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Solevo’s Fourth

Let’s keep this short and sweet: Solevo Wellness is having 3 days of specials to celebrate the upcoming holiday weekend along with extended hours on Friday, July 3.

All locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

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Treating Cancer with Medical Marijuana: RSO vs. Distillate

Hearing the word “cancer” is often remembered as the scariest moment in any patient’s life. Luckily for us in Pennsylvania and other states that have legalized medical marijuana, treating cancer is not as scary. Cancer patients, both current and in remission, have turned to medical marijuana to treat both their cancer and its symptoms. Need to know how it works and what forms work best? Let us walk you through the differences of RSO vs. Distillate!

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Moxie’s Melonwreck Strain and Pain Management

One of the most common uses for medical marijuana is to treat chronic or intractable pain. Moxie’s melonwreck strain can effectively treat and mitigate the symptoms of chronic pain. We’ll discuss medical marijuana for intractable pain, and specifically, the effectiveness of melonwreck. First, let’s explore types of pain and how medical marijuana can be effectively used to treat pain.

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Coronavirus Notice

Solevo Wellness is a medical facility. With that, we see all types of conditions and sicknesses inside our facilities. Due to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we want to ensure the safety and health of all patients, vendors and employees of Solevo Wellness.  

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The Best Strains For Seniors: Geriatrics and Medical Marijuana

The concept of medical marijuana may be daunting to new patients, especially seniors. Older adults may benefit from medical marijuana treatment for an array of symptoms due to their qualifying conditions. That’s why you can count on Solevo Wellness for personalized services and medical marijuana relief solutions from exceptional pharmacists and medical professionals. It’s your life, and we want to help you get the most out of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best medical marijuana strains for seniors.

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Green Crack vs Durban Poison: What’s the Difference Between These Energy-Boosting Strains?

There is a large variety of medical marijuana strains and we’re here to highlight the differences in two popular energy-boosting strains, Green Crack vs Durban Poison. Many find that they are similar strains, and although this is true, they do have some distinct differences you’ll want to know. Using these strains to start your day will not only help decrease pain and anxiety, but also improve your mood and increase your creativity.

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Understanding Topical Medical Marijuana: Different Forms and How They Work

Are you curious about topical medical marijuana, but aren’t sure where to begin?

Topicals have changed how patients are consuming their medical marijuana, but there are some questions surrounding the types of topicals, if they are psychoactive or if they even enter the bloodstream. Although there is no short answer, we are here to help differentiate and educate…

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How to Get A Medical Marijuana ID Card in Pennsylvania

So far roughly 150,000 Pennsylvania residents have registered for the state’s new medical marijuana program.  That number is growing. However, some patients do still have questions about how to get PA medical marijuana ID card needed to purchase medical products from dispensaries like ours. process. One of the most common questions we hear is about the age requirement.

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When to Call Solevo: Common Patient Questions We Hear on the Phone (Answered Here!)

We recognize there are a lot of patients who want to call Solevo Wellness. In fact, we get up to 100 calls per day and roughly 3,000 calls per month to all our locations. It can be hard to keep up with the call volume, but we’re doing our best to manage a patient support system with the help of our Patient Support team. Our Patient Support Coordinator often hears the same common questions from patients who call Solevo regarding inventory and product specifics, hours, PA medical marijuana program questions, and more.

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Medical Marijuana Purchasing: The Dispensary Ordering Process Explained

Have you visited one of the Solevo Wellness dispensary locations recently and wondered why there weren’t more medical marijuana products to choose from?

One of the most important parts about operating a dispensary in the state of Pennsylvania is remaining in stock on the medical products that our patients need as part of their care and treatment regimens. We want nothing more than to have a full menu to show our patients, and to remain in stock on those products. Unfortunately, what seems like it should be the simplest part of the process can oftentimes be the most challenging. As the state continues to face an ongoing dry leaf shortage, there are a number of factors we’re working through on a weekly (and daily!) basis.

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In-Dispensary Kiosk Ordering is Coming in February

In November we rolled out a new menu format to our medical marijuana menus. The new menu featured some changes that our patients have long been asking for, including filtering options and easy access to THC and CBD ratios and other cannabinoid content. Perhaps even more importantly, the new menu format is compatible with electronic ordering which is arriving at long last!

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Medical Marijuana vs Street Marijuana: What’s the Difference?

As medical marijuana continues to gain acceptance in Pennsylvania and across the nation, more information on medical marijuana vs street marijuana continues to arise. With more information and widespread acceptance, there are also more studies and even some potential risks arising, such as the vaping health risks that were announced this past fall. Understanding the differences in medical marijuana vs street marijuana will help you make safe choices when it comes to treating your PA medical marijuana approved conditions.

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West Virginia Medical Marijuana: What’s Going on with our Neighbors to the South?

As a new year approaches, West Virginia medical marijuana is getting closer to becoming available for West Virginia residents. In fact, on December 19, 2019, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Public Health will begin accepting applications for growers, processors, dispensaries, and laboratories. The application period will be open for 60 days, ending on February 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST, and no additional applications will be accepted after that date. The West Virginia medical marijuana program is making small but positive steps in the right direction for a successful program launch.

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PA Dispensary Prices: Now Lower at Solevo

There are now over 250,000 registered patients in the PA Medical Marijuana program and 147,000 active card holders. One thing that we often hear from our patients is a desire to see lower PA dispensary prices. While likely not to the degree that all would wish, we are seeing prices come down. Here’s what we’re doing beginning in December with the old Solevo Spotlight items based on results from our recent patient survey.

