Questions and Answers
How old do I have to be to shop at The Epic Remedy?
We serve all valid colorado medical marijuana patients age 18 and over.
Can I use a medical cannabis card from a different state?
Unfortunately, Colorado law doesn’t allow us to serve medical patients with mmj cards from different states. We can only serve patients from Colorado with valid, undamaged medical marijuana cards and state-issued ID cards.
How much cannabis can I purchase at a time?
As a compliant medical marijuana dispensary, we can only sell up to 2 ounces of medical cannabis products per transaction per day. We do not currently serve extended plant count (EPC) buyers.
Can I bring my friends, family, or children into the dispensary with me?
You can bring your children inside, but they must remain in the waiting room as they are not permitted to enter the dispensary area. Children under the age of 12 must also be supervised by a parent or guardian. Friends and family over the age of 18 with a valid Colorado medical cannabis card may shop with you. If they do not have a medical card, they must remain in the waiting room.
What paperwork is required to shop at The Epic Remedy?
To shop at The Epic Remedy, you must bring your medical marijuana card and government-issued ID card. However, you can also shop with your temporary paperwork and your ID. You will need these documents every time you visit. Also, keep in mind that your medical marijuana card cannot be altered in any way. It’s illegal for us to accept damaged cards, laminated cards, or cards that have been altered in any way. If your card is altered, your card is void.
How do I obtain a Colorado medical card?
A physician must recommend medical marijuana as a treatment for you to obtain a Colorado medical cannabis card. There are a variety of physicians located throughout the state providing these services. To qualify, you must be over the age of 18 and have a qualifying condition that warrants a doctor’s recommendation. You must also be a Colorado resident.
For more information please visit www.colorado.gov/cdphe/medicalmarijuana.
Can I shop with my temporary paperwork?
Yes, you are able to shop with your temporary paperwork. Temporary documents permit a patient to shop Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, with the exception of holidays for up to 35 days after the date on your certified mail receipt. In order to shop with your temporary paperwork, you will need to provide the following documentation issued by your doctor:
Certified mail receipt, and
Government-issued photo ID.
For more information please visit www.colorado.gov/cdphe/medicalmarijuana.
What if my medical marijuana card gets lost, damaged, or stolen?
We usually have the proper paperwork and a notary on-site to assist you if your card is lost, stolen, or needs to be replaced. Please ask to speak with a manager and they will be able to assist you with this process.
Do I need to become a member or make an appointment to shop at The Epic Remedy?
Nope! As long as you have a valid Colorado ID and medical marijuana card you can shop with us. We are open every day from 10 AM to 7:55 PM.
Are there any first-time patient specials?
You betcha! Check out our deals and specials tab for more information.
Where is The Epic Remedy located?
The Epic Remedy has three convenient locations to choose from. Visit our North Academy, Fillmore, and Fountain locations today!
3995 N. Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
1302 E. Fillmore St.
Colorado Springs, CO
2712 E. Fountain Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
When is The Epic Remedy open?
All of our locations are open daily from 10:00 AM to 7:55 PM
Is The Epic Remedy Medical or Recreational?
The Epic Remedy is a medical-only facility. You can shop with us if you have a Colorado-issued medical marijuana card and a state-issued ID. We cannot accept recreational (21+) customers at this time.
Which payment methods do you accept?
We currently only accept cash, but all of our stores are equipped with ATMs for your convenience.
Where can I see your menus?
You can find our menus on Weedmaps, Leafly, and Leafbuyer. You can also check out our website for online ordering through Leafly! Links to all of our menus for each location can be found in our footer at the bottom of the page.
How can I contact The Epic Remedy?
Simple! Check out our contact page. You can find contact info for general inquiries as well as information for each of our locations.
Is The Epic Remedy hiring?
While we aren't currently hiring, we are always accepting applications. Shoot your resume and badge number to email@example.com along with a brief cover letter explaining why you think you'd make a great addition to our team to be considered.
How does your loyalty program work?
Our loyalty program allows you to earn a point for every dollar you spend in store. You can cash in those points for Epic Remedy gear, discounts on products, and freebies! Check out our loyalty program page for more information.
What about daily deals or monthly specials?
We offer both! We also offer a daily happy hour, rotating daily specials, a refer-a-friend discount, and a ton of static specials. Be sure to check out our deals and specials tab to see everything we offer.
