Legalize it and the price of weed falls. That’s the conclusion of an analysis of a database of marijuana prices posted by volunteers: States where recreational marijuana use is legal are also the states where marijuana is least expensive. Even among states where pot is still illegal for all uses, the price of an ounce ranges so widely from that someone who smokes an ounce a month can move from Pittsburgh to Portland, Ore., and save enough money for a year’s worth of premium cable to enhance the experience.

In four states where pot has been legalized or decriminalized–Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska–the price of an ounce has fallen below $300, compared with the nationwide average of $324, according to, a site where users can anonymously submit the cost of weed in their area purchased either from the black market or legally through a dispensary.

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