Cannabis 101

Overview of what the user will find in our Cannabis 101 content. This is meant to be a LOOOONGl, comprehensive resource and will cover detailed topics at a high level (Future blog posts will cover each of these topics in detail)

  • What are the different types of cannabis plant? Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid

  • Cannabis Plant botany and growing cannabis

  • Cannabis Medicinal Usage History - What does science say about cannabis for medical use? Body effects

  • Forms: Flower, keif, wax, shatter, resin, distilate, sugar, carts, etc.

  • Consumption methods: inhalation - vape and smoke, ingesting, oral mucosal, dosing, over ingestion

  • Cannabis Regulation History

  • How is medical cannabis different from recreational cannabis?

  • What are the active components in medical cannabis?

  • Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

  • phytocannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids

  • Δ9THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

  • Δ8-THC (Delta-8-THC)

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)

  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid

  • CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)

  • CBN (Cannabinol)

  • CBG (Cannabigerol)

  • CBC (Cannabichromene)

  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

  • CBDV (Cannabidivarin)

Patient FAQs

Links here will point to Category pages… category pages will list out more granular FAQs, e.g:

  • Becoming a Patient / Customer

  • Products

  • Cultivation

  • Dispensary

  • Treatments & Conditions

  • Payment Options

Each individual question will point to an individuals page for that specific question e.g. https://www.commonwealthaltcare.org/faqs/how-do-i-get-my-medical-marijuana-card


CAC Patient Handbook

Click here for a Printer-friendly patient handbook



Government & 3rd Party Resources

Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Medical Use of Marijuana Program