance for patient access was the expansion of brick-and-mortar locations for almost all the current registered MMTC’s in Florida. South Florida and the central peninsula (Tampa, Orlando, etc.) seemed to reap the greatest benefits from this, as the only notable expansion in the panhandle came from Curaleaf opening locations in Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Trulieve, Curaleaf, MUV, Liberty Health Sciences, GrowHealthy, and VidaCann all began rapidly opening new locations in the second half of the year. Curaleaf began offering free state-wide delivery early in the year, as did Liberty Health Sciences and GrowHealthy.

My only criticism is the lack of attention to opening locations in the panhandle; while I understand the greatest population of patients is focused in central and south Florida, the only dispensaries most of the panhandle currently has access to are from Trulieve, Curaleaf, Knox, and Surterra. Hopefully more MMTC’s will expand to locations like Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and areas in between during 2019. With Florida Medical Cannabis Collective’s HQ being located near Tallahassee, we look forward to having a much greater variety of products to review in the coming year. We hope to see continued expansion, especially if Ron DeSantis follows his word on implementing the will of the voters and ceasing to enforce the ridiculous caps and vertical integration requirements of dispensaries. Even with the cards turned against the patients, we were able to see significant growth in 2018 – this is a win in my book.

The fight against Florida Cannabis patients seems to be turning in our favor

Several judges have already ruled the caps on the number of dispensaries a MMTC can open, vertical integration requirements, and even the smoking ban as unconstitutional and a direct violation of the will of the voters when they overwhelming voted to implement Amendment 2 in the 2016 election. The main factor preventing these rulings from ending the prevention of expansion was Rick Scott and his constant appeals against the judge’s ruling. That may all change in 2019, though, as the Ron DeSantis administration has indicated that it will not continue some of the legal battles against marijuana in 2019, and that DeSantis respects the will of the voters and what they intended to implement. While we won’t believe this until we see results, it is admittedly better than another year with Rick Scott as Governor – thankfully, his term limit prevented that nightmare from becoming reality. While exactly what DeSantis will or won’t do remains to be seen, we remain cautiously optimistic that he will keep his word and drop the appeals; this will allow an even more rapid expansion of both products and dispensary locations in 2019. It can only get better from here in that scenario, and that scenario is what we will do everything in our journalistic power to make a reality. 2018 seemed to turn in favor of Florida patients – let’s all work together to make sure that gain in our strength increases exponentially in 2019.

Five Reasons why Florida should vote to Legalize, Tax, and Regulate Cannabis in 2020

Cannabis law and policy has changed dramatically in the past decade, with nearly a dozen states voting to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. More than double that amount have legalized the herb for medicinal purposes, with Florida being one of them. In 2016, Floridians overwhelmingly approved Florida Constitutional Amendment 2, which legalized medical marijuana for the use in treating a host of ailments. The Amendment even contained language that further broadened the spectrum of treatable conditions by including any condition of the same type or class (or otherwise resulting in similar symptoms) to the list. This has resulted in a booming medical marijuana industry in Florida that has netted over $17,000,000 USD in sales in the past year as of  mid-2018.

With over 150,000 patients in the registry, the budding program has found success despite opposition from the State of Florida and direct opposition from (soon to be former) Governor Rick Scott. Many patients have found that their lives have changed after joining the medical cannabis program, with some finding that they are able to discontinue use of more harsh and addicting pharmaceutical chemicals in treating their ailments.

The climate of cannabis legalization is changing outside the borders of our beloved Sunshine State as well, with some elected officials publicly expressing support of federal legalization. The legalization, taxation, and regulation of cannabis could prove an extremely lucrative opportunity that would benefit all the citizens of Florida – and it needs to be passed in 2020.

1.) It will generate revenue for the State – a lot of it.

Remember how I said Florida had already grossed over $17,000,000 USD from Medical Marijuana in mid 2018? This has been achieved in the face of opposition from our elected officials. Imagine the sheer volume of revenue we could generate if all adults over the age of 21 were able to legally consume cannabis, just as they consume alcohol (a substance that can actually kill you). It’s not too hard; we just have to look to our neighbors to the west. With just over 6 years of legalization, as of September 2018, Colorado had generated over $5 Billion USD in legal cannabis sales. And they don’t have any beaches. With Floridians voting to ban dog racing in the state during the 2018 midterms, there should be even more incentive to make up for (and exceed) the resulting gap in revenue.

Imagine all the cannabis tourism opportunities we could use for the benefit of all our citizens. Imagine the new wave of cannabis themed restaurants, hotels, outdoor activity packages that could be created. This is in addition to the sheer volume of cannabis sales from the dispensaries that could operate under the same regulations as other related businesses. This is a missed opportunity for Florida if we don’t capitalize on it in 2020. Support for legalization is also at an all-time high throughout the United States. Now is the time.

2.) It’s safer than so many other substances that are already legal.

