Utah named as one of cheapest states to purchase marijuana

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A new study by the Oxford Treatment Center has unearthed the average cost of marijuana by state and both Utah and its adjacent states are on the lower side of the price tag.

Though marijuana is still recreationally illegal at the federal level and within the state of Utah, the center uses information from a national price directory to conduct its study.

Neighboring state Nevada is the cheapest place in the United States to purchase high quality marijuana at $270 per ounce, according to the study.

Utah comes in ninth at $281 per ounce well below the national average of $326. 

The most expensive place in the country for high quality marijuana is in Washington D.C. at a whopping $597 per ounce.

Utah comes in at a lower spot for the price of lower grade marijuana at 20th with the cost being $244 per ounce while Colorado is the highest neighboring state on this list in fourth place at $200 per ounce.

The reason for marijuana being cheaper in mainly the western states is due to the fact that it is recreationally legal in California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada which drives the demand up and the prices down.

A recent study from the Oxford Treatment Center ranked Utah ninth on their list of cheapest places to purchase marijuana.

A recent study from the Oxford Treatment Center ranked Utah ninth on their list of cheapest places to purchase marijuana. 

The study also ranked the states by the cost of a joint of high quality marijuana or what the United States Department of Health & Human Services estimates to be 0.66 grams.

Oregon, Washington, Colorado and California topped the cheapest prices for a joint at under $6 while Utah came in ninth at $6.55, still well below the national average of $7.59.

While Utah only provides a small number of medical exceptions for cannabis use in the state, the industry is growing fast out west and across the country.

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