PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh’s first medical marijuana dispensary finally will debut Thursday. Solevo Wellness, located at 5600 Forward Avenue in the former Buncher Company headquarters building in Squirrel Hill, will open at 2 p.m., the facility confirmed.
The 7,000-square-foot building has state-of-the-art security equipment and will be monitored 24 hours a day. The facility is “a cross between a pharmacy, a doctor’s office and a jewelry store” Solevo chief operating officer Britz said.
Solevo sets the standard for what medical marijuana dispensaries should look like,” he said. “The environment reflects our dedication and quality of care.”
Nearly two years after signing the bill legalizing medical marijuana across the state, Gov. Tom Wolf in a statement heralded the beginning of actual marijuana sales.
“Medical marijuana is legal, safe, and now available to Pennsylvanians suffering from 17 serious medical conditions,” he said. “In less than two years, we have developed a regulatory infrastructure, approved physicians as practitioners, certified patients to participate, and launched a new industry to help thousands find relief from their debilitating symptoms.”
People suffering from the following conditions are eligible for medical marijuana:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Autism. Cancer. Crohn’s Disease. Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity. Epilepsy. Glaucoma. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Huntington’s Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Intractable Seizures. Multiple Sclerosis. Neuropathies. Parkinson’s Disease. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective. Sickle Cell Anemia.
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