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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
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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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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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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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Amount: $150.00
Posted by: Steve0719 in Pittsburgh, PA.Posted: April 25th, 2018 07:04AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: 2 wax, 1 shatterDispensary: SOLEVO
Each were $50 for .5grams
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Expensive for disabled on limited income Medicare
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Posted by: Linda DAgosta in BERWICK, PA.Posted: April 25th, 2018 06:04AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: UknwnDispensary: Unknwn
I just called justice told I would need to see certified medical marijuana md.. Medicare will not cover this then 55 for medical card. Then the costs of product sent me to costs which aren't covered by insurance far too much.. waited years for this program and now no fentanyl for pain management and costs of this are sickening .. I will have to suffer the rest if my life.. why did I kill myself working 2 and 3 jobs to support my family all those years to be reduce to suffer til I die.. I welcome death at this point .. nothing left in my future but pain.. something wrong with our system..
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Posted by: Bridget123 in beaver falls, PA.Posted: March 26th, 2018 06:03AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: UnknownDispensary: Unknown
A friend has paid 50.00 for card. 200.00 for dr to approve it. went to get about 75 miles away and they ate out. Was told to expect 200.00-250.00 for medical marijuana. I don't have that kind of money. On very limited income. Husband will need it too.
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Posted by: Raymond martell in Portland, ME.Posted: January 23rd, 2018 07:01AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: BudsDispensary: Wellness
Best buds in maine
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CBD oil
Amount: $90.00
Posted by: Catherine O in Peoria, AZ.Posted: October 9th, 2017 12:10PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: CDBDispensary: Yes
I am new to the medical side of this and must say that the cost of CBD oil (90.00 for 60 softgels) is a rip off.No different than the cost of Big Pharma crap.This really makes me mad, CA of breast and this industry adds more pain than it is worth due to greed. In my state, a patient cannot grow their own plants if there is a nearby dispensary. That should be illegal. Grandma should be allowed to grow one or two plants for personal medical use and not be forced to shop at a profit driven dispensary!.
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Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Jeffrey Jones in Mundelein, IL.Posted: August 4th, 2017 06:08PM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Edibles & WaxDispensary: Mundelein Il
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Medical Marijuana oil
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: WorldPeace74 in Salem, MA.Posted: June 24th, 2017 07:06AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: TincturesDispensary: ATG
Works wonders to calm me at night from my high anxiety and arthritis.
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Marijuana oils
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: [email protected] in Honolulu, HI.Posted: April 2nd, 2017 01:04AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: Concentrated hash & oilsDispensary: Kululani street
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Medical marijuana
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Jennifer Lucas in Williamsville, NY.Posted: February 1st, 2017 11:02AM
Type of Medical Marijuana: SyrupDispensary: Bloomfield
Is there any programs to help pay for my medical marijuana? My seizures have almost gone away.
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Amount: $250.00
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Good prices, quality good,smell great,
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