Uncle G’s FUN 420 Reviews: Cannabis Patch Report (#01)

Recommended Age: 21+
Uncle G’s FUN 420 Reviews
Cannabis Patch Report (#01)
Company: RX Green
Medicinal: Yes
Product: THC (Indica) Transdermal Patch (All Natural Ingredients)
Dose: 30 mg THC

Story and Incidental Photography by Gary “Uncle G” Brown
Twitter @GBrown0816

Verts - R X Green - Upright

After doing thirteen ‘edible reports’, I decided to try another cannabis delivery system; transdermal patch. Verts Neighborhood Dispensary (Fort Collins, CO) is where I found this. Their cannabis selections are outstanding! My usual place to score weed (medicinal). I’m a daily user. Mostly indica lately. My injuries with the cold weather have been acting up. Sometimes, the more THC the better. But be forewarned. By doing this over a considerable amount of time, one builds up a tolerance. What I could continually smoke all day, a couple hits and others are seriously down for the count. Which leads me to say; know your body and its limitations. When it comes to cannabis, ask questions. Do research. Make damn sure that what you’re doing, is right for you. Cannabis is NOT for everyone. Being over age 21 may qualify you to buy legal weed, but it doesn’t mean consuming it may be exactly right for you.

The question; is a THC patch, right for me? I had success quitting an over 30-year cigarette habit, by using the patches (nicotine). I could not sleep with them because my dreams got too damn weird. They did their job really well during my waking hours. Worked the program. Did all the different stages. The process slowly weans you off tobacco. This past month (November) I celebrated a full decade since I had my last cigarette. A Doral Extra Lite 100. Putting down those cancer sticks … an accomplishment that I thought I would never achieve. So using a THC patch as a delivery system, to help make life a bit more tolerable, I had no problems saying yes to that. Sign me up!

Thanksgiving Day 2017. This is the day that I decided to try; RX Green – All Natural Ingredients – Transdermal Patch – No2 Indica (30 mg THC). My first time doing so. The fine bartenders at Verts gave me all the very important information that I needed to know, before actually doing it. Know what to expect. I like to anyway. Lots of information on the envelope the patch is packaged in. Example:

01.) This INDICA patch is most effective on a venous part of the body; inside ankle or wrist.

02.) Area should be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol (regular rubbing alcohol)

03.) Let fry and place directly on the skin by removing the clear backing and press firmly into place.

04.) The patch will have a sustained release of up to twelve hours and should be worn continually.

Verts - R X Green - Collective

At 10 am, I did ALL that. No smoking pot or doing anything cannabis, since the night before. Was straight as a ruler (a primitive measuring stick also used as a spanking apparatus).

Like a liquid, the patch offers a much quicker way for the THC to enter your system, if compared to your typical cannabis edible. I’ll say within an hour, I noticed it. RX Green has different cannabis varieties, and again I chose; indica. Aches and pains were kept to a minimum. I felt kind of similar to a version of my old self. Being Thanksgiving, I ended up spending the entire day, in a full house of mostly strangers. Felt no anxiety or stress. Had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Over six hours into my using the RX Green transdermal patch, I made a plate full of food. Everything tasted like it was the best version of whatever it was. And I chowed down on turkey. Tasted so delicious. you know what … my past two wives will tell you; I fucking HATE turkey! Yet with homemade cranberry sauce, the meal was to die for. BIG belly O’s (orgasms).

I take two daily pharmaceuticals daily. I take one before bed. The other I held off on until 5 pm. Helps me with chronic nerve pain. The patch helped me cope, which is what I’m looking for. The 30 mg dose, did me okay for seven hours without doing anything else.

Around 6 pm and the weirdest shit happened. The patch was still working. That’s obviously not the weird part. Totally unexpected really. Several people around me, either sitting or standing nearby, started busting out their weed. I finished my meal and was sitting at a table that was outside in the backyard. Participating in casual conversation with whoever was close by. And then it happened. People now with full bellies, started lighting up and passing around various kinds of pot. Most of these folks I didn’t even know smoked. Was a mixture of homegrown and dispensary purchased cannabis from various places in and around the GREAT state of Colorado. Serious smoking! One very cool young lady turned me onto; Blue Dream. Bless her heart! I read about it in High Times Magazine, but never actually toked it. I had a hybrid that was half, but just never the pure flower. Until now! So the rest of the evening was a more adult party atmosphere. And this being Fort Collins, of course, some drinking was going on as well. Responsible adults! Everyone knew their limits. Nothing bad happened. If we all drank booze as much as we consumed marijuana, all kinds of fights would have broken out. My luck; here come the cops! Instead, a FUN time was had by one and all. We all did chores and cleaned up after ourselves. I helped do the dishes.

