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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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Meet the Solevo Team: Andi Hammerschimtt, PCC

If you’ve ever visited our Cranberry location, you know her as the smiling face standing at Station 3! With her vast knowledge and obvious passion for medical marijuana, it is no mystery why Andi’s patients and coworkers find her positive energy infectious. 

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Topical Forms of Medical Marijuana & How They Work

Are you curious about topical forms of 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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Spring Cleaning: The Strains That Will Get You Moving

Spring is finally making its way to Pittsburgh, and you know what that means… time for spring cleaning. Whether you love to clean or absolutely loathe it, there is something refreshing about warm weather and a clutter-free home.

Looking for strains to get the productivity flowing and the vacuum moving? Here they are…

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Terrapin Cartridges and TerraPods: 2 Products Patients Should Know

Terrapin cartridges continue to be in high demand. This is especially true within the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program and at Solevo Wellness. PA patients initially gave Terrapin a warm reception when the grower first launched in Spring of 2018. Terrapin expanded their cartridge line back in the Fall of 2018 with the introduction of TerraPods.

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Terpene Talk: Linalool & Limonene

Have you ever looked closely at the label of your medical marijuana? If you have, you might have noticed a section for the terpene profile. This profile is specific to that particular strain and can fluctuate in percentages from phenotype to phenotype. Those of you familiar with Whole Plant Medicine know these terpenes help to produce an entourage effect, but did you know they all do something a little bit different?

Today we’re going to talk about Linalool & Limonene, two of the more well-known terpenes.

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5 Medical Marijuana Strains to Ignite Creativity

It is a common misconception that all medical marijuana strains make you lazy and unmotivated. This is less than half true. While there are some Indica strains that will put you right in the couch, there are other strains that are actually known to heighten focus and spark creativity.

Looking for relief from your symptoms while igniting your creative spark? These five medical marijuana strains should be able to help…

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Whole Plant Medicine: The Entourage Effect

Have you ever looked at the cannabis plant? If you really look closely, you’ll see shades of green, sometimes purple or white, and often the buds are covered in crystal-like hairs. Have you ever wondered what’s all in those beautiful flowers that give medical marijuana its color, smell and taste? In addition to cannabinoids, cannabis plants… like most plants, have terpenes. Using the mix of cannabinoids and terpenes is what we call, whole plant medicine.

If you’re curious about why whole plant medicine is so important, you’ll want to continue reading…

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5 Strains For Every Type of Valentine’s Day Celebration

Love is in the air, because the calendar said so! As most of you know, today is Valentine’s Day! Whether you celebrate this “holiday” or not, we’re positive you’ll love this post. Today we’re talking about the 5 best strains for Valentine’s Day.

Whether you’re looking to set the mood, or lift your spirits enough to forget you’re single, we’re here for you!

*Please Note, strains listed may or may not appear on the Solevo Menu. For a list of today’s available strains please click here!

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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? Here’s an overview…

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Meet The Solevo Team: Kalli Osborne, Patient Care Consultant

Hello, hello Solevo Fam! Today is a special day for “Meet the Team”. We are going to be talking about one of our Squirrel Hill receptionists turn Cranberry Township PCC, Kalli Osborne. What makes Kalli so special, among other things, is that she has the privilege to not only get to know our new patients up north, but also to say that she has spent time with our Squirrel Hill patients too!

If she isn’t at home snuggled up with her fur kids, you’ll find Ms. Kalli behind the counter, helping patients live their best lives… want to know more about her? You’ve come to the right place.

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5 Strains to Help Cope with Winter Weather

Winter, the season everyone either loves or hates, has arrived. With this season comes shorter days and, of course, snowfall and other winter weather. Whether you love or hate winter, here in Pittsburgh it’s something we have to learn to cope with. No worries, you don’t have to do it alone! Here are 5 medical marijuana strains to help you cope with winter weather.

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Indica vs Sativa: What’s the Difference Between These Types of Medical Marijuana?

As most of you know, medical marijuana can be used to treat a wide variety of approved conditions in PA and the symptoms that accompany them. However, what most of us might not know, is that there are two species of cannabis plants: Indica and Sativa. While they both promote healing and ease ailments of illness, each offers a different set of therapeutic benefits. Knowing the difference between Indica vs Sativa may help patients to be more successful on their journey to health and wellness.

Indica vs Sativa: What’s the difference? Let’s dive right in…

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