The price of a legal high in Illinois is likely gonna cost you. Both taxes and an expected supply shortage could result in pricy recreational pot products when the drug is fully legalized in Illinois at the start of next year.
According to Budzu, a crowdsourcing site that tracks the price of marijuana, a gram of pot currently costs between $15 and $20 at medical dispensaries in Chicago. One gram can typically be used to roll up to three joints.
An eighth of an ounce, or 3.5 grams, currently runs medical patients about $37.50, Budzu says. However, Dan Linn, executive director of the Illinois chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said the price can be as high as $60 at some Illinois clinics.
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