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Varying costs of medical marijuana throughout the United States

Below are the costs of Medical Marijuana from state to state in the US. All states handle marjunan differently. The further east you go in the US, the more expensive the cost from acquiring a doctors approval, finding a caretaker, and then purchasing the marijuana from the caretaker. All prices reflected is the cost for High-Quality Marijuana.

Oregon

You must have a doctor’s approval and the cost is $170. If you are low-income the cost is $120.

The cost per ounce is the lows of all the states at $208 per ounce.

Washington State

Now that the state of Washington has voted to legalize marijuana, there is no need for a doctors approval.

Ounce of High Quality Marijuana: $232

The source of marijuana is from local dispensary.

California

The source of marijuana is from local dispensary.

California law requires the patent to receive an approval from a doctor. The cost is lowest, $40.00

Ounce of High Quality Marijuana: $245

Colorado

Colorado was the first state to sell Marijuana to the public. No doctor visit is required.

An ounce of high quality Marijuana averages: $238.00

Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts requires an approval from a certified Marijuana Doctor. The source is from a specific caregiver and the caregiver can only provide for 1 person.

Doctor visit: $200
Ounce of High Quality Marijuana: $359

Vermont

To get approval in Vermont you must visit your normal doctor for approval then send $50.00 to the state with a form to then be approved or denied. The source is from a marijuana caregiver.

Ounce of High Quality Marijuana: $374

Rhode Island

Rhode Island requires a doctor visit for approval. The source is 1 caregiver to every 5 people.
The cost per ounce is $334.

New Jersey

You must visit a handful of doctors that are registered with the state then once approved you may visit 1 of the 3 current dispensaries. There you will pay a high fee per ounce at $349.

Maine

In Maine you may visit your normal doctor for approval and the source of marijuana is from a dispensary. The cost per ounce is $322.

Connecticut

The most expensive cost per ounce at $353.


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Medical Marijuana Caregivers and Patient – Keeping Quality

Recently the Massachusetts Department of Public Health sent letters to certified patients concerning a caregiver who provided marijuana to more than one patient. The caregiver stated that he was justified in doing this because he was in a personal service business. What he has accomplished is to provide patients with untested and perhaps mite-infested marijuana that may, in some instances like diasaling asthma, cause more harm than good to the patient.

What this “personal service” provider has accomplished is to show that the profit motive outweighs providing a quality treatment to patients. Medical marijuana is not a first line treatment for medical conditions. It enhances the quality of life for those patients who are debilitated either by inability to eat, move or function or are suffering from sever pain that even a slight lessening would allow the patient to function more fully.

Even the DPH regulations do not provide for the delivery of quality treatment to patients. The regulations mandate that a doctor have a bone-fide physician-patient relationship but then mandate the dispensing, education and dosage to a 21-yo whose only qualification is that he is a non-felon. This system is just unacceptable. It does not provide for any accounting as to the quality of treatment for patients. The only person accountable is the physician. The “bona-fide patient-doctor relationship” is the exact legal definition to determine whether a doctor may be sued for malpractice. Much of this work must be done to deliver quality treatment to these patients.

The Holistic Clinic will be providing its patients with a through follow-up as to the strain and dosage a dispensary gives our patients and a mechanism for obtaining feedback from the patients as to what dosage and strain has provided some relief for their symptoms. We will have a liaison with the dispensaries and a patient-monitor to insure constant improvement for the treatment of our patients.