Black Friday Deals at The Grove

Starting on Friday the 24th, stop by The Grove to take advantage these great deals!

  • Select CRAFT 500 mg cartridges for $20.
  • 3 select pre-rolls for $30
  • Select 1/8ths for $45

1 per patient/customer on all deals. Promotions last while supplies last.

 

Strain Spotlight: Starkiller

At The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary, patients can find distinctive strains not found anywhere else in Las Vegas. With so many options available to medical marijuana patients, choosing the bud that best suits your needs can feel daunting.

We hope that this monthly Strain Spotlight series can help! Let’s talk about Starkiller, a strain we began cultivating as one of our medical marijuana dispensaries’ premium strains just a year ago.

Starkiller is an indica that comes from the original Skywalker OG Kush and the Rare Dankness #2 produced by Rare Dankness Seeds. It is 70 percent indica and 30 percent sativa.

This strain is best used for ailments such as insomnia, pain relief and PTSD. If flavor is a concern, “The OG taste and the lemonhead flavor are some of the best traits in this indica strain,” said Kevin Biernacki, Director of Cultivation for The Grove. In addition, Starkiller gives patients a smooth, even high and the concentrates produced with this strain are some of the most flavorful.

Starkiller was the winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup and the Oregon Growers Cup. The strain’s name is a Star Wars reference playing off one of its original strains, Skywalker. Starkiller references the character Galen Marek, the Dark Jedi and anti-hero protagonist of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

If you’re interested in learning more about Starkiller or need help deciding if this strain is right for you, stop by our medical marijuana dispensary and talk to one of our knowledgeable budtenders. For more information on the strains and products we offer, visit www.thegrovenv.com.

Leafly Ranks The Grove Amongst Top Dispensaries For 2017

The Business also was Named No. 1 Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Nevada for 2016

As our one year anniversary approaches, The Grove is happy to announce that we continue to be ranked amongst the top medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada. Leafly.com has named The Grove as one of the top medical marijuana dispensaries for spring 2017 and No. 1 medical marijuana dispensary for 2016. We also have been featured amongst the 10 best dispensaries in Las Vegas by Leafbuyer. Thank you to all our patients for the constant support.

The Leafly List rankings are based on customer feedback and data, and highlight dispensaries that provide the service, atmosphere, product selection, high quality and engagement that customers prefer. Check out what Leafly had to say about us:

https://www.leafly.com/news/leafly-list/best-nevada-dispensary-leafly-list-2016

https://www.leafly.com/news/leafly-list/leafly-list-nevada-cannabis-spring-2017

To learn more about us and why we made it on the top 10 Las Vegas dispensaries on Leafbuyer, visit https://www.leafbuyer.com/best-in-vegas.

It’s been an amazing year of accomplishment and triumph. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and peruse the highlights!

In 2016, our Pahrump location opened in March, followed by the opening of the Las Vegas dispensary in April.

We held our first community-wide event in May with the goal of promoting awareness of the benefits of medical marijuana. The Breaking Barriers to Medical Marijuana Research event featured speakers such as: nationally acclaimed medical marijuana researcher, and friend of The Grove, Sue Sisley MD; John Hudak of the Brookings Institute; Nevada State Senators Patricia Farley; Tick Segerblom, and former NFL player Eugene Monroe. This distinguished panel discussed regulatory challenges, necessary reforms and the possibilities these changes can create for patients.

In September, veterans and community members alike had the opportunity to hear from Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus and Dr. Sisley during our Standing for Vets event. The event featured discussions on the impact of cannabis on PTSD and opiate addiction.

In the fall, we rolled out our exclusive line of top-shelf quality flower, Kannabis. The product is cultivated in an eco-friendly environment with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides in an effort to provide organic quality products.

Throughout our first year we were able to provide patients with a selection of more than 150 products. As a leading Las Vegas dispensary we aim to continue offering a variety of options for patients to find what works best for their needs.

For more information, visit www.thegrovenv.com or stop by and talk to one of our knowledgeable budtenders.

Get to Know The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Zach Wright

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Zach Wright is the Manager at The Grove medical marijuana dispensary in Pahrump. He spends his free time shooting off fireworks. You should live your life with a bang.”

Zach Wright: Manager

Zach Wright is the Manager at The Grove medical marijuana dispensary in Pahrump. He assists new patients with obtaining medical marijuana cards, as well as helping patients find the right products to help them.

