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How to Store Medical Marijuana (Including Dry Leaf)


Are you wondering how to store medical marijuana products properly? There are a few key elements to consider when storing cannabis for any short or extended period. Overall, cannabis is best when stored in a cool, dark place. Well-stored cannabis products can last a very long time without sacrificing degradation and quality. Now that dry leaf medical marijuana has officially been released, patients may have questions surrounding the care of this new form of medical marijuana. There are certain key elements to consider, as well as general tips, for how to store medical marijuana products.


Dry Leaf Medical Marijuana Release in PA – Get the Details!


Dry leaf medical marijuana is almost here! This new form of will be available to patients beginning August 1st and will roll out to all dispensaries across the state throughout the month. With the new program launch, there are some noteworthy details to be aware of.

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When Will Flower be Available in PA? (Details Inside)


The state of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program approved dry leaf form back in mid-April, and since then everyone has been wondering the same thing – when will flower be available in PA?


The Fast Track Line is Going Digital – Sign-ups Start Today


[The contents of this post are no longer current. Effective 3/25/20, Solevo Wellness is launching an Online Reserve system that allows patients to reserve medical products in advance of their visit]

The Fast Track line is going digital.

The Fast Track line has been a work in progress at Solevo since it launched in May. We implemented the new system to address concerns from some of our regular patients who wanted a faster option to get their medical products from the dispensary. The current process is paper-based. It works, but it was never designed to be the long term solution. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to prepare a new digital system to make the process simpler and faster, and we’re now taking sign ups!

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Medical Marijuana Class is in Session on Wednesday, June 27th – HIV/PTSD


Interested in learning more about medical marijuana and HIV or PTSD? Now is your chance to do so by joining us at the next Solevo Wellness medical marijuana education event on Wednesday, June 27th.  Solevo Wellness is presenting an ongoing series of educational programs so you can learn more about a healthier future. Our second event will focus on HIV and PTSD, and how medical marijuana can be used to provide relief for people affected by these conditions.

This free event will be held from 6pm – 9pm in our Community Room at Solevo Wellness on Wednesday, June 27th.  You can visit our events page to get more details and register for an educational and interactive evening at our dispensary.

What Are Terpenes?


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Terpenes are the fragrant oils that give cannabis its distinctive flavors and smells, ranging from citrus to pine, to berry, and mint.  These organic compounds provide aroma and flavor not only in cannabis but also a variety of other organisms, including herbs, fruits, and plants. And they do more than simply provide scent.

The 2018 Pittsburgh Medical Cannabis Conference Starts Tomorrow


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The 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo starts Thursday, April 12th and will run through Saturday, April 14th. The Solevo Wellness team will be in booth #413 where there will be complimentary neck and shoulder massages and other giveaways.

First Clinical Trial Could Show Medical Marijuana Helps Children with Autism



Did you know that April is National Autism Awareness Month and that the 10th annual World Autism Awareness Day is Monday, April 2nd? As we get ready to change the calendar, we’re especially grateful to be located in Pennsylvania, the only state that currently has approved medical marijuana for helping to treat autism. While we wait for additional states to approve treatment (Minnesota joining in July), we are staying as informed as we can and particularly keeping tabs on an encouraging clinical trial that could document the benefits that medical marijuana can have.

Low Inventory at Solevo and Dispensaries Across the State (2018)



As many of you know, we’ve been dealing with low inventory which has made life frustrating for some of our patients. The purpose of this post is to communicate what’s going on, the reasons behind it, and how we expect it to be fixed.

First Pittsburgh Dispensary Opens Today!



Today, our dispensary in Pittsburgh opens its doors to the public for the first time! The building will be open between 2:00 – 4:00.

All those who are interested are welcome to see a first for Pittsburgh and for all of Allegheny County. The 7,000 square foot dispensary, which is located at 5600 Forward Ave in Squirrel Hill, is “a cross between a pharmacy, a doctor’s office and a jewelry store”, according to COO Sam Britz. The environment was constructed to echo Solevo’s commitment to high clinical standards and medication quality. It is also designed to be highly secure, to provide the highest level of safety for patients and for the community at large.