What kinds of products do you carry?
We carry all things medical marijuana, including:
Where does The Epic Remedy flower come from?
All of our flower (over 50+ strains!) are grown at our four state-of-the-art grow facilities using sustainable growing practices. Check out our strains list here, or learn more about how we grow our flower.
Where does The Epic Remedy line of concentrates come from?
Instead of sourcing cannabis concentrates from third-party extraction companies, we specialize in making our own from our 50+ medical cannabis strains using the state-of-the-art lab facility located at our North Academy location. Our lab is truly one-of-a-kind and fully equipped to manufacture all of your favorite concentrates from your favorite strains. Learn more about our concentates and how we make them here.
What brands can I find at your stores?
We offer our own line of flower, concentrates, vape cartridges, tinctures, and cannacaps. However, we carry all of your favorite edible and topical brands, including:
Mountain High Suckers
Mary Jane's Medicinals
Sky High Edibles
... and More!
How should I store my cannabis?
We suggest using an opaque air-tight jar to store cannabis flower in a dark, cool place. Adding a humidity pack can also help keep your dried herb fresh and flavorful. Concentrates can be stored at room temperature with the lids sealed tightly to maintain their freshness. Edibles and tinctures should be refrigerated while topicals can be stored at room temperature. If you have children or pets, take extra care to ensure that your cannabis medicine is out of reach and locked up somewhere safe to prevent accidental ingestion.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are what makes cannabis a valuable medicine. You've probably heard of THC and CBD, but there are over 100+ other cannabinoids in cannabis that interact with our bodies to promote specific effects, including CBG and CBN.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that cannabis flowers naturally produce and are responsible for a variety of effects. Some interact with our brains and reduce symptoms of depression and chemical imbalances while others interact with our bodies and reduce inflammation or provide pain and nausea relief among other things. However, they are almost identical to chemical compounds we produce in our bodies called endocannabinoids. They work their magic by imitating endocannabinoids, which are responsible for helping our bodies maintain stability and health.
When you consume cannabis, the cannabinoids bind to receptors found in our brains and bodies. CB1 receptors are found in the brain and CB2 receptors are found in the body. Each cannabinoid has a different effect depending on which receptor it binds to. THC likes to hang out in the brain, while CBN prefers the body. Depending on the cannabinoid and terpene content of a strain, many different physical and mental effects are possible through cannabinoids!
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are the hydrocarbon chemical compounds produced naturally by all plants and some insects. They are the essential oils responsible for protecting the plants or insects from predators or damage by giving off unique scents and flavors. In each plant, hundreds of terpenes exist at different percentages which make up a plant’s terpene profile.
All the terpenes work together to promote certain tastes, smells, and effects. In fact, terpenes and cannabinoids work together in a phenomenon known as the Entourage Effect, which can make cannabinoids, other terpenes, vitamins, minerals, and some proteins and lipids more effective within the body.
Cannabis flowers contain over 100 different terpene isolates that each promote different smells and flavors. However, each terpene isolate effects cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system differently thanks to the entourage effect. Just like cannabinoids, terpenes also interact directly with our endocannabinoid systems. Terpenes can modulate the way your body reacts to cannabinoids by making them more effective or less effective.
What is the Entourage Effect?
CBD is a cannabinoid known for making you feel relaxed. Cannabis strains high in CBD are often found in floral strains that contain Linalool or Myrcene terpenes, which also make you feel relaxed and at ease.
The Entourage Effect helps these terpenes and cannabinoids to boost each other’s effectiveness so you experience a deeply relaxing smoke session. The Entourage Effect is the documented phenomenon that terpenes and cannabinoids together make eachother stronger. In our example, the result is that full-spectrum CBD in unison with terpenes is more effective than CBD isolate alone.