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Cannabis Concentrates: 5 Things You May Not Know

If you’re new to the world of medical marijuana, you might be wondering what cannabis concentrates are. And if you’ve been using concentrates for a while now, they’re probably pretty familiar to you. Cannabis concentrates, just like concentrates of anything else, are obtained through an extraction process and contain all the good parts of medical marijuana without the excess packaging (flowers, stems, etc.). They are available in a wide array of forms such as oils, wax, glass, shatter, and oral tinctures. Keep reading to learn 5 things you may not know about cannabis concentrates.

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New Changes to the Online Menu Format

You might have noticed some big changes in recent weeks to the online menu for the Squirrel Hill dispensary. We have been developing a new menu format that will work in sync with future electronic in-dispensary ordering. After listening to patient feedback and beta-testing, we launched the new menu for our Squirrel Hill location on November 4, 2019. The new menu for the Cranberry dispensary will be available in the coming weeks. [Update: The new menu format launched for the Cranberry dispensary on November 27, 2019.]

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Meet the Team: Danielle Bryant, Patient Care Consultant

Danielle Bryant is a Patient Care Consultant (PCC) at our Squirrel Hill location. She has been working with Solevo Wellness since December of 2018. At Solevo, Danielle is known for being talkative and really taking the time to get to know our patients well, including what medicine helps each of them and what she thinks they might like. To those closer to her, she is also known for her touching story of being a kidney donor.

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CBD Store vs. Medical Marijuana Dispensary: What are the Differences?

With the growing popularity of CBD infused products and PA medical marijuana, there has been increased confusion about the differences in a CBD store and a Pittsburgh medical marijuana dispensary. For those who are new to medical marijuana, CBD and THC are both cannabinoids found in medical marijuana. There are differences between the two. One notable difference is that CBD does not produce a psychoactive effect, while THC may. There are also many differences in a CBD store vs. a medical marijuana dispensary.

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Vaping Health Risks in the News: What to Know About PA Medical Marijuana

Vaping health risks have been an ongoing topic in the national news recently, and we’ve been receiving many patient questions and concerns about their medical marijuana. Trying to understand these risks and how or if they affect you and your medical marijuana can be confusing. Pennsylvania is taking every precaution available to reduce any vaping health risks and ensure the purity and safety of all products sold in PA medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Announcing a New Electronic Loyalty Program

We’re getting ready for a new electronic savings program that we hope will be simple, help our patients save some money, and keep us compliant with all necessary rules and regulations. Read on for more info on the dispensary loyalty program we’re preparing to start October 1st at the Squirrel Hill and Cranberry area dispensaries!

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Meet the Team: Michelle Robertson, Patient Care Consultant

Known to some of you as DabGirlMichelle, Michelle joined the Solevo team last year as we were gearing up to open our Greensburg facility. She is a cannabis enthusiast and if you couldn’t tell by her social media handle, she is a huge fan of concentrates. Michelle wows our Greensburg patients with her smile, shining personality, and wonderful recommendations.

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Patient Story: Joe’s Journey with Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy

At Solevo Wellness, we hear many encouraging stories about medical marijuana treatment and how it’s impacting so many lives today. This story of Joe’s journey with medical marijuana for epilepsy and other conditions is truly heartwarming. Pediatric care is of the utmost importance at Solevo, and the mission of our Pediatric Program is to be a resource for all topics relating to medical marijuana for children. Read on to hear how Joe’s mother details the steps in his journey and the healing that medical marijuana treatment has brought the Faust family thus far. 

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Meet the Team: Ali Budz, Patient Care Consultant

Hello Solevo Family! Welcome to July’s “Meet the Team” with Cranberry’s own Ali Budz! Ali joined Solevo in Fall of 2018 and quickly became an integral part of the Cranberry team. Having prior experience managing a vape shop, Ali brings a level of expertise that is appreciated by PCCs and patients alike, especially when it comes to concentrates. Her kind demeanor and willingness to help has provided many patients with comfort and trust in medical marijuana. Get to know her a little better below. 

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Meet the Team: Erin Rodgers, Patient Care Consultant

It’s been a minute since we’ve done one of these, but we’re back for “Meet the Team” with a Solevo OG, if you will. Erin Rodgers has been with Solevo Wellness since we first opened in February 2018. Known for her thorough and insightful consultations, Erin has used her extensive knowledge to help countless patients at our Squirrel Hill location. Her smile and quick wit also put a smile on their faces. Learn a little more about her below.

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Medical Marijuana for PTSD: Not Just for Veterans

When you hear about medical marijuana for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most likely, PTSD from serving in the military.  A large number of PTSD cases are associated with the military. However, there are also many cases of PTSD right here at home hurting many people who have never served. Every year on June 27, we recognize this day as PTSD Awareness Day. We’re grateful to have medical marijuana as a treatment option for PTSD in Pennsylvania for both veterans and non-veterans.

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5 Strains to Put Some Spring in Your Step

Spring is here, April showers have paved the way for beautiful May flowers and here at Solevo Wellness we want to help our patients get into the spirit of Spring. Below are five strains that are certain to put a little “Spring” in your step.

*Strains below may or may not be available on today’s menu, for more information see our location menus.

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