Question: What do you enjoy about working at The Grove?

Zach Wright: Connecting with patients and hearing about the positive effects cannabis is having on their lives.

Q: What’s your favorite strain?

ZW: Velvet Elvis from KANNABIS. It’s the perfect balance of calm and clear headed.

Q: What is the importance of connecting with patients?

ZW: Connecting feedback on how particular strains react with their symptoms were positive or negative, so I can share with other patients how strains are reacting to particular illnesses. It’s also helps me to be more effective with each patient.

Q: What is your perfect pizza?
ZW: My perfect pizza is Hawaiian. I don’t care what anyone says, pineapples do go on pizza!

 

Terpene Round-Up

Education is an important part of The Grove medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas and Pahrump, for both our resident patients and our out of state medical card holders.
Typically, when cannabis is mentioned, the term tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is dropped left and right and is usually recognized as the plant’s main medicinal constituent. In reality, (THC) is one of 483 known compounds in the plant including at least 84 cannabinoids, such as Cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and cannabigerol(CBG).
Another class of pharmacologically beneficial compounds present in cannabis is the terpene. Terpenes (/ˈtɜːrpiːn/) are organic compounds attributed to giving plants their notable aroma and taste. Terpenes are found everywhere in nature in plants and insects. Insects use terpenes as a way of communication and even as a luring mechanism for mating. Some plants such as pine and firs use terpenes as a defense mechanism to ward away predators. Terpenes even have their own medicinal properties!
When used synergistically with cannabinoids, terpenes can enhance the effects of the cannabis plant. As cannabinoids bind to the endocannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, terpenes interact indirectly with them to affect their chemical output by modifying the availability of cannabinoids that pass through the blood-brain barrier. They even enhance neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine by altering the rate of production, destruction, movement, and availability of receptors.
The following information from a variety of marijuana online publications is intended to help you get to know your terpenes:

GERANIOL

“As its name suggests, geraniol (also known as lemonol) is most famous for its presence in geraniums, where it helps shape the blossoms’ distinctive, delicate scent. It is also found in a wide range of plants including tobacco and lemons, and interestingly, is produced by honey bees as a means of marking their hives and flowers. Geraniol is a monoterpene alcohol that boils at about 447˚F and frequently occurs in strains that also produce linalool.
Its floral, occasionally fruity aromas and flavors remind many of citronella candles or rose gardens, and occasionally of passionfruit or stonefruits such as peaches and plums. It is used frequently as a fruity flavoring agent, and shows up in an array of bath and body products. Geraniol, like valencene, is known to repel mosquitos.
Potential medical benefits attributed to geraniol include:
Interesting fact: Honey bee’s mark their hives and flowers with Geraniol.

TERPINOLENE

“Terpinolene has a smokey or woody odor and is found in apple, cumin, lilac and tea tree. Terpinolene is also known as δ-terpinene, or delta terpinene.
  • Antibacterial – Slows bacterial growth.
  • Anti-Fungal – Inhibits the growth of fungus.
  • Anti-Insomnia – Aids with sleep.
  • Anti-Proliferative – Inhibits cancer cell growth.
  • Antioxidant – Prevents oxidation damage to other molecules in the body.
Terpinolene is neither an analgesic nor an anti-inflammatory, which is surprising as most cannabinoids and terpenoids are one of the two, if not both. It does help fight cancer like most other cannabinoids, and it is anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial. Terpinolene is a sedative which may also be helpful in cancer treatment if patients have difficulty sleeping, possibly in conjunction with other terpenes or cannabinoids like linalool and cannabinol, Outside of the human body, terpinolene has been shown to be an effective natural method to repel both mosquitoes and weevils.”
http://theleafonline.com/c/science/2015/01/terpene-profile-terpinolene/
Interesting fact: Terpinolene has some interesting benefits, potentially even as a mosquito repellent.

A-PINENE

“Some of pinene’s known effects and benefits include:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Bronchodilator, heling to improve airflow to the lungs
  • Helps counter short-term memory loss associated with THC
  • Promotes alertness
You should note that these effects are modulated by other compounds. For example, strains containing high levels of the sedating terpene myrcene may not provide the alert effects mentioned above. It’s important to consider the entire chemical composition of a strain when looking for a specific effect.”
https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-pinene-and-what-are-the-benefits-of-this-cannabis-terpene
Interesting fact: A-Pinene would be a great terpene for a student or looking to focus.

