How much does weed cost: grams, quarters, ounces and pounds, Know What You should be Paying
March 29, 2018 By Bud Durden
How much does weed cost
There is a lot of weed being smoked since 2016 when a report by “Arcview” stated that $53.3 billion dollars were spent on cannabis by North Americans. Since 2016 more states and even countries have stepped up to the legalization line and the 2017 number for the amount of weed purchased has increased by 33%. That’s a massive increase in weed purchasing and tax revenue. These numbers are based on the estimated total of legal and illegal weed sold in North America per year. Due to the massive shifts in the medical marijuana market, the price of marijuana is going down! So just how much does weed cost in your neighborhood.
Update 2019: Legalization has gained ground in the US and has become legalized or medically legalized in many countries such as Canada. Yes, Canada, home of the beaver, basketball, and currency made out of heavy coins called “Loonies”. Usage is exploding through the world but in counties like Canada, it’s caused the prices to start skyrocketing. How much are you paying?
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As cannabis became legalized and people started hearing about the massive tax revenues being generated It really shocked people. No one realized just how much weed was getting smoked in North America. So, what does weed cost in your area? We would like to put together an international price index for medical marijuana as well as weed from the black market.
I live in Canada in sort of a pre-legalization limbo. In July 2018 cannabis will be legalized in all of Canada and the prices will change for sure. Currently, if I needed to order weed from a dealer or from a semi-legal online dispensary I would be paying about $240 per ounce of top-grade cannabis and about $200 per ounce for mid-grade cannabis. I believe that’s near the top of the expensive weed scale, what do you think?
TIP: Always weigh your weed, it only takes a second and you’ll know if you are being ripped off instantly. A cheap digital scale will do just fine. If you are getting shorted find a new source, don’t confront your drug dealer! If it’s from an online source you can complain to the company and leave a bad review.
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Average Price for a Quarter of Weed
With more states and provinces legalizing cannabis more growers have come online and caused the prices of cannabis to fall in recent times. A report on Bloomberg.com states that “the increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for growers as prices plunge”. As more illegal growers convert their grows over to legal the amount of cannabis on the market is only going to grow.
It’s said that in Colorado or as I like to call it weed central that the price of wholesale weed has fallen an average of 48% to $1300 a pound for premium weed. How much does weed cost where you live?
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California-based Arcview Group a cannabis investor consortium tells its members to expect cannabis prices to continue to fall and that this should be planned for in all new business plans for people growing as a business. As agricultural technology advances due to this new gold rush expect the cost of production to fall and the amount of production to keep rising and pressuring prices.
As we enter into 2018 several states have legalized to at least some degree and all of Canada will move to legalize weed by July 2018; we decided to look at how the cost of weed has been affected by the increased consumption rates.
Just like in real-estate it all comes down to location, location, location. If you are living in a very weed unfriendly state such as Kentucky, where a small-time dealer could catch 2 to 4 years for a simple weed deal the prices are high. There are risks, transportation issues and more middlemen involved in the transaction to get that weed to the state in the first place.
If you are lucky to live in and around Colorado where cannabis business has to fight and undercut their prices to gain customers the price falls substantially. The network of growers is large and built up so there is more capacity then need at this point. The same goes for California, they have more weed then they can sell which of course leads to low prices.
If you live in a place where medical cannabis is legal then you can likely get cannabis for even less money because medical cannabis is taxed less, then recreational. How much does weed cost in your state?
Remember I’m basing my price estimates off California and Colorado weed prices, not street prices.
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Weed Prices – Grams to Ounces
Remember like anything economies of scale are in play when buying cannabis. That just means that the more cannabis you buy at once the better deal you get on the price of that weed. Bigger buys mean smaller costs.
How Much Does a Pound of Weed Cost?
Lets just set the record straight here so people that aren’t from California or Colorado understand that you can’t just walk into a dispensary and order a pound of weed. There are restrictions and in both these states that restriction is one ounce per person per visit. You need to have a store, so you can buy from a wholesale producer. Out on the black market in most US states where cannabis is not legal the cost of a pound of weed is between $2000 to $4000 per pound depending on the quality of the product. On average expect to pay $2K to 3K per pound.
