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How do I pay with a card?

With an app called CanPay. It connects your debit card to a unique payment PIN number you can use in the store.

To get started, locate your bank account info and driver’s license. Then follow these steps:

  1. Download the app
  2. Make an account
  3. Get approved + receive your payment PIN 
  4. Use your payment PIN at the shop

How much cannabis can I buy at one time?

Per day, adult-use customers can buy up to:

  • 28 grams of flower (that’s 1 full ounce)
  • 5 grams of cannabis extract or concentrate
  • 10 seeds
  • 4 clones
  • 16 ounces of solid cannabinoid product
  • 72 ounces of liquid cannabinoid product

Per day, OMMP cardholders can also buy up to:

  • .5 lbs of cannabis flower (that’s 8 full ounces), capped at 2 pounds per month

Where am I allowed to consume cannabis?

You can legally imbibe at home or in other private residences (with permission of course).

No public consumption allowed. Rules are rules.

How do I get a medical marijuana card?

If you’re an Oregon resident, visit the Oregon Health Authority’s website to get started. From there, you can make an account and apply for your OMMP (Oregon Medical Marijuana Program) card online or by mail.

If you found us from another state, make sure to check your local cannabis regulatory agency’s website.

Can I take cannabis on an airplane?

Nope.

Even if you’re only traveling between two states where weed is legal, you still can’t take it with you across state lines. It is what it is.

General Queries

Does cannabis have any side effects?

Some people can experience dry, red eyes or dry mouth.

If you take too much weed for your tolerance level, you may notice some uncomfortable feelings. Just drink some water, breathe, and get cozy if you can. It’ll pass.

How do I know which strain is right for me?

You won’t know for sure until you try a few and decide what feels best.

If you need some guidance, stop by the shop or call us to talk to one of our helpful hosts. They’ll answer any questions you may have, and help steer you towards the experience you’ve been looking for.

PRO TIP:

The key to a great trip is preparation. You can browse your shop’s menu and Leafly ahead of time to see what’s available, explore strains, read reviews, and more.

Is there such a thing as “organic” cannabis?

Since cannabis is still federally illegal, the USDA can’t certify it as organic with a capital “O.”

Instead, there are independent “organic-like” certifications for cannabis cultivators, which base their standards on the USDA’s criteria.

Three certifications you may come across in our shops are:

Are there different types of cannabis?

Traditionally, people have divided cannabis types into three buckets:

  • Sativa – Tall, lanky bodies, thin, spindly leaves; warm, subtropical climates
  • Indica – Shorter, bushier bodies, broader leaves; cold, mountainous climates
  • Hybrid – Blend of Sativa and Indica

Here’s the issue scientists have with these categories: basically every strain you see is a hybrid of some sort. And their names alone aren’t enough to tell you what they feel like, or how potent they are.

These days, more and more people choose their cannabis on the basis of cannabinoid and terpene profiles. The idea is that once you know what kinds of cannabinoids and terpenes are in your weed, you’ll have a better sense of what it might feel like.

Where can I go to read more about cannabis?

How can I work at Bridge City Collective?

Submit your resume and a cover letter to info@bridgecitycollective.com.

If you’ve already submitted your materials and haven’t heard back from us, give one of our store managers a call to make sure we’ve got it.

Cannabis Science

Are there any scientific studies about cannabis?

Yes.

As of January 2021, there are over 35,000 peer-reviewed cannabis articles on PubMed.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a family of chemical compounds made by the cannabis plant.

The “major” cannabinoids like THC and CBD are the most commonly known—they’re the ones that typically show up on your product labels. Scientists have discovered dozens of other “minor” cannabinoids too, including: CBC, CBG, CBN, and THCV.

What is THC?

THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive compound from the cannabis plant.

Famously, it can make you feel “high.” But get this: researchers think THC affects us similarly to a chemical our brains make on their own, called “anandamide” (AEA). It gets its name from the Sanskrit word ananda, which means “bliss.”

But beyond its storied euphoric effects, patients rely on THC to help them with things like nausea, appetite loss, PTSD, insomnia, depression, chronic pain, and more.

FUN FACT:

If you’ve ever experienced the sensation of “runner’s high,” that’s partially due to anandamide (your body’s version of THC) at work.

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, the second most common compound from the cannabis plant.
Unlike THC, CBD won’t get you “high.” Quite the opposite––if you use it with THC, CBD could make you feel less high.

CBD is famous for its powerfully calming properties and its dozens of different uses. Patients use it for things like anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and chronic pain, just to name a few.

FUN FACT:

CBD slows down your body’s breakdown of anandamide, allowing the “bliss” molecule to stick around longer.

FUN FACT 2:

From 2003-2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services held a patent (no. #6,630,507) on CBD as a potential antioxidant and neuroprotectant.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are the fragrance molecules found in all plants and some insects.

When you smell cracked pepper, a crushed bug, orange zest, or a fresh nug––you’re smelling terpenes.

But beyond making our favorite plant taste and smell amazing, researchers think terpenes may even be partially responsible for weed’s effects, too. For example, because the spicy terpene beta-caryophyllene (also in pepper, cloves, and oregano) can bind to specific targets in your endocannabinoid system (ECS), it has its own calming, tension-soothing properties that boost a strain’s overall relaxing effect.

Some other common terpenes you’ll see on your product labels are myrcene, limonene, linalool, and pinene. Talk to our hosts for more about how they work.

How does cannabis work?

We’re still a long way from a definitive answer to this question, but there are two key ways we know of so far:

  • The Endocannabinoid System. Cannabis engages your body’s endogenous cannabinoid system (AKA endocannabinoid system or ECS). The ECS is involved in core bodily processes, like sleeping, eating, having sex, feeling pain, and balancing mood.
  • The Entourage Effect. Unlike the isolate-based, “single molecule” approach, full-spectrum cannabis contains a range of cannabinoids and terpenes. The idea is, these compounds interact with each other to create an effect much greater than the sum of their parts.

I’ve never used cannabis before. What does it feel like?

You’ll often hear words like: uplifting, euphoric, relaxing, blissful, inspiring, at ease, chill, sensual, motivating, relieving, expansive, creative, musical, vibey, hypnotic, calming, or stimulating.

We could go on, but we think the best answer to this question is one that involves two humans and an exchange of stories.

Get in touch and one of our helpful hosts will guide you through getting started.

Do different types of products produce different effects?

Yes.

For example, there’s a big difference between taking an edible and smoking a joint.

Your lungs absorb cannabinoids from smoke nearly instantly, but your digestive system takes much longer to process the cannabinoids from edibles. When you inhale you’ll feel effects right away, and they’ll usually dissipate within 3-4 hours. Edible effects will creep up much more slowly, and can linger for 12 hours or more.

Something to ponder: no two people experience cannabis quite the same.

Differences in body chemistry, preference, what you take, how much you take, how you take it, when you take it, and even where and why you take it can impact your experience.

Whats the difference between cannabis and hemp?

Genetically, cannabis and hemp are the same plant: Cannabis sativa L.

But in the eyes of the Federal Government, there’s a difference: to legally qualify as hemp, the plant has to be certified to contain under 0.3% THC. Any plant that contains more than 0.3% THC is considered cannabis.

Did we miss anything?

Send us an email at info@bridgecitycollective.com or reach out to one of our stores to get your questions answered.

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