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What is a Caregiver?

Caregivers may serve patients under the age of 18 and patients who are unable to obtain medical marijuana product without assistance. A patient can designate a caregiver to obtain their medical marijuana product. A caregiver must be at least 21 years old, register with the Department, complete a background check and be issued their own medical marijuana ID card. Minors, homebound individuals and patients with a designated caregiver will have the caregiver obtain their medical marijuana product at an approved dispensary. A registered caregiver may be designated by up to 5 patients and a patient can designate up to 2 caregivers.

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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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Smoking vs. Vaporizing: What are the differences?

There are two ways to inhale cannabis: smoking and through vaporization. Vaping is the process of heating an e-liquid to a temperature where it will vaporize and be inhaled by the consumer. Most people who are vaping concentrates are using pre-filled cartridges from licensed dispensaries designed to work with vape pens sold at those dispensaries. Here are a few key differences between vaping medical marijuana and smoking marijuana:

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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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Terpenes: What are they and what do they do?

Terpenes are produced in trichomes and give cannabis its distinct flavor and smell. They originate in the same glands of the cannabis plant as do THC, CBD and other cannabinoids. Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to receptors in the brain and give rise to various effects on the body. Currently, there are various laboratories using a diverse array of analytical methodologies and procedures to test the characterization of terpenes and their synergistic effect.

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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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