Marijuana For PTSD Treatment

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On September 1, 2017, the New York Times published a letter by former Marine sergeant Thomas James Brennan that supported medicinal marijuana use. Brennan used his personal history with Traumatic Brain Injury to make his point. The medication he was initially given was a mix of prescription opioids and antidepressants. They briefly numbed him, but never fully relieved all his symptoms.  Then they stopped working altogether, a signal that his body had become tolerant of the prescribed doses.  He faced a choice of getting higher doses of dangerous and addictive medicine — or looking for another option.

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First Pittsburgh Dispensary Opens Today!

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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.

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Our Pittsburgh Dispensary is Approved to Open!

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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!

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Can Medical Marijuana Help End Opioid Addiction?

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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.

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Pittsburgh Dispensary Update

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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.

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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.

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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:

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