New Jersey's Medical Marijuana Program is Nation's Most Expensive

From registration fees and required multiple doctor visits that insurance won’t cover, to sales tax and the price of pot, New Jersey’s costs are generally higher than the 10 other states and Washington, D.C., that permit medical marijuana retail sales, according to a Star-Ledger analysis.
August 5, 2013

In the eight months since New Jersey’s first dispensary — Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair — opened, patients and providers have learned the nation’s most restrictive medical marijuana program is also the most expensive.

 
From registration fees and required multiple doctor visits that insurance won’t cover, to sales tax and the price of pot, New Jersey’s costs are generally higher than the 10 other states and Washington, D.C., that permit medical marijuana retail sales, according to a Star-Ledger analysis.

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