Back to School Donation Drive benefiting the children of Howard County.

Back to School Donation Drive benefiting the children of Howard County.

Join Trilogy Wellness to help the children of Howard County by donating to the Back to School drive supporting Prepare for Success of Howard County. Leave your donation in the collection jar inside the dispensary or tell your wellness advisor you’d like to donate during your curbside pickup.

There are more than 13,000 students in Howard County who qualify for free and reduced lunch—an indicator of poverty.  We all know that school supplies are expensive.  Having school supplies is a critical first step to help a student feel at ease, achieve higher literacy levels, improve academic performance, and graduate. Our drive will support the purchase of school supplies for children in need in Howard County. Learn more about this amazing initiative to support children in our community here.

Covid-19 may have changed the way we support our community this year but Trilogy is committed to continuing our efforts. Trilogy will support our community causes through monetary donations and creative ways to give back. Our team and our community appreciate our patients so much. Let’s come together and prepare our children for success in school this year! View our menu here and stop in today.

Trilogy Wellness statement regarding Novel Coronavirus

Dear Valued Trilogy Wellness Patients,

We are writing to assure you that Trilogy Wellness is taking every measure possible to keep our patients safe and provide our patients with continuing access to medicine.

In addition to continuing to follow our normal high standards for Good Manufacturing Practices, Trilogy is taking extra measures to follow the CDC’s updated guidelines to sanitize the facility regularly and Trilogy will continue to comply with all state recommended guidelines as the situation is rapidly evolving. Given MDH and CDC recommendations to facilitate social distancing, the MMCC is suspending the patient signature requirement until further notice.

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) has provided the following information for patients regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus first identified in December 2019. Worldwide, COVID-19 has resulted in thousands of infections, causing illness and in some cases death. Cases have spread to countries throughout the world, with more cases reported daily. As of March 11, there are nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland.

COVID-19 is thought to be able to spread like the cold or flu through:

  • Coughing and sneezing, which creates respiratory droplets
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • In more severe cases, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)
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The vast majority of people recover from this infection. Most people will have mild or moderate symptoms. Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions have a greater risk for more serious illness. MDH has developed specific recommendations for facilities that serve older adults. You may read the MDH guidance to facilities that serve older people here.

In addition, please visit MDH’s website for novel coronavirus and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has extensive information on COVID-19, including steps to prevent illnesssymptomsrecommendations for keeping workplaces safe and recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting facilities.

Terpenes 101

Terpenes 101

Terpenes 101

 

While many cannabis users tend to focus primarily on the cannabis strain (whether is it an Indica and Sativa) and the cannabinoid ratio (THC and CBD), more focus in finally being put on the terpenes within cannabis.  

Terpenes are what give the flower its distinct aroma. Notes of citrus, musk and floral scents are all indicative of what terpenes are within the cannabis strain. Each terpene has its own unique profile and we are now learning that it also plays a pivotal role in the effects of cannabis. Research is finding that terpenes can modulate the effect of how THC and other cannabinoid work and can actually exhibit medicinal properties independent from the cannabinoids altogether.  

Just like aromatherapy, the aromatic compounds of lavender (or linalool) tend to produce sedating and relaxing effects, while citrus scents like lemon (aka limonene) tend to be more energizing and elevating. So, it makes sense that inhaling/ingesting these specific terpenes will produce their own unique effects. 

The terpenes within cannabis are secreted by the plants trichomes; the tiny mushroom-shaped hairs on cannabis. Here are some of the most common terpenes: 

 

 

So, while Indica and Sativa leaning strains are usually sought after for either daytime or evening use, it might be beneficial to start looking into terpene profiles as well. Strains high in myrcene and linalool can be great for evening use (as they are more sedating), while limonene and pinene can help with alertness and energy during the day time.

So, when in doubt, use your nose! The complexities and effects of the cannabis terpenes and how they contribute to a strain’s influence (a phenomenon known as the entourage effect) is just another reason as to why whole plant medicine is the way to go.