Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Stores to Control the Drugs Distinctive Odor

Medical marijuana shops in Pennsylvania will not have the drugs distinctive odor as the plants will not be grown on the premises nor will they offer dried weed. (Image via

The distinctive odor of marijuana dispensaries often found in other states will not be an issue in Pennsylvania, writes Sam Wood for

In fact, patients who visit their local dispensary from January 1 will not smell a thing. This is due to the State forbidding them from selling dried weed or growing marijuana on the premises.  Instead, the shops will only carry sealed oils, tinctures, pills, lotions, and vapor cartridges.

Also, compared to New Jersey where dispensaries use an adjoining warehouse to grow their marijuana, Pennsylvania shops will operate in smaller, nondescript buildings. They will then be supplied by one of the 12 grower-processors that were granted state permits.

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The storefronts will also not advertise their product and will instead indicate that they offer a health care service. The only thing that could highlight that something of value is on offer will be the number of surveillance cameras on the premises.

“If you know what to look for, you’ll know there’s a dispensary there,” said Patrick Nightingale, head of the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society. “But if you don’t, you’re unlikely to notice it.”

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