Is N.J.’s Medical Marijuana Program Still The Nation’s Most Expensive?


Almost as soon as the state’s long-awaited medical marijuana program got underway in December 2012, the complaints about how expensive it was started rolling in.

An analysis by The Star-Ledger in 2013 found New Jersey’s medical cannabis was the most expensive in the nation, taking into account registration fees and sales tax.

In a report Friday, the state Department of Health did its own investigation into the prices for cannabis at the five alternative treatment centers, which are required by law to operate as nonprofit entities.

The department collected information about the cost of cannabis available in New Jersey’s program and compared it to five other states “with similar regulatory requirements:” Arizona, New Mexico, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island.

– Read the entire article at NJ News.