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Why Vape?

Vaporizers are devices that are used to administer cannabis oil by heating up liquid until it turns into a vapor and can be inhaled by the patient. Nebulizers are used to administer the oil in the form of a mist that can be inhaled into the lungs. Nebulizers are commonly used for the treatment of respiratory issues, and would most likely come to market in the form of an inhaler. At TerraVida Holistic Centers, our dispensaries will carry vape pens for patient use. 

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

As of December 31st, regulators have announced that more than 10,000 patients across the state have registered to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program! Many patients have reached out to us regarding the process to receive their medical marijuana card. Here is an easy, step-by-step guide. 

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Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program

After just two weeks, more than 6,000 patients and 300 caregivers have already signed up for the state's new medical marijuana program. Patients can follow these simple steps to gain access to medical marijuana once the program is fully implemented:

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Epilepsy and Medical Marijuana

Living with epilepsy is a serious concern for 3.4 million adults and children in the United States. 30% of individuals with epilepsy live with uncontrolled seizures and approximately 1 out of 1,000 people with epilepsy will die annually from Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP.)         

 

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, approximately 80-90% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco products. There are many forms of cancer treatment available today including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. But, what about other methods such as medical cannabis?

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Chronic Pain and the Therapeutic Effects of Medical Cannabis

Did you know that chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined? According to data from a 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), it is estimated that within a previous three-month period, 25 million U.S. adults suffered from daily chronic pain.

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Medical Marijuana - Understanding CBD vs THC

Generally, the two most prolific phytocannabinoids found in cannabis are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). To put it simply, between the two, THC is the psychoactive component, while CBD is the non-psychoactive component. In short, THC is what generally gives the euphoric “high” feeling, while CBD relaxes the body and helps many medical conditions. Let’s take some time to look at both of these compounds:

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The TerraVida Story

In a casual conversation with her current business partner, Adina Birnbaum, regarding the program, there was an immediate revelation; we could do this, on our own! Both Adina and Chris have been lifelong community advocates and understood the value of medical cannabis to a state's economy and to millions of patients nationwide. They had each watched as friends and loved ones had suffered from debilitating diseases where pain and suffering could have been greatly diminished with medical cannabis.

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