The answer is... YES!
Using the entire plant during the harvesting process is different from the term “Whole Plant Medicine”, The term Whole Plant Medicine is used to describe medicines utilizing the full spectrum of therapeutic molecules the cannabis plant has to offer.
There’s two issues with the mechanically harvested method.
The second issue using mechanically harvesting methods is the usage of seeds, leaves, stalks, stems, hemp seed oil and even weeds in some cases that end up in the final product, which are all inferior to the trichomes of the flower.
This visual depicts the difference in Hemp that is mechanically harvested using seeds, leaves, stalks, stems, and hemp seed oil, compared to Hemp that is Hand Harvested using the premium part of the plant, the flower, and only the flower.