Pennsylvania medical marijuana program starts dry leaf sales
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana patients are now able to access the medicine in dry leaf form, the result of a recent change in state policy.
The Health Department says sales of dry leaf began Wednesday at 16 dispensaries, with 28 more expected to follow next week.
A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says the change brings more options and lowers the cost.
Patients aren’t allowed to smoke the plant material but instead are supposed to use a vaporizer.
So far more than 30,000 Pennsylvanians have obtained a medical marijuana ID card.
The state has a list of ailments that qualify patients to obtain medical marijuana for treatment.