Slater Center Introduces Cannabis Oil Distillate – Highly Potent, Extremely Versatile Cannabis Medicine

We’re introducing a new item to our menu – cannabis oil distillate, made right here in our lab at the Slater Center.

Distillates are among the most desirable medical cannabis concentrates because they are highly potent and extremely versatile. They can be dabbed or vaped, or they can be infused into other cannabis products, including edibles, tinctures and topicals. Given the extremely high concentration of THC in these distillates, the effects are felt almost immediately.

We make our distillate using benchtop short-path distillation. We start with supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction to carefully separate and extract THC from plant materials and cannabinoids. This crude oil is further processed, purified and refined, removing most of the color, all of the odor and other unwanted biproducts. The result is pure, solventless delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol .

Purity and potency are among the factors that set distillates apart from other cannabis concentrates, and these can vary widely from one source to the next, depending on the quality of the flower and the processing method.

Our distillates have a THC concentration of approximately 90 percent, as confirmed through testing by an independent lab.

This high concentration of THC makes distillate a very potent form of cannabis medicine, so can use less medication to achieve the same effects. When dabbed or vaped, the effects are felt nearly immediately. It also can be added to flower in a rolling paper or bowl, to intensify the effects without altering the aroma or flavor.

Distillates also can be used an ingredient in edibles, providing the desired effect without the plant-like taste or smell. They can be consumed on their own or dropped sublingually under the tongue. They also work in topicals, which are absorbed through the skin.

This versatility makes distillate an appealing choice for medical patients, allowing them to choose the manner of consumption that is most comfortable for them.

Order Online and Pick Up Curbside at Our New Drive Thru

The Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center now offers online ordering and curbside pickup.

Anyone who is a registered patient, caregiver or authorized purchaser can place their order online at slatercenter.com/menu and pick up their order at our new drive-thru location, adjacent to the main dispensary.

Online orders will be ready for pickup within 30 minutes, if placed between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends. Any order placed after-hours will be available for pick up the following day.

NOTE: You must have your medical card, photo ID and payment to pick up an online order.

The Slater Center is offering online ordering and curbside pickup as a safer, more efficient way to purchase medical cannabis during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. By reducing the number of people inside the dispensary, we hope to protect our patients and employees from possible exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) and other illness.

This service is available only for patients, caregivers and authorized purchasers who are already registered at the Slater Center.

We also continue to welcome new patients from Rhode Island and from out of state. Anyone with approved patient documentation from any state and a government-issue photo ID can register as a patient at the Slater Center. New patient registrations are accepted seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. until the close of business each day.

We also will continue to offer walk-in service. Patients who come to the dispensary will be asked to place their order using an express kiosk and the order will be filled within minutes. However, we strongly encourage everyone to use online ordering and curbside pickup as a faster, healthier way to obtain your medical cannabis.

IMPORTANT:  

DO NOT COME TO THE DRIVE THRU UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR ORDER IS READY FOR PICKUP

BRING YOUR MEDICAL CARD, PHOTO ID AND PAYMENT

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING ONLINE/USING CURBSIDE PICKUP

ORDER ONLINE:

Use your computer or mobile device to access our website: slatercenter.com

  • Click online ordering or go to the menu page: slatercenter.com/menu.
  • Select the item/s you would like to purchase, add these to your shopping cart, provide all required information (name/email/phone/DOB) and place your order.
  • Orders will be ready within 30 minutes, except as noted above
  • You will receive a confirmation email when your order is ready for pick up

DO NOT COME TO THE DRIVE THRU UNTIL YOU RECEIVE

EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR ORDER IS READY FOR PICKUP.

CURBSIDE PICKUP

  • The drive thru is located in the parking lot adjacent to the main dispensary building
  • Be prepared to present your medical card, photo ID and payment
  • Your order will be delivered to your vehicle

NEW! Online Ordering and Curbside Pickup at Our New Drive Thru

The Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center now offers online ordering and curbside pickup.

Anyone who is a registered patient, caregiver or authorized purchaser can place their order online at www.slatercenter.com and pick up their order at our new drive-thru location, adjacent to the main dispensary.

Online orders will be ready for pickup within 30 minutes, if placed between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends. Any order placed after-hours will be available for pick up the following day.

NOTE: You must have your medical card, photo ID and payment to pick up an online order.

