Arizonans Still Pay Too Much for Medical Marijuana in 2020 We're overpaying for untested products, in this humble patient's opinion

Leaflink recently released a cannabis industry pricing guide, which shows how much citizens of each state are paying for cannabis in its various forms. As I (and many other cannabis analysts) have been pointing out for years, medical-only states like Arizona are overpriced compared to recreational states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.

This report is especially insightful when combined with the AZ Medical Marijuana Program’s 2019 year-end reports. The data shows Arizonans consumed over 82 tons of medical marijuana, and concentrates/vapes/other is the biggest growth category by a long shot.

Arizona’s dispensary owners are raking in profits selling untested products for higher prices than other states. While prices have definitely gotten more affordable in recent years, it’s clear Arizonans are still overpaying for medical marijuana.

Here are some insights to see how Arizona’s pricing works and how it compares to the national average.

Check out 5 issues Arizona’s medical marijuana industry can (and should) fix.


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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