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. 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 "Sign Up". We look forward to having you as a member!
What’s with the new menu and prices?
Simply put; taxes and regulations from Prop 64.. Since we are based in Oakland, we have the following taxes applied to each item:
Excise Tax: 15%
Oakland City Tax: 10%
Sales Tax: 9.25%
Total Taxes: 34.25%
So, how does it work? Let’s take an example of an indoor 1/8th that cost $45 out the door before regulation. Now that 1/8th that is $45 must be taxed due to the regulations of Prop 64. That $45 1/8th will now be 60.45. This same 34.25% is added on to every single item that has cannabis in it (gear such as batteries, glass, and other items are only taxed by the 9.25% sales tax).
What is the deal with edibles?
Another regulation that comes with Prop 64 is the regulation of edibles. Edibles now must be 100mg THC/CBD and no more than that. When an edible is 100mg in total, the package must contain at least 10 pieces with at least 10mg THC/CBD per piece.
What is Prop 64?
• Prop 64 legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older.
• Designates state agencies to license and regulate marijuana industry.
• Imposes state excise tax of 15% on retail sales of marijuana, and state cultivation taxes on marijuana of $9.25 per ounce of flowers and $2.75 per ounce of leaves.
• Exempts medical marijuana from some taxation.
• Establishes packaging, labeling, advertising, and marketing standards and restrictions for marijuana products.
• Prohibits marketing and advertising marijuana directly to minors.
• Allows local regulation and taxation of marijuana.
• Authorizes resentencing and destruction of records for prior marijuana convictions
To learn more, click here to view the full Prop 64
Why are there no more GIFTS?
According to Section 26153 of Prop 64: “No licensee shall give away any amount of marijuana or marijuana products, or any marijuana accessories, as part of a business promotion or other commercial activity.”
CAN ITEMS BE RETURNED?
Yes. We do allow for items to be returned, if they are defective. As rare as it is, sometimes cartridges or other third party products can be defective. It's not the product inside that is defective, but the mass produced cartridge. Our policy is that any defective items from third party vendors must be returned within 6 days after initial purchase. For flowers, we ask that patients reach back to us within 24 hours with any issues they may have. After 6 days, we will review any returned item to determine if a replacement will be given. No cash refunds or credit. Any defective item will be replaced with the same item if it is in stock, or another item of your choice that is the same brand and value. All defective items will be returned to the manufacturer. We ask that you place an order when returning an item, especially if you are not within our delivery radius of Oakland. Please ask our dispatcher for any more information if you have any problems with an item from our store.
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!