Today, Curaleaf New York launched Curaleaf Ground Flower Pods – New York State’s first medical cannabis flower products – at its Carle Place dispensary in Nassau County, Long Island. The product will be available at all four Curaleaf dispensaries in the coming weeks.
Now available for limited release, Curaleaf will provide New York’s medical cannabis patients a new method to take their medicine by offering ground flower pods which are used in medical vaporizers. Each Curaleaf Ground Flower Pod contains 350mg of active cannabinoids – a total of 700mg per 3.5g package – in a 20:1 THC:CBD ratio in Indica and Sativa strains.
“Curaleaf is very pleased to be launching the first medical cannabis flower products to be offered in New York state, which is first and foremost a win for our patients,” said Joseph Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf. “Flower is cannabis in its raw form and therefore the most affordable form of cannabis. We can increase patient access by providing more affordable products and offering more options for patients in the medical program. We’d like to thank the Department of Health for permitting us to sell vapable flower. We believe it’s an important step toward making natural products available in New York.”
“As a practitioner in the Long Island area, I strive to help patients attain the most effective medicine to treat their conditions,” said Dr. Grace Forde, MD, Director of Neurological Services at North American Partners in Pain Management in Long Island. “It’s extremely beneficial to patients to offer more options beyond cannabis oil. In addition to being more affordable and all-natural, vaporizing cured ground flower cannabis produces effects faster than oral solutions and is therefore better suited for treating certain medical conditions.”
Starting today, the Curaleaf Tabletop Vaporizer is also available for purchase. The Curaleaf Tabletop Vaporizer heats the ground cannabis to a point below combustion where the contents are released in a mild, smokeless vapor, enabling inhalation without the by-products of smoking.
Further demonstrating the company’s commitment to expanding patient access, Curaleaf New York launched its delivery program earlier this year. The program, free with purchase, which runs three days a week on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, is available to registered patients and their caregivers living in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Kings and New York Counties.
Curaleaf encourages patients and caregivers to arrive at Curaleaf Carle Place – 255 Glen Cove Road – as close to 9am as possible on launch day in order to purchase Curaleaf Ground Flower Pods while supplies last. To contact the dispensary, individuals should reach out to (516) 534-2872 or CarlePlace@Curaleaf.com.