So why is medical marijuana so pricy in the state of CT? I do not agree with the annual registration with the state, my condition will not go away, why should I have to pay $100/yr for a licence and $150-$300 for a annual doctor’s appointment. It seems like a good revenue stream for the state, but another good reason to leave. I can’t wait to start paying for tolls too, if that gets passed. It seems everywhere I go the state has their hand in my pocket.
I have a good paying, steady job and I run a side-business. I like to work and I want to give my children the best I can provide. What parent doesn’t? However, in order to go through life in a meaningful capacity I medicate and that gets expensive. I would say that my old channels are cheaper and have been even before medical marijuana was legal in CT. I knew what I was getting and with the help of Leafly, it was very easy to confirm. I wasn’t buying off the street in some alley.
Granted, the MMP program does provide a high quality tested product and I love the people at my dispensary, they are really knowledgeable and caring! But everything is so expensive. It’s not like insurance is footing the tab and I only have to pay a copay. When you are out west, say in Washington state, a good gram of wax that test over 80% cost less than $40. Flowers are even cheaper and better presented to the patient. Good old Jolie from Customgrow420 is always showing dispensary runs. Great flower is available for $25 for an 1/8 ounce daily and they pay tax now that it’s recreationally legal.
I think CT growers are providing good strains, but when I really like a strain and want to buy a larger quantity, there really isn’t a benefit. I’m really not saving that much. You buy 7 eighths and get one free. I could honestly save $100 easy per ounce if I didn’t go the dispensary and I’m still getting great flowers. Thankfully there are sales at times, but it still hurts the bank account. I can understand that the state might be concerned and hindering the flow of medical marijuana to illegal sales, but they are doing it at the expense of the patient. I might need to mortgage the house, so I can afford my medicine legally.