New Wellness Consultant Onboarding Event

Hello friends!

On February 15th, we’re hosting our first wellness consultant onboarding event.
This event is for anyone interested in becoming a wellness consultant, anyone interested in becoming an Octavia Wellness advocate, or anyone interested in learning more about Octavia Wellness.

We’ll be hosting the event at Gateway, the premier cannabis startup accelerator, in Oakland.
Get your tickets at the link below!

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Proposition 64: Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the recent legalization of marijuana in the state of California under Proposition 64 and how it might relate to you.

What does Prop. 64 legalize?

Prop. 64 authorizes the possession, transport, purchase, consumption and sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana and up to eight grams of marijuana concentrates for adults aged 21 and up. Adults may also grow up to six plants at their household out of public view.

How will the adult use of marijuana be regulated?

In October 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a series of bills that together established the first statewide regulatory system for medical marijuana in California. The adult use of non-medical marijuana will be regulated using the same framework and by the same state agencies provided for in those laws. The Bureau of Marijuana Control will be the centralized office in the Department of Consumer Affairs, with the Departments of Public Health (testing and manufacturing) and Food & Agriculture (cultivation) playing large roles. Supporting roles will be played by other agencies such as the Departments of Fish and Wildlife, Pesticide Regulation, Health Care Services, and the Water Board.

When will California begin issuing licenses?

California’s Bureau of Marijuana Control will begin issuing licenses on January 1, 2018.

Will marijuana be taxed?

There will be a 15 percent retail tax on the purchase of medical and nonmedical marijuana, in addition to state and local sales taxes. Cultivators will also have to pay an excise tax on dried flowers ($9.25 per ounce) and leaves ($2.75 per ounce). Cities and counties may establish a separate tax.

Will Prop. 64 tax patients?

Medical marijuana patients with ID cards will be exempt from state sales tax, but they will still be required to pay the excise tax and any local taxes. Patients currently pay sales tax, but no excise tax.

Does Prop. 64 change medical marijuana laws?

Prop. 64 builds on the legislative medical marijuana bills, and existing laws such as Prop. 215, to strengthen, not limit, medical marijuana protections. Protections added by Prop. 64 include: new privacy protections for patients; preventing cities and counties from banning the home cultivation of marijuana inside an enclosed structure; exempting patients from state sales tax; and prohibiting the lawful conduct or status of a patient from being the sole basis for restricting parental rights.

This information is brought to you by Californians for Responsible Reform, and sponsored by Drug Policy Action. For more information, and the full list of questions, click here!

High CBD Product Comparisons

Brought to you by one of our spectacular wellness consultants, Laurie Light, we have some product comparisons below for your review! Take a look at the details of some of our high CBD products and perhaps try something new to find what’s right for you!

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Treatwell 20:1 Tincture Drops

Taken as a tincture, 4-6 hours of relief. May take 15 minutes – 1 hour to feel effects if more is swallowed than absorbed sublingually.

$30 for .5 oz bottle (15ml)

$60 for 1oz bottle (30ml)

  • 142mg of CBD per bottle
  • 15 full dropper doses per bottle = 9.5mg CBD
  • 30 half dropper doses per bottle = 4.75mg CBD

Price per dose:

  • $1 per 1/2 dropper dose (4.75mg CBD)
  • $2 per 1 full dropper dose (9.5mg CBD)

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Absorb CBD 20-25:1 Tincture Spray

Taken as a tincture, 4-6 hours of relief. May take 15 minutes – 1 hour to feel effects if more is swallowed than absorbed sublingually.

$50 for .5 oz. bottle (15 ml), 200mg CBD per bottle

33 singe spray doses per bottle = 6mg CBD

16 double spray doses per bottle = 12mg CBD

Price per dose:

  •  $1.52 per single spray dose (6mg)
  • $3.13 per double spray dose (12mg)

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Gummicares Extreme CBD 30:1 (Orange)

More like an edible than tincture. 6-8 hours of relief. May take an hour to feel effects.

$10.50 for 1 gummy, 30mg of CBD per gummy

4 doses per gummy = 7.5mg CBD

Price per dose:

  • $2.62 per 1/4 dose of gummy (7.5mg CBD)

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Gummicares Extreme CBD PLUS (Green)

More like an edible than tincture. 6-8 hours of relief. May take an hour to feel effects.

$10 for 1 gummy, 30mg of CBD + 10mg THC per gummy

4 doses per gummy = 7.5mg CBD AND 2.5mg THC

Price per dose:

  • $2.50 per 1/4 dose of gummy (7.5mg CBD)

HelloMD: Medical Consulting and Education

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HelloMD is a leading digital healthcare platform for the cannabis industry. Octavia Wellness clients use this service to connect with a doctor, get a medical cannabis recommendation over live video (Telehealth), and gain access to advice on a multitude of content on medicinal efficacy.

Medical Cannabis Cards: Clients can get their Medical Cannabis Card directly from our site via Tele-video for a discounted partner rate of $39.

The Endocannabinoid System

Cannabis medications work so efficiently because of the endocannabinoid (EC) system, present in all humans and many animals as well. This system consists of a series of receptors that are configured only to accept cannabinoids, especially tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-10-54-30-am

Octavia Wellness in the Press

Check us out in the press!

San Jose Mercury News Features Octavia Wellness

The San Jose Mercury News talked to our CEO, Carrie Tice, and 2 of our wellness consultants last week for an article about the burgeoning cannabis industry.

“Some Bay Area startups, such as San Francisco-based Octavia Wellness, are making it easier for seniors to access medical marijuana. The company operates much like Avon, but instead of selling cosmetics to their friends, Octavia’s representatives make a commission selling marijuana products.

Jeannine Faull, a 77-year-old resident of the Rossmoor retirement community in Walnut Creek, started using topical marijuana-infused creams and oils while recovering from shoulder surgery in 2013. Now Faull orders the products from Octavia to treat her arthritis, and as a consultant for the company, recommends items to other seniors in her community.”

Read the full article and watch the video here: Marijuana startups flying high with California poised to legalize

 

 

Whoopi & Maya

Whoopi & Maya was born when Whoopi Goldberg decided to follow her heart and take a leap into the medical cannabis market. She knew she wanted the best ingredients, the best medicine and the most talented infuser she could find. Maya Elisabeth, the founder of Om Edibles since 2008, has won seven High Times Cannabis Cup awards, and enjoys a growing reputation as one of the best creators of medical cannabis products in California. The two women hit it off from the moment they met and quickly decided that they would work together on medical cannabis products designed specifically for relief from menstrual discomfort.

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Why We Love Them:

We love Whoopi & Maya’s products because they taste so good, and work just as well.