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Pain Management and Medical Cannabis An Integrative Therapeutic Approach - Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

Pain Management and Medical Cannabis: An Integrative Therapeutic Approach

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Almost everyone, at some point in their lives, experiences an extended painful episode, either from traumatic or degenerative musculoskeletal or neurological problems. The negative complicating effects of chronic pain include decreased sleep,…
How High Is Too HuDispense Magazine

How High is Too High?

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The CBD to THC Ratio is Essential to Controlling Dosage Some patients have a difficult time finding medical cannabis products that are dosed appropriately for them. After they leave the dispensary for the first time, they go home excited and…
Mental Health and Medical Cannabis - Dispense Magazine PodcastDispense Magazine

Mental Health and Medical Cannabis: Dispense Magazine Offers Panel at Monroeville Expo

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For many people dealing with mental health issues, to explore using cannabis as a treatment, it seems overwhelming because of two stigmas. First is the stigma of their condition, and second the stigma still lingering with medical cannabis in…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Cymene

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This is the 20th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Today,…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Phytol

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This is the 19th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Phytol…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let's Talk Terpenes - Pulegone

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This is the 18th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Pulegone…
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Releaf App Helps Patients Find The Best Medicine

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Releaf is a free mobile app that empowers patients to make informed treatment and purchasing decisions by tracking the level of symptom relief a specific cannabis product or variety did, or did not, provide them. In addition to tracking symptom…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Sabinene

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This is the 17th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Sabinene…
Veteran Profile: Erik Asher, Mastering the Power of the Press - Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

Veteran Profile: Erik Asher, Mastering the Power of the Press

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Erik Asher is a Desert Storm Veteran and a tremendous influencer in the medical marijuana community in and around Pittsburgh. His expertise with a live rosin press has earned him a large following on YouTube. He recently spoke to Dispense for…
Dispense Magazine - Treating Anxiety With CannabisDispense Magazine

Treating Anxiety With Cannabis

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Pennsylvania sees surge in medical cannabis patients after adding anxiety to list of qualifying conditions Cannabis is a naturally occurring plant that has been used medicinally throughout history - The history of cannabis and its usage by…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Terpinolene

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This is the 16th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Terpinolene…
Dispense Magazine - The History of Medical Cannabis from Ancient Times to 1937 to Today: An Interview with Vireo Health's Dr. Paloma LehfeldtDispense Magazine

The History of Medical Cannabis from Ancient Times to 1937 to Today: An Interview with Vireo Health's Dr. Paloma Lehfeldt

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There’s a huge gap in people’s understanding of cannabis. Most patients want to know why it’s illegal, while most doctors want to know why they didn’t learn about it in medical school. So says Dr. Paloma Lehfeldt, Director of Medical…
Vireo Launches Retail Brand With Opening of Green Goods Dispensary; Announces New Cannabis Brand 1937Dispense Magazine

Vireo Launches Green Goods Dispensary; Announces New Cannabis Brand 1937

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The first Green Goods branded retail location opened yesterday in Scranton, offering customers cannabis products from Vireo and other state-licensed manufacturers. The Company plans to open a second Green Goods location in Bethlehem, and the…
Keeping a Focus on Patient Safety An Interview with Acreage Holdings CMO Corey Burchman, MD - Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

Keeping a Focus on Patient Safety: An Interview with Acreage Holdings CMO Dr. Corey Burchman, MD

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Many cannabis growers can grow, cure and process the plant, but what does it take to make good medicine? How do you make sure it is completely safe?  In this episode, we’ll find out what it takes to make good and safe medicine with Dr.…
Dispense Magazine - Medical Cannabis, DUI, and Your Driver's LicenseDispense Magazine

Medical Cannabis, DUI, and Your Pennsylvania Driver’s License

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On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania became the 24th state to legalize Cannabis as a medical treatment when Governor Wolf signed the “Medical Marijuana Act.” While the Act has addressed many concerns on the medical administration of the drug,…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let's Talk Terpenes - Phellandrene

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This is the 15th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Phellandrene…
Dispense Podcast - Daylin Leach - SB350Dispense Magazine

Inside SB 350, PA's Adult-Use Bill: An Exclusive Interview with Senator Daylin Leach

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Sen. Daylin Leach was a co-author of Act 16, which legalized Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania. Signed into law in April 2016, the first dispensaries opened two years later in February 2018, and since then over 200,000 patients have had access…
Dispense Magazine Podcast - How To Run A Patient-Focused DispensaryDispense Magazine

How To Run A Patient-Focused Dispensary: An Interview with Victor Guadagnino, Jr.

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Pennsylvania now has over 60 medical cannabis dispensaries, and many more are planned. Each one must have a pharmacist available during hours of operation. In theory, every patient should have every question answered during every visit. In practice,…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Valencene

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This is the 14th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Valencene…
Dispense Magazine - Cannabis ScienceDispense Magazine

Cannabis Science

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The latest news, research, and reports on the therapeutic uses of cannabis from the scientific community. Patient-Reported Symptom Relief Following Medical Cannabis Consumption The Releaf Application continues to revolutionize the way studies…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Ocimene

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This is the 13th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Although…
Dispense Magazine - Vireo Employees Ratify Landmark Agreement Creating the First Cannabis Union IN Pennsylvania -Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

Vireo Employees Ratify Landmark Agreement Creating the First Cannabis Union Contract in Pennsylvania

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United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 Keystone State and Vireo Health International, Inc. ("Vireo"), announced Monday that workers at Vireo’s Pennsylvania subsidiary voted overwhelmingly to ratify a Collective Bargaining Agreement…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Geraniol

