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Hopegrown’s Guide to Being a Medical Cannabis Patient in the Age of... Recreational Cannabis

2018 has been an exciting year for the California cannabis industry thus far, but many medical patients have expressed concerns about the changes that recreational legalization has brought to their dispensary experience. Here at Hopegrown we want to empower you to get the care, education and medicine you need as a patient, so we decided to put together a helpful guide of questions you can ask your local dispensary to ensure that you continue to feel comfortable and supported every time you visit

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How Do I Apply For a Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC)?

The legalization of adult use cannabis in California has brought with it an increase in taxes for both recreational consumers and medical patients alike. Thankfully, if you’re a medical cannabis patient in California you can register for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC) with the county to save money on local tax and sales tax. Learn how to apply for your card here.

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Understanding California Cannabis in 2018

January 1st, 2018 ushered in a new age of cannabis in California with adult use recreational sales becoming legal statewide for individuals 21 and older. Amid the excitement, medical cannabis patients and recreational consumers alike understandably have a lot of questions...

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HG Spotlight: Frozen Shoulder

In 2016, I was diagnosed with a rare form of early onset adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder syndrome) which rendered my left shoulder almost completely immovable and caused excruciating pain — particularly at night. This resulted in severe sleep deprivation and associated depression, irritability, loss of focus, and a major loss of work productivity. I had always read about how debilitating chronic, severe pain could be, but really had no clue until I was living with it.

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What Is A Vaporizer?

The differences between a good vaporizer and a bad one come down to things like battery life, size and the type of material you wish to vaporize. Every model is unique and the different brands all have their own backstory and expected quality...

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