Daily Roundup: Legal Dope Would Cost Half as Much; Bill O’Reilly Debates Reformer

The UK’s Daily Finance examined the effects of the country approving prescription THC spray Sativex this week. They found the actual market value of marijuana could be anywhere from $1.50 to $10 per gram, as opposed to $20 in the US under prohibition. They based their numbers on various quasi-legal markets like Amsterdam ($1.50-$10 a gram) and Canada ($4.91). “In Canada, the standard daily dose of medical marijuana ranges between 0.5 and 1.5 grams, which would cost roughly $2.50 to $7.50 for most patients. By comparison, a basic daily dose of Sativex costs roughly $16 per day. And a daily dose of Marinol, a drug containing synthetic THC that’s prescribed for AIDS and cancer patients in the US, runs between $9 and $13.50 per day. This translates into a monthly price of $150 for marijuana, $337 for Marinol, and $480 for Sativex. Do the math. More news after the jump.

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