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This is the 12th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Some…
How To Run A Patient-Focused Dispensary - Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

How to Run a Patient-Focused Dispensary

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An Interview with Victor Guadagnino, Jr. The legalization of medical cannabis in Pennsylvania, while very successful in numbers, has not been without problems. The lack of patient education is one that stands out. Patients are not always receiving…
Hosford Featured in Pittsburgh Business Times Medical Cannabis Blog - Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

Dispense Publisher Featured in Pittsburgh Business Times

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The Pittsburgh Business Times posted a blog about Medical Cannabis today, spotlighting several Pittsburgh area industry experts. The article, titled, “Ask The Experts: Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania,” features, among others, our Founder…
Dispense Magazine Podcast - The State of PA's Medical Cannabis Program - An Interview With Lt. John FettermanDispense Magazine

The State of PA's Medical Cannabis Program - An Interview With Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman

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Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that he and his Lt. Governor are firmly in favor of the legalization of cannabis for adult use.  Lt. Governor John Fetterman is a loud voice for legalization, a voice he earned by listening…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let's Talk Terpenes - Eucalyptol

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This is the 11th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Eucalyptol,…
Patient's Perspective - The Real Problem With Vaping - Stevie GustafsonDispense Magazine

Patient’s Perspective - The REAL Problem With Vaping

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It’s been just over a year and a half since patients in PA have been able to legally purchase cannabis as medicine. That’s a year and a half of healing and health that thousands of people have been searching a very long time for, some for…
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Check out Dispense Magazine and more at the Third Annual Mind, Body, Spirit Healing Expo

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The Third Annual Mind, Body, Spirit Healing Expo will be held this weekend and Dispense Magazine is excited to be a part of the event again this year. We will be on hand both days, Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Terpineol

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This is the 10th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” If you…
Veteran Profile: Erik Asher - Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

Veteran Profile: Erik Asher

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Mastering the Power of the Press Medical cannabis is a huge issue with veterans, as it is often the most effective treatment for both pain and PTSD. So we’re proud to bring you profiles of veterans who are making waves in the cannabis industry…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let's Talk Terpenes - Bisabolol

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This is the ninth installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Bisabolol…
Are Legal PA Vapes Safe - Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

Are Legal PA Vapes Safe?

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Top Researchers and PA Grower/Processors reassure patients  As most have heard, there is a whirlwind of stories and conflicting information regarding the recent outbreak of lung illnesses and deaths related to vaping, which is causing confusion…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Camphene

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This is the eighth installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Camphene…
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Death Toll Rises From Mysterious Illness Linked to Vaping

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Vitamin E Acetate now a "key focus" of the investigation; PA and Cresco Labs says its products are safe UPDATE: To include a statement issued by Cresco Labs, a cannabis company that owns 23 production facilities and 22 dispensaries in 11 states,…
Dispense Magazine - Top Three Things All Cardholders Should KnowDispense Magazine

Top Three Things New Cardholders Should Know

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You’ve got your card… NOW, WHAT? 1. How do I figure out what products I should use for my condition? If your certifying physician did not put any restrictions on your medications, all options are available! The ways to consume cannabis…
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Let’s Talk Terpenes - Beta-Caryophyllene

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This is the seventh installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Caryophyllene…
Dispense Magazine - Cannabis ScienceDispense Magazine

Cannabis Science

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The latest news, research, and reports on the therapeutic uses of cannabis from the scientific community The Case for the Entourage Effect and Conventional Breeding of Clinical Cannabis: “No Strain,” No Gain Prolific cannabis researcher…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let's Talk Terpenes: Linalool

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This is the sixth installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Linalool,…
Dispense Magazine - 3,000 Pennsylvanians with anxiety certified for medical cannabis in the first monthDispense Magazine

3,000 Pennsylvanians with anxiety certified for medical cannabis in the first month

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In July, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced that anxiety and Tourette syndrome would be added to a list of more than 20 qualifying medical marijuana conditions. Since then, a staggering 3,000 people have been certified for anxiety…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Borneol

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This is the fifth installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Although…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let’s Talk Terpenes - Nerolidol

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This is the fourth installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Island…
DC Now Accepting Medical Marijuana Cards From Any State - Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

DC Now Accepting Medical Marijuana Cards From Any State

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Medical marijuana patients from across the country will now be able to purchase their medicine at D.C. dispensaries. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday that the list of states with medical marijuana programs whose residents can purchase…
Illinois expunges marijuana related criminal recordsDispense Magazine

Judge rules 'plain smell' of marijuana no longer provides authorities with probable cause to search a vehicle

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In a case exposing some confusion regarding the legality of medical marijuana, a Pennsylvania judge issued a notable verdict when she ruled that police cannot legally search a citizen's car based simply on the odor of marijuana. On Aug.…
Cannabis Terpenes, a guide for Medical Marijuana PatientsDispense Magazine

Let's Talk Terpenes - Pinene

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This is the third installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Pinene,…
State Denies Medial Marijuana Growing/Processing Company's Permit Renewal RequestDispense Magazine

State denies medical marijuana growing/processing company’s permit renewal request

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HARRISBURG, July 29, 2019 - On Monday, The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it has denied AGRiMED Industries of PA, LLC's application to renew its grower/processor permit. This decision comes after the DOH concluded the company…
Standard Wellness Recalls Marijuana Drops - Dispense MagazineDispense Magazine

Standard Wellness recalls medical marijuana drops

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An Ohio medical marijuana company has issued a voluntary recall for its THC-infused water-soluble drops after reports of product contamination. Standard Wellness, based in Gibsonburg, told 15 dispensaries to stop selling all packages of "The…