Bring Joy, Donate a Toy!

For the second consecutive year, Prime ATC is partnering with Chaos and Kindness to collect toys for children in need. Your donations brought smiles to many young faces last holiday season, and this year we are hoping to spread even more cheer!

We believe every child needs and deserves a toy regardless of their economic circumstances, so we are encouraging patients and caregivers to donate toys at both of our dispensary locations. As an added incentive, for every unwrapped toy donated between November 22 and December 18, you will receive one entry into a raffle.

We will hold separate raffles at each dispensary location. First prize will be a $250 Prime store credit, second prize will be a $100 Prime store credit, and third and fourth prizes will be a 5g (very large) Star Mints pre-roll.

graphic version of toy drive and raffle annoucement

We want to do everything we can to ensure that all children are able enjoy the holiday season, so we would greatly appreciate your support for our toy drive!

Prime Holiday Schedule

At Prime ATC, we understand that patients rely on us to provide therapeutic cannabis products on a consistent basis. We also understand that our hardworking staff members need a break during the holidays. Balancing these considerations can be a challenge, but we are confident that our 2021 holiday schedule will accommodate the needs of our patients as well as our staff.

Here is the schedule we are planning to follow for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday season:

  • Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24)
    • Dispensaries close at 3pm
  • Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25)
    • Dispensaries closed all day
  • Monday, December 27
    • Dispensaries closed all day
  • New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31)
    • Dispensaries close at 5pm
  • New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1)
    • Dispensaries closed all day
  • Monday, January 3
    • Dispensaries closed all day

Please be sure to plan ahead so these holiday closings will not disrupt your supply of therapeutic cannabis. You can place online orders here at our menu. We look forward to serving you this holiday season!

photo of Prime ATC sign outside Chichester dispensary

Prime Local Honey

Working with local producers is a sweet way to do business, and patients will taste the difference when they try Prime’s infused local honey!

You may know that all Prime’s therapeutic cannabis products are made in New Hampshire, but our commitment to local commerce doesn’t stop there! We believe in doing business with local vendors and producers whenever possible, and our infused honey products are a particularly tasty example of a local partnership that patients can appreciate.

Prime initially tried using honey from other producers, but our search for the perfect source ended when we found Peter And His Bees. Peter de Bruyn Kops has been fascinated by bees since sixth grade, and he has been producing honey in southern New Hampshire for 25 years. His experience really shows in the final product – we believe his honey is the best in the region!  

photo of Peter de Bruyn Kops wearing a beekeeper suit and working on a beehive
Peter de Bruyn Kops lifts a “super” off a hive at a farm in Milford, N.H. Photo by Katrina Holman

Many patients enjoy adding Prime local honey to a cup of hot tea or spreading it on toast. This is a convenient and delicious way to consume therapeutic cannabis! And for patients and caregivers who enjoy baking, honey works well in many recipes as a substitute for sugar. But the quality of the product depends almost entirely on the quality of the honey we are infusing. Fortunately, Peter’s honey tastes every bit as good as it looks:

photo of local honey being poured into jars
Jars filling with delicious honey from Peter And His Bees. Photo by Katrina Holman

Peter says he enjoys beekeeping because “it is a refuge from the stresses of modern life,” and he appreciates “the challenge of keeping the bees healthy and producing a good crop.” 

It is also a great way to stay connected with the natural world. “I love that beekeeping is so close to nature and the seasons in that the inside of a bee colony reflects the condition of plant life in the surrounding mile or so,” he explained.

Peter says his customers seek out local honey for a few important reasons. Some people find it helpful in dealing with seasonal allergies. Others feel strongly about buying local for ethical reasons, or because fraud is a significant issue in the international honey trade. Also, local honey just tastes better!

several jars of Peter's honey, including raw honey and creamed honey, and a package of comb honey
Local N.H. honey products packaged and ready for sale. Photo by Katrina Holman

If you’d like to try Peter’s honey in a non-infused form, it is available at the following locations:

in Amherst:

   Amherst Garden Center

   Sunny Valley Farms

in Canterbury:

   Hackleboro Orchard (seasonal)

in Dublin:

   Morningstar Maple

in Hollis:

   Lull Farm

in Loudon:

   Miles Smith Farm

In Milford:

   Fitch’s Corner Farmstand

   Lull Farm

   Trombly Gardens

in Mont Vernon:

   Mont Vernon General Store

in Nashua

   Lanna Asian Market

   Riverwalk Roasters Cafe

in Peterborough:

   Natures Green Grocer

   Rosaly’s Garden (seasonal)

In Wilton:

   Local Share

jar of Prime's infused honey
Prime ATC’s THC-infused honey

Prime’s THC-infused honey is available in daytime, anytime, or nighttime formulations. Patients, if you’d like to try it, you can find it here on our menus, in the “edible” section!

Another Classic Sativa Returns!

We have added a popular sativa and three new full-spectrum vapes to Prime’s menu

By popular demand, the classic sativa known as Panama Red has made its triumphant return to Prime’s menu!

photo of Prime's Panama Red flower, pre-harvest
Prime’s Panama Red flower, pre-harvest

Patients who have been registered with Prime for several years may remember our old Panama Red flower. Several patients have requested that we bring back this popular sativa, and our growers were more than happy to oblige. We believe the new Panama Red is very similar to our previous Panama Red, and we hope you will try it and let us know what you think!

The Panama Red flower is now available in both Merrimack and Chichester, and we also have Panama Red full spectrum vape cartridges. Pre-rolls will appear on the dispensary shelves next week.

photo of Prime's Panama Red flower, trimmed
Prime’s Panama Red flower, trimmed
New Full-Spectrum Vape Options

Patients have given us a lot of positive feedback on our new flower strains, and some are now available as full-spectrum vape cartridges. In addition to Panama Red, our menu now includes Orange Mojito and Ghouls N Ghosts vape cartridges. Patients, we hope you find these new products beneficial!

Veterans Day Sale!

Military veterans receive 20% off entire order on Thursday, November 11

If you are a military veteran, our staff at Prime ATC would like to thank you for your service! To show our appreciation on November 11, patients who are military veterans will receive a 20% discount on their entire order.

Veterans Day Sale graphic, same details as blog text

Note: this sale may not be combined with other discounts or loyalty points redemptions. You or your designated caregiver must make your purchase on Thursday, November 11, to receive the 20% discount. Only registered N.H. patients and caregivers may purchase at N.H. dispensaries until recent legislative changes are implemented by the state.

Again, thank you for your service, and thank you for choosing Prime ATC for your therapeutic cannabis needs!

New Loyalty Program!

Dear Patients and Caregivers,

In September, when New Hampshire began allowing patients to shop at any ATC, we announced a special offer to attract new patients. But we didn’t forget about the patients who have supported Prime over the last five years! You are the reason we have been able to grow and become the #1 source for therapeutic cannabis in New Hampshire, and today we are pleased to reward you by announcing our new loyalty program.

For starters, all patients who have purchased from Prime at any point prior to September 10 (when we began the special for new patients) have already been rewarded with 2,500 points. If you want to spend your points today, you may redeem them for $25 in store credit. Or, if you wait until you have accumulated 5,000 points, you can redeem them for a “double bonus” store credit of $100.

We have already begun rewarding all patients with 1 point for every $1 spent at any Prime location. There will also be other ways to earn points, such as by reviewing products or completing surveys, and we look forward to sharing those opportunities as they arise. When you reach 1,000 points in your account, you (or your designated caregiver) may redeem them for a $10 store credit or wait until you accumulate 5,000 to qualify for the “double bonus.” Here are more details of the program:

Graphic announcement of loyalty program. Points have no cash value and may only be redeemed for cannabis products and accessories. Prime reserves the right to alter or discontinue the terms of this promotion at any time.

Our system will keep track of your points automatically, so there are no pesky punch-cards or complicated passwords to remember. If you have any questions about the program or want to check your points balance, just ask a staff member the next time you visit the dispensary!

We take great pride in the quality of our products, and we know that our flower prices are already the lowest of any New Hampshire ATC. But we also know there is still a lot of room for us to improve, and with your support we will continue to do so. We certainly understand that patients have other options for therapeutic cannabis, and we are rolling out this loyalty program to show our appreciation for patients who have chosen and continue to choose Prime.

Patients and caregivers, on behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your past support and we look forward to serving you the next time you give us an opportunity. If you’d like to place an order, here is a link to our menu!

Sincerely,

Keenan Blum
CEO, Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of N.H.

P.S. We’ve been ramping up our social media presence, so now would be a great time for you to like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram!

Help Eliminate Food Insecurity!

We are very pleased to report that our September/October promotions raised $2,423 to benefit Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. Patients, we can’t thank you enough for supporting this worthy cause with your purchases of chocolates and trail mix!

In the month of November, we are turning our attention to another serious problem: food insecurity. Sadly, many individuals and families across New Hampshire will experience hunger this winter. We want to do our part, so from November 1 to 19, we will be conducting a food drive to benefit N.H. Food Bank. Please help eliminate food insecurity by donating non-perishable food items the next time you visit Prime!

If you are able to participate, please bring any items you’d like to donate the next time you visit our dispensary in either Merrimack or Chichester. If you donate five or more items, you will be entered into a raffle! Raffles will be held at both locations. Feel free to enter as many times as you’d like (one entry for each 5 items donated).

Raffle prizes (at each location):

1st prize = $250 store credit

2nd prize = $100 store credit

3rd and 4th prizes = a 5g Star Mints pre-roll

graphic version of announcement that Prime is collecting donations for New Hampshire Food Bank to help eliminate food insecurity

If you’d like to place an order before you head to the dispensary with food items to donate, click here to visit our menu!

New Sativas Available!

