Patient How to GuideStart here if you are new to Summit.
Summit is excited to offer this educational and informative section to our website that will enhance the patients knowledge about medical cannabis and educate our members on how to get the most out of our products, processes, and facility.
The purpose of this page is to create a space where patients can eventually refer back to through our archived items and familiarize themselves with Summit’s products, processes and services. We will begin by highlighting the basics of how to read our menus when you enter the dispensary, and the differences of the flower categories – Tier 1,2 or 3.
We will also be highlighting new products that we are launching along with existing product from our menu to give patients a better understanding and provide detailed information about that particular product.
Let us start from the very beginning.
Once you have gone through the check-in process at Summit and enter the dispensary, the first thing you will notice is the daily special for that particular day located on the TV screen directly in front of you. It is important to stay connected with Summit through our email system, our text messages and also checking the monthly calendar which can either be picked up at the dispensary or viewed on the front page of the website. You will find it highlighted with a button for that particular month. The calendar will feature the specials for that month indicating the daily specials we offer Monday through Saturday. By staying connected with Summit you will always know what is happening, what is on sale for that particular day and will be informed about special upcoming events. The text message blasts go out a few times a month with a pop up flash sale. They can vary, and usually go out around 1pm, so be sure to watch for those specials.
You may also become familiar with our chalkboard, listing specials for each day, per month, and a Donations bin behind. Here at Summit we believe in contributing to the community. Monthly food drives, school supplies or toy donations are just a few of the ways we try to give back, with the great help of our patients. Please inquire about an upcoming donation event anytime.
We have 2 ATM Machines located inside the facility for patient convenience during this CASH ONLY period. We are hoping to develop a banking relationship again in the future, but due to the cannabis related industry, we appreciate your patience and understanding.
Next to the ATM is our “Daily Specials” TV screen, where you will find the sale items and discounts for each day of the week.
Take a left when you walk into the compassion center and you will notice seating for our physically disabled and handicapped patients. We understand that mobility can be limited, and we like to offer a waiting area for these patients. The first register is offered as a form of express register for those suffering physical handicaps.
The line for all patients is shown here, in the center of our sales floor. Restrooms are located along the backside.
Summit offers Classes
Consultations are offered daily during the week with our medical cannabis liaison. We appreciate how important your medical cannabis journey is and we are here to offer as much information and answer as many questions as possible. We also offer appointments with a registered nurse once a month for convenience and clarity. For a private consultation or to book an appointment with RN Liz Minda, please inquire at Reception or via phone.
New Patient Orientations are a great way to gain more knowledge into medicating with cannabis. Hosted twice a month, classes are held to teach and empower patients on the different forms of medicine and interactions within the body. Special topics classes are also offered. Registration is usually required and can be done at the reception desk or via phone. Join us for our next workshop!
Lets break down the Menu Boards.
Once you approach the counter you will see 3 screens in front of you.
Reading the FLOWER MENU (center screen). At the top of each Tier, you will find the pricing for size/quantity available. (ie. gram, eighth, quarter, half ounce and ounce pricing) The tiers are shown in 3 sections, which detail the strains available, along with the sativa/indica ratios and THC/CBD percentages.
Breaking down the Tiers
Tier 1 Flower is of the highest quality and may be priced accordingly. Hand trimmed, small batch and overall profile of strains also play a role in selection for this Tier. Watch for a 10% discount for this tier on the monthly calendar or daily specials.
Tier 2 Flower is higher than average quality and will reflect a mid-level price. This tier features the most variety in strains and genetic makeup. A range of cultivators are featured on this tier, as well as variety in potency and profile. Watch for a 10% discount on the monthly calendar or daily specials.
Tier 3 Flower here is at our lowest price point to accommodate patients who may experience financial hardship. Strains featured here are of good quality and average potency. Strains with lower THC percentages are sometimes featured here, and you will always find our CBD strain selection on this tier, at the most affordable price.
The flower is broken down as follows: Sativa, Indica, Hybrid….what does it all mean?
Sativa is typically used more for daytime relief and is considered more uplifting or a “head high” for most individuals. Keep in mind that everyone’s chemistry makeup is unique and for some people, they could experience a complete opposite effect.
Indica is typically used more for nighttime relief and is considered more relaxing or a “body high” for most individuals.
Once again, keep in mind this relaxed feeling is experienced by most individuals but some could experience the opposite effect.
Hybrid is basically a combination of both sativa and indica strains, and their effects may reflect so. One could be more dominant in the hybrid strain, such as 70% sativa and 30% indica, which would make it a sativa dominant strain. Most of the strains available today are hybrid strains.
Take a look at the image of the menu board below and notice the strains and numbers associated with each strain.
Example: Afghoo (40s/60i) ( 40% sativa and 60% indica)
The THC percentage or potency (which is the psycho active cannabinoid) is also listed on the menu board, for this particular strain (Afghoo) it is 25.40%
You may also see CBD listed. CBD stands for Cannabidiol. CBD and THC are the most popular cannabinoids that most people recognize or are the most widely talked about. Cannabis is a complex plant with over 400 chemical entities. More than 100 of them are cannabinoid compounds.
Right Menu Board
To the right of the flower menu is a scrolling menu board that displays all of our Tinctures and Prerolls. Tinctures are taken sublingually for a smokeless, relatively fast acting method of consumption, whereas the prerolls contain flower for convenient medicating.
Left Menu Board
To the left of the flower menu is our daily edible selection screen. Displayed underneath our menus you will find our baked goods baskets with a daily selection. In the center is our daily medicated candy selection. New Chef Specials are introduced every Saturday!
Topicals are also listed on the Left menu board. Feel free to ask about a product you have yet to try!
Far Right Menu
Last but not least you will see one screen off to the right of these 3 screens that sits on a wall by itself. This screen displays available Concentrates, including Rosin, Shatter, Hash, Kief, CCO, Capsules, etc. Concentrates are products usually in a much higher THC/CBD level. Most of our products can be accompanied by a detailed handout so you’ll have a reference at home. We are always here to educate patients on a new method of consumption or a different product they may be interested in!
Now that you have a better understanding of how to read our menu and understand the flower tier pricing, THC percentage, and how to read the strains, we hope this will help to make your experience more enjoyable. Our goal is to highlight our existing products along with new product launches to pass along educational information to you, the end consumer. Everything will be available in archive form if you happen to miss one of our Summit Spotlights.
You will notice our Retail case located in between our island style counter. Additional registers are located here, along with medicating accessories. The two menu boards available here will showcase an additional Flower Menu and a concentrates and preroll menu. Want to check out a new strain? Sample bud jars are located at each counter so you may view various strains before purchase. Curious about a new vape device? Our member liasons can provide an explanation of available products. We offer educational books for purchase and cleaning and storage products as well. We want you to be comfortable with the medicine and ever evolving cannabis devices. Inquire with our staff at your next visit!