We expect our medicine to arrive next Thursday, 2/15. Prior to that, visitors can see the facility and meet the team on the days listed below.

Our Pittsburgh Dispensary is Approved to Open!


Today is a big day for Solevo Wellness and for medical marijuana in Pittsburgh! We are the first Pittsburgh dispensary to be approved for opening by the PA Department of Health. In fact, this is a first for all of Allegheny County! Our location at 5600 Forward Ave in Squirrel Hill is fully compliant and we’re just around the corner from opening our doors to qualified patients. We’re grateful for the support we have and for all the hard work from our team members that has brought us to this point. Now things get really exciting!

Can Medical Marijuana Help End Opioid Addiction?



October 2017, President Trump ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to classify addiction to opioids as a public health emergency.  However, his original promise was to call the American opioid addiction epidemic a national emergency, a far more serious designation.

What does this declaration mean for healthcare providers? As long as they prescribe opioids, there is a risk that patients will become addicted. Some officials and members of Congress have estimated the cost of effectively treating this full-blown epidemic to be in the tens of billions of dollars. It’s time we take steps to help end opioid addiction.

Pittsburgh Dispensary Update



Pittsburgh is about to get its first medical marijuana dispensary.

The Solevo Wellness location in Squirrel Hill is on track to open its doors in January. The team is growing with 10 hires already in place, including new General Manager Rocco Levine. WTAE caught up with Rocco and COO Sam Britz for a progress update and a peak at the construction progress. Check out the video from our dispensary over at WTAE.

The Pennsylvania Pain Society Focuses on Pain Management and Medical Marijuana



Solevo Wellness recently attended the 2nd annual meeting of The Pennsylvania Pain Society held in Hershey, PA from December 8 – 10.

Medical Marijuana and Opioid Addiction: Promising Signs for Patients


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The United States in general, and Pennsylvania in particular, are currently in the middle of an opioid addiction and overdose epidemic.  To help combat this, dispensaries like Solevo Wellness will provide medicinal marijuana as a healthier pain relief alternative for qualified patients. This can lower the risk of opioid addiction and cut down on tragic deaths associated with overdose.

Pittsburgh Dispensaries Face Hurdles But Solevo on Track for Early 2018 Opening



Some Pittsburgh medical marijuana groups are facing operational challenges, but Solevo remains on track to open our Squirrel Hill dispensary in February 2018.

Industry Expert, Michael Backes, Speaks at Solevo Medical Marijuana Educational Event (Highlight Video)

Michael Backes started the first evidence-based dispensary in the United States in 2007. We were thrilled to have him join us for our recent educational event. Take a look!

Solevo Wellness™ Hosts Medical Marijuana Hiring Event Prior to Opening Dispensary

Barbara Corsi, RN, welcomes potential employees to the Solevo Wellness hiring event.

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Solevo Wellness [soh-lee-voh], a Pittsburgh based medical marijuana dispensary opening in 2018, hosted a medical marijuana educational and hiring event on November 29th at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

20 Licensed Medical Marijuana Physicians in Southwest PA – See the List!


The Pennsylvania Department of Health has updated its list of licensed medical marijuana physicians. Is your medical professional on the list yet?

The PA Medical Marijuana Patient Registry is Now Open!


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The Pennsylvania Department of Health has opened the medical marijuana patient registration portal!

There are 4 steps that qualified patients must take to obtain PA medical marijuana. The second step is still pending additional information from the Department of Health, but now is a great time to start preparing. Read on below:

Solevo Wellness™ Hosts Medical Marijuana Education Event

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Solevo Wellness, a medical marijuana dispensary based in Pittsburgh, PA, hosted a medical marijuana educational event for healthcare professionals on Monday, October 16 th , at the Hyatt House in SouthSide Works.