Foggy Daze Delivery Service Order (415) 200-7451 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:47:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Indica to Sativa Sun, 06 Mar 2016 20:53:08 +0000 satindOn the Foggy Daze menu, you’ll notice percentages that indicate the ratio of indica to sativa for each individual strain. Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa are the most common subspecies in the cannabis genus. Crosses between these two varieties are what produce the majority of cannabis cultivated and available for medical use.

Although we talk about cannabis in terms of being indica and sativa, most strains are not purely one or the other, but rather a hybrid of the two plants that have been crossed, (often sativa-dominant or indica-dominant.) Some strains, however, are 100%. Common indicas include Purple Platinum Kush, Candyland, Northern Lights, and Grape Ape. Popular strains of sativa flowers include Blue Dream, Jack Herer, Sour Diesel and Super Silver Haze.


Cannabis actually originated in Asia, but prehistoric evidence of the cannabis has also been found throughout Africa. Sativa plants are said to have originally come from India, and also naturally inhabit areas in Thailand, Mexico, Jamaica and other mid-latitude climates. Indica plants find their earliest origins out of Afghanistan and are found today in Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet and other higher-latitude regions.

Growth and Stature

Sativas grow taller and thinner in comparison to the shorter, wider stature of indicas. Although there are certainly exceptions, indicas tend to produce a higher yield of flowers than do sativas. Another key difference is in their respective growth time. Indicas have a drastically shorter flowering time than that of sativas.


We like to tell our patients that there is more to strain selection than the simple idea of sativa as “daytime medicine” and indica as “nighttime medicine,” however, indica strains are generally noted for their well-known sedative effects, often described as “couch lock.” Overall, indicas tend to be more analgesic, stress-relieving and relaxing. In comparison, sativas are described as being more cerebral, often with an energizing effect. 

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How to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in California Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:19:43 +0000

Cannabis dispensaries and medical marijuana licenses have become more and more commonplace in California in recent years. Because recreational use of marijuana is not yet legal in the state of California like it is in Colorado, only those who have medical marijuana licenses can buy cannabis legally in the Golden State.

The California Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Program created the Medical Marijuana ID Card (MMIC.) It helps officers and other enforcement officials recognize individuals carrying the card as legal medical marijuana patients who are able to possess and use cannabis. It also allows you to purchase medical marijuana from local shops and delivery services.

In order to know whether or not you are eligible for a MMIC, you first need to discuss it with a doctor (either your Primary Care Physician or a recognized Medical Marijuana Doctor.) If your doctor has diagnosed you with a medical condition, including but not limited to ailments such as epilepsy, cancer, migraines, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain, you can take the next steps towards getting a doctor’s recommendation for a MMIC. A comprehensive list of illnesses treated by marijuana can be found by clicking here. (Please note, however, that there are still plenty of other issues outside of this list that cannabis can be effective against.)

Here are the simple steps to obtaining a Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC):

In order to actually obtain a medical marijuana recommendation, you will need to visit your doctor, as previously mentioned. If you would like to visit with a doctor via video chat through an official online recommendation program, please click here. If you’d prefer to meet in person, a quick search on Google or Yelp should equip you with a list of local MMJ Doctors in your area. Most of these offices take walk-ins, but it’s advisable to call in advance and make an appointment. The majority of these offices do charge a fee for the consultation and MMIC, and many are cash only so don’t forget to bring money and your ID! If you only have an out of state ID, you should also bring proof of residency, such as a bill with your name and home address.

In this appointment, you will visit with a doctor to go over your medical conditions and discuss whether or not marijuana will be a good fit for you. The consultation can take anywhere from five minutes to an hour, depending on your individual discussion.

If your doctor does recommend medical marijuana for you, the next step is easy! You’ll immediately receive an official document to show your eligibility for the medical marijuana program and you’ll also have the option of purchasing a photo ID card. Although the letter itself will suffice, we recommend getting the card so you can always carry it with you in your wallet for convenience in purchasing cannabis products from a dispensary or delivery service. It’s also important to keep the card or letter on your person in case you need to show proof of your MMIC to a police officer or other authority figure.

The MMIC is valid for one year, after which you’ll need to get the license renewed by going through a similar application process.

If you have any specific questions about obtaining a medical marijuana recommendation, you can contact the doctor offices in your county or visit your state Department of Public Health website. You can also give us a call if you have questions about the process in San Francisco and we will do our best to help you out!