If you are wondering how a pound breaks down into grams of weed; there are 453.59 grams in a pound. So, make sure you weigh your weed and don’t get shorted on that half gram.
How Much Profit is in Selling a Pound of Weed?
Remember economies of scale, the larger portion you buy the cheaper the price. Let’s say you are going to sell a pound of weed and your going to sell it all in 1/8ths of an ounce. Depending on the selling price of an 8th in your area you could stand to make $6400 at $50/8th.
How Much Does a Half Pound of Weed Cost?
A half-pound of weed if you’re lucky enough to find it costs between $1200 and $1800 dollars depending on where you get it. As you buy less cannabis the price becomes less attractive, but even a half-pound of weed can be broken down for big profits.
How Much Does an Ounce of Weed Cost?
Well, let’s get out or fingers and toes and do the math on this. If your average pound of weed costs $2000 per pound you can break that down into 16 ounces that come out to be about $125 per ounce but on the black market, you would be looking at more like $160 to $180 per ounce.
How Much Does a Half Ounce of Weed Cost?
So, if we keep moving along with the simple math a half-ounce of weed will cost between $80 and $100 dollars. Street costs would be more like $100 to $140 per half an ounce. You really do start to pay more with the smaller amount purchased. The more you buy the more you save. Remember you can store cannabis for very long periods of time.
How Much Does a Quarter of Weed Cost?
A quarter ounce of weed costs about $60 to $100 at a dispensary. On the streets, you would be looking at more like $80 per quarter ounce.
How Much Does an Eighth of Weed Cost?
OK, people get confused about what an 8th of weed is. An 8th of weed weights 3.5 grams and will run you between $25 to $35 dollars at a dispensary and an 8th ounce of weed on the street will cost about $40 to $50 bucks. Please leave a comment below if you pay another amount and include your location. I’d love to build a whole database of cannabis costs by region.
What’s the Average cost of an ounce of weed in the four states where weed is legalized or decriminalized which are Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska? In these states, the price of an ounce of weed has fallen below $300 per ounce where the nationwide average is $325 per ounce. In Colorado where there is more weed then can be smoked you can buy an ounce of weed for $240. How much does weed cost near you?
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How Much Does a Gram of Weed Cost?
Typically, a gram of weed is the smallest amount of cannabis you can buy. Since it’s the smallest amount the price is highest. A gram of weed will cost you between $10 and $12 per gram. How much does weed cost near you?
What is a Dime Bag?
A dime bag is a bag of weed for $10 dollars. The amount of weed you get in a dime bag is generally less than a gram but enough to roll one joint.
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There are many factors affecting the cannabis price index which directly effects what weed really cost in your area. How much does weed cost in your location?
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Marijuana Sizes and Prices
Do you know enough about marijuana prices and the amount you can buy at one time? This is your guide to making good purchases when you visit your marijuana dispensary.
When you walk into a dispensary, do you ask for $20, $40, or $100 dollars worth of marijuana? Are you supposed to ask for marijuana by weight? How do you know if you are getting your money’s worth?
Most marijuana dispensaries use a standardized measuring system to weigh out the marijuana you purchase. Today, you’ll learn the increments in which marijuana is sold, what marijuana prices you should expect to pay, and other factors that can affect your final marijuana purchase price.
Marijuana Flower Amounts
Marijuana purchasing amounts have been largely standardized in dispensaries. When purchasing marijuana flower from a dispensary, it will typically be sold in either fractions of an ounce or in grams.
- 1G = 1 gram
- ⅛ ounce = 3.5 grams
- ¼ ounce = 7 grams
- ½ ounce = 14 grams
- 1 ounce = 28 grams
In some instances, a dispensary may round an “eighth” up to 4 grams or promote a 5 gram eighth on certain days to drive traffic to their shop.
How Much Marijuana Should I Buy?
In most legal states, you can purchase and carry up to one ounce of marijuana flower at a time.
Many new users are curious how much marijuana flower they will need each day. This will depend entirely on how much and how often you will want to smoke. Do you just need it a once or twice a day? Or will you be smoking often throughout the day? The answer to this question often comes as you build experience with the plant.