Where do we start? Alcohol. Tobacco. Pharmaceuticals. The list goes on and on. It’s been repeated until it’s become a cliche: after millennia of human consumption, nobody has ever died from marijuana use alone. We know tobacco causes many forms of cancer, but we allow it to be taxed and regulated. We know alcohol can result in fatal overdoses, destroy families and individuals, and lead to violence and aggression, but it is commonly accepted and even encouraged in various facets of American Society. It simply makes no sense to continue to tarnish lives and personal records over a substance that grows naturally on Earth and is ready or consumption after simply drying the flowers. The prohibition of cannabis is an artifact of a failed War on Drugs, and it’s time that Florida vote to truly make progress and do what is best for its people through legalization of cannabis.

3.) It’s already saving lives.

Forget about the controversy of using marijuana to treat “anxiety” and look to where it’s already proven to ease epileptic seizures through a compound contained in hemp and marijuana plants known as cannabidiol (CBD). At the very least, we know cannabis is capable of this; further investigation on the Internet yields thousands upon thousands of testimonials of individuals who were able to regain a better quality of life after beginning treatment with Cannabis. There is so much potential for medicinal use of this herb if it were more widely available for testing and clinical trials. The stigma is ending, and the evidence shows that this is helping far more people than any reports of it doing the opposite.

4.) Statistics show that teen cannabis use does not increase with legalization in at least one instance.

A common argument against the full-on legalization of marijuana is that it will be more readily available, and as a result, teen marijuana use will increase, destroying the futures of our youth along with it. However, we look to Colorado again to find that statistics show this is not the case. Teen use of cannabis has actually trended to an all-time low in Colorado as of 2017.

Another fact: most of us were teenagers at one time. We always found a way to get what we wanted (legality notwithstanding), so it is my personal belief that this argument doesn’t hold much water in the first place.

5.) It allows our Law Enforcement Officers to focus more on the issues that are plaguing our society in a time when we need it most.

If nothing else, most of us can agree that violence is bad, and we need as many resources as possible to ensure that our people are kept safe. Far too many man hours have already  been spent in the pursuit of crimes that do harm to no one. Many counties and cities in Florida have already passed laws that decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana allowing their law enforcement to focus on violent crime and other issues that are far more detrimental to society. If the entire state gets on the same page, that means we spend less money to get more results in curtailing the crimes that do us all the most harm: violent crimes, fraudulent crimes, organized crimes; the list goes on and on. We have different societal issues to solve in 2018, like the rising number of mass shootings throughout the country. We need our law enforcement officers to protect us, not harass us.

2020 may seem far off at the time of writing this piece, but we all know how quickly these events creep up on us. It’s time for us to get on the same page as Floridians who want the best for each other. Now is the time to have these discussions, to sign any relevant petitions, to be vocal, to be heard. Let’s get this thing on the ballot and overwhelmingly pass it, just like we did 2 years ago. Florida needs this for its people and for its economy, possibly more now than at any other time in recent history.

Trulieve CO2 Vape Cart – Sunset Sherbert (Hybrid) 400mg Review

I’ve been excited to try the new CO2 vape carts from Trulieve to see how the cannabis-derived terpenes would impact the medical effects/benefits. Overall, I was pleased with the results; the cannabis-derived terpenes definitely contribute to a more “authentic” experience akin to vaping or smoking flower.

Taste: 3.5/5.0

This was what I was most curious about before I bought the cart. I haven’t tried any other products with cannabis-derived terpenes yet, so I was anxious to get my hands on some. The taste is pretty good, but not at all what I expected. It’s very earthy, a little bit herbal; honestly, the taste reminded me of Curaleaf’s Jack Herer vape cart. It’s not my favorite taste, but it is good, and I appreciate Trulieve listening to its patients and coming up with a product that uses natural terpenes. It will only improve with time.

Effects: 4.0/5.0

I don’t like to give anything a perfect score unless it really just knocks it out of the park, but I have to say I throughly enjoy the effects of this cart. It’s a balanced hybrid to me; I am currently medicated from the Sunset Sherbert cart while writing this review, and my stream of thoughts is smooth. There is definitely a warm envelope that takes over the body, especially once you get to the 2nd and 3rd three-second draws, if you dose that much. I could see this cart leaning toward indica effects at higher doses while retaining the more clear-headed cerebral buzz of sativas at lower doses. It is one of the most well-rounded hybrids I’ve tried yet. The cannabis-derived terpenes do seem to make the effects more well-rounded and closer to flower, but not significantly. For me, the effects from Truclear are almost as good. Definitely an “icing on the cake” feeling with the cannabis-derived terpenes adding to the effects. I medicate primarily for PTSD, anxiety, and depression. This strain has definitely taken the edge off of a several-day bout of depression, and also relieved muscle aches I was having related to exercise strain. Sunset Sherbert seems like a good tool to have in the bag for a variety of ailments; being a balanced hybrid, dosing can be adjusted to suit the needs of the patient. As always, your mileage may vary.

Vapor Quality: 4.5/5.0

There’s not too much to say here. The CCell carts work really nicely, and the vapor is smooth and plentiful. Not too harsh. Tastes good, makes you cough in higher doses, and gets the job done. Solid.

Overall: 4.0/5.0

The new Sunset Sherbert CO2 vape cart is a nice product. I recommend all patients try it to see how cannabis-derived terpenes make a difference in treating your conditions. This product would best be described as “good” in quality.