The Healing Center on West Chestnut Street in Washington is one of 44 medical marijuana dispensaries across the commonwealth that will be offering dry leaf marijuana in the days ahead.
Next Monday, the Healing Center will stock dry leaf marijuana, which patients can vaporize but not smoke. It will be one of 28 medical marijuana dispensaries in the commonwealth receiving the drug.
Until now, the dispensaries have been selling medical marijuana in the form of topical medication that can be applied to specific places on the body, as well as oils and pills.
The Healing Center will be hosting a monthlong event to introduce patients to dry leaf marijuana.
Patients who want the dry leaf form of marijuana need to have their medical marijuana ID card with them in order to receive it, and must keep it in the original container when transporting it. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s secretary of health, said in a statement that dry leaf marijuana “provides a cost-effective option for patients.”
The Healing Center opened in Washington in late June at 799 W. Chestnut St., and is so far the only medical marijuana dispensary in Washington County.