For patients who have asked for more sativa flower options, we are pleased to announce that we have added two new sativas to our menus. These tall, rangy plants take longer to grow than their shorter indica or hybrid counterparts, but they can be worth the extra time and effort. Our only concern is that if we keep growing plants this tall, we might need to hire some extra tall staff members to care for them!

photo of Prime staff member being dwarfed by tall sativa plants
Klaus Poltilla, Prime’s director of operations, is not a short person – the plants behind him are just very tall!

The plants in the background above are a classic sativa cross: Panama x Colombian Gold. As the colas continued to expand, the stalks could barely support them, even with assistance.

photo of plants nearly falling over because the flowers are so heavy
This “Leaning Tower of Cannabis” is comprised of Panama x Colombian Gold plants that became too heavy for their stalks to support
Meet the New Flowers!

In addition to Panama x Colombian Gold, we are pleased to introduce another classic sativa cross: Golden Thai. This flower is available in 3.5g and 1g sizes and in single pre-rolls.

photo of Golden Thai flower, trimmed
Golden Thai (Gold King Thai x Double Colombian Gold x Panama Red x UK Cheese) flower, trimmed

The Panama x Colombian Gold came out looking good as well. However, since the buds were not as consistent as we might have liked, we decided to trim them and process them into pre-rolls.

photo of Panama x Columbian Gold flower, trimmed
Panama x Colombian Gold: available in single and multi-pack pre-rolls

In addition to these new sativas, we’ve also added a new hybrid flower called “Margolope.” We don’t quite know what to think of it yet, but it has an interesting smell and we believe it is worth a try!

photo of Margolope flower, trimmed
Margalope (Chocolope x Frozen Margie): available in 3.5g, 1g, single and multi-pack pre-rolls

As you can probably tell, we are very excited about the new flowers. And these are not the last new flowers we will be rolling out in 2021! Patients, we will be sure to tell you about new flower options when they arrive at the dispensaries. We look forward to hearing which ones you like best!

The Importance of Hand Trimming

At Prime, we take great pride in our hand trimming process. Most people understand that cannabis flower looks and feels better when it is trimmed by a skilled hand, but unfortunately, many companies try to reduce costs by relying on machines to perform this task rather than people. Not us! We believe patients deserve the best quality therapeutic cannabis, and that is why we take time to ensure that our flower is treated with the utmost care at every step in the process.

These freshly trimmed buds are our new Ghouls N Ghosts flower:

Tray of hand trimmed Ghouls N Ghosts cannabis flower
Ghouls N Ghosts flower, trimmed

The hand trimming process begins after the flower has been properly dried. The bud is covered with leaves, and these must be removed to uncover the flower.

photo of bud covered with leaves
Ghouls N Ghosts flower covered with leaves

Trimming away small leaves improves the smoking or vaping characteristics of the flower. It also leaves a beautiful final product. In this series of photos, Andrew Thayer’s steady hand helps to unleash the dark power of Prime’s new Halloween-friendly flower!

photo of Andrew Thayer trimming leaves
Andrew Thayer trims leaves from cannabis flower

The process is time consuming, but we think the results are absolutely worth the hard work!

photo of Andrew Thayer removing small leaves from cannabis flower
Andrew Thayer removes small leaves

As a result of our trimmers’ diligent work, patients who visit Prime’s dispensaries are able to obtain this photogenic flower covered with red hairs and trichomes (the small “crystals,” which are full of cannabinoids). Any bud which does not meet our aesthetic standards is processed into pre-rolls or extracted to produce cannabis-infused products. 

photo of finished Ghouls N Ghosts flower
Finished Ghouls N Ghosts flower

By the way, if you haven’t tried our Ghouls N Ghosts flower yet, you can find it on here on our menu!

Staff Spotlight: Chantal Roy!

Patients who enjoy Prime’s edible products should definitely know about Chantal Roy. This Granite State native is a top-notch baker and chocolatier, and she is responsible for producing many of the cannabis-infused products that appear on our menu.

Chantal’s journey to Prime’s kitchen began when she was a student at Goffstown High School and had the opportunity to take culinary classes at Manchester School of Technology (MST). She fell in love with baking and went on to earn her A.S. degree in baking and pastries from SNHU.

Photo of Chantal Roy working with melted chocolate to produce new edible products
Chantal works to perfect an exciting new chocolate product for the holiday season

While attending SNHU, Chantal discovered her love for confections during an internship with Van Otis Chocolates in Manchester. In the photo above, she is fine-tuning a new chocolate product that we will be releasing this holiday season. We’ll share more details on the new product in an upcoming blog post!

Chantal says she knows several patients who benefit from the therapeutic cannabis program, and this makes her job even more rewarding.

When she isn’t busy making edible products at Prime, Chantal enjoys paddleboarding with her dog and competing in archery competitions. We are very happy to have her as a member of the team!

graphic version of this staff spotlight for sharing on social media