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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.