Depending on the experience of a user, a gram can last anywhere from a single session to a day or more. Start off small – you can always visit the shop again.
*Remember, you can’t bring marijuana over state lines, so if you are traveling, only buy what you know you will need during your trip.
Currently (January 2018), you will find cannabis for sale at the following prices. These prices will vary depending on your location, the individual dispensary, the quality of the cannabis, and the taxes that need to be paid. Most often, the more you buy, the less you will pay per gram in total.
Typical marijuana prices:
- One Gram : $7-$20
- Eighth : $30-$60
- Quarter : $50-$120
- Half Ounce : $100-$225
- Ounce : $170-$375
What Affects Marijuana Pricing:
When shopping for marijuana flower, there are a number of factors that may affect pricing to keep in mind.
Potency : One of the main influences on marijuana prices you pay is how potent the marijuana is. As a general rule, the higher a percentage of cannabinoids like THC and CBD in a sample of marijuana flower, the more expensive it will be. Potency can be linked to a strain’s genetics, and some marijuana strains are naturally more potent than others. It can also be linked to how well a strain is grown. Many dispensaries can provide you with independent lab testing results showing potency for individual strains they are selling.
Freshness : Another factor affecting marijuana prices will be its freshness. Older, drier marijuana will lose some of its fragrance, flavor, and even potency as terpenes and cannabinoids begin to break down from exposure to the environment around it. THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, degrades to CBN through decarboxylation, making it less potent. You can often determine freshness by smelling and visually inspecting marijuana flower. Fresh, carefully stored marijuana should be fragrant and smell fresh.
Quality of buds : Finally, the overall quality of the marijuana buds themselves can affect how much you pay. If a strain is mostly larger, thumb sized buds, it can command a higher price. Popcorn buds or smaller will often see a reduction in price. How well a strain is trimmed can also affect price since excessively leafy buds can negatively affect the smoke.
Often, dispensaries will categorize their offerings by “shelf”, taking the above factors into consideration. Top shelf signifies a premium product which will command a higher price, while bottom shelf denotes a lower quality product which will be offered at a discount price.
State and local marijuana taxes will also affect the final price of marijuana flower in a legal dispensary.
Recreational marijuana states have added specialized marijuana taxes to all purchases.
- California: 15% sales tax, $2.75–$9.25 cultivation tax per ounce.
- Oregon: 17% sales tax
- Washington: 37% sales tax
- Nevada: 15% sales tax
- Colorado: 15% excise tax, 10% sales tax
- Alaska: $50/ounce
- Maine: 10% sales tax
- Massachusetts: 3.75% sales tax
These taxes may exist along with standard retail sales tax, excise taxes, and any local taxes that are added, which can significantly drive up final costs to users. According to the Tax Foundation , consumers in Colorado may face up to 5 taxes:
- 15 percent excise tax
- 10 percent state tax on retail marijuana sales (falling to 8 percent as of July 1, 2018)
- 2.9 percent state sales tax
- local sales taxes (the average rate in Colorado is 4.6 percent)
- local excise taxes on marijuana, such as the 3.5 percent tax in Denver
Some states also levy a tax on medical marijuana. California has added a 15% sales tax on all cannabis sales, including medical marijuana. Similarly, the following states have added taxes to medical marijuana.
- Arizona : 6.6% medical marijuana sales tax
- Colorado : 2.9% generic sales tax
- Hawaii : 4.5% generic excise tax on Oahu; 4% generic excise tax everywhere else
- Illinois : 1% sales tax under the state’s pharmaceutical rate; 7% privilege tax paid by sellers and growers
- Maine : 5.5% medical marijuana sales tax
- Nevada : 2% medical marijuana excise tax
- New Jersey : 7% generic sales tax
- New York : 7% medical marijuana excise tax
- Pennsylvania : 5% medical marijuana excise tax
- Rhode Island : 7% generic sales tax; 4% medical marijuana surcharge paid by the seller
- Washington, D.C. : 5.75% generic sales tax
Getting Started with Marijuana
You can find all the information you need about marijuana, including how to get a medical marijuana card, how to grow your own cannabis at home, and which strains are the most popular on our Cannabis 101 page .
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