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An Early Look at North Dispensaries

North Dispensaries is gearing up to open our doors so that we can start helping patients live their best lives through the kind of relief that medical marijuana offers. Since you are all waiting so […]

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Cannabis and Chronic Pain

Throughout the U.S., more than 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain. Injuries, conditions, and disorders are all potential factors of why someone might experience some form of it. Headaches, arthritis, and lower back pain […]

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Cannabis and Mental Health Conditions

Mental health conditions affect peoples’ thoughts, behaviors, and feelings throughout the U.S. on a daily basis. In fact, one in five adults in our country experiences them each year. One resource in particular that people can utilize for relief is medicinal cannabis.

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Timeline of Missouri’s Cannabis Industry

Missouri’s medical cannabis industry has come a long way since its legalization in 2018. Here is exactly how we got here.

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Demystifying Missouri Medical Marijuana Equivalency Units (MMEs)

If you’ve received your medical marijuana license, then you should know that you’re allowed to purchase up to four ounces of dried cannabis per month*. This limit is straightforward if you’re just planning on purchasing […]

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How Long Do Edibles Last?

So, exactly how long do edibles last? On average, we can expect the high from an edible to last roughly six to eight hours, though some sources say edibles can last as long as 12 hours. The edible may last shorter or longer depending on individual factors. It can take up to four hours for an edible to reach its peak, though many people feel the full effects within one to two hours.

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An Overview of the Dispensary Landscape

Green Horizons, a cannabis data analytics company, released an in-depth white paper highlighting some aspects of a cannabis user’s experiences including why they use marijuana, how old they are, and more. One interesting talking point is the overview of the dispensary landscape.

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Cannabis Strains: Indica vs. Sativa

As North prepares to open our first Missouri dispensary, we understand that not every patient with a recommendation for medicinal cannabis is going to be familiar with the products we will soon provide. For example, […]

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Where Did the Idea that Cannabis Kills Brain Cells Come From?

One of the most common reasons people try to deter others from using cannabis is the idea that cannabis kills brain cells. But does it really? Find out here.

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Methods of Consuming Medical Marijuana

Times are changing and so is the stigma surrounding the consumption of medical marijuana. In the past, people assumed that someone smoking marijuana was doing so illegally. Today, however, there are many patients who need to consume it in a variety of ways for important medicinal reasons. Here are several methods that patients can choose from after receiving their medical marijuana card.

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How to Purchase and Use Cannabis – For Beginners

Read here to learn about the steps you need to take to purchase and use cannabis!

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Medical Cannabis Over Traditional Alternatives for Pain

Medical cannabis is currently changing the game for doctors and patients across 33 U.S. states. Since Missouri is just starting to enter that game, it’s important to note that local patients may not be as familiar with its benefits compared to the traditional alternatives available. Here’s how medical cannabis compares for treating pain.

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Purple Weed Strains and Their Appeal

Nothing screams aesthetically pleasing more than a vibrant purple color throughout the cannabis flower. The look of a colorful green and purple plant brings a bold vibe along with it.

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4 Remarkable Benefits of CBD Oil

The cannabis plant is a unique species that contains many medical benefits through its cannabinoids. A common misconception, however, is that all cannabinoids result in euphoria or a “high” when inhaled, consumed, or directly applied to the skin. Specifically, cannabidiol (CBD) provides several benefits without psychotically impairing patients – especially when diluted with an oil.

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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

Not many people know that our bodies have an entire system dedicated to receiving cannabinoids, known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is a widely-studied system that is designed to receive both endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids.

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Terpenes: Aromatic Compounds

Terpenes are oily compounds that plants secrete in order to produce a distinct aroma. Their natural purpose is to either attract creatures that pollinate or deter ones that prey on them. For the cannabis plant in particular, more than 100 terpenes can be found in one flower.

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What Conditions Qualify for a Medical Card in Missouri?

Because cannabis is illegal under federal law, medical marijuana laws in the United States vary state-to-state. Here are some of the qualifying conditions for a medical card in Missouri.

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Cannabinoids Explained

What are Cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that are found in flowering cannabis plants. They are responsible for the physical or mental effects that people experience when using them.

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The Future of Missouri’s Medical Cannabis Industry

As of July 13, 2020, Missouri had over 55,000 approved patients and not a single dispensary is open. Cultivation operations are just beginning to put plants in the ground.

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How To Apply for a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card

There’s been excitement growing throughout the state of Missouri ever since medical marijuana gained a favorable vote in 2018. However, those who need it the most may be unsure of how they can legally purchase it for their health concerns in the upcoming months. Before heading straight to dispensaries like North, continue reading to learn how to apply for a Missouri medical marijuana card.

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