About two dozen medical marijuana patients protested outside the state Health Department on Wednesday to draw attention to shortcomings in the state’s medical marijuana program and call for action to make the drug more affordable and accessible.

The shortage of dry leaf marijuana in many of the state’s dispensaries was high on their list of grievances.

“Most patients prefer flower,” the dry leaf form of the drug, not just because it’s cheaper but also because people are becoming increasingly wary of vaping, said Jeff Riedy, executive director of the Lehigh Valley chapter of NORML. 

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John Finnerty ~ CNHI News Service via MeadvilleTribune.com

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