Janice Farby was excited with the product, but not necessarily the price she paid lamenting to her youth when $40.00 she said would buy “a whole bag of weed.”
Today however she paid $70 at the Cresco Yeltrah dispensary in Butler when it opened Thursday for a half gram of Lime Skunk medical marijuana liquid resin product to be consumed through a vaping device. A wax concentrate of a gram of Bio Jesus was $75.
No DJ Jane, Bio Jesus and Skink are not rap artists but we’re guessing snoop dog knows them.
Another buyer said “The prices I paid yesterday would be prohibitive for a patient on a fixed income,” he said in a Tribune-Review article on Friday. “I’m hoping once the market starts to regulate and other cultivators and dispensaries come on line, we’ll see prices start to come down.”
Sadly prices are not strictly regulated, About 40 miles away, at Solevo Wellness dispensary in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, the same amount of Lime Skunk was $10 cheaper and Bio Jesus on a menu for $60 according to that same Trib Article.
Both dispensaries are supplied by Cresco Yeltrah, currently the only operating marijuana grower and processor in Pennsylvania. Its cultivation facility is in Brookville and it owns three dispensaries, including the Butler location according to state records.
they would not let us photograph the facility nor with out a state issued card could we enter the facility .
Eventually 11 more growers and processors will open as part of the state’s medical marijuana program.
Many people we spoke with outside said that illegal product is considerably less rxpensiamd you don’t need to pay s &50.00 fee to the state to get a card to buy it.
Prices ranged from $40 to $80 for products at both dispensaries a No product was above $100.