Another example is that Myrcene terpenes can make it easier for your endocannabinoid receptors to process the effects of THC. Essentially, it makes THC kick in faster, and in many cases, stronger. Cannabinoids and terpenes together are also responsible for the typical sativa, indica, and hybrid effects you’ve come to expect from cannabis labeled this way. For example, sativa strains are more likely to contain energizing terpenes like Pinene and Limonene while Indica strains are more likely to contain Myrcene or Caryophyllene. Terpenes and the Entourage Effect are largely responsible for the effects you feel from certain cannabis strains.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system is the body’s very own system full of neuroreceptors and transmitters that can process the cannabinoids you introduce to your body through consuming marijuana. However, the ECS isn’t just for cannabinoids found in cannabis. Our bodies create hundreds of natural chemicals that interact with the ECS called “endocannabinoids”. Natural endocannabinoids are made in the body and help your body to stay regular. They alter things like appetite, pain management, stress, memory, reproduction, and even motor skills. The ECS can act on several different types of cannabinoids, including endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, and synthetic cannabinoids.
The ECS is hard at work all the time managing your endocannabinoids. In some cases, your body may not produce enough of them naturally. In the case of people with depression, they tend to produce less anandamide, a happiness chemical. By introducing THC, a phytocannabinoid that closely resembles anandamide, your body can supplement the deficiency and improve your quality of life. Synthetic cannabinoids work in a similar way by mimicking other cannabinoids to trigger a response in your body.
All cannabinoids, both naturally occurring and introduced, bind to the receptors in the endocannabinoid system. There are two main types of receptors, known as CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 Receptors are found in your brain and central nervous system. These receptors process cannabinoids that affect your coordination, motor learning, metabolism and pain modulators. CB2 Receptors are mostly found throughout the immune system and hang out in your body. They tend to fire up when it’s time to protect.
I'm just getting started with cannabis. Do you have any tips?
Always start with a small dose and work your way up until you know what to expect. Cannabis affects everybody differently, and delivery methods can change the way cannabis affects you. For example, you may tolerate smoking flower well, but the high from edibles may be too intense. We suggest reading up on delivery methods and cannabis science before jumping in. You can always ask our budtenders what to expect with any specific product or delivery method if you're unsure.
Which delivery method is right for me?
The delivery method you choose will be based on your preferences, tolerance, and the conditions you're treating with cannabis. Here's a quick rundown of the different delivery methods.
Inhalation: The inhalation delivery method is the fastest acting, so it provides the quickest relief. By inhaling cannabis smoke, you’re introducing cannabinoids like THC into your lungs which spreads the THC through your blood and to your brain in a matter of seconds. For some, this sensation is too intense, and it causes anxiety. For others, it provides a pleasant mental effect as well as physical pain relief. The downside to inhalation is that the highs usually peak after 15 minutes and you’ll need to take another hit after 45 minutes or so.Inhaled products include cannabis flower, vape cartridges, and dabbable concentrates such as wax, shatter, live resin, rosin, and the like. By inhaling these products, you can expect a hefty dose of cannabinoids to hit your blood nearly instantly since your lungs (and heart!) spread the THC-rich oxygen through your blood to your brain in a matter of seconds.
Ingestion: Edibles get a bad reputation even though they’re by far the easiest way to consume cannabis safely. With edible delivery, you have to digest the THC and begin metabolizing it in your body before you can start to feel the effects. This can take as little as 30 minutes for some people and up to two hours for others. Some people get impatient waiting for the high to kick in so they’ll take another dose. When the dose finally kicks in, it’ll be twice as intense, effectively turning people off of edibles. If you start with a low dose and be patient, you’ll be pleased to find a pleasant, euphoric high that is always consistently dosed, which helps to avoid anxiety from cannabis.Edibles come in the form of chocolates, gummies, baked goodies, beverages, dissolving strips, mints, gum, tarts, and capsules in various potencies. By eating any of these products, you're introducing the cannabinoids to your blood and brain by digesting them and metabolizing them in your liver. This process can take a while, so it's important to be patient!
Sublingual: With oral delivery, you take a cannabis-infused tincture, sucker, or hash oil capsule and hold it under your tongue until it’s absorbed into your bloodstream. We have special glands under our tongues that make a direct line to our blood when it's mixed with our saliva. You can expect to start feeling the onset of effects in 15 minutes, so it’s crucial that you dose yourself correctly. As with any orally delivered THC product (think edibles), start at a lower dose and work your way up so you can stay in control of your high and avoid having anxiety. Oral products are often longer lasting, too. Some tinctures can leave effects on the body for up to 24 hours.Oral products include anything you hold under your tongue. Sublingual strips, mints, suckers, lozenges, tinctures, oil drops, and capsules fall into the oral delivery category. After these items dissolve, the cannabinoids are then absorbed through the mucus membranes under your tongue and introduced into the bloodstream, allowing you to feel the effects of the cannabinoids quickly.
