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Meet our friendly staff, dedicated to serving our patients and community.
At VHHC, our hard work is supported by our core values, which are the foundation of all we do. We maintain these values so you can be confident in everything that carries our name.
Our staff has extensive experience in the medical cannabis industry and are ready to answer your questions. We want to use our knowledge to help you get the best medicine in the form you need most.
We've come together to create an amazing place for you, our patients. We're bringing you the highest quality medicine, extracts, and edibles. Our location is safe, clean, handicap accessible, and near public transportation.
We want you to feel comfortable, cared for, and respected in our home. As a medical cannabis dispensary we are dedicated to the medical, educational, and social needs of our members. We exclusively provide medical cannabis to patients qualified under California Health and Safety Code 11362.5 (Proposition 15).
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The intention of Vallejo Holistic Health Center is to have a positive impact in our community. Here are some rules and regulations:
- ABSOLUTELY NO CHILDREN ALLOWED INSIDE/WAITING ALONE IN VEHICLES.
- Never consume cannabis in the immediate area, sidewalks, or neighborhood.
- Patients may not resell or redistribute their medicine. Your membership will be permanently revoked if you are seen passing money or selling medication to anyone else.
- No cell phone use inside.
- There is a limit of 8 oz per visit.
- Always have your California identification card and blue VHHC card.
- No loitering in front of the shop before we open at 11am.
- Be friendly and patient with each other, our staff, and our neighbors!
- It is important you follow our guidelines so we may continue to serve you. Your membership can be suspended or revoked for violations. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY
In order to cultivate a positive relationship with our neighbors we ask that patients be mindful of local businesses and residents who may not be supportive of medical cannabis.
Please be respectful of their beliefs and of their property, and do not park illegally or in driveways.
We also ask that patients do not loiter before or after visiting the dispensary, and please do not medicate near the premises.
539 Tennessee St
Vallejo, CA 94590
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Bring in a copy of your doctor's letter of recommendation and your state-issued photo ID to VHHC during regular business hours. Please note that medical cannabis ID cards are optional under state law, therefore please bring the documents to fully be in accordance.
*Click here* to download our VHHC Membership Agreement and complete the following steps:
- Print & Fill out the membership agreement
- Scan the completed form along with a copy of your state-issued identification card (passport acceptable) and doctor's letter of recommendation.
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When scanning your completed membership agreement, place ID card in blank area below Physician Information
Scan separately from the form
- E-mail the scanned copies to firstname.lastname@example.org
- VHHC will respond via phone or e-mail once the doctor's recommendation is verified (within one week, usually sooner)
- Once verified, you can start selecting your delivery order by *clicking here*. Your VHHC membership card will be delivered with your first order.
Your membership will be pending until we verify your letter of recommendation.
When bringing in your doctor's recommendation, either online or in person, the processing time varies. Some recommendations offer quick 24-hr online verification, while others are only verifiable Monday through Friday during the doctor's office business hours. Depending on your doctor, verification may take up to one week.
New members are welcomed kindly with a welcome package that includes a medical marijuana joint and edible. You will also receive your VHHC membership card that you must bring along to all future visits (replacement cards are $5).
Refer a friend and receive a gift of up to $10 value!
Community Service, Events & Activism
We strive to serve our community the best we can, and support our local groups with good intentions. Our storefront has participated in Back-to-School drives, donated supplies to Valley Fire victims, and attended local environmental clean-up events to give a helping hand to our neighbors.
Future events and community service opportunities will be posted on our social media pages for local involvement. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for any upcoming activities, we will have a sign-up list in our storefront. Ask our friendly staff for further information.
BINGO NIGHT @ 717 MARIN STREET, VALLEJO, CA
Last Friday, January 15th, our monthly BINGO Night was held at our local tea shop.
Integritea is a small business located in Downtown Vallejo that offers a variety of teas and herbs.
A huge 'Thank You!' goes out to this wonderful group of people allowing us to host this month's BINGO gathering at their place!
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Your medicinal needs are our highest priority. We will work alongside you to find the best of our products to meet your necessities.
At 539 Tennessee (at Sutter) in Vallejo, CA we are centrally located for easy access from surrounding communities.
