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How Much Does Medical Marijuana Cost?

low costBuds: $5-$20 Per Gramaverage costEdible Products: $2-$5 Per Dosehigh costTinctures: $15-$20 Per Bottle

At least 18 states and the District of Columbia[1] have enacted legislation that allow for access to medical marijuana, either through home cultivation or through dispensaries, as of August 2012. Medical marijuana is sold in a variety of forms and can be smoked, vaporized, eaten or used in drinks.

Typical costs:

  • The cost of marijuana buds can vary based on quality and the location of the purchase. Typically, a gram of buds can cost $5-$20; an eighth (3.5 grams) costs $20-$60; and an ounce can cost $200-$400.
  • Medical marijuana can be sold in concentrated forms[2] including hash products, oils and waxes made with higher levels of THC. Concentrates are typically more potent than buds. Concentrates are typically sold in half-gram and gram quantities and generally cost $20-$60 per gram.
  • Edible marijuana products can help patients who cannot or prefer not to smoke. Edible products are not restricted to brownies and other baked goods. Pizzas, burritos, and even ice cream recipes can be made with medical marijuana-laced ingredients. Prices for edible products usually are based on dosages, which should be labeled on the package. Expect to pay about $2-$5 per dose for edible medical marijuana items.
  • Tinctures[3] -- concentrated liquid medical marijuana -- are typically sold in one-ounce bottles, capped with a dropper. Tinctures are often used in cooking and benefit patients who prefer to not smoke. Tinctures can also be mixed with alcoholic beverages. Tincture bottles sell for $15-$50, depending on strength.
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What should be included:
  • For marijuana buds, expect a dispensary budtender to weigh out a purchase before placing it into a to-go container. Concentrates, tinctures and edibles are generally prepackaged.
Additional costs:
  • A medical marijuana recommendation (it is not a prescription) is required to visit a dispensary. The cost of a recommendation varies by state and municipality, but generally cost $80-$200 for new patients. Annual renewals are required and typically are less expensive than the original recommendation.
  • Smoking paraphernalia is varied. Rolling papers can cost as little as $2, glass pipes start at about $20 and a water pipe can run from $50-$300. Vaporizers can cost $100-$700.
  • Purchasing larger quantities of marijuana products typically reduces the cost per unit.
  • First-time patients may receive complimentary products at many dispensaries.
  • Websites such as Weedmaps[4] and often display coupons and discounts for local dispensaries.
Shopping for medical marijuana:
  • Weedmaps[5] and also provide information on locations and menus of legal dispensaries across the country.
  • Medical marijuana labs such as SC Laboratories and CannLabs[6] provide detailed information about the potency of specific strains as well as screening for microbiological and pesticide contaminants.
  • Medical-marijuana dispensaries don't always accept credit cards, although many do. For example, American Express[7] does not allow medical marijuana purchases.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
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NJ mmp
Amount: $105.00
Posted by: Mikeeee in Bloomfield, NJ.Posted: March 11th, 2022 04:03PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: 350mg cartsDispensary: Rise
35 dollar carts. Usually use pax only when on sale. Will find alternatives if prices don't come down.
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Amount: $95.00
Posted by: GraceyGrl in Northampton, MA.Posted: July 8th, 2021 03:07PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Concentrate distillateDispensary: Netacare Northampton
$95 for 850 mg Vape cartridges. $60 for 500 mg. These are screw in vapes you supply your own battery. They also sell disposable 250s for 35. The THC amounts range anywhere from 36 in a 1 to 1 (fairly equal in THC iand cbd-generally way less THC vs a regular Vape)all the way up to 90% or so. Price does not change with Strength
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Medical Marijuana
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: Elizabethtown in LANCASTER, PA.Posted: June 3rd, 2021 12:06PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: allDispensary: PA
My first concern is the cost of the products. It is ridiculous the amount they charge and the best part is that it keeps going up in price. The second concern that I have is packaging and the waste. Unbelievable amount of packaging waste.
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Med Store
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Sd in Virginia, VA.Posted: March 3rd, 2021 11:03AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: FlowerDispensary: Any Virginia
These prices should REFLECT the PRICES of normal; man-made, prescriptions PRICES. Here in Virginia, a diabetic patient insulin is maxed at top price to consumer is 50$.
PRICES in the MEDICAL MARIJUANA patients Starts at 65$ and UP...
