On Monday, June 3rd, Mend will be opening up in Dent Tower at 9am. With CBD stores and products appearing everywhere, why choose Mend? Mend has one clear focus: a pure formula at an affordable price.
“Our research is based on clinical data from over 8,000 patients in our Dent Research Institute” – Dr. Mechtler, Dent Institute’s medical director and director of the cannabis clinic. Below are some FAQ’s related to this store opening.
What is CBD? Is there any THC?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive product that is from cannabis or hemp. It is different from marijuana, which has more THC (the psychoactive ingredient). Patients who have chronic pain and chronic inflammation as well as sleep trouble have had excellent results from CBD.
The cannabis plant contains hundreds of different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. Full spectrum CBD or hemp oil generally refers to products that not only contain CBD but contain the other plant molecules as well. This version of CBD oil is minimally refined, leaving most of the cannabinoids and terpenes intact and in the oil.
Full spectrum, also called “whole plant,” means the full plant extract is included. Full spectrum provides more of the plant’s molecules in ratios and amounts that nature intended.
There are indications that show cannabinoids and terpenes work together to influence each other. This synergistic effect is called the entourage effect and has seen CBD work with THC to reduce the effects of a high and CBD to influence one’s own cannabinoid receptors.
Mend is a full spectrum CBD product store. There is less than 0.3% THC in CBD products. There is no risk for psychoactive effect with these products.
Who can buy products from Mend?
Mend is open to the public. You do not need to be a patient at Dent to buy the products; however, we encourage anyone who wants to establish a relationship with an experienced provider to discuss their medical condition and learn more about proper dosing and what would work best for them to call our office at 716-250-2000 to schedule a consultation. All Dent patients will get $5 off all products.
CBD does not require a prescription. You do not need a medical marijuana card to buy products at this location, as these products are not part of the NYS Medical Marijuana Program.
If you are interested in becoming a patient in the NYS Medical Marijuana Program, please visit our website at www.dentinstitute.com and click on the cannabis clinic logo to print off a referral form for your provider to complete and submit to us.
What products will be sold?
The initial product line will consist of: Soft Gel Capsules, Lotions and Tinctures. Soon, a hemp derived CBD lozenge will be added to the product line. The prices for these products are:
Soft Gels: $60
Keep a look out for new additions as they come along, the Mend line will continue to develop new and exciting products!
What are the ingredients in each product?
Mend Tincture: CBD, Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil
Mend Soft Gels: CBD, Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil, glycerin
Mend Lotion: CBD, Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Carbomer, Methylparaben, BHT, Propylparaben, Menthol, Camphor, Disodium Edta, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate
*All products contain less than 0.3% THC. Store at room temperature, away from sunlight.
Is there an option to purchase online?
The store will be opening June 3rd and online purchases will be soon to follow. The store will be cash only for the first couple weeks. *UPDATE: the store is now accepting credit cards!
Is Mend affiliated with Dent?
MEND is a retail hemp-based CBD store owned by Jushi, Inc as is a tenant within the DENT Tower building in Amherst. DENT is not affiliated with the store, however, our providers believe in the high quality products that it produces and feel strongly that our patients can benefit from utilizing their products.
Why buy from Mend?
- Third party lab testing
- Physician formulated
- High quality product
- Products come with recommendation on dosing and titration based upon years of research, specialized for each condition.
As of now, CBD is not regulated. We believe in top-quality, highly compliant products. We track everything and third-party test everything.
“Most products on the shelves might just be vegetable oil with a sprinkle of hemp extract. You want a product that’s standardized for CBD content. We look at the lab tests for heavy metals and toxins” – Steven Przybyla, Sounds Wellness LLC company president.
Dosage is not the only thing that is important….it’s the purity of the CBD. “Physician formulated means that it’s under our supervision, and going forward, we’ll continue to modify these products,” said Dr. Laszlo Mechtler.
The Mend Store is opening June 3rd at 9am. Business hours will initially be from 9am – 5pm. It will be located at Dent Tower: 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY 14226. You can contact the store by calling 716-466-MEND or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org