A-HUMULENE

HUMULENE is related to B-Caryophyllene but acts as a different isomer with different distinctive properties.
“Humulene naturally occurs in clove, basil, hops, and cannabis sativa. It carries a subtle earthy, woody aroma with spicy herbal notes you might recognize in some of your favorite strains. Though cannabis is commonly associated with appetite simulation, humulene is actually known to suppress hunger.
Humulene’s other potential effects include:
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-tumor
  • Pharmacokinetic
https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/humulene-caryophyllene-and-trans-nerolidol-what-are-the-benefits

B-CARYOPHYLLENE

A popular and oft-found terpene, B-Caryophyllene has some interesting medicinal properties as well
“Because it targets CB2 receptors and delivers no high, BCP is an effective way to medicate while avoiding any alteration in perception or motor skills. It can be used to treat several inflammatory disorders, including arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Like its cousins pinene and limonene, BCP has also been shown to fight cancer, reduce anxiety and depression, and has even been found to be gastroprotective — meaning it can be used to treat ulcers.
BCP also is helpful for those suffering from atherosclerosis and osteoporosis and can even increases bone mass and blocks pain signals, all while avoiding any interference with the nervous system. Because so many other cannabinoids and terpenes act as analgesics (pain killers), BCP is more evidence of the entourage effect, a theory explaining how a variety of terpenes and cannabinoids work synergistically to improve health or fight disease.”
https://www.whaxy.com/learn/beta-caryophyllene

LIMONENE

“Limonene has numerous medicinal benefits including promoting weight loss, aiding digestion, and preventing gastric distress. It has been shown to be an anti-fungal agent, making it a natural remedy for athlete’s foot or outbreaks of yeast. Limonene also shows promise as a treatment for anxiety and depression. Most interestingly, limonene has been shown both to stimulate the immune system and be an effective treatment for cancer.”
www.TheLeafOnline.com

MYRCENE

“Myrcene (or β-myrcene) is a terpene that occurs often in highly fragrant plants and herbs such as mangoes, hops, bay laurel leaves, thyme, lemongrass, and basil. Myrcene is produced by numerous cannabis strains, and some have suggested that it lends sedative, indica-like effects (including “couch-lock”) to strains containing more than 0.5% of this terpene.
Another place you’ll find myrcene is in mangoes. Anecdotal evidence suggests that eating a ripe mango prior to consuming cannabis may accentuate or extend the psychoactive effects of cannabis; some have suggested that this is due to the fruit’s concentrations of myrcene, which is naturally synergistic with THC and allows cannabinoids to more easily bridge the blood-brain barrier.
Myrcene’s effects include:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic (pain relief)
  • Antibiotic
  • Sedative
  • Antimutagenic
https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/myrcene-linalool-and-bisabolol-what-are-the-benefits-of-these-can

Want to learn more? Take this Terpene Quiz from www.leafly.com.

Also, please visit our Education Page for information.

 

Get to Know The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Eric Jackson

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Eric Jackson, assistant manager and budtender at The Grove medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas.

Eric Jackson: Assistant Manager and Budtender

Eric Jackson is an assistant manager and budtender at The Grove medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas. He oversees the dispensary operations, ensures all state regulations are met and assist patients with product information and selection.

Question: What do you enjoy about working at The Grove?

Eric Jackson: I enjoy being helpful to people in need of alternative forms of treatment.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

EJ: When I see someone that has had results using medical cannabis that regular pharmacy drugs have not been a benefit for. Or when someone has success with weaning themselves off of addictive drugs using cannabis therapy.

Q: What is your perfect pizza?

EJ: Ricotta, provolone and fresh basil on thin crust. Simple and satisfying.

“Educate before you medicate.” – Eric Jackson, The Grove medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas

Get to Know The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary Las Vegas: Tanya Peñar Leyva

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Tanya Peñar Leyva is a budtender and responsible for intake at The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary Las Vegas.

Tanya Peñar Leyva: Budtender and Intake

Tanya Peñar Leyva is a budtender and responsible for intake at The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary Las Vegas. She checks patients in as they come into the dispensary and helps them find what strains work best for them.

Question: What do you enjoy about working at The Grove?

Tanya Peñar Leyva: Our staff and management are always being taught different product knowledge so we are always up to date on our education.

Q: What is your favorite strain?

TPL: Gorilla Glue #4

Q: What is the importance of connecting with patients?

