Why are Massachusetts marijuana users still buying on the black market? Cost and convenience, some say | masslive.com

By Shira Schoenberg | [email protected]

Jason Dick is a longtime marijuana user. For some time, the Hull resident grew his own supply. Now he buys marijuana from a “friend of a friend.”Although Dick has registered with the state as a medical marijuana patient and a caregiver, he called the prices at dispensaries “absurdly high.” When he buys marijuana from the friend, it costs half as much.Jesse Hayes of Boston also buys from friends, despite having a medical marijuana card. He said the prices are better on the black market. And even now that Massachusetts has legalized marijuana for all adults, the closest recreational store to Hayes is in Salem. Going there, he said, “does not make sense.”

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