We understand that our severely ill and immobile patients might have trouble getting to our storefront location. We're happy to deliver medicine throughout the Bay Area. We offer same day, next day and scheduled deliveries. Furthermore, we usually deliver to your address on your California State ID/Driver's License.
Call our storefront to set up a delivery today!
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The reduced psychoactivity of CBD-rich cannabis may make it an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety and/or anti-spasm effects without disconcerting euphoria or lethargy.
Providing access to those severely ill or in need of CBD products is essential to serving others the best we can.
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Cannabidiol can help you!
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the marijuana plant, has generated significant interest among scientists and physicians in recent years. Cannabidiol is a pleiotropic drug that of which produces many effects through multiple molecular pathways. CBD acts through various receptor-independent channels and by binding with a number of non-cannabinoid receptors and ion channels.
The Science of CBD and FAAH
Unlike psychoactive THC, CBD has little binding affinity to either the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptors. Instead, CBD indirectly stimulates endogenous cannabinoid signaling by suppressing the enzyme fatty acid amide hydroxylase (FAAH) - the enzyme that breaks down anandamide, the first endocannabinoid discovered in the mammalian brain in 1992.
Whereas the cannabinoid molecules found in cannabis are considered "exogenous ligands" to the cannabinoid (CB) receptor family, anandamide is an "endogenous" cannabinoid ligand - meaning it binds to one or more cannabinoid receptors and is found naturally inside the mammalian brain and body. Anandamide favors the CB1 receptor, which is concentrated in the brain and central nervous system. Because FAAH is involved in the metabolic breakdown of anandamide, less FAAH means more anandamide remains present in the body for a longer duration. More anandamide means greater CB1 activation.
CBD enhances endocannabinoid tone by suppressing FAAH.
By inhibiting the enzyme that metabolizes and degrades anandamide, CBD enhances the body's innate protective endocannabinoid response. At the same time, CBD opposes the action of THC at the CB1 receptor, thereby muting the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD also stimulates the release of 2-AG, another endocannabinoid that activates both CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB2 receptors are predominant in the peripheral nervous system and the immune system.
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The cannabis plant contains dozens of active compounds called cannabinoids, found in various concentrations within a plant's flowers, leaves, and stem. The majority of cannabinoids are located in the flowers of the female plant and are concentrated in a viscous resin, which is produced in glandular structures called 'trichomes'. In addition to its wealth of cannabinoids, the resin is also rich in terpenes. Terpenes are largely responsible for cannabis' distinct odor, as well as much of the variations in physiological effects across strains.
Cannabinoids are delivered to the body via several routes, including through smoking plant material, vaporizing concentrates, ingesting plant material, and topical application. Researchers have identified over 70 unique cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. Many of these cannabinoids interact with the human endocannabinoid system via cannabinoid receptors found throughout our bodies.
Although scientists are still identifying new cannabinoid receptors, research has advanced at a rapid pace. The two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the human body are called CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptor is expressed mainly in the brain and central nervous system, as well as the lungs, liver and kidneys. The CB2 receptor is primarily expressed in the immune system, hematopoietic cells, and throughout the gut. The affinity of an individual cannabinoid to each receptor, as well as the cannabinoid's own pharmacology, combine to determine how it will affect the human body.
The most common cannabinoids found in cannabis are the following:
THCA - Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid
THCA is the main constituent in raw cannabis. THCA converts to Δ9-THC when burned, vaporized, or heated at a certain temperature. THCA, CBDA, CBGA, and other acidic cannabinoids hold the most COX-1 and COX-2 inhibition, contributing to cannabis' anti-inflammatory effects. This cannabinoid also acts as an antiproliferative and antispasmodic.
thc - tetrahydrocannabinol
The most abundant cannabinoid present in marijuana, THC is responsible for cannabis' most well-known psychoactive effects. THC acts as a partial agonist at the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The compound is a mild analgesic, or painkiller, and cellular research has shown that it has antioxidant activity.
cbda - cannabidiolic acid
CBDA, similar to THCA, is the main constituent in cannabis with elevated CBD levels. CBDA selectively inhibits the COX-2 enzyme, contributing to cannabis' anti-inflammatory effects.
