Founded in 2015, Lakeside Remedy is proud to service the Oakland and surrounding East Bay areas with premium cannabis medicine along with quality service and compassionate prices. Our mission is to provide our members with the medicine they are looking for without ever having to leave their home, all while having the same (or lower) prices as store front dispensaries or other delivery services. You'll find that our menu is filled with quality flowers and reputable brand names. When we are able to, we will also try to provide our patients with discount deals as a thank you for their support. We are known for our BOGO 1/2 OFF deals! As patients ourselves, we aim to provide quality medicine to our members that we would use ourselves. If we don't like it, then it won't make it on the menu!
Please check out our 'Delivery' page to see where and how we operate. To check out our menu, please click on the "Menu" page and if you are a new members looking to sign up, be sure to click on "Register". We look forward to having you as a member!
INDICA or SATIVA?
Indica strains are known for being physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed. Sativa's typically provide more invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects. Hybrids tend to fall somewhere in between the indica-sativa spectrum, depending on the traits they inherit from their parent strains. Now, this is a generalization of what the classification of indica, sativa, and hybrid stands for. Marijuana affects everyone differently, but for the majority of people all these definitions stand true to their meaning.
What is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, the cannabinoid second only to THC when it comes to average volume. Recently, research has shown CBD to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties without the psychoactive effects (the “high” or “stoned” feeling) that THC provides. While high THC strains often tout levels of over 20%, generally, CBD levels of over 4% are considered to be high.
It was initially thought that cannabidiol’s main function was to counter the psychoactive effects of THC, but more evidence seems to show that medically, CBD packs quite a punch on its own. It looks to be especially promising for conditions that are difficult to treat such as Crohn’s disease, PTSD, and multiple sclerosis.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic diversity. They’re what give Blueberry its signature blueberry smell, Sour Diesel its funky fuel flavor, and Lavender its sweet floral aroma. These oils are secreted in the flower’s sticky resin glands, the same ones that produce THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. Terpenes are by no means unique to cannabis; they can be found in many other herbs, fruits, and plants as well. Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to receptors in the brain and give rise to various effects.
What are concentrates?
“Concentrates” is becoming an ambiguous word in the cannabis industry. Concentrates refer to the extraction of the cannabis flower, which in turn becomes a type of hash oil. Hash, just like flower, over the years has become more complex and there are new processes and methods being found to this day to create new consistencies of concentrates. In the beginning it was mainly bubble hash, and now consistencies will range from all types including cartridges, shatter, rosins, and many more. Most concentrates are made with solvents such as butane or CO2. It is crucial that the extractor purges (clean) out as much of these solvents as possible when creating their products. We carry brand name concentrates or work with extractors who make this their main priority when creating their products. All concentrates on our menu are purged and solvent-free.
The best way to use concentrates is to have a vaporizer pen (for cartridges) or for all other consistencies, using a "dab rig" (a bong which is specifically designed for consuming concentrates). Some vaporizers are made specifically for using concentrates as well and there are other rigs out there such as nectar collectors. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions concerning concentrates or how to use them. We aren't able to explain the methods of extraction, but we can help with understanding the products and hopefully finding the right medicine for you.
To learn more about concentrates, check out Leafly and what they have written up on it.
WHAT IS ROSIN?
Rosin refers to an extraction process that utilizes a combination of heat and pressure to nearly instantaneously squeeze resinous sap from your initial starting material. The term “rosin” originated as a method of making a product used to lubricate violin bows. With cannabis, this method is incredibly versatile in that it can either be used with flowers or to clean up hash and kief into a full-melt hash oil. Flower rosin is sought out due to the rival of the flavor, potency, and yield of other solvent-based extraction products -- without using any of the solvents!