Cannabis Frequently Asked Questions

What is cannabis?

Cannabis is a tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs. It is used to produce hemp fiber and as a psychotropic drug. Flowering buds are dried before consumption.

What are the differences between medical & recreational cannabis use?

Some consumers use cannabis for qualifying medical conditions. Medical cards are available for those who need cannabis for medicinal purposes. Medical card holders have purchase limits that are higher than those of a recreational customer. Increased medical limits include 24x more flower, increased THC mg limits in edibles, and higher purchase limits for plants and seeds. The state also allows for medical card holders to avoid paying the marijuana state tax.

What is the difference between Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains of cannabis?

Indica dominant strains tend to produce a more relaxing, comfortable, and sedative high. Sativa dominant strains are known for their uplifting, cerebral, and euphoric effects. Hybrid cannabis strains tend to provide a “best of both worlds” effect.

WHat is a cannabis topical?

A cannabis topical generally comes in the form of a salve, spray, lotion or rub. Cannabis topicals are intended for treating an area of discomfort. These products should not provide any psychoactive effects.

What is a cannabis edible?

An edible product is simply a food product that contains cannabinoids. Cannabis edibles are known for strong, and long-lasting effects. Dosing with edibles can be inconsistent for each user based on their unique metabolism and chemical make-up. If new to edibles, it is recommended to start out slow and follow labeling recommendations.

What is a cannabis concentrate?

THC concentrates are any cannabis products that have a high concentration of the cannabinoid. THC is extracted from cannabis flower and, depending on the method of extraction, can come in many different forms, such as hash, oil, and tinctures.

What is Dabbing?

Dabbing is a method of consuming concentrated cannabis oil, also known as wax, shatter, or hash by dropping a small amount onto a hot surface and allowing it to vaporize. Dabbing allows the user to get nothing but the oil’s potent effect and flavor.

What is a cannabinoid?

The term “cannabinoid” refers to one of several chemical compounds found in cannabis. When you smoke, vaporize or ingest cannabis, these are the chemicals that interact with cells in your body to produce unique effects and benefits.

What is a tincture?

Tinctures are liquids made by dissolving cannabis material in alcohol. Tinctures are available in very high concentrations (up to 1,000 Mg THC) and are very easy to dose. This makes tinctures great for someone looking to consume a specific cannabinoid dosage on a consistent basis.

Does all cannabis effect you the same way? Does all cannabis give you a psychoactive “high”?

Not necessarily. THC heavy cannabis products tend to produce a similar psychoactive “high”. Products low in THC and higher in cannabinoids like CBD tend to be much less psychoactive with more comforting, soothing, or pain-relieving effects. We have many users who visit our stores in search of a product with no discernible psychoactive effects.

What is a terpene/terpenoid and how does it affect my high?

A terpene is an aromatic compound found in the essential oils of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are responsible for the unique smell and flavor of individual cannabis strains. Terpenes also provide unique effects and benefits when consumed alone or in conjunction with cannabinoids.

What is CBD and how does it differ from THC?

CBD is a separate cannabinoid that naturally occurs within the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.

How long will cannabis stay in my system?

Cannabis can stay in a user’s system for 30 days or more. This depends on factors like the user’s body type and metabolism, exercise levels, and the sensitivity of a given test.

Edibles don’t seem to work for me. Am I doing something wrong?

It depends. Depending on a user’s individual makeup an edible could provide a range of effects. Some user’s find success circumventing the liver’s first pass effect via sublingual (under the tongue) or transdermal (absorption to the bloodstream through the skin) delivery methods. Some users also report stronger edible effects when eaten in conjunction with food.

Where are Chalice Farms dispensaries located?

We have seven dispensaries in the Portland-Metro area (the one on Glisan is Left Coast Connection). Click to view a complete list of locations and shop online.

What are the business hours for Chalice Farms?

Our store hours vary depending upon location and are subject to change. Up to date hours are posted to Google and our online menus. Click to view a complete list of locations and shop online.

What can I expect when visiting Chalice Farms?

At Chalice Farms we strive to create a friendly and informative experience for consumers at all levels. We do this by listening to our customers, educating on products and their uses, and providing exceptional customer service. We do require that every customer have a valid, state-issued ID or Passport to gain access to the store.

Do you have an online Menu?

