The 6 States With the Most Outrageously High Pot Prices

You would expect marijuana to be cheaper where it is legal, and you would be right. According to data crowd-sourced from and nicely presented in map form by Frank Bi of Forbes, the legal marijuana states—Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington—have the cheapest pot prices in the country, ranging from a low of $204 an ounce in Oregon to a high of $294 in Alaska.

The national average price is $324 an ounce. It must be noted that these prices have to be for the US-grown, high quality sinsemilla increasingly preferred by consumers, not the much lower prices for Mexican brick weed.

Pot prices in general are lower in the West, even in states where it isn’t legal. Residents of no Western state except Wyoming are paying more than $300 an ounce, and the price in some Western medical marijuana states is as low as the price in the legal states. In California, for instance, where the medical marijuana law is so broadly written as to amount to de facto personal legalization, the going rate is $243, while in Nevada it’s $265 and in Montana it’s $266.

– Read the entire article at AlterNet.