cbn - cannabinol
CBN is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that is produced from the degradation of THC. There is usually very little to no CBN in a fresh plant. CBN acts as a weak agonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, with greater affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1. The degradation of THC into CBN is often described as creating a sedative effect , known as a "couch lock."
cbg - cannabigerol
A non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBG's antibacterial effects can alter the overall effects of cannabis. CBG is known to kill or slow bacterial growth, reduce inflammation (particularly in its acidic CBGA form), inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth. It acts as a low-affinity antagonist at the CB1 receptor. CBG pharmacological activity at the CB2 receptor is currently unknown.
cbc - cannabichromene
CBC is most frequently found in tropical cannabis varieties. CBC is known to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth. The effects of CBC appear to be mediated through non-cannabinoid receptor interactions.
thcv - tetrahydrocannabivarin
THCV is a minor cannabinoid found in only some strains of cannabis. The only structural difference between THCV and THC is the presence of a propyl (3 carbon) group, rather than a pentyl (5 carbon) group, on the molecule. Though this variation may seem subtle, it causes THCV to produce very different effects than THC. These effects include a reduction in panic attacks, suppression of appetite, and the promotion of bone growth. THCV acts as an antagonist at the CB1 receptor and a partial agonist at the CB2 receptor.
cbdv - cannabidivarin
Like THCV, CBDV differs from CBD only by the substitution of a pentyl (5 carbon) for a propyl (3 carbon) sidechain. Although research on CBDV is still in its initial stages, recent studies have shown promise for its use in the management of epilepsy. This is due to its action at TRPV1 receptors and modulation of gene expression.
Terpenes, or isoprenoids, provide cannabis with its unique bouquet. The molecules are quite small and consist of repeating units of a compound called isoprene. Although less well-known than the major cannabinoids, terpenes are instrumental to the physiological and psychoactive effects of cannabis. The relationship between terpenes and cannabinoids, known as the "entourage effect," ultimately differentiates one strain of cannabis from another.
Terpenes play a vital role in the plant kingdom; they deter insect predation, protect plants from environmental stresses, and act as building blocks for more complex molecules, such as cannabinoids. Many terpenes act synergistically with other varieties of terpenes, and some either catalyze or inhibit formation of different compounds within a plant. Understanding how terpenes function allows scientists to manipulate cannabinoids to desired ratios.
Primary terpenes found in cannabis are the following:
α Pinene accounts for cannabis' familiar odor, often associated with pine trees and turpentine, α Pinene is the most common naturally occurring terpenoid and acts as both an anti-inflammatory and a bronchodilator.
Linalool has a floral scent reminiscent of spring flowers, but with spicy overtones. It possesses sedative properties and is an effective anxiety and stress reliever. It has also been used as an analgesic and anti-epileptic.
Myrcene is the most prevalent terpene and is found in most varieties of cannabis. Myrcene concentration dictates whether a strain will have an indica or sativa effect. Strains containing over 0.5% of myrcene produce a more sedative high, while strains containing less than 0.5% myrcene have an energizing effect. Myrcene is also present in thyme, hops, lemongrass, and citrus, and is used in aromatherapy.
Limonene is a dominant terpene in strains with a pronounced sativa effect. It is also found in the rinds of citrus fruits. Limonene aids in the absorption of other terpenes through the skin and mucous membranes, and has been used to treat anxiety and depression.
Ocimene is frequently used in perfumes for its pleasant odor. In nature, this terpene contributes to a plant's defenses and possess antifungal properties.
Terpinolene has been shown to exhibit antioxidant and anticancer effects in rat brain cells. Studies with mice show that terpinolene has a sedative effect when inhaled. In addition, terpinolene is responsible for many of the floral notes found in Jack Herer varieties.
Terpineol is known for its pleasant smell and is often used in soaps and perfumes. It is known to have relaxing effects.
Valencene is present in Valencia oranges and contributes to cannabis' citrus aroma.
β Caryophyllene is the only terpene known to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system (CB2). It produces anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
Also present in geraniums, geraniol emits a rosey scent that makes it a popular perfume additive. It is an effective mosquito repellent and shows a potential protective effect against neuropathy.
α Humulene contributes to the "hoppy" aroma of cannabis. This terpene acts as an appetite suppressant and exhibits potent anti-inflammatory activity.
~THIS INFORMATION IS DERIVED FROM~
Healthy Beginnings March 2016 Article
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY!
Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Medical Marijuana
Local Sparks resident, Mary Webber, writes an inspirational blog called "A Better Life," regarding her journey to wellness and her experiences treating her Multiple Sclerosis with Medical Marijuana. Having been diagnosed over 8 years ago, she has only recently come to feel the difference between standing on a carpet and a hardwood floor, feeling the skin between her fingers and toes, or, when putting her hair up, feeling her own ears. All of this, thanks to medical marijuana.
Approximately 350,000 Americans are currently living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic, debilitating, degenerative and sometimes fatal disease, in which the body's own immune cells attack the central nervous system, resulting in a host of symptoms, including pain, muscular weakness and spasms, fatigue, tremor, incontinence and loss of motor coordination, as well as unstable mood and depression. According to the U.S. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, about 200 people are diagnosed with MS every week. It typically appears between the ages of 20 and 40, and is the most common neurological disease of young people, affecting both women and veterans at a higher incidence than the general population.
Current treatment for MS largely focuses only on treating symptoms of the disease as they appear, with combinations of medications that can often cause adverse or unwanted side effects. Frustrated patients often turn to alternative and holistic treatments, seeking a more natural and cost-effective remedy. There are numerous indications that Cannabinoids, one of the active ingredients in Medical Marijuana, may be a successful means of therapy for the many symptoms of MS and a promising treatment for controlling the diseases progression, as well.
Despite the myth that little research has been done on medical marijuana, numerous case studies, double-blind studies, and surveys have been done in the UK and Canada to determine the efficacy of cannabis in treating MS. A 2003 survey published in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences reported that 96 percent of MS patients state cannabis is therapeutically useful for treating their disease. A 2005 UK Survey of MS patients found that 43% already used Marijuana to treat their disease. Of those patients, the majority reported their chronic pain, spasms and depression were effectively mitigated.
Another study published in the Lancet journal compared results of 630 multiple sclerosis patients after approximately 4 months of treatment. The 57% of patients using a whole plant cannabis extract said their symptoms had eased.
By studying mice, researchers have discovered the role of CB1 and CB2, our cannabinoid receptors, in regulating CNS autoimmune inflammation and other factors that contribute to MS symptoms. Studies suggest that cannabis may slow the neurodegenerative processes that ultimately lead to chronic disability for MS patients. In 2012, Spanish researchers documented that "the treatment of EAE mice with the cannabinoid agonist WIN55,512-2 reduced their neurological disability and the progression of the disease."
These studies of both animal models and patients have greatly expanded our understanding of MS and cannbinoid biology. Current and emerging research suggests that Medical Marijuana has the potential to effectively treat MS symptoms and may alos slow the progression of the disease.
So what does this mean to patients today? The bottom line is that the treatment of MS with Medical Marijuana is still new, largely trail-and-error, and requires patience and the help of cannabis experts. The good news is that it is now available to those who have decided, in consult with a physician, that it is a good option for them.
Mary Webber spent over seven years gradually losing 70% of the feeling in her feet, hands and other areas of her body, and temporarily losing much of the sight from her right eye. She was dealing with heavy medication, a weekly epidural regimen, and spasticity that was severely impeding her way of life. At the end of her rope, with traditional medicine helping very little she, through trail and error with help form Sierra Wellness Connection, found a strain of Medical Marijuana that addressed her symptom significantly. In the days following, as she continued to use that strain, her feet woke up even more. After about two months her numbness has been significantly reduced, she can walk and move better with less pain, and she's been able to stop the epidurals, as well as most other prescribe medications, which she credits for her being able to think clearly again. Her blog, bright smile, and positive attitude are an inspiration to others, and she is now a patient advocate for cannabis therapy.
Medical Marijuana has given Mary the ability to achieve something we all strive for and deserve, the pursuit of happiness and "A Better Life!"
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