Patrick Fox, a 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran from Eureka, California, tried prescription medication to treat his pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He found that cannabis, in the form of edibles, was better able to reduce his symptoms and had no side effects.
But Fox is not buying his marijuana medication from one of the newly legal adult-use dispensaries, where an eighth of bud, or 3 1/2 grams, costs between $50 and $65 on average. Edibles are equally costly. He said the prices are simply way too high for his budget and his needs.
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