Sump’n wronged. I’m NOT BUYING UNTIL PRICES ARE REFLECTED IN THE STORES.... thinking the streets were the robbers— wink wink
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Utah's Medical Cannabis Is A Joke!
Amount: $265.00
Posted by: Old Bat in Pain in None, UT.Posted: December 19th, 2020 07:12PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Don't know yetDispensary: Too far away to get to
I tried to read up online before purchasing a card, but Utah doesn't know what they are doing. I had to pay a QMP $250 to get a card then pay Utah $15 only to find out there are no dispensaries anywhere near me. Supposedly two to open on Jan 1, 2021 but now that's been put off with no date. I will be having to pay another $100 to the QMP for follow up before I even have a chance to try any product. I live on Utah/Arizona border and the only pharmacies are up by Salt Lake City. Total BULLSHIT. I'm in pain and need help. All Utah can talk about is how bad Opioids are and my pharmacist lectures me when I pick up my RX but they are forcing me to continue taking them by not getting more cannabis pharmacies opened up. They need help as they obviously have no frickin' idea of how to run a cannabis pharmacy business. I'm an old lady with chronic pain for over 20 years. Jumping into the Grand Canyon is looking better and better.
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Florida price vs quality
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: JustSomeGuy in Winter Haven, FL, FL.Posted: October 23rd, 2020 05:10AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Whole flowerDispensary: Any
Trying to find MMJ with good THC percentage is very hard. Florida dispensaries like to charge full price for under 15% THC content. The state also limits the amount one can purchase monthly, so the dispensaries push this low THC product to max out patients monthly amount. It's sad that nearly 5 years since the voters approved MMJ, the state still hasn't normalized the medical marijuana industry and allows these legalized cartels to rip off the citizens.
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Amount: $0.00
Posted by: carmella rector in koshkonong, MO.Posted: September 19th, 2020 05:09AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: 0Dispensary: 0
i have a card no Dispensary in mo started in 2018 the gram of weed is the kids way of making more money the oz is the right way you all sell it for more then its worth are you trying to help or just want to get rich off the people that need it? prices are to high you all need to stop smoking your products
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High prices for average product
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: Roc in Reading, PA.Posted: September 6th, 2020 10:09AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Dry leafDispensary: Harvest
Not sure how they plan on getting rid of black market dealers when they sell dry leaf twice as expensive as black market dealers. My best advice to anyone is just pay for the medical card as a get out of jail free card just for peace of mind and continue to buy from the black market until these clowns realize that they are not doing us a favor. Its all about corporate greed otherwise they would allow us to grow our own for personal use. Its insane to spend 250 for a half ounce of dry leaf, and these growers should feel like crooks because that's what they are
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The HIGH COST in Louisiana
Amount: $360.00
Posted by: K. A. Jones in Madisonville, LA.Posted: December 3rd, 2019 04:12PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Tincture, .05ml x 2 bottlesDispensary: Willow Pharmacy
Doctors visit is a fair $135.00, however this state is tincture only and one bottle of 5% thc is $180.00 dollars. That is the only size and strength for everybody. My Doctor wanted me to have a stronger dose, soo two bottles
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Neem oil
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Mike e. in Citrus co., FL.Posted: October 5th, 2019 02:10PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: FlowrrDispensary: Unnamed
Use of neem oil on mm plants is counter productive.
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Cannabis medical
Amount: $139.00
Posted by: Normita1970 in Santa Ana, CA.Posted: August 22nd, 2019 06:08PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Ointment for arthritisDispensary: WEDEN/OC calif
It is kind 9f oricey for less than .2oz but boy,it works. My mom has had pain and bloody spots on her skin. They're gonne!
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Weed smoker
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Not sick but loves to smoke in Beaver muffs, PA.Posted: August 9th, 2019 08:08AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: blueberry yum yum and it’s that fireDispensary: Smokedope PA
Super expensive, can’t even feed my cat anymore. But gotta keep on puffin cuz sinse has medical weed can’t even feel THC, super pissed but gotta keep puffin my life sucks because my ps1 is getting boring so if I smoke a few grams to the head it becomes interesting again. And Medicare won’t help. Also wife will need some and don’t like sharing.
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Florida costs sky-high!
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Broke and Disabled in Daytona Beach, FL.Posted: July 29th, 2019 02:07PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: vape cartridgesDispensary: Curaleaf
Cartridges $45-$60 each. Then $30 to doctor every 70 days to renew "recommendation." Then $75/yr to the state to keep card current. Doctor visit for card $200. Seriously, what ill or disabled person can afford this? It's tragic, because it's an effective medical treatment that few can afford to pursue.
