Studies have shown that medical marijuana can assist patients suffering from certain serious medical conditions by alleviating pain, increasing appetite, and improving their quality of life.
Yes, medical marijuana is protected for registered patients and their physicians based on a new law that was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. This new law is called Act 16 and is designed to create a safe and regulated system for access to medical marijuana for patients with qualifying conditions.
In Pennsylvania, you’re able to get medical marijuana if you’ve been diagnosed with one of the following seventeen debilitating, severe, or life-threatening medical conditions including:
Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
Medicinal marijuana is delivered to the bloodstream using inhalation, oral, and topical methods of administration. At this time, the following products are allowed under PA medical marijuana laws. As the industry changes, Solevo is committed to staying in the vanguard of medical marijuana.
Inhalation is the fastest-acting method of administration other than intravenous injection. When inhaled, the active ingredients of marijuana pass directly into the bloodstream from the lungs. Peak blood levels are achieved within 5-20 minutes, and the pharmacological activity is typically within 3 hours. Examples are smoking, vaporizers and nebulizers. Pennsylvania prohibits the use of any plant material, so vaporization of an oil extract is currently the only legal means of inhalation.
Oral administration is a slower-acting method because the active ingredients of marijuna must pass through the gastrointestinal tract during digestion before entering the bloodstream. Pharmacological effects occur in 30-90 minutes. Oral administration also alters the chemistry of therapeutic ingredients by “first pass” metabolism in the digestive tract. PA medical marijuana laws specifically prohibit any edible forms to be dispensed, allowing only oils, tinctures, and capsules by oral administration.
Topical forms are typically used as creams or lotions to treat localized pain and discomfort, delivering active ingredients to the bloodstream through the skin. Examples are topical lotions and balms.
If you’re eligible, and would like to include medical marijuana as part of your treatment, ask your doctor to recommend medical marijuana and Solevo Wellness™. Your doctor must be registered with the Department of Health.