Resources

GROWING & LEARNING We’re with you every step of the way.

Whether you’re a health practitioner, new patient or experienced cannaisseur, there’s a lot to learn when it comes to cannabis. At Fluresh, we believe in cannabis’ immense potential to impact our well-being and understand that every individual’s experience is unique. These resources will help deepen your insight so you can more fully explore the benefits of cannabis in your life.

GETTING STARTED

1Who can buy Fluresh products?
Fluresh products for medical and adult use can be found in stores across the state of Michigan so you can enjoy no matter whether you’re a patient of recreational consumer. Our provisioning center in Grand Rapids currently serves medical patients and caregivers only, however, we look forward to expanding to support the broader cannabis community in the future.
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2How do I get a Michigan medical card?
Registering for a medical marijuana card can feel complicated so we’ve broken it down into five simple steps:
  1. Get your medical records from your primary care doctor to show that you have a qualifying diagnosis recognized by the state.
  2. Make an appointment with a clinic. You can use this database to find a reputable clinic in your area.
  3. Go to the appointment. You can expect a standard exam and discussion of whether medical marijuana is right for your needs. It will feel like a typical doctor appointment and is a great time to ask questions.
  4. Most clinics require a $200 certification fee. If you’re determined to be a candidate, fill out an application online or in paper using this guide. The initial application costs $60 and renewing a card costs $150 every three years. You may get your registration as quickly as that day. If you don’t hear back after a period of time, call the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), which regulates cannabis-related matters in the state at 517-284-6400.
  5. Bring your medical card to the Fluresh provisioning center in Grand Rapids or one of the many other licensed provisioning centers in state to get the products you need.
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CANNABIS 101

1What are cannabinoids?
  • Every human body has a series of receptors called the endocannabinoid system. This system helps keep us balanced by moderating essential functions like sleep, appetite, movement and emotion. Cannabinoids, the unique chemical compounds found in cannabis, bind to these receptors and stimulate the system, creating a range of psychological and therapeutic effects:
    • THC, the most well-known cannabinoid, creates a euphoric high.
    • CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, which has recently exploded in popularity
  • It’s not just THC and CBD though, cannabis produces numerous potentially therapeutic cannabinoids that we’re getting to know more about each day. Here are a few of the most popular:
    • THCA is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that may have anti-inflammatory properties and help with chronic pain from conditions such as Lupus and arthritis
    • CBN, another non-intoxicating cannabinoid, has strong sedative effects and may be used to treat sleep issues.
    • CBG may relieve pain and inflammation without intoxicating effects.
    • THCP, one of the most recently discovered cannabinoids, is believed to be a more potent from of THC.
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2What are terpenes?
  • Terpenes are aromatic compounds in cannabis believed to have a variety of mental and physical benefits. Here are some of the most well know terpenes:
    • Myrcene (Herbal) - Found in hops, mango, lemongrass. Promotes a calming, sedative effect.
    • Pinene (Pine) - Found in pine needles, rosemary, basil, dill. May reduce pain, inflammation and anxiety.
    • Caryophyllene (Peppery) - Found in black pepper, cloves, cinnamon. Believed to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
    • Limonene (Citrus) - Found in fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, peppermint. Potentially helpful with anxiety and stress relief.
    • Limonene (Citrus) - Found in fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, peppermint. Potentially helpful with anxiety and stress relief.
    • Terpinolene (Fruity) - Found in nutmeg, tea, cumin, lilacs. Can have an uplifting effect.
    • Linolool (Floral) - Found in Lavender, birch bark. Creates relaxing and calming effects.
    • Humulene (Herbal) - Found in hops, wood. Potential for anti-inflammatory effects.
    • Ocimene (sweet woody) - Found in mint, parsley, basil, orchids. Potential antifungal, antiseptic and decongestant.
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3How is cannabis consumed?
  • There are many methods of consuming cannabis:
    • Smoking -- Smoking dried flower or “bud” from the cannabis plant is the most well-known method of ingestion. It gives users the most control of the strain and can be effective within seconds of inhaling. Cannabis can be smoked in a pipe, bong, or joint (which can even be purchased pre-rolled).
    • Vaping – Vaping is a smokeless form of inhalation that uses a device to heat the plant or its oil into vapor. Vaping is a great option for people who aren’t interested in smoking or don’t like the smell of cannabis.
    • Edibles – Edibles can come in many forms, including pills, gummies, chocolates, beverages and mints. Edibles are highly discreet and their effect lasts longer than other forms of cannabis. However, because the cannabinoid is absorbed in the liver, edibles take longer to onset, which can make it more challenging to get the right dose.
    • Tinctures – Tinctures are placed under the tongue with a dropper and absorbed sublingually so the cannabinoids go directly into the bloodstream. They onset faster than edibles, but not as quickly as inhalation and are both discreet and odorless.
    • Topicals – Topicals are ideal for localized pain and inflammation because the cannabinoid is applied directly and absorbed by the skin for a more focused effect. They are not psychoactive, which makes them ideal for new users with low THC tolerance.
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    4Where can I learn more?
    Here are a few of our favorite online resources:
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    FLURESH FAQ

    1Where can I buy Fluresh products?
    The Fluresh Provisioning Center in Grand Rapids carries our full portfolio of products. ​ If you aren't in the Grand Rapids area, please use our product locator to find products near you.
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    2How can I order Fluresh products for my medical or adult use provisioning center?
    Thank you for your interest! Please send us a message on our Wholesale page and our wholesale team will follow up shortly. You can also contact Kevin Donnelly our Director of Sales directly at 616-566-3947.
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    3How can I apply for a job at Fluresh?
    You can find our current job listing on our Careers page and submit an application once you're ready to apply .
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    4Can you ship to my home?
    Please check your local cannabis retailer for delivery options. We don't ship Fluresh products at this time.
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    5Are your products safe?
    Your health and safety is our top priority and we take every precaution to ensure you can confidently enjoy our products. ​ Cannabis products are intended for use by medical patients or individuals 21 and up and are not recommended for women who are pregnant are breastfeeding. ​ If you ever have any concerns, please contact the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
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