TPL: It is important to help inform them of what cannabis is best for them.

Get to Know The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Kevin Fletcher

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Kevin Fletcher is a budtender and dispensary agent at The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Las Vegas.

Kevin Fletcher: Budtender and Dispensary Agent

Kevin Fletcher is a budtender and dispensary agent at The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Las Vegas. He attends to patients and provides knowledge on all the products.

Question: What do you enjoy about working at The Grove?

Kevin Fletcher: Coming to work with a product I have passion for and being surrounded by people who share my enthusiasm.

Q: What is your favorite strain?

KF: The OG Grape Krypt

Q: What is the importance of connecting with patients?

KF: Being able to relate to a patient and understand them is key in being able to help them to the best of my ability and provide them with the correct product.

“I enjoy providing to patients and getting them excited for cannabis is very rewarding.” –Kevin Fletcher, The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary Las Vegas

Get to Know The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary Las Vegas: Devin Duitsman

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Devin Duitsman is a budtender and intake at The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Las Vegas.

Devin Duitsman: Budtender and Intake

Devin Duitsman is a budtender and intake at The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Las Vegas. She ensures the check-in process for patients is quick and easy.

Question: What do you enjoy about working at The Grove?

Devin Duitsman: The patients.

Q: What is your favorite strain?

DD: I love high Sativa strains that give me a euphoric, cerebal buzz which is great for creating.

Q: What is the importance of connecting with patients?

DD: It helps them feel more comfortable about their dispensary experience.

Guest Blogger – CBD’s For Life By Rene Hilterbrandt

Are you a curious about medical marijuana in your state?

Working as a Budtender at The Grove medical marijuana dispensary with locations in Las Vegas and Pahrump, I have helped people of all ages find out which way is best to ingest cannabis as well as which cannabis is best. Here I am going to compose a little about what one aspect of Cannabis can do to help you.

There are several different ways of ingesting cannabis. One of the first ways in this blog that I’ll let you know about is through high CBD based medicine. CBDs are non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the cannabis flower. CBDs are in the same family as THC (also a cannabinoid) and are shown in recent studies to help tolerate pain, help cope with cancer, anxiety and more.

The most modern and up to date Dispensaries can carry high CBD edibles, tinctures, lotions, flower (bud). I have observed that CBD is more often effective with a low dose of THC. It’s theorized that THC causes an entourage effect and carries the CBDs more thoroughly to the cannabanoid receptors in your brain and body. Low doses of THC that are 1-2 MG are commonly non-psychoactive.

Tinctures are cannabis extraction infused in alcohol or vegetable glycerin. They can be ingested using a dropper and putting one drop under the tongue. When visiting a dispensary, discuss with your Budtender the content of their Tinctures as they can vary in THC and CBD doses. It is highly advised you take your CBD medicine with a low dose of THC for a more thorough effect for pain relief.

CBD Topicals are lotions, creams and oils and they are wonderful by themselves but they are also perfect when using CBD edibles or tinctures together as I have found many people I’ve spoken to to end up feeling a more localized pain when trying a CBD edible or Tincture. CBD Topicals can be rubbed into the skin and asbored through the epidermis and received through the nearest CBD receptors in your body. Thusly, more closely working tolerate and heal the area where the lotion was applied.

The best non-psychoactive cannabis flower for pain will have a high CBD content which in the world of medical cannabis is about 10%-20% and a low dose of THC which can range 0.3%-20%. Some strains can have a ratio of 50%/50% which can give a perfect balance for any patients looking for cannabis that does not instigate anxiety or paranoia with minimal to no psychoactive effects.

The two best strains to look for on weedmaps.com or leafly.com that I highly refer you look for when going to a Dispensary are:

Cannatonic: A high CBD very low THC strain. I have found this strain is one of the most commonly found in Dispensaries in the West Coast.

Charlotte’s Web: Another high CBD low THC strain, created and cultivated by The Stanley Brothers to help a 5 year old (the age at her first CBD dose) girl named Charlotte lessen her epileptic seizures brought on by Dravet syndrome. It was shown to have dramatically lessen the amount of seizures she has from 300 a week to 4 a month. Charlottes Web was featured on the CNN docutmentary Weed and has since become an extremely popular and demanded strain in Dispensaries across the United States.

Ask your Budtender about the CBD products available and what they can do for you to find out more.

By Rene Hilterbrandt – The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary Pahrump

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