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Pennsylvania Boards Recommend Allowing Smokable Marijuana in Medical Program

Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients may get the chance to use smokable marijuana as regulators consider expanding the program because of a shortage of legal product.


The six dispensaries in the Keystone state currently can only sell concentrates, pills and tinctures under the state’s medical marijuana law. Smokable marijuana isn’t allowed in the program.

But three advisory boards this past week recommended allowing smoking of the marijuana flower and dried leaf as a way of meeting demand, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The state has seen a severe shortage of medical marijuana. The Inquirer reported that most of the state’s dispensaries ran out of cannabis last week.

“It would be great for patients,” Charlie Bachtell, co-founder of grower-processor Cresco Yeltrah told the Inquirer. “Of all forms of medical marijuana, flower offers the fastest speed to efficacy and the lowest price point per milligram of active ingredient.”

Of 29 states with laws legalizing some form of cannabis, only Pennsylvania and Minnesota ban the sale of non-processed forms of marijuana.

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