Hey #FineFettleFam, welcome to another issue of the Fettle Flier! Have you placed your preorder yet? Use promo code iheartff when you place your online order from now until Saturday 02/22/20 and receive $10 off! Please note, we typically hold preorders for 48 business hours before returning them to stock. This offer can be combined with points, rewards, and other discounts, one time per patient. Orders must be picked up by Saturday 02/22/20 to be eligible. This means that if you place your preorder on Saturday using the code, but don't pick up until Monday, the discount will no longer apply.
Solex Flower T27% I 8334Flower, 3.5g
α-Pinene: 0.17% | β-Pinene: 0.10% | β-Myrcene: 0.44% | Limonene: 0.20% | β-Caryophyllene: 0.13%
Lustraden TS T94% H 8343Extract, Concentrate TS, 0.5g
β-Myrcene: 0.17% | Limonene: 0.19% | β-Caryophyllene: 0.94% | Linalool: 0.15% | Humulene: 0.21%
Citrivex Flower T32% H 8340Flower, 3.5g
CBD Micro Tablets 8514Edible9.59mg CBD/0.93mg THC per tablet
Citron Pure Oil X
T200 S Slim 8511Vape, Disposable, 0.30gβ-Myrcene: 0.13% | Limonene: 0.20% | β-Caryophyllene: 0.71% | Linalool: 0.25% | Humulene: 0.23%
Black T89% TD 8509Vape, Cartridge, 0.50g
446.15mg THC per unit
α-Pinene: 0.28% | β-Pinene: 0.10% | β-Myrcene: 1.07% | β-Caryophyllene: 0.83% | Linalool: 0.17% | Humulene: 0.15% | α-Bisabolol: 0.20%
Ratindica T29 8084Flower, 3.5g
Aniva T29 8408Flower, 3.5gβ-Myrcene: 0.11%
Elioraca T30 8101Flower, 3.5g
Hybridol T 26.42 NDC: 8230Flower, 3.5g
β-Myrcene: 0.11% | Limonene: 0.12% | β-Caryophyllene: 0.44% | Linalool: 0.14% | Humulene: 0.14%
Indicol B 32.42 NDC: 8239Flower, 3.5gβ-Myrcene: 0.14% | Limonene: 0.20% | β-Caryophyllene: 0.86% | Linalool: 0.22% | Humulene: 0.29%
Indicol H SH 91.17 NDC: 8249Extract, Concentrate TS, 0.5g
β-Myrcene: 0.16% | Limonene: 0.20% | Ocimene: 0.11% | β-Caryophyllene: 1.07% | Linalool: 0.77% | Humulene: 0.31%
The Skinny On Topicals
Many of you have scrolled through the Fine Fettle menu and noticed that we carry THC and CBD lotions, creams and balms. Have you been curious about how they work? Let’s break it down.
Topical lotions, creams and balms are absorbed through the skin. In general, topical administration can be helpful for providing relief of local symptoms, including some dermatological conditions and certain forms of arthritis.1
On the other hand, you might’ve noticed that we also have transdermal products on our menu. The words “topical” and “transdermal” are often used interchangeably, despite a key difference between the two terms. While both formulations are applied to the skin, only transdermal products are specifically designed to penetrate the layers of the skin. Since there aren’t any blood vessels in the outermost layers of the skin, it’s essential to enhance drug delivery across these layers in order to have a profound systemic (whole body) effect. However, systemic absorption isn’t always necessary or desirable. Many topical remedies are used for superficial skin conditions, and only need to have a local effect.2 Similar to the topical formulations, transdermal products are also helpful in the treatment of local symptoms.1 We have a few transdermal products available on the menu, including Cannabidiol F 1:1 Transdermal Lotion (7629) from AGL and Transdermal Cream C165T171 (8034) from Theraplant. Among our other topical products are Cannabidiol F 1:1 Bath Bombs (7628) from AGL and T100C100 I Lotion 7393 from CT Pharma.
If you have questions about which topical and/or transdermal product is right for you, reach out to one of our dispensary pharmacists.
- Bruni, Natascia et al. “Cannabinoid Delivery Systems for Pain and Inflammation Treatment.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 23,10 2478. 27 Sep. 2018, doi:10.3390/molecules23102478
- “The Difference Between Topical and Transdermal Medications.” Gensco Pharma, 26 May 2017, genscopharma.com/difference-topical-transdermal-medications/.
The Role of the Dispensary Technician
Ask any pharmacist about their greatest asset, and they’re likely to tell you that it’s the pharmacy technicians with whom they work. The primary role of a pharmacy technician is to assist the pharmacist in fulfilling their daily responsibilities. In addition to helping pharmacists in traditional retail or hospital settings, pharmacy technicians in Connecticut now have a new opportunity: becoming a dispensary technician.
So what, exactly, does a dispensary technician do? Erin from Fine Fettle Willimantic sums it up, “We assist all patients with their needs, and help to support the pharmacists.” Prior to becoming a dispensary technician, Erin worked in retail pharmacy, then as an infusion pharmacy technician for several state hospitals. David, also at Fine Fettle Willimantic, further explains, “We help the customers pick out products that might be helpful for them, assisting them with our knowledge of products and accessories so that they can better use their medical marijuana.” While at the register with you, our technicians can look up a product’s chemical data so that we can more accurately predict its specific effects. And with so many accessories available, our technicians’ accessory knowledge can be an invaluable resource in selecting the best option for your needs.
Fine Fettle’s dispensary technicians are still hard at work when they’re not assisting you at the register. Matt at Fine Fettle Newington says, “Filling preorders, taking phone calls, and product entry take up a lot of the day.” And before a product can be sold, a dispensary technician enters its information into our computer database and sorts it into our vault.
Having so many responsibilities requires a broad skillset. The best technicians are personable, flexible, empathetic, and have a great attention to detail. Here at Fine Fettle, we’re lucky to have the best technicians around, not just because they embody these essential qualities, but because they love what they do. According to Matt, “Being a dispensary tech is a very rewarding job, and the patients are the best part about it.”
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