If you’re smoking weed in New Jersey — legally or illegally — you’re paying some of the highest rates in the country, according to a website collecting data on the cost of cannabis.
Despite parents fighting for medical marijuana for their kids and and groups hosting rallies like the recent “Spring Smoke Out,” pot on the East Coast doesn’t come cheap.
In New Jersey, the average cost of high-quality weed is about $345 per ounce, according to the Priceofweed.com, which shows a significant drop in price on the West Coast.
The website says it has anonymously crowd sourced data from more than 30,000 people since 2010 who purchased marijuana legally through a dispensary or illegally.
In the birthplace of legal U.S. marijuana, Colorado residents can pick up an ounce for $241.
That’s even cheaper than the going rate for medium quality ganja in the Garden State, which was priced at an average cost of $283. Prices only vary a few dollars in Pennsylvania and New York.
The cheapest weed can be bought in Oregon for $203 an ounce, according to the site, but just a few states over in North Dakota the cost of marijuana is almost double, at its highest going rate of $385.
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