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High cost not covered by insurance
Amount: $260.00
Posted by: Anthony melle in Norristown, PA.Posted: July 16th, 2019 07:07AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: PillsDispensary: Noistown,pa.
Must lower price or include with Medicare and insrance. Doctor charged $200 for 10 minute visit. Approval time by pa. Is too long to qualify
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Amount: $607.00
Posted by: DarrylS in Syracuse, NY.Posted: June 21st, 2019 04:06PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: THC vaping oilDispensary: e-tain
First purchase. Three (3) vaping catrtridges (840mg THC/10mg CBD in each Forte XL) $607 with discounts. ($225 ea. list)
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Medical Marijuana in MN
Amount: $202.00
Posted by: KarenA373 in Bloomington, MN.Posted: May 11th, 2019 03:05PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: TinctureDispensary: Minnesota Medical Solutions
This price was with a 15% discount! The prices here in MN are unbelievable! I have purchashed caps and oil as well and all r expensive! The bummer is that now that I have been on the med.marijuana, I CAN"T FEEL ANY AMOUNT OF THC ANYMORE!Strange and I am pissed!
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Prices in pa
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Deb lively in Monaca, PA.Posted: April 7th, 2019 09:04AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Buds and cartridgesDispensary: Any near beaver county
I’m trying to find out prices. Seen some reviews there prices are high. I’m on limited income actually heard since I get food stamps and medical card I’ll get discount. Can anyone help me with the Dispencery that has better prices. I have to drive a distance because beaver county doesn’t have any any help would be appreciated
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Amount: $300.00
Posted by: a user in Plymouth, NH.Posted: March 23rd, 2019 04:03AM
WHY is it so expensive---my sibling is on Social Security
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State of FL Medical Card Process is CRUEL - $$$ for the Politicians?
Amount: $815.00
Posted by: T Palmer-Ferchak in Spring Hill, FL.Posted: October 4th, 2018 09:10AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Pain after 34 surgeriesDispensary:
Was seen by the only medical marijuana doctor in area (Marijuana Doctor)-costs $197 for my 10 minutes (he didn't care about current meds, allergies to meds or medical history)- Recommend 7000mg & entered such into State Database. Got home and sent in another $75 to the State of FL on Sept 15, 2018 (today is Oct 4th-I still have not been approved or received card-so 3+ wks). At Mobile Clinic, spent $105 ($20 each for 4 small jars of gummies 500 mcg CBD; 10 honey sticks for $25). At regular pharmacy I paid $60 for CBD tincture 450, $20 for a chocolate bar and $80 for a bottle of gummies 450 mg. Govt GREED-over $800 and within 2 weeks, ate/use all of the product and still have NO Medical Card at 3 wk mark. I have spent the last 3 weeks online searching for reasonably priced CBD products & came across a chart demonstrating the prices....the prices of medical MJ run approx $200-400 and the SAME things runs $1-2 in Holland. This War on Opioids is misguided. Patient NOT Addict.
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High Cost of NY Medicinal
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: High Medicinal Costs in Riverhead, NY.Posted: August 27th, 2018 02:08AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: OilDispensary: Columbia
$100 for medicinal oil which is $50 higher than illicit market with comparable quality.
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Not Impressed With New York Medical Marijuana Program
Amount: $107.99
Posted by: J. J. Glassman in Newburgh, NY.Posted: July 31st, 2018 12:07PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: TinctureDispensary: CuraLeaf
Very disappointed by NYS MM program so far. Only 1 size tincture at my local CuraLeaf.
$107.99 for 1 30ml 2/8 ratio & 1 30ml 5/5 ratio. Cash only too. Nice business model - sucks for consumers
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Amount: $40.00
Posted by: Julie Soto in Berkeley, CA.Posted: June 29th, 2018 02:06PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: EdibleDispensary: Yes
Prior to legalization a tin of chocolate covered blueberries was around $20 now with tax and all that it’s around $40 even with a card. It’s too expensive no more $5 or $10 bags cannibus is rediculously expensive and out of reach for most and it’s so sad that greed has become the norm.
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Amount: $700.00
Posted by: Laurasch in Pensacola, FL.Posted: May 12th, 2018 10:05AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: 600 mg vape pensDispensary:
In Florida it is pretty expensive for medical marijuana. I can't afford it. Spent %500 just for the product the first month.
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