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The Benefits of Dry-Leaf Medical Marijuana Flower

Just recently, Pennsylvania celebrated the first anniversary of its medical marijuana program. It was in February 2018 that the state finally allowed residents to register as a patient, receive their state-issued MMJ card, and get the relief they need from a wide range of tinctures, oils, pills, edibles, and other products. A few months after that, the PA medical marijuana advisory board finally voted unanimously to approve the sales of whole flower marijuana, or “dry leaf.”

At PA Medical Marijuana Doctor, we perform medical marijuana consultations to help our patients obtain their MMJ cards and get effective treatment for their conditions. But we also serve as a resource of advice, news, and information on all things medical marijuana-related. Let’s see how dry leaf marijuana differs from its other forms and take a look at some of its distinct benefits.

The Entourage Effect

For years, cannabis advocates throughout the country have posited the “entourage effect” as a reason why dry leaf can bring some of the most effective relief to patients. This effect refers to the fact that whole flower marijuana hasn’t had the TCH, CBD, or other active compounds distilled or separated from it. It’s argued that the combination of all these components provides a comprehensive and more impactful effect on patients, allowing for advanced and fast-acting relief for their medical conditions.


Dry leaf forms of medical marijuana can be a much more cost-effective relief option for patients, especially when compared to the other products and forms of medication that are available at dispensaries around the state. While the prices do vary according to quality and the particular strain, dry flowers are generally more affordable than concentrates and other forms of medical marijuana.

Mind Your Method

It’s critical to note that dry leaf medical marijuana is solely for vaporization. It’s illegal to smoke or combust the flower, and those who disregard this law can lose their MMJ license. Instead, patients can use a vaporizer, which is a small device that heats the flower to a range of approximately 285 to 340 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing the active ingredients to be inhaled.

Dry leaf marijuana can be an ideal option for patients looking for quick relief that’s cost-effective and practical. For more information on how these flowers can help treat your medical condition, or to schedule an appointment for a medical marijuana consultation, contact us today!

Dr. McCoy treated me with great compassion and took the time to listen to my needs. I really felt like he cared about helping me.

- Tyler

My son suggested I try using medical marijuana for my back pain. I made an appointment with Dr. McCoy, got my MMJ card, and my back has never felt better!

- Suzanne

I was skeptical of medical marijuana at first, but Dr. McCoy took the time to educate me and made the entire process of getting my MMJ card simple and straightforward.

- Jason

Step 1: Get Registered

Create a profile in the PA state Medical Marijuana Registry. This includes basic personal data like your name, current address, and contact information. You must have a Pennsylvania driver’s license or state ID card. 

Step 2: Get Certified

Schedule a consultation with PA Medical Marijuana Doctor to meet with a PA state-approved physician who can certify that you suffer from one of the qualifying medical conditions to participate in PA’s medical marijuana program.

Step 3: Get Your Patient ID

Once you’re certified by an approved physician, return to the Medical Marijuana Registry and finish filling out your application for a medical marijuana ID card. Once you receive your card, you can purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary.