New Jersey's medical marijuana prices could be nation's highest

As Pennsylvania moves closer to adopting a medical marijuana program, New Jersey has released a report on its six-year-old program that says its dispensaries charge the highest price for an ounce of marijuana on average, compared with other states with similar programs.

The Department of Health report said the five dispensaries operating statewide charge an average of $489 per ounce, about 37 percent more than the average price in Arizona, New Mexico, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island. Most of these states have a cost-of-living index of 10 percent or less than New Jersey, said the report, released this month.

But advocates for medical marijuana patients say the price in New Jersey is actually the highest in the nation, not just in the sampling of states in the report. "Anecdotally, what we are hearing is, New Jersey's is the most expensive. It would have behooved them to do a complete list,...

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