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Your new registration with Spectrum Therapeutics is very important to us. Because of a larger than normal volume of new customer registrations, our processing time is slightly longer than usual. Thank you for your patience during this interim period.

Medical

What is the equivalency factor?

July 4, 2019 Spectrum Therapeutics

The amount of medical cannabis that you have been authorized to purchase, as stipulated by your healthcare professional and written on your Medical Document, comes in number of grams of dried flower product you are authorized to receive on a daily basis. Many of our customers prefer to buy cannabis oil or softgels. How do you convert the number of grams you’re allowed into a liquid amount or number of softgels?

We do this calculation for you each time you purchase from our online store. Here’s how that calculation is done.

We do this calculation for you each time you purchase from our online store. This equivalency factor converts the grams of dried cannabis into the volume of oil or the number of softgels purchased for the purpose of tracking the purchased amount against the authorized amount in grams per day.

How does this affect your purchase?

Dried flower products are sold in grams, oils in mL, and softgels in milligrams.

What is the equivalency factor for oils on the Spectrum Therapeutics website?

Our gram equivalencies are changing as of September 3. The equivalency factor is based on the quantity of dried cannabis that is required to produce 1 mL of cannabis oil. It takes approximately 1 g of dried flowers to produce 4 mL of cannabis oil. Thus, the equivalency factor is 4:1. Each bottle of oil (40 mL) is equivalent to 10 g of dried flowers on your authorization.

What is the equivalency factor for softgels?

  Softgels/bottle Equivalent to
Red 10 mg THC

30

10 g

Blue 10 mg THC

30

10 g

Red 2.5 mg THC

60

 5 g

Blue 2.5 mg THC

60

 5 g

Yellow 20 mg CBD

30

10 g

This is also important to determine how much you can possess

Patients can purchase and possess up to their 30-day supply of dried cannabis, or its equivalent, to a maximum of 150 grams. Should the 30-day limit exceed 150 grams, the patient will have to place more than 1 order in the month.

Dosing

It’s important to remember that the equivalency factor is based on the quantity of dried cannabis that is required to produce 1 mL of cannabis oil and does not take into account the concentration of cannabinoids in different products. For this reason, the equivalency factor is not to be used for dosing calculations. Please speak with your healthcare professional about dosing medical cannabis or refer to the insert that comes with every package.

If you have any questions about the equivalency factor, please contact Customer Care.

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