SCRANTON — The only medical marijuana dispensary in Lackawanna County is among the first in Pennsylvania set to sell the drug in dry leaf form.
Starting Wednesday, 16 dispensaries across the state are cleared to begin selling it, including Columbia Care along North Keyser Avenue in Scranton.
Patients may not smoke it. Instead, they are only permitted to use a vaporizer.
Twelve more dispensaries, including Justice Grown Pennsylvania in Edwardsville, are to have the medication on Aug. 8.
Dry leaf is cheaper than other products such as oils and pills, and state officials cleared it for medical use to help lower patient costs.
— JON O’CONNELL