Educational Resources

Overall, medical cannabis shows great promise in helping patients feel better without the sometimes negative impact of traditional medications. In a survey of BPG patients, 85% said medical cannabis had far fewer adverse effects than their prescription medications; they also said that medical cannabis did a better job helping them manage the symptoms associated with their health conditions. (Harm Reduction Journal: PDF)

Part of BPG's mission is to foster a deeper understanding of cannabis and our relationship with the plant. It is our belief that by understanding how cannabis works as a medicine, you, along with your BPG Dispensary Specialist, can ultimately choose a more therapeutic treatment for your specific needs. For this reason, we are committed to providing excellent cannabis education to our patients. We encourage you to explore our educational resources and share them with your loved ones.

If you have a question about cannabis, please reach out to us! We are happy to provide any information you may need, and we will use your feedback to develop future resources. You can also call us at 510-540-6013, or come in to BPG to speak with one of our knowledgable staff members.


  • Video: Choosing Your Consumption Method

    Inhale, ingest, or apply topically? Flowers, extracts, edibles, or tinctures? Learn all about the benefits, equipment, and methodoligies of consuming cannabis. Learn how to choose a method that's right for you. Watch Video.

  • Cannabinoids: A Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Cannabis As Your Medicine

    There are 113 known cannabinoids in cannabis. At BPG, we test and label all of our products for THC, CBD, CBN, THC-A and CBD-A. We do this because each cannabinoid provides a unique medicinal benefit to the patient. Learn which cannabinoids are most effective at treating PTSD, cancer, epilepsy, insomnia, pain, and other conditions. Read guide.

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) Explained

    Research suggests CBD may reduce inflammation, fight cancer symptoms, reduce depression, alleviate anxiety, and reduce seizures, all without the psychoactivity of THC. Explore the benefits of CBD, and learn how to select the right ratio of THC:CBD for your condition. Read guide.

  • Guide: Edibles for Beginners

    Start low and go slow. For some, the effects of cannabis edibles can take as long as two hours to be felt. Read this pamphlet to learn how to have the most enjoyable edible experience. Read guide.