Topical: Topical delivery is mostly for people who suffer from pain. Topicals won’t get you high, but they will provide all of the benefits of CBD and THC for the body. Spreading some lotion or a salve on arthritic hands can help clear up the pain in a few minutes, though they will need to be reapplied frequently. Your skin cells are capable of absorbing a variety of nutrients and cannabinoids, making it ideal for delivering THC/CBD directly to areas od pain. However, it also blocks certain chemicals, making topicals unable to penetrate your blood vessels and get you high. Topical products include bath salts, bath bombs, lip balms, lotions, creams, salves, muscle creams, personal lubricants, and body oils. They help reduce localized pain and inflammation and don't usually cause any type of cerebral effect, making them a good choice for relief without intoxication. They still contain THC though, so they will come up in a drug test.
Transdermal: Transdermal THC/CBD is applied directly to the skin like a topical. They often take the form of lotions, gels, creams, salves, or patches though they contain emulsifiers and other chemical compounds to help you absorb it into your blood through your skin. Transdermal products can penetrate through your skin and directly into your bloodstream. Transdermal products have the same localized effects you would expect from topicals, making them a great choice for chronic pain, sore muscles, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. However, they have the added benefit of being absorbed and introduced to the rest of your internal body. Mostly, transdermals are the go-to choice if you’re managing localized pain, but also if you experience symptoms of anxiety or inflammation in the GI tract. You can expect to feel relief on the surface within a few minutes with full-body absorption in a few minutes more.
Suppository: A newer delivery method, suppositories are great for people who have chronic pain or gastrointestinal issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s Disease. They also work for people who suffer from menstrual cramps, people who have trouble eating and keeping food down, and people who have a difficult time finding pleasure in sexual intercourse. They kick in in a matter of minutes, but won’t cause you to feel high in the head, just more relaxed in the body.Suppositories can be used anally and vaginally. Vaginal suppositories are great for inflammatory conditions of the uterus, including menstruation. Anal suppositories work in a similar way and offer localized relief to the anus and lower gastrointestinal tract. Most interestingly, both types are anti-inflammatory and severely relaxing. Many users report that they have less pain and better, more enjoyable intercourse after using a cannabis suppository.
What's the difference between THC and CBD?
THC, also known as Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. It is responsible for the impairment to your brain known as the ‘high’ you get from smoking marijuana. While THC is synonymous with being high, it’s also responsible for a number of other health benefits to your body as a whole. It can help improve your appetite, help you get to sleep, reduce feelings of stress or anxiety, reduce pain and muscle spasms, and reduce nausea.
CBD on the other hand, also known as Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana. Like THC, it is one of the more prevalent chemical compounds found in the plant, and it comes with its own list of health benefits for the mind and body. CBD offers more effects than THC as its goal is to create balance within our bodies. It can help with everything THC helps with as well as treating psychosis, reducing blood sugar, promoting bone growth, and killing certain types of cancer.
While they're both different, they're both stronger when they're taken together as documented by the Entourage Effect. For the best medical experience, take THC and CBD. Keep an eye on our blog for more information.
Should I use cannabis if I'm pregnant?
No. Current evidence suggests that cannabis is unsafe for pregnant women and unborn babies.
What's the difference between indica, sativa, and hybrid products?
Most products labeled as indica, sativa, or hybrid are refering to the effects you can expect when you consume it. If its labeled as an indica, you can expect more physical relaxation and sleepiness than an energetic cerebral effect. If it's labeled as a sativa, it promotes focus, creativity, and an uplifted or energizing cerebral effect. Products labeled as hybrids offer the best of both worlds.
However, the termes "indica, sativa, and hybrid" are starting to be phased out. Since the effects of a specific strain are more terpene-and-cannabinoid-profile based than genetics based, you should look for terpene content to get a better idea of the effects you'll experience.
this resource on cannabis terpenes for more info.
Are there any side effects of cannabis?
As with any medicine, side effects are possible since cannabis affects everybody differently. Most side effects include hunger, dry eyes, and dry mouth, though some users report anxiety, paranoia, and headaches.