Yes, you can view our up-to-date online menu and place an order for in-store pickup. Click to view a complete list of locations and shop online.

Do you accept Debit and Credit Cards?

Unfortunately no, we are a cash-only business at this time. We do have ATMs in all our locations for your convenience.

What is an acceptable form of ID?

The OLCC requires that you have an unexpired, government issued ID or Passport. You must present your valid proof of ID before entry into the store will be granted. For more information visit:

Do you have a rewards program?

Yes, we do! Our Best Buds Club offers loyalty points and reward redemptions as well as access to our promotions. Click here for more information or to join today! 

Do you keep my information / are you tracking my purchase?

Oregon law prohibits us from maintaining purchase records specific to an individual for recreational use. However, records are maintained for medical patients.

Where can I enjoy cannabis legally?

Recreational cannabis consumption is not allowed in a public place. For more information visit:

Is it safe to combine cannabis and alcohol use?

At Chalice Farms we do not recommend that you combine cannabis and alcohol. Cannabis and alcohol have a synergistic effect that can make both products much more unpredictable. THC absorption can be increased with alcohol use, contributing to a more intense psychoactive effect. Many users report the spins, sickness, and nausea after combining cannabis and alcohol.

What is the daily limit I can purchase?

A recreational customer cannot purchase more than the following amounts at any one time or within one day:
- One ounce of usable marijuana if a recreational consumer
- 24 ounces of usable marijuana if a registered OMMP patient or designated primary caregiver
- 16 ounces of a cannabinoid product in solid form
- 72 ounces of a cannabinoid product in liquid form
- Five grams of cannabinoid extracts or concentrates, whether sold alone or contained in an inhalant delivery system
- Four immature marijuana plants and
- Ten marijuana seeds

How much cannabis am I allowed to carry with me?

Recreational cannabis users in Oregon can carry up to one ounce of cannabis flower with them at a time. If you are in your private residence or property you can possess up to 8 ounces (1/2 pound) of cannabis.

Can I drive cannabis to another state with a legal cannabis program?

No. Even if both states have legal adult-use cannabis programs you cannot transport cannabis over state lines. This would be considered interstate trafficking of a controlled substance.

Can I fly with cannabis?

No. The TSA will report any findings of cannabis to local law enforcement. This also applies to medical patients as well.

Can I ship cannabis?

No, you may not ship cannabis. Certain states have different laws regarding shipping of cannabis within state lines. It is never permissible to ship cannabis interstate.

Will I fail a drug test after using cannabis products?

Yes. Users will fail a drug test after consuming THC. Cannabis topicals shouldn’t trigger a failed test. At Chalice Farms we never recommend using cannabis products if the user is concerned with passing a drug screening.

Is all your flower from your Farm?

We do not currently sell any cannabis from our own in house grow. We currently partner with fabulous Oregon vendors to provide high quality cannabis flower.

How do I get my medical card?

You can get a medical card in Oregon with a qualifying medical condition and a doctor’s recommendation. If your doctor won’t recommend a patient card there are various local clinics that write the recommendation with documentation of a qualifying condition.

How do you choose which vendors to work with or what products to carry?

We thoroughly inspect all product that we take in for freshness and quality. If the product does not meet our strict standards we will not carry it. All vendors that we partner with are recreational producers in the state of Oregon.

When will my order be ready for pick up?

Upon completion of your order submission, the store will notify you when your order has been processed and is ready for pick up, generally within 30 minutes. When you arrive your order will be waiting to be paid for at the online order pick-up counter.

How long will you hold my order?

We hold online orders for 24 hours. After the 24 hours, the order will be cancelled, and the product will be returned to regular stock and available to sell to another customer.

Can someone else pick up my order?

Unfortunately, No. You will need to be the one to pick up your order and present your valid ID and pay for your product.

Can I return a purchase at the online ordering counter?

Unfortunately, No. The Online pick-up counter is strictly for providing quick pick-ups and keeping the process quick for customers. Returns must be processed at the regular point of sale counter, as it requires a manager approval.

Can I cancel my order?

Yes. Please visit back through the online ordering menu to cancel your order.

Can I make changes to my order, when I come to pick it up?

Absolutely. We are happy to add/make changes to your order upon your arrival. There may be a daily deal that you want to take advantage of, we wouldn’t want you to miss out!