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The Gift of Hope and Wellness

If you are an adult and are curious about the possibility of using medical cannabis to treat your symptoms, M4M Tours may be perfect for you. Our tours are small-group, patient-focused visits to legal states, providing a safe environment in which to explore purchasing and using medical marijuana.

Here's What You Can Expect:

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  • four night hotel stay
  • patient-focused medical cannabis education
  • guided dispensary visits
  • compassionate care during your cannabis experience
  • sight seeing excursions
  • free time to explore the city or enjoy the hotel
  • breakfast and lunch every day
  • dinner or hors d'oeuvres each evening
  • evening group activities

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Why M4M Tours?

  • Our tours are about you, the patient, and about cannabis as medicine.
  • We provide a safe environment in which to explore medical cannabis.
  • We provide compassionate care during your cannabis experience.
  • We work hard to make your M4M Tours experience fun, educational, exciting, and healing.
  • Our tours are for individuals who are serious about exploring marijuana for its medical benefits.
  • We provide patient focused education covering the topics that are most important when deciding how best to use medical marijuana for your symptoms .
  • Proceeds from your tour benefit the children and families served by Move For Medicine.
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Some Considerations

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Is This Legal?

As long as you discard all cannabis related products, including CBD only products, before leaving Colorado, you are not breaking any state laws.

Unfortunately, cannabis is still federally illegal. At this time, federal law enforcement has agreed to uphold individual state laws.

Currently in Texas, medical marijuana law includes only intractable epilepsy as a qualifying condition. It is illegal for anyone not registered with the state to possess cannabis in any form.

New Mexico has a medical marijuana program for residents. It is illegal for anyone not registered with the state to possess cannabis in any form.

Colorado has laws allowing both medical and recreational cannabis. M4M Tours guests will visit only recreational facilities. The requirements for entry are a valid passport or state driver’s license.

Move For Medicine has a policy of following the law of each state. M4M Tours guests are asked to sign a Release Form, stating that they understand that no products containing cannabis in any form can leave Colorado. Download the document here.

How Will Medical Marijuana Interact with My Prescription Medications?

We are not physicians and cannot give medical advice. We recommend speaking with your physician about interactions between cannabis and any medications you are taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements.

Here are some well-documented interactions:

  • Blood thinners such as Warfarin and Coumadin – cannabis can increase the effectiveness of blood thinners. If you are taking these medications, please check with your physician before registering for a tour with M4M Tours. At the very least, you’ll want to have your blood levels monitored before and after the trip.
  • Anti-depressants – cannabis can increase the effectiveness of anti-depressants. Please consult your physician if you are taking these medications.
  • Opiates – If you are taking opiates for pain, please be aware that cannabis can increase the effectiveness of these drugs. Please consult your physician.
  • Chemo- and Immuno-therapy regimens – cannabis does increase the effectiveness of these drugs.

When using cannabis for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, it is best to use caution. The adage is “go low and slow” when dosing with medical marijuana. Problems with cannabis tend to be dose-related. As with any medication, it’s best to start with a low dose.

We highly recommend foregoing alcohol for the duration of the tour. Alcohol can exacerbate the effects of an increase in altitude. Additionally, cannabis increases the effectiveness of alcohol, often with uncomfortable results.

If you are currently taking any medications and are considering joining us, please check with drugs.com to research how cannabis might interact with your medications. As always, we recommend that you consult your physician.

If you would like some help with researching interactions between cannabis and your particular prescriptions, we can arrange a phone consultation with Tim Hayes, a pharmacist of over 50 years, and a Move For Medicine staff member. Email info@moveformedicine.org or call 817-988-1193 to make an appointment.

If Cannabis Helps Me, How Can I Get It At Home?

If you live in one of the few states that does not have a robust medical cannabis program, you cannot access whole-plant medical marijuana at this time.

There are a few options. For instance, you can join us every six weeks for an M4M Tours fundraising event.

