Start low, go slow!  First-time cannabis users should proceed with caution. It is recommended that you first try it in a safe, familiar environment. Start very slow. Wait at least one to two hours after your first dose to determine the effects.  Keeping a usage log such as our application that you can download here: (I WILL PROVIDE LINK SHORTLY) This will be the best way to learn what your optimal cannabis dosing regimen is.

Cannabis affects everyone differently. Different strains and methods of consumption give users different effects. And new users generally feel different effects than more experienced users. There are some people who don’t feel anything at all the first time they try cannabis. Many people who use cannabis find the experience to be kind of relaxing and a little euphoric. For some, it makes them more outgoing and social. But others report that it makes them tired, anxious, or paranoid. If you’re not sure how cannabis will affect you, it’s best to start with a low dose. Your best bet is to attend a GABRI sponsored training with Veterans For Cannabis (Training calendar link here) to learn about medical cannabis and to get advice on recommendations for strains, products, and doses to start with.

A strain is a genetic variant of cannabis. Most cannabis strains can be classified as either Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica – two variations of the same basic species of cannabis that have adapted to their natural environments. Today we see the influence of hybrid genetics that combine both indica and sativa varieties. Sativas are known for their tall stature, longer flowering cycles, sweet flavors, and energizing cerebral effects. Indicas are known for their short stature, shorter flowering cycles, pungent earthy aromas, and relaxing full-bodied effects. Hybrids combine the best of both worlds now that cultivators have selectively bred strains for specific attributes like flavor, potency, and overall plant structure. Cannabis Ruderalis is another cannabis strain variant that is less common, and is mostly used in breeding projects to shorten the lifecycle and help keep plants a manageable size. All of our GABRI products are formulated for an experience. Our goal is to make this as easy and pleasant an experience as possible. A daytime formula, a nighttime formula, or anxiety reducing formulation, etc., are our goals. So all of that was said to say, don’t worry about strain, just focus on the cannabinoids and terpenes present in your products. Wait, what’s a terpene? You will get these answers and more at our GABRI sponsored Veterans For Cannabis training.

Quite simply put, YES.  However, you will not die, you may think you are going to die, but no one has ever overdosed and died from cannabis alone.  Cannabinoids have a relatively unique safety record, particularly when compared to other therapeutically active substances. Most significantly, the consumption of cannabinoids — regardless of quantity or potency — cannot induce a fatal overdose because, unlike alcohol or opiates, they do not act as central nervous system depressants. According to a 1995 review prepared for the World Health Organization, “There are no recorded cases of overdose fatalities attributed to cannabis, and the estimated lethal dose for humans extrapolated from animal studies is so high that it cannot be achieved by users.”

Nonetheless, cannabis should not necessarily be viewed as a ‘harmless’ substance. Consuming cannabis will alter mood, influence emotions, and temporarily alter perception, so consumers are best advised to pay particular attention to their set (emotional state) and setting (environment) prior to administration of medicine.  It should not be consumed immediately prior to driving. Further, there may be some populations that are susceptible to increased risks from the use of cannabis, such as adolescents, pregnant or nursing mothers, and patients with or who have a family history of mental illness. Patients with hepatitis C, decreased lung function (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), or who have a history of heart disease or stroke may also be at a greater risk of experiencing certain adverse side effects from cannabis. As with any therapy, patients concerned about such risks should consult thoroughly with their physician before deciding whether the medical use of cannabis is safe and appropriate for them.

YES! Be safe – never drive or operate machinery under the influence of cannabis. Keep your cannabis in a secure area of your vehicle, out of reach of the driver and passengers. Cannabis is not allowed to cross state lines. Ensure you have your state issued ID card with you.

Congratulations! Please note there may be additional health risks associated with cannabis consumption for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning on becoming pregnant. Please consult your doctor.


Please choose from one of the provider listed on our map (We will need to add providers onto our map as we grow, I have a plan for this).

NO. and No permits are not available because no personal grows are allowed. The state has chosen to license only 6 cultivation facilities at this time.

Yes. The state is in the process of developing detailed requirements for product labeling and packaging. At a minimum, these will include warning labels and/or symbols, dosage information and child-resistant packaging. GABRI will adhere to the most stringent standards for labeling and child proofing medicine.

CBD (Cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive component found in both cannabis and hemp plants. CBD can be in the form of Distillate, Isolate and crude oil. CBD is then formulated into a wide-range of finished consumer products such as tinctures, salves, topicals, vapes, gel caps, water, beauty products and even smokable hemp. CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC by weight in order to be considered legal or compliant. This is where the potency or label test becomes the most important.

GABRI Laboratory offers a comprehensive array of test panels from Potency Testing, Heavy Metals and Pesticides  to specialized tests such as 

  • Flavonoids and Plant Regulators. 
  • Test Panels: Potency Testing (20 cannabinoids)
  • Pesticide Testing (57 analytes)
  • Residual Solvent Testing (11 analytes)
  • Microbiology Testing (GABRI Laboratory has FIVE different Microbiology panels to choose from in order to suit your needs: Microarray, PCR Pathogenic, Total Bacterial Count, Standard Petrifilm and Listeria.
  • Mycotoxins (5 analytes)
  • Heavy Metals (4 analytes)
  • Terpenes (25 analytes)
  • Flavonoids
  • Micronutrients
  • Moisture Activity
  • Water Activity
  • Plant Regulators
  • Filth and Foreign Material
  • Vitamin E Acetate for vapes when they become legal

NO, not at this time. Please contact your local elected state rep or senator and ask them to help patients be able to protect themselves from store bought products—by allowing medical cannabis providers to test store bought CBD products.

Check the patient training schedule (on calendar) for the next upcoming training session or feel free to reach out to our GABRI info email (info@gabrinc.com) where our representatives are more than happy to review your results and answer any questions you may have.

Full Spectrum Medical Cannabis and Hemp/CBD products contain more cannabinoids and other natural compounds, while THC, CBD, CBG, CCBN, THCV, isolate is solely the cannabinoid molecule without any compounds in it. For example, a reese cup is made up of chocolate, peanut butter, milk, eggs, butter, oil, etc…it is a Full Spectrum Reese Cup. However, the egg in that cup would be the isolate. The egg isolate and peanut isolate and oil isolate combined with other isolates makes it a full spectrum reese cup when they are all combined together. Full Spectrum Medical Cannabis and CBD oil products have the advantage of containing many different cannabinoids and terpenes as well as flavinoids. Many patients give feedback in which they prefer full spectrum versus an isolate only product.