The Slater Center is offering online ordering and curbside pickup as a safer, more efficient way to purchase medical cannabis during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. By reducing the number of people inside the dispensary, we hope to protect our patients and employees from possible exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) and other illness.

This service is available only for patients, caregivers and authorized purchasers who are already registered at the Slater Center.

We also continue to welcome new patients from Rhode Island and from out of state. Anyone with approved patient documentation from any state and a government-issue photo ID can register as a patient at the Slater Center. New patient registrations are accepted seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. until the close of business each day.

We also will continue to offer walk-in service. Patients who come to the dispensary will be asked to place their order using an express kiosk and the order will be filled within minutes. However, we strongly encourage everyone to use online ordering and curbside pickup as a faster, healthier way to obtain your medical cannabis.

IMPORTANT:  

DO NOT COME TO THE DRIVE THRU UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR ORDER IS READY FOR PICKUP

BRING YOUR MEDICAL CARD, PHOTO ID AND PAYMENT

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING ONLINE/USING CURBSIDE PICKUP

ORDER ONLINE:

Use your computer or mobile device to access our website: slatercenter.com

  • Click online ordering or go to the menu page: slatercenter.com/menu.
  • Select the item/s you would like to purchase, add these to your shopping cart, provide all required information (name/email/phone/DOB) and place your order.
  • Orders will be ready within 30 minutes, except as noted above
  • You will receive a confirmation email when your order is ready for pick up

DO NOT COME TO THE DRIVE THRU UNTIL YOU RECEIVE

EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR ORDER IS READY FOR PICKUP.

CURBSIDE PICKUP

  • The drive thru is located in the parking lot adjacent to the main dispensary building
  • Be prepared to present your medical card, photo ID and payment
  • Your order will be delivered to your vehicle

Tina, an MS Patient at the Slater Center, Explains How Medical Cannabis Helps Her Cope with Multiple Sclerosis

By the time Tina was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about 10 years ago, she’d lost the vision in one eye and suffered optical nerve pain that was at times debilitating.  She also had trouble walking and had cognitive impairment that made it difficult for her to focus, read and even speak.

A friend recommended that she try using marijuana to relieve the pain, even though it was illegal to use at the time. She resisted at first – she vehemently opposed the use of any illegal drugs. Her husband and teenage sons also were against the idea, saying they didn’t want her “to turn into a pothead.”

But desperate to find relief from her symptoms, she bought some marijuana from a dealer on the streets and was amazed at how much it helped. Using marijuana helped ease the pain in her optic nerve and soon she regained some of the sight she had lost.  It also helped her think and speak more clearly and made it easier for her to walk and get around. Even her husband and sons saw how much it helped.

Tina said she was thrilled when the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center opened in April 2013 as the first medical cannabis dispensary in Rhode Island. She never knew there were different types of marijuana – she just used whatever she could get illegally on the streets.

She said the Slater Center staff members were caring and kind – “they treat you like family.” They took the time to explain the different strains and varieties of cannabis. They also described the different types of cannabis medicine available – flower, concentrates, edibles and topicals – and how they were used. Most important, they helped her choose the best cannabis medicine for her particular needs.

“I didn’t know exactly what I need until I came to this Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center,” she said. “It opened a whole new world for me – I could have one strain to go to sleep and another strain so I could get up in the morning and function normally.”

She uses sativa during the day to help with pain relief, as well as helping with her cognitive and physical disabilities. Using indica at night helps her sleep, while providing relief from the relentless muscle cramps that wrack her body throughout the night.

Tina said she’s sharing her story to help spread awareness about multiple sclerosis – and how using medical cannabis can provide relief from so many of the symptoms. She knows that some people may be hesitant to try it, just as she was, but she says she’s proof that it can help.

She said her family members also support her use of cannabis medicine after seeing how much it has helped her deal with her MS – “that Mom could see and walk and talk and was healthier again.”

Best of all, she said, she no longer relies on nearly a dozen different prescription medications to manage her pain and other symptoms because she’s cannabis medicine is a way for her to feel better – naturally. “It’s saved my life, basically.”

Listen to her story in this video: https://slatercenter.com/slatercenter-com-how-medical-cannabis-helps-ms-patient-at-slater-center/

RECREATIONAL SALES OF CANNABIS FOR ADULTS 21+. Shop in-store or online at www.slatercenter.com! We will be open special hours this week: Friday and Saturday 9 am to 8 pm (drive thru 9-5:30); and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm (drive thru also open 10 am to 6 pm)