Supporting Wellness for Injured Veterans

Azimuth Check Foundation is an all-volunteer organization that “helps heroes find their way by providing injured warriors challenging year-round athletic activities that create wellness in an atmosphere of camaraderie.” Based in New Hampshire, they sponsor and support athletic events throughout northern New England to benefit veterans, first responders, and medical personnel with disabilities.

According to the organization’s website, financial contributions “will help us in many key ways, such as: securing indoor and outdoor event locations, providing amenities to event participants, renting or purchasing sporting equipment and adaptive sporting equipment, and reaching out to sponsors, participants, and partners.”

We are eager to support Azimuth Check Foundation for our August Community Outreach project. For each 4mL tincture sold in August, we will donate $1, and for each 12mL tincture sold, we will donate $3.

For more information on the types of tinctures we have available, click here.

If you’d like to place an order, visit our menu!

Outreach flyer, same text as blog post

Live Music at Cannaversary!

We had a lot of fun with the dunk tank at last year’s Cannaversary, but this year we will have live music instead! We look forward to introducing a new acoustic performer at the beginning of each hour. The event is scheduled for 10am to 3pm on Saturday, August, 20, in the large parking lot at Prime ATC’s Chichester location (349 Dover Road). Here are the artists who will be performing for us:

  • 10am: Lucas Gallo
  • 11am: Kate West
  • Noon: Lauren Hurley
  • 1pm: Tyler Levs
  • 2pm: Andy Laliotis Acoustic Trio

All are welcome to join us for this outdoor educational event! It’s a great opportunity to learn about therapeutic cannabis in New Hampshire. Prime’s staff will be available throughout the event to answer questions.

Please note that only registered N.H. patients and caregivers may enter the dispensary, and on-site consumption of cannabis is prohibited.

Our Merrimack dispensary will be closed all day on Saturday so our staff and patients can attend this event. There is a Facebook event page here if you’d like to RSVP and invite friends. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you in Chichester on Saturday, August 20!

flyer, same text as blog post

Caregiver Applications Just Got Easier

Good news: New Hampshire is making it easier to register as a designated caregiver! Beginning July 24, the state will no longer require a state and federal background check for caregiver applicants. See below for an official announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services’ website:

screenshot of official announcement that criminal background checks and fingerprinting are no longer required for designated caregivers, effective July 24.

The state does not charge application or renewal fees for caregivers. If you or somebody you know would like to register as a designated caregiver, the updated application forms are available here.

Over the years, we’ve met countless patients who could benefit from the assistance of a caregiver. Unfortunately, the criminal background check requirement presented an expensive and unnecessary obstacle. We are confident that this change will improve accessibility for many patients!

Super Skunk Returns!

Super Skunk is back, and this time we’ve got plenty to go around! This sativa-leaning hybrid has been a big hit with patients in the past, so we decided to grow a larger batch. It is now available in both Chichester and Merrimack!

photo of Super Skunk flower, trimmed
Super Skunk flower, trimmed

Developed by Top Dawg Seeds, this cultivar (a.k.a. “strain”) is a cross between Mass Super Skunk and Skunk #18. Our strain guide suggests that its characteristics may be “focusing,” “stimulating,” and “energizing.”

Despite the name, it actually smells more lemony than skunky due to the presence of a terpene called D-Limonene. Our growers have reported that it also has a funky aroma, almost like cheese. And our Merrimack dispensary staff observed that it smells “sour and earthy” and appears to be covered in trichomes (tiny crystals that are loaded with cannabinoids).

Some patients report that Super Skunk is helpful for relieving pain, reducing stress, and stimulating appetite. You can find it on our menu in the gold flower tier.

In other news, we are pleased to announce that Blue Dream and Cherry Gar-See-Ya flower are back in stock! Both have been added to the silver tier. Pre-rolls are also available in limited supply. Visit our menu if you’d like to place an order!

photo of actual New Hampshire skunk
This is a regular (not super) skunk. He lives in Manchester, enjoys rooting around in the grass, and doesn’t know anything at all about cannabis.

Independence Day Weekend Sale!

Join us for our Independence Day Weekend Sale Event on July 1 and 2! While supplies last, we will be offering sales on drink mixes, select pre-rolls, and select strains of flower. Here are the details:

Independence Day sale flyer image

Drink mix multi-packs will be on sale, four for the price of three! The multi-packs include fruit punch, lemonade, orange, and raspberry iced tea.

Select pre-rolls will also be on sale. When you buy five single pre-rolls, the sixth will be free! Choose from Panama Red, Planet of the Grapes, Purple Punch, Star Mints, and Cake Face.

Last but not least, we’ll have Panama Red and G4 X Astrodawg flower on sale for 40% off. If you’d like to place an order, visit our menu!

Seniors, military veterans, and patients enrolled in the Compassionate Care Program will receive an additional 10% discount. Sale may not be combined with other discounts or loyalty points redemptions. While supplies last. No rainchecks. Orders must be picked up by end of sale to receive discounts.

Finally, please note that our dispensaries will be closed on Monday, July 4.

