New York State’s Cannabis Control Board voted yesterday to allow the sale of cannabis flower in all medical marijuana dispensaries. The change takes effect immediately. 

Yes, it’s legal to sell flower now. But only to patients. And it’s not on the shelf yet.

That’s breakthrough news in New York, where 150,000 patients had previously been limited to non-flower products like tinctures and edibles. Those modalities work for many patients, but the delay of onset is a problem for some. The effects of cannabis flower, absorbed as smoke or vapor through the lungs, are felt almost immediately. 

The Cannabis Control Board also voted to double each patient’s purchase limit—from a 30-day supply to a 60-day supply—and to eliminate the $50 registration…

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