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FAQ’s

Is cannabis addictive?

It is possible to develop a psychological addiction to most things that are taken to excess, however cannabis is not physically addictive. In some cases a psychological dependence can occur in heavy to chronic users. According to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicines 1999 report,Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base: “Compared to most other drugs, dependence among marijuana users is relatively rare, although few marijuana users develop dependence, some do. But they appear to be less likely to do so than users of other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), and marijuana dependence appears to be less severe than dependence on other drugs.”

How many people have died from a cannabis overdose?

Zero.

44,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2013 (according to the most recent data), more than double the number in 1999. Nearly 52 percent of the deaths were related to prescription drugs. Not a single death has been caused by cannabis overdose in written history.

What are the different types of cannabis?

There are three distinct types of cannabis plant that are grown for their psychoactive content. These are Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa and Cannabis ruderalis. The fourth classification is given to what is now referred to as Hemp, this is the name given to non psychoactive cannabis plants that are grown commercially for seeds, oil and fiber. 

What does it mean to “consume responsibly”?

Choose a private setting and be sure you are well hydrated, well rested and well nourished. Plan your experience, gauging the time from ingestion to onset of effect to dissipation, understanding that edibles take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours for onset of effects, whereas smoking and vaping require only 5 to 10 minutes. Assess your balance and coordination. Do not drive vehicles, operate equipment or engage in activities that may endanger yourself or others. Mixing alcohol and other drugs with cannabis is dangerous and compounds its effects.

Can I consume cannabis in public?

No. It is against Oregon law to consume cannabis in any public space. (i.e. bars, restaurants, sidewalks, parks, hallways, public transportation, etc.). It is against federal law to consume on federal land or facilities on federal land (national parks, ski areas, ski lifts, etc.). It is legal to consume at your private residence.

How much cannabis can I possess in Oregon?

In Oregon, people age 21 and older can have up to one ounce of marijuana on their person at any given time. They can have eight ounces total at home, and up to 1 pound of solid edibles, 72 ounces of marijuana-infused liquid and 1 ounce of marijuana extract. Oregon residents can also grow up to four plants at a private residence.

Where can I learn more about the marijuana rules in Oregon?

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has detailed information about marijuana rules here: http://www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana/

What strains are currently available and where can I purchase them?

You can view our current strain availability HERE!

You can see our current partners HERE!
Don’t see your favorite dispensary listed? Ask them to carry Yerba Buena strains!

While we do our best to keep the most popular and effective strains available consistently, we are always developing new genetics. Our currently library exceeds 60 strains, and we continually seek out new strains to offer our clients. We also offer education and assistance in finding the strains that will work best for you.

Why should I trust cannabis grown by Yerba Buena?

At Yerba Buena, we use only the highest quality, natural, and earth-friendly ingredients in the cultivation of our cannabis. We start with a solid foundation of strong genetics and carefully-selected phenotypes and raise the plants to maturity carefully and selectively. Each plant undergoes rigorous inspections throughout it’s life, from it’s beginning through harvest. Once harvested, the product is finished with multiple points of quality-control before being packaged for delivery at one of our dispensary partners. Only the best buds reach your hands, and you can count on that.

Can I buy directly from Yerba Buena?

If you are a licensed OLCC retailer, processor, or wholesaler, you may purchase Yerba Buena products for your customers. If you are an individual consumer, you can find our product HERE. If you are licensed through the OLCC and are interested in carrying our product, please CONTACT US!

Is cannabis safe for kids?

We do not recommend that children consume cannabis. Cannabis products can make children very sick. There are, however some cases where careful consumption of cannabis oil can save a child’s life as is the case with some severe forms of epilepsy, autism, and certain cancers. If you believe your child may be a good candidate for cannabis treatments, please consult your doctor and only proceed with a carefully diagnosed plan.

Which medical conditions can cannabis treat?

Alcohol and opiate abuse, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Anorexia nervosa, Loss of appetite,Asthma, Arthritis (rheumatoid or osteo), Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Atherosclerosis (also known as ASVD), Autism, Bipolar disorder, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Depression, Diabetes mellitus, Emphysema, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS), Glaucoma, Glioma, Hepatitis C, Herpes, High blood pressure, HIV, Huntington’s disease, Incontinence, Insomnia, Leukemia, MRSA, Migraines, Multiple sclerosis, Nausea and vomiting, Osteoporosis, Pain relief (analgesia), Parkinson’s syndrome, Post-traumatic stress disorder.

You use the term cannabis. Why don’t you call it marijuana?

Cannabis is the correct scientific name for this genus of flowering plant. It has three subspecies; sativa, indica, and ruderalis. Most cannabis supporters find the “M” word offensive, once they learn the history.
Cannabis was widely used as a remedy for many common ailments throughout history, and was an important and widely used ingredient in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia prior to prohibition. ‘Marijuana’ is a slang term, hailing from Mexican roots, adopted by the false propaganda that was widespread in the 30’s and 40’s in an attempt to attach a racist and negative stigma to it’s public perception.

You can learn more by reading our article on this topic, HERE.

We, at Yerba Buena choose to use the proper, respectful scientific term for cannabis and hope that Oregon and other states will follow suit. Using the real name for this plant, rather than using a racist slang term originating from a dark time in history is a progressive step towards legitimizing this healing plant.

It’s my first time. What should I know?

If this is your first time, or your first time in a long time, start low and go slow. For edibles, start with no more than 5-10 grams and wait a full 2 hours for the full onset to set in before consuming more. For smoking/vaporizing, try 1-2 draws and allow 30 minutes to take more. It is helpful to keep a journal to track serving size, the product and/or strain consumed, amount consumed, timing and effect of each product you try.

What happens if I take too much?

If for any reason your experience is unpleasant, take note of the amount and variety ingested and describe your sensations in detail. (This will help you make a better selection next time.) Stay well hydrated and try to relax. If you have any CBD-only products on-hand, that will help soften the effects of the THC. Strong doses of vitamin C have been reported to speed the come-down as well. Should you experience severe discomfort or anything that might be considered a medical emergency, seek professional medical attention immediately or call 911. Please remember that it is never a good idea to exceed the recommended serving. It is also noteworthy that nobody has ever died from an overdose of cannabis, so usually a good nap and plenty of water will do the trick.

Isn’t cannabis a gateway drug?

No. Recent studies show that recreational use of cannabis does not lead to experimentation of harder drugs.

Because it is the most widely used illicit drug, marijuana is predictably the first illicit drug most people encounter. Not surprisingly, most users of other illicit drugs have used marijuana first. In fact, most drug users begin with alcohol and nicotine before marijuana—usually before they are of legal age. There is no conclusive evidence that the drug effects of marijuana are causally linked to the subsequent abuse of other illicit drugs. In 2006, the University of Pittsburgh released a study in which researchers spent 12 years tracking a group of subjects from adolescence into adulthood and documented their drug use. The researchers found that the gateway theory was not only wrong, but also harmful to properly understanding and addressing drug abuse: “the likelihood that someone will transition to the use of illegal drugs is determined not by the preceding use of a particular drug but instead by the user’s individual tendencies and environmental circumstances.”

The real problem is that this safe and relatively harmless plant has been marginalized and criminalized, forcing those who wish to use it to seek it out from the black market, where other, more dangerous illegal substances are also often available and even pushed. Additionally, when such a strong negative stigma has been placed on cannabis and a first-time user truly enjoys their experience, then they may develop a mistrust in what their government has decided is safe and wonder if other illicit drugs are also harmless and enjoyable. In essence, separating this medicinal plant from the black market will undoubtedly reduce accessibility and interest in more harmful drugs.

Why is testing product important?

Safety and potency are important to be aware of in any product you consume. Test results ensure that your product is devoid of dangerous pesticides, molds, and fungus. Cannabinoid potency is important so you know how to dose your intake and can choose the strain that will offer you the effects you desire. THC and CBD are two major medicinal components in marijuana, and should be clearly and accurately labeled. Generally speaking, THC provides psychoactive effects while CBD provides non-psychoactive medicinal effects. One combination of THC and CBD may be suitable to help patients with severe chronic pain, while another may be more effective for patients suffering from epilepsy.

How long does THC stay in my body?

THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, however, urine tests detect a different chemical called THC-COOH, a metabolite of THC. The “high” associated with THC only lasts for a few hours, while the chemical THC-COOH remains in the body in measurable amounts for much longer. Depending on how frequently you consume cannabis and your metabolism rate, THC-COOH can last in your system anywhere from 24 hours to two weeks, with extreme cases of heavy consumption leaving traces of THC after more than a month.

Generally, an occasional user should test negative for THC after 4 days, while a frequent smoker will likely test positive for more than a week. Two weeks is the rule of thumb for cleaning one’s blood for a urinalysis, but if the individual is a very heavy user, it may take more time.

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