Medical marijuana patients on Long Island will be able to buy whole cannabis flower for the first time Wednesday.
Columbia Care’s dispensary in Riverhead is now offering the Sour Kush strain in whole flower form to patients registered with the New York State Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program.
Publicly traded Columbia Care, which also has medical cannabis dispensaries in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Rochester, becomes the first licensed company to offer whole flower to New York’s medical cannabis community.
Previously, medical marijuana dispensaries in the state could only sell ground flower, along with vaping oil, oral products and topical applications, but with the legislation passed this spring that allows legalized adult use of cannabis, whole flower was added to the list of approved medical offerings.
Columbia Care’s Riverhead dispensary at 1333 East Main St. is offering Sour Kush in whole flower priced at $50 for an eighth of an ounce.
Last month, Columbia Care received state approval to start cultivation and processing operations at its new Riverhead facility. Earlier this year, the company acquired a 34-acre cultivation site on Sound Avenue from Van de Wetering Greenhouses for $42.5 million.