November Classes

We are pleased to announce several November classes and support group meetings for the benefit of patients. If you’d like to sign up for any of these classes or meetings, we’d love to have you – just give us a call at either dispensary or email us at info@primeatc.com.

First, we will offer a New Patient Orientation class via Zoom at 10am on Friday, November 4. If that date doesn’t work for you, we’ll offer the same class in person at 10am on Saturday, November 19, in Merrimack (Unit C).

But that’s not all! For patients and caregivers who are interested in learning more about terpenes, we are offering a Terpene class in Merrimack at 10am on Wednesday, November 30. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the aromatic compounds that contribute to the flavor and effects of cannabis.

List of November classes, times, and locations.

We are also offering three support groups this month. At our cancer support group, we will discuss patients’ experiences using cannabis to treat cancer. Our senior support group is intended for older patients. Lastly, our patient support group is open to any registered patients who would like to discuss their therapeutic cannabis experiences.

These support groups will all take place via Zoom at 5pm on the following dates: Tuesday, November 8 (Cancer), Wednesday, November 16 (Senior), and Tuesday, November 22 (Patient).

List of November support groups, times, and locations

Finally, we will be setting up an “equipment table” at the dispensaries on Friday, November 11 (Merrimack) and Friday, November 25 (Chichester). This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the various types of equipment that are available to therapeutic cannabis patients and how to use them.

Here’s a calendar for the full month of November classes and support groups. Again, just give us a call or send us an email if you’d like to sign up!

November class calendar

October Classes

Prime ATC is pleased to announce several October classes and support group meetings. If you’d like to sign up for any of these classes or meetings, we’d love to have you – just give us a call at either dispensary or email us at info@primeatc.com.

First, we will offer a New Patient Orientation class via Zoom at 5pm on Thursday, October 6. If that date doesn’t work for you, we’ll offer the same class in person at 10am on Saturday, October 15, in Merrimack (Unit C). A third New Patient Orientation class will take place via Zoom at 5pm on Thursday, October 27.

But that’s not all! For patients and caregivers who are interested in learning more about tinctures, we are offering a Tincture class via Zoom at 5pm on Thursday, October 20. The class will cover what tinctures are, how to use them, and the different options we have available.

graphic list of October classes

We are also offering three support groups this month. At our chronic pain support group, we will discuss our experiences using cannabis for pain relief. Our caregiver support group is open to any registered caregiver. Lastly, our patient support group is open to any registered patients who would like to discuss their therapeutic cannabis experiences.

These support groups will all take place via Zoom at 5pm on the following dates: Tuesday, October 11 (Chronic Pain), Monday, October 17 (Caregiver), and Tuesday, October 25 (Patient).

graphic list of October Support groups

Here’s a calendar for the full month. Again, just give us a call or send us an email if you’d like to sign up!

graphic calendar of October classes and support groups

September Classes!

We are pleased to announce that Prime ATC will offer several therapeutic cannabis classes and a support group in September.

First, we will hold our New Patient Orientation Class in person at 10am on Thursday, September 8, at our Merrimack location in Unit C. A second New Patient Orientation Class will be held via Zoom only at 5pm on Wednesday, September 14. If you’re new to therapeutic cannabis, this class is designed to help you get a better understanding of the basics.

Next, we will offer our Patient Support Group via Zoom only at 5pm on Tuesday, September 20. This peer-facilitated support group is open to any therapeutic cannabis patient in NH. The discussion will be focused around the challenges of being a therapeutic cannabis patient, public stigma about cannabis, and communicating with medical providers about therapeutic cannabis.

Last, but not least, our Terpene Class will be held in person at 4pm on Thursday, September 29, at our Merrimack location in Unit C. This class is open to any patient or caregiver who is interested in learning more about the aromatic compounds that give cannabis its aroma.

To register for any of these classes, you can either call us at either dispensary or email us at info@primeatc.com. In person classes will be limited to 10 registrants, and Zoom classes will be unlimited.

September Classes at Prime ATC!

New Patient Orientation Classes
9/8 at 10am (Merrimack Unit C)
9/14 at 5pm (Zoom only)

Patient Support Group
9/20 at 5pm (Zoom only)

Terpene Class
9/29 at 4pm (Merrimack Unit C)

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!

Meet Our Cultivation Manager on 4/20!

What day could be better than 4/20 for learning about cannabis cultivation? We are pleased to announce that our cultivation manager, Antonio Garcia, will be available to speak with patients and caregivers at the Chichester dispensary between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20.

If you’re curious to learn more about Prime’s cultivation methods, this is a great opportunity to meet the man in charge!

Antonio has been a member of our cultivation team for more than five years, and he would be happy to tell you anything you might like to know about our cannabis plants. He will also have a table set up with some photos and information about the cultivation process.

photo of Antonio Garcia standing in front of LA Kush Cake plants
Prime’s cultivation manager, Antonio Garcia, smiles for a photo in front of some LA Kush Cake plants.

We hope lots of patients will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about cannabis cultivation on 4/20!

Let’s Talk about Terpenes!

Terpenes are aromatic compounds in cannabis that contribute to its aroma and effects. They are found in all plants, and some of the terpenes found in cannabis are also found in fruits, flowers, herbs, and spices. Terpenes in cannabis vary depending on the strain, and the combination of terpenes contributes to the different smells and effects associated with each strain.

If you’d like to learn more about these interesting aromatic compounds, come join us next week at our Terpene Table! Our Education Supervisor, Alicia Bennett, will have a table set up on Monday, April 18 in Merrimack and Tuesday, April 19 in Chichester. This is a great educational opportunity, and it will also be fun!

After learning more about terpenes, you’ll have a chance to win prizes by playing “Guess the Terpene.” We will have unmarked samples so you can test your nose by trying to guess which terpene it is. If you successfully identify the correct terpene, you can spin a wheel to win a prize!

Terpene Table announcement graphic. Learn more about Terpenes by visiting Prime's Merrimack location on April 18 or Prime's Chichester location on April 19.

We have added a terpene quick guide on the back of the strain guide, and we expect this will be helpful for patients. We will also have new educational handouts available at the Terpene Table with more information about individual terpenes. Alicia will be there throughout the day to talk about terpenes and to answer questions about cannabis and our products.

We hope to see you at our Terpene Table in Merrimack on April 18 or in Chichester on April 19!