Oh, I should mention that I did as instructed and took off the patch off after 12 hours; 10 pm. That night … slept like a baby. Woke up the next day all refreshed. I’m over fifty years old. Nice when that happens.


In 420 minutes, I knew R X Green had put out a very good cannabis product. Something I think that those like myself, might consider using.

By The Way

R X Green offers lower doses that I’m guessing are typically sold on the recreational side of marijuana dispensaries.

Verts Neighborhood Dispensary


Uncle G’s FUN 420 Reviews: Uncle G’s Corner (Special Edition)

19 December 2017
Uncle G’s FUN 420 Reviews
Uncle G’s Corner (Special Edition)
Words and Photography By: Gary “Uncle G” Brown
Twitter @GBrown0816

Please let me introduce myself. Pertaining to marijuana, I’ve been inhaling cannabis off and on, since the Nixon Administration. As many of us pot users have, I started off recreational.

Takes money to use marijuana. Especially on a daily basis. I started making cash at around the same time I started inhaling herb. Work hard, play hard. My physical body started seriously showing negative results of that, by the time my fifth decade of existence started rolling around. For the record, I become legally disabled at age 50. Five years later I became a card-carrying, licensed medical marijuana user, for the first time. It happened after relocating to Fort Collins, Colorado, back in the autumn of 2016. My second marriage had just crumbled. Good time to experience new things.

To review, if age 21 and older, in the state of Colorado in which I live, one can buy pot at a legally run marijuana dispensary. The towns and cities where this happens, have very strict laws regarding how this is done, and its use.

Having a ‘medical marijuana card’ means maximum financial savings as compared to buying cannabis just for recreational use. It means obtaining a gram here in Fort Collins (CO) for around the $7 and $10.00 dollar range. This is substantially cheaper than recreational weed. For low-income seniors/disabled users, the savings means a lot. Can amount to an extra bag of groceries at the end of the month (when it counts).

Matter of factly, Colorado does make money off its ill (those that qualify) residents seeking to help themselves using alternative methods. This is done via collecting taxes. Taxing recreational pot I understand fully. Medical Marijuana? Something unethical about that, don’t you think? That’s another opinionated “Uncle G” story for another time.

On the flip side, the marijuana black market, in general, is still very much alive and well. I’ve run into some super compassionate folks who love to grow and will give you free weed, just knowing you are using it mostly for medicinal reasons. Others sell an eighth for about twenty-five bucks. Quality varies. Way better weed than what I was smoking up, forty plus years ago. The fact is today’s marijuana homegrown is much stronger than the Cheech and Chong generation of yesteryear. Reality check; Pot-luck finding what works for you out on the street, as compared to walking into a Colorado state-licensed marijuana dispensary, and having well-trained (hopefully) budtenders advise and match you with whatever they are selling/prescribing at the time, to meet your needs.

Be lucky enough to have a substantial money flow, and if being an everyday cannabis user, you’re better off in a location where it’s legal. Do your research, find a place you like and move. Remember, not going to jail is a big plus. Get caught with Ganja in a place that still governs with stone age laws, and you’ll be really sorry when caught. The whole process blows. As a teen, I was busted numerous times. Gave me a taste of what could be ahead. There are still places in the United States where getting busted with a dirty pipe could land you in front of a judge. Let alone possession.

Today, for myself, cannabis is more a lifestyle. Now having permanent injuries, I’m simply not the young man I use to be. One of the many upsides to my daily marijuana use (mostly indica) is it’s keeping me from looking at pill or booze bottles to help me cope, in which I use to do. Been down that road, and it’s a dark one.

