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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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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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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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