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Cannabis Consumption: The Least You Should Know Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:39:32 +0000

From flowers to concentrates, edibles to tinctures, the variety of available products provides quite a few options when it comes to how you choose to consume cannabis. When you inhale from a vaporizer, eat a “magic brownie”, or place a drop of tincture under your tongue, the therapeutic compounds of cannabis are absorbed differently in your system, before reaching your cannabinoid receptors. Simply put, each different method of consumption will produce different effects and experiences.

There are three ways to consume cannabis: inhalation, oral ingestion and sublingual absorption. Each method produces different results and each is accompanied by its own variety of benefits and occasional drawbacks. Besides differences concerning health and safety, each method of consumption will vary in onset, intensity and duration of what’s commonly known as “the high”.

Understanding the various methods of consumption and their different effects allows us to make more informed decisions regarding our personal needs.

Inhalation (Smoking)

smokingGood ol’ fashioned smoking is the method most commonly associated with cannabis consumption. When you inhale marijuana smoke, the various compounds enter your lungs and move through your bloodstream toward your cannabinoid receptors. Effects can be felt within minutes and the typical duration lasts about two hours. Smoking provides an easily controlled and fast-acting form of using marijuana flowers (and some concentrates.)

Although considered safer than tobacco, smoking cannabis can still produce negative effects on the lungs and respiratory system. Foggy Daze provides high-quality, organic cannabis– so you never have to worry about having pesticides, herbicides, fungucides, etc. enter your system from our product!

Onset: Almost immediate

Peak: 10 to 30 minutes after inhalation

Duration: About 2 hours*

Inhalation (Vaping)

vapingBy now, you’ve definitely heard of vaping– but if you’re still scratching your head and wondering what this new craze is all about, you’re definitely not alone. Vaporization provides the same quick-acting and generally tractable benefits of standard smoking, while minimizing some of the negative effects previously mentioned.

Vaporizing cannabis is done by using a low heat source– as opposed to the high heat of fire, which we use when we light up a joint or a bowl. This helps to extract the cannabinoids from the flower without the unnecessary inhalation of excess chlorophyll and plant matter. In comparison to smoking, vaporization is often considered more efficient and effective than smoking.

Recent research has indicated that vaporizing cannabis may be a healthier alternative to smoking marijuana. With the amount of technology currently on the market, there is certainly no shortage of options when it comes to vaporizer tools; for specific questions about the options that we offer at Foggy Daze, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We will be more than happy to go through the details of the different pens and cartridges on our menu.

Onset: Almost immediate

Peak: 10 to 30 minutes after inhalation

Duration: About 2 hours*

Oral Ingestion

ediblesThe oral ingestion of cannabis– absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract through the liver and then into the bloodstream– produces a longer and reportedly more sedative effect than other forms of marijuana use. When ingested, the active compound, THC, is converted into 11-hydroxy-THC, which is more powerful and has stronger pain-relieving properties.

Most often, cannabis will be combined with good or drink to create what we commonly refer to as “edibles.” It seems that many patients in the medical marijuana community have scary stories about a time they went overboard with edibles and are thus wary about giving them another shot– and for good reason– oral ingestion provides a longer and stronger high; personal dosage can be tricky because it takes much more time to feel the full potential of an edible. Our advice: start small! You can always eat more, but you can’t eat less. An average dose is usually between 5 – 20mg, so make sure to check the package labels before eating medical marijuana treats!

Onset: 30 minutes to 2 hours

Peak: 2 hours after ingestion

Duration: 4 to 10 hours*

Sublingual Absorption

tincturesThe oral consumption of cannabis is most often associated with ingesting edibles; however, alcohol- and glycerin-based tinctures offer another smoke-free technique for use of marijuana.

Tincture drops placed and held underneath the tongue provide a way to imbibe the medicine more quickly than edible consumption and more discreetly than smoking. Tinctures are typically categorized by THC and CBD content. For more information about the difference between these compounds and the different tinctures we offer for each, please don’t hesitate to ask! We love helping our patients find the right medicine.

Onset: About 20 minutes

Peak: 30 minutes

Duration: 2 hours*

*Onset, peak and duration will vary for each individual patient. These projections are estimates, based on average experiences and public data.

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Premium Medical Marijuana Subscription Wed, 16 Sep 2015 23:45:43 +0000

If you are looking for a medical marijuana subscription you don’t need to look further than Potbox. They offer only the best premium cannabis to patients in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Their launch was widely covered by outlets like Fast Company and Rolling Stone.

You might be wondering what make cannabis premium, right? Lucky for you they explain what goes into making their premium medical marijuana — which is worth a read.


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