Time to renew. I go back to where I got my medical marijuana license the year before. Procedures have changed. A few dollars less. Total cost this time around was: $116.10 – one hundred dollars given to the pot doctor, with the rest going to the state of Colorado (paid online). Anything with having to travel to the post office afterward to complete and snail mail the application process is now history. Everything is done online now. Leave it to me to find a way to screw this up.

Once home and on my Chromebook, I followed the instructions that the pot doctors assistant gave me. To a tee. All was well and within three days, I got an email informing me that my application was processed, and to sign in so I could print out my card. Wow! I was told by a few folks right before re-applying that getting your card was way quicker now. Sure seemed that way to me so far. But wait, cannabis has a side effect called; short-term memory loss. I was medicated when I did all the initial online requirements. Three days later I remembered my username and not my password. Put an incorrect password three times on the state’s website, and you are; LOCKED OUT! Guess what I did.

Keep in mind, I’m a medical marijuana patient. I signed legal paperwork saying so. My first time on the state’s marijuana website, I created a username and password. When the time came for the BIG payoff, a renewed medical marijuana card, I choked. Since then I figured out how that happened. I wrote down on a 3×5 card, all vital information, and then simply forgot about it. Tidying up some, the card got moved around. If not in the line of focus, out of sight, out of mind. Found AFTER being locked out. My FAULT totally. I accept full responsibility for my actions. Fixing this problem was NOT easy. Welcome to Uncle G’s bloody nightmare.

From a doctor to an online application, to an email in which I was told my marijuana card was ready for printing out, equaled three days. Yet I went almost a full month having to pay recreational prices. Why?

The phone number that is given in case one has a problem keeps you waiting almost a half hour, and then a recorded message plays on saying all are busy now, and to call back later. Hangs up without taking a message. I repeated doing this until I concluded that doing so was a huge waste of time, and was getting me nowhere. Piss me off!

E-mails written to the only email address given were replied back quickly. Too bad a real human wasn’t involved. After a week of automated responses that included information that flat out didn’t work, my next e-mail I was sure would get a human beings’ attention. In the subject line I erased what they had, and replaced with:

Please Help (human)

A week later. Notice the CAPS:

HELP PLEASE (Attention Website System Administrator)

Again, if it’s possible to screw up something, odds are I will. Especially the important stuff! Finally, someone saw my emails on the other end and figured all this out. when notified I went to their website, typed in my username along with a password that I knew worked, and those locked gates magically opened. I got my renewed card! Was good to go from here. I am grateful.

Out of the twelve months, my renewed medical marijuana card is valid for, because of all this crap, almost one full month had already gone by, before I actually had a printed out one in my hands, and that I could use to save money, my next time in a medical marijuana dispensary. My second mention. Something about that is not fair. People reading this where cannabis is still illegal is thinking what a bitch I’m being now. Money is money. I did pay for a license that is supposed to be good for twelve months, not eleven (bitch bitch bitch).

The pot doctor’s office when notified that I was having a problem, couldn’t C.A.R.E less. That’s the impression I got. The only solutions given was the phone number and email address I was already by then, having MAJOR problems with. Almost robotic the way the lady who answered the phone, talked to me. I conclude that where I went (C.A.R.E.S. – Fort Collins, CO) did what was necessary of them, and in a professional matter. No going the extra mile for their clients. Crucify me I f***** up but still help me. My fault for going there. My expectations of them … TOO HIGH. Next year when it comes time to renew, I’ll go anywhere else but (you too right).

In closing, if I may suggest to the great state of Colorado, a few things. Offer more human contact; emails/phone. Make it so the phone receives messages. Expect people whose medication have side effects, to not remember their information. I understand personal information, and a desire to keep it private. Yet at the same time, no one should have to wait like I did, even if my fault, for something that is being labeled; medicine. Sorry for any trouble. So I hear, I’m not the only one. Problem/Solution … enough money is being generated to fix/anticipate whatever problem that arises, including me. And in a timely matter. Legal marijuana itself, a wonderful benefit to staying in Colorado. Rocky mountain high … indeed. Let’s keep it real. People do move here for legal medical marijuana, but at the same time, other States are doing the same thing. Greed and stupidity will kill the goose laying all those golden eggs. Know what I mean?

Attention: Please contact author for permission BEFORE reprinting/republishing this article/column, either in whole or part – 2017 Gary “Uncle G” Brown