State health officials are hoping the price of medical marijuana products will decline in the new year.  Office of Medical Cannabis director Chris Tholkes (THO’-kiss) says sales of raw flower and bud just started in the spring :

“I think the manufacturers are still trying to gauge supply and demand, what strains and what products people are interested in seeing. So we are still quite hopeful that the price will come down overall.”

Tholkes says Minnesota’s medical cannabis dispensaries saw a spike in visits when flower and buds became available.  Patients were expecting a drop in prices with an expanding market of products.