Staff Spotlight: Alicia Bennett

Many Prime patients already know that Alicia Bennett is one of the most knowledgeable and helpful staff members you could ever hope to meet at any dispensary. She has been consulting with patients and helping them get the most out of their experience with therapeutic cannabis since she joined our team in 2019. In recognition of her efforts, Prime recently promoted Alicia to a new position: Education Supervisor!

Alicia’s own journey with therapeutic cannabis began when she was a college student battling sarcoma, a rare and very aggressive form of cancer. The New Boston native tried cannabis while undergoing chemotherapy and recovering from surgery, and she found it very helpful in treating her pain, nausea, and anxiety. As an amputee, she has continued to find cannabis beneficial in minimizing her phantom sensations. In 2017, her remarkable story was featured in Teen Vogue magazine.

As a result of her experiences, Alicia developed a passion for learning about cannabis and sharing her knowledge. In addition to her work with patients at Prime, she recently traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to speak at CancerCon 2022.

When Alicia isn’t at the dispensary speaking with patients or updating our educational handouts, you might find her gardening, playing in a swamp, or reading yet another article about therapeutic applications of cannabis.

If you have questions about therapeutic cannabis, Alicia would be a great person to ask! You can reach her by calling the Chichester dispensary at 603-212-1500. We also encourage you to check out the documents on our “patient education” page to learn more about the science behind therapeutic cannabis.

Thanks for sharing your story, Alicia!

Delicious New Drink Mixes!

We are pleased to introduce two delicious new drink mixes: fruit punch and orange! Both are now available for sale in Merrimack and Chichester.

These new flavors are also available in mixed 4-packs, along with our lemonade and raspberry iced tea. For the low price of $45 (equivalent to buy three, get one free), you can try all four!

Trying our new drink mixes is also a great way to support Last Prisoner Project. We are donating $1 for each drink mix sold in June, and we will donate $4 for each multi-pack.

If you’d like to place an order, visit our menu. We look forward to the next opportunity to serve you!

glass of fruit punch surrounded by fruit
Fruit Punch Drink Mix
Orange Drink Mix

Supporting Last Prisoner Project

In June, we are raising money for Last Prisoner Project (LPP). This national non‐profit organization is dedicated to repairing the harms caused by cannabis prohibition, and we are proud to support their efforts with a $1 donation for every THC drink mix product sold. Currently, our drink mix selection includes iced tea, raspberry iced tea, lemonade, and hot cocoa. If you’d like to place an order, visit our menu!

Last Prisoner Project graphic

Why Last Prisoner Project?

Cannabis is now legal for adults in 19 U.S. states, and in many of those states, business is booming. Regulated markets in the U.S. generated more than $37 billion in sales last year, producing billions in state revenues. Despite this remarkable progress, countless Americans are still suffering from the negative impacts of cannabis prohibition. Tens of thousands of Americans remain incarcerated for
cannabis offenses, and many more are impacted by the stigma associated with having a criminal record, which creates barriers to employment, housing, and financial assistance.

LPP focuses on three very important aspects of the issue: prisoner release, record clearing, and reentry programming. LPP works to release cannabis prisoners with its state and federal clemency programs, compassionate release efforts, and other legal interventions. They advocate for automatic expungement of criminal records and other “clean slate” initiatives. They also provide services to prisoners who have been released to support their successful reentry into society.

Prime ATC strongly supports this organization’s efforts, and we look forward to making a sizable donation at the end of June!

Big Success in May!

Finally, we have some great news to share. Yesterday, thanks to your generous donations, we contributed an impressive $4,000 to NAMI New Hampshire! This donation is being doubled by The Hartford. Thanks again to all who donated to support this important cause!

Memorial Day Sale!

Our Memorial Day Sale will begin Thursday, May 26 and end Saturday, May 28. We are pleased to be offering two strains of flower and all rosin for 40% off. We are also introducing a new chocolate chip cookie recipe! You can try one of our chewy, delicious chocolate chip cookies for only $2 if you make a $50 purchase during the sale.

On Thursday only, make a purchase and you will have a chance to win a 5g Star Mints pre-roll! We will be randomly selecting winners every hour. Winners will be notified by phone.

We are also pleased to report that our fundraising efforts on behalf of NAMI New Hampshire are going well. We greatly appreciate your generosity, and we are hoping to raise even more in the final days of May. As an added bonus, if you donate during the Memorial Day Sale, you will be entered into a drawing and given a chance to win one of five 5g Star Mints pre-rolls. This drawing will take place on Tuesday, May 31.

All our donations to NAMI New Hampshire are being doubled by The Hartford, so we want to ensure that we make the most of this opportunity to support individuals and families who are affected by mental illness.

Patients, if you would like to place an order for the Memorial Day Sale, visit our menu! Or just stop by and see us in Chichester or Merrimack — we look forward to seeing you soon!

sale flyer image

Finally, please note that we will be closed on Monday, May 30. Both dispensaries will reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

Coming Soon: Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

We are looking forward to another great Memorial Day Weekend Sale next week. The sale will take place next Thursday, May 26, to Saturday, May 28 (while supplies last). Details will be announced on Wednesday, May 25. Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

Also, please note that we will be closed on Monday, May 30. Both dispensaries will reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!