The opportunity to connect with medical marijuana patients, caregivers, and dispensary workers is a top priority for Calypso. And thanks to warm weather and fewer travel restrictions, many opportunities were possible!
Within the past few months, our team hit the road and visited several dispensaries to introduce ourselves and learn more about the communities we serve. It was at these ‘Live Events’ that we received a variety of compliments, comments, and questions.
For example, there’s no doubt that many of you love Donny Burger—especially in concentrate form! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and describing this strain’s unique aroma, flavor, and therapeutic effects. The consensus was this strain helps release your anxieties and melt away your pain.
Similarly, Cinderella 99 appeared to be a patient favorite, particularly among veterans seeking relief for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. We are humbled and grateful to be able to provide relief for those that need it most!
Beyond your experiences with our strains and products, we were asked a range of questions. Let’s recap a few of the most common ones.
1. What’s Calypso?
Can you believe some folks don’t know us yet?! No worries, this is exactly why we hit the road. Calypso is a medical marijuana grower/processor (GP) located in Erie, PA. This means we grow our own plants and produce medical marijuana products for dispensaries to sell to patients and caregivers. Some of you were surprised to learn that Calypso is a minority woman-owned business and one of the last GPs in Pennsylvania that’s exclusive to the state—and we’re PA-proud. Many of our employees are from the Greater Erie Area and we’ll continue to cherish our humble beginnings. Thank you for all your support and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
2. What products do you have—and are you handing out samples?
Unfortunately, no samples allowed! Medical marijuana can only be purchased from your local dispensary. In the dispensary, however, we offer many different strains and forms of medical marijuana such as flower, cartridges, concentrates and tinctures, as well as syringes and capsules. Recently, we released Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) and terpene syringes… and we’ve got plenty more items in the works… stay tuned!
3. What’s your highest THC strain?
This is a tough question for us to answer because Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC percentages can fluctuate. If we had to pinpoint a strain or two… Donny Burger, Snow Cone, and Tahoe OG on average show 25% to 30% THC. It’s important to remember, however, that high THC does not necessarily equate to quality relief. It’s the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes in a strain—what’s known as the entourage effect—that produces the best experience. Make sure you’re keeping track of what cannabinoids and terpenes (and ratios) work best for you.
4. What strain do you recommend for pain relief?
This is another tough question! For any desired effect, it’s important to consider the cannabinoid and terpene profiles of the strain. Research suggests cannabinoids like THC, cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) as well as the terpenes caryophyllene and humulene can help relieve pain. We recommend picking strains with one or more of these compounds. For example, our Tahoe OG (on average) has a high THC percentage as well as caryophyllene and humulene within its top terpenes.
5. What’s your favorite strain?
Arise and Orange Krush are popular among our team! Arise is fresh and sweet with the talent to dissolve anxious thoughts. It can help uplift your mind without creating a complete brain fog. Orange Krush is a citrusy explosion that will delight your senses, especially if you’re a fan of orange juice, orange soda, and the like. Orange Krush is loaded with myrcene to help relax your body and mind, making it a wonderful option for evening or nighttime use.
Calypso is on the move and coming to a dispensary near you! Follow us on social media or visit our Facebook Event Page to know where and when our next event will be held.