FAQs About Getting Started with Cannabis Oils and Medicinal Tinctures from CannaKids

Welcome to CannaKids.org. CannaKids is a California Cooperative Corporation with non-profit values. We provide medicinal cannabis oil to both pediatric and adult patients.

CannaKids is currently conducting clinical trials to investigate anecdotal evidence that cannabis medicine may be effective in treating the following concerns:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn’s
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Migraines and more.

What Is Cannabis Oil?

Cannabis oil is medicine derived from the the plant known scientifically as Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. A full plant spectrum cannabis oil, called an extract or concentrate, contains compounds called cannabinoids that are essential to a healthy, properly functioning endocannabinoid system. The mammalian endocannabinoid system is made up of receptors that connect with cannabinoids such as CBD, THC, and THCa.

What Is CBD or Cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol or CBD is one such cannabinoid that is currently receiving a lot of attention for its role in the successful treatment of pediatric epilepsy. CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t induce the “high” effect that people often attribute with cannabis or its slang nomiker marijuana. CBD is often described as having a soothing effect, making it a complimentary treatment for symptoms related to anxiety. Concentrated honey gold CBD oil can also be quite effective in relieving pain.

What Is THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol?

THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis that elicits feelings of euphoria and an overall sense of relaxation. Increased laughter, fatigue, or hunger are examples of side effects that may be experienced by adults when consuming THC or products containing THC. Research indicates that THC oil or medicine in conjunction with other cannabinoids and plant terpenes may be useful in treating PTSD (related to trauma), nausea, inflammation, cancer, sleep apnea, and loss of appetite.

What Is THCa?

THCa or Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid is the raw form of THC found in the live cannabis plant prior to curing or drying. Once heated, THCa is converted to THC through a process called decarboxylation. THCa can be derived as a healthy dietary supplement by juicing the cannabis plant or from low-temperature extraction processes.


How Do I Get Started With Cannabis Treatment?

DOSING: The recommended dosing varies per patient depending on the medical condition, pharmaceuticals, age, weight and other various factors. To ensure the best care possible, we strongly recommend obtaining a suggested dosing plan.

You you may schedule a phone consultation with a cannabis dosing specialist via our website for individualized guidance and education! These nurses are specialists trained in cannabis medicine and will be able to guide you in which cannabis oils, cannabis tinctures, or other products to purchase; in how to take the cannabis medicine; and in safely titrating the recommended dosing in order to to reach the suggested therapeutic amount.

Step 1: Schedule a Phone Consultation for Dosing Guidance.

Visit our “Cannabis Dosing Experts” page here to learn more about their specialties.

How Do I Schedule A Phone Appointment For Dosing Guidance?

Step 2: Use Our Scheduling System To Book Your Dosing Consultation.

You may access our scheduling system to book with Nurse Karen or Nurse Elizabeth, via the blue pop-up on our homepage, or by clicking the link below:

Schedule an Appointment for Dosing Consultation >>

Payment: The system will take you through the PayPal portal for safe payment. (You may use a credit card and do not need a PayPal account)

If paying by credit card, please note the following:

Once you’ve entered your information, press “Review and Submit.” On the next page, you must click “CONTINUE Without Logging In” (located on the far right) in order for your payment to be processed.

NOTE: If you did not get a confirmation email for your appointment, the payment did not go through.

Step 3: Complete The Intake Form.

All patients must complete the Intake Form. AT LEAST 24 hours prior to their dosing consultation. The information provided is vital to giving the best guidance possible

How Do I Measure My Dose?

What is Required in Order To Purchase?

A Medical Marijuana Recommendation (or “card”) and California I.D. Is Required for most of our products: If this is for a patient under the age of 18, you will need a “caregiver recommendation for a pediatric patient“. This will allow you to legally purchase the medicine on the patient’s behalf.


In order to obtain a caregiver recommendation, you may review the Doctors listed on our MMJ Doctors page (located under the LOCATIONS menu option).  Or search Google for “[your zip code] + marijuana doctor” and call the top rated office(s) near you to ask if they provide this service (caregiver recommendations for patients under 18). Be sure to inquire if any additional medical documentation is required to support the minor’s medical condition claims.


Visit CannaKids at HelloMD to obtain your medical recommendation online from the comfort and privacy of your home. The consult will be done with a HelloMD Doctor via video chat. NOTE: They do not provide Caregiver Recommendations for pediatric patients — only adult medical cannabis recommendations.

For more information, visit United Patients Group resources.

Where can I Purchase CannaKids Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Tinctures, Or Other Cannabis Medicinal Products?

NOTE: At this time, CannaKids is only available for purchase in Southern California.  We are working as quickly as possible to ensure our patients have access to our medicine state-wide and hope to be available in the Northern California market in the next 1-2 months.  Cannabis products including CannaKids medicine cannot lawfully cross state lines.

Dispensary: The person who holds the marijuana recommendation can purchase CannaKids from one of our partner dispensaries that carry our products. See the dispensary locations herePlease call first to varify they have the products in which you seek!

PRICING: Please note that prices vary from dispensary to dispensary.

What Do I Look For When Purchasing Cannabis Oil or Cannabis Oil Tinctures?

Clear Labels: Look for labels showing the quantity and ratio of cannabis compounds CBD, THC, and/or THCa per dose.

Lab Testing: Look for products that are tested for consistency, and verified as free of mold, bacteria, pesticides, solvent residues, and other contaminants.

Quality Ingredients: Select products with quality ingredients. AVOID corn syrup, GMOs, transfats, or artificial additives.

Safe Extraction: AVOID products extracted with toxic solvents like BHO, propane, hexane or other hydrocarbons. Solvent residues are especially dangerous for immune-compromised patients. Look for products that entail a safer method of extraction like supercritical CO2.

Cannabis vs Industrial Hemp?: Compared to whole plant cannabis, industrial hemp is low in cannabinoid content. A huge amount of industrial hemp is required to extract a small amount of CBD, raising the risk of contaminants because hemp, a bioaccumulator, draws toxins and heavy metals from soil. The robust terpene profile of whole plant cannabis also enhances the therapeutic benefits of CBD, THC and THCa. NOTE: New genetics of hemp are available that offer a safe solution for topical products or for dietary supplement by users with healthy immune systems. Source: Project CBD

Where Can I Find More Information?

If you are a caregiver of a CannaKids patient, we can also support you in attending to a patient under your care with our educational videos. Additional resources such as research articles and nutritional information can be found on our sister 501(c)3 non-profit site SavingSophie.org.

Please refer to UnitedPatientsGroup.com or California NORML’s frequently asked questions for details regarding California law.

Need A Guiding Hand? Speak With A CannaKids Patient Coordinator.

If you would like additional guidance, you may use the scheduling system to book a FREE fifteen minute call with a CannaKids Patient Coordinator. We encourage all patients to complete a consultation with a dosing expert before scheduling a call with our CannaKids patient coordinators.

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If you would like to speak to us about how you can become involved with our foundation, submit your child to be a CannaKid or become a sponsored family, please submit the form below and one of our team members will contact you promptly. For orders and inquiries, please use the scheduling system to book an appointment to speak to one of our Patient Coordinators, or call us direct at 747-998-5585.