Sunday, January 18, 2015

Letter: NJ Medical Marijuana Is Overpriced

The expressed opinions or views of this letter does not necessarily represent the opinion of the MiddletownMike blog:

Dear Editor,

New Jersey's medical marijuana prices are far too high, with dispensaries charging around $500 an ounce and the state illegally collecting sales tax, despite state law that declares medicines as non-taxable.

The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (2010) required the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Senior Services to determine whether any alternative treatment center (medical marijuana dispensary) has charged excessive prices, within two years of the effective date of the act. The Commissioner has failed to make such a determination.

The legislature should require all dispensaries to offer ounces of medical marijuana priced at no more than $200 per ounce and put an end to the illegal sales tax collections.

Eric Hafner
Toms River


Anonymous said...

Proof of my previous post. If liberals are in favor of something they feel the government should subsidize it, we see this in the abortion argument. Here we have a drugged up liberal complaining about the cost of pot. Next they will argue that drugs are a human right.

Anonymous said...

The point is that dispensaries (Alternative Treatment Centers) are legally supposed to be non-profit and not ripping off patients. Yet at $500 an ounce for some plant flowers, they clearly are doing just that.

How is making sure a sick person can access the medicine recommended by a physician at a reasonable price not a human right?

It is cheaper to buy better quality marijuana on the black market than to use the legal dispensary system.