Additionally, you can try hemp-based CBD products. They are legal everywhere and can be shipped across state lines because they contain little to no THC.

After an M4M Tours event, you will feel comfortable going into a dispensary on your own. Colorado is a great vacation destination. Many people with conditions helped by medical cannabis have second homes there, or return regularly.

Am I Going to Get a Colorado Medical Marijuana Card?

Getting a medical marijuana card in Colorado requires a process that takes a few days to a few weeks.

Since our tour is only five days total, we will instead visit “recreational” or “retail” dispensaries.

Move For Medicine vets the retail dispensaries we visit carefully so that our guests have a medically focused visit. By the time you arrive at a dispensary, you will have a clear picture of what to expect, what questions to ask, and what products you’d like to try.

What is Required to Enter a Retail Dispensary in Colorado?

The only thing you need in order to enter a retail dispensary in Colorado is a current, valid passport or driver’s license.

Your passport or license will be checked at least once when you enter each dispensary. Some dispensaries check when you enter and again when you make your purchase.

What Is Included In The Cost Of The Trip?

Your package includes:

  • hotel accommodations

  • patient-focused medical cannabis education

  • guided dispensary visits

  • compassionate care during your cannabis experience

  • breakfast and lunch each day

  • dinner or hors d’oeuvres each evening

  • evening group activities

  • sight-seeing excursions and

Can I Bring My Purchases Home?

It is a federal offense to board a plane with any cannabis purchases.

Any purchases still in your possession at the time of departure must be discarded.

We will remind you before each dispensary visit to be aware that you cannot return to Texas with any items you purchase in a Colorado dispensary. We will remind you as we prepare to depart to check all bags for any dispensary purchases that might have inadvertently been packed.

If you decide you’d like to experience medical cannabis again, join us for our next Colorado adventure. It’s safer that way!

Am I Going to get High?

In a few words, only if you want to.

The psychoactive effect of marijuana is controllable. You can use products that don’t get you high such as topicals and patches. There are also tinctures that are high in CBD but low in THC (the cannabinoid that gets you high). You can find edibles that are CBD-only. On our M4M Tours we discuss these and other ways to use medical cannabis without getting high.

That being said, many people enjoy the euphoric effect of THC. Just as you can get low THC products, you can get high THC products as well.

Research has shown that the effects of a combination of THC and CBD were more profound on sleep, pain control, and muscle spasms than with either single cannabinoid. The most commonly recommended ratio is 1:1 – 1 part CBD, 1 part THC. This ratio has been found to provide the most therapeutic relief across all categories.

If you have never experienced cannabis, or it has been a long time since you have, you would probably feel a euphoric effect with a 1:1 ratio. However, if you follow the rule, “start low, go slow,” you should not feel uncomfortable.

Should I be Concerned About the Elevation Increase?

The elevation in the DFW metroplex is 500-800 feet above sea level.

The elevation at our destination is 6412 above sea level.

It is best to expect some symptoms resulting from that magnitude of altitude gain. Some symptoms include shortness of breath, headache, and dizziness.

Additionally, the air at our destination is very dry.

The best defense is to drink plenty of water and enjoy a few guilt-free carbohydrates well before arrival at our destination. M4M Tours will provide both for the duration of our journey.

If you suffer from asthma, COPD, or other respiratory conditions, we advise exercising caution and speaking with your physician about making the journey.

We love the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway! However, we do not opt to take our guests to this attraction. The elevation at the summit of Pike’s Peak is 14,115 feet above sea level. Many a flat-lander has suffered because of the intense altitude climb.

We recommend exercising caution before deciding to enjoy the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway.

What Time Should I Arrive For The Tour?

We ask that you arrive at and check into the hotel by 4:00 p.m. when Move For Medicine will host a reception including the first of our educational sessions. In order to prepare for our first dispensary visit that afternoon, we will share information about the specific dispensary and discuss products you may want to experience for your symptoms.