Feb 112010
 February 11, 2010

digital scaleHow much does weed cost?

I don’t have a medical card nor do I grow illegally so I have to go out and find marijuana on the “black market.” One question that comes up often when talking to weed smokers all over is “how much should weed cost?” It’s an interesting question that depends on a lot of different factors. Here are a few things that go into determining the price of the weed you put into your bong bowl:

  1. 1.How good is the weed? Obviously, the dankest of the dank will run you more than a bag of swag. How to tell if your weed is good is a whole separate topic, but if you have been smoking for a while, you will know what you like.
  2. What part of the world do you live in? I have lived in many different parts of the U.S. And prices very wildly. I have paid as much as $70 for an eighth of an ounce and less then half of that in other parts.
  3. How good is your “connection?” This is a big factor. If you are buying weed from a cool person who you are friends with, you are less likely to get shorted or taxed (for those of you who don’t know, this is the extra $5 to $10 someone could charge on top of the actual cost). That’s the risk you run when you buy from strangers.
  4. Is it harvest time locally? This is only important if you live in a place that marijuana grows well outdoors. When harvest time comes around, everyone is working to get rid of their crop at the same time, which brings the prices way down. Yes, the concept of supply and demand even applies to the weed market.

All these factors combine to create a fair market price for your area. In Oregon, I consider $25-$40 for an eighth of an ounce (3.5 grams) or $150 – $250 for an ounce (28 grams) to be an average price for some good weed (no seeds, no unnecessary stems, well manicured, good smell, ect). But that’s Oregon where some of the best marijuana is grown (and a lot of it too!) so maybe I’m spoiled.

I invite you to post what the average price for weed in your area is. If you have a medical exception and your state has marijuana dispensaries, your input is also welcome. I don’t want this to become a “meet-a-dealer” advertising board but I think this is constructive debate that would be helpful for folks who want to know if they are getting ripped off or not.

P.S. No names or anything incriminating please! “Big brother” could be watching!

About Jay Smoker

I have been smoking marijuana for almost twenty years and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. My life was turned upside down in 2009 after getting arrested and tossed in jail for being in the wrong state with legal medical marijuana. I got fed up, and I now devote all my time to ending this insanity.I am responsible for the technical side of this project, but try to chip in when I can, either with syndicated articles or original content.Follow me on Facebook and Twitter.Feel free to email. any questions or concerns. Peace!
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  • Weed

    Smoke weed everyday


    $30 for an 1/8 here in Portland, OR. $100 for Half O. Typically always Hi-grade. If u can’t find reasonably priced packs out here on the west coast, you need to network more

    • gerf

      Live in ny so jealous of u west coast guys nothing but garbage out here and when weed comes legal out here it will b non smokeable😞

      • sara

        ur getting from the wrong people in NY , hmu 3476772269 I’ll hook u up say ur from NY from the weed blog

  • http://ozzmotik.com oz

    i personally live out in central tx (woo austin)

    prices here basically depend on if you’re buying the two types of weed that exist: dro (comparable to say headies), or reggie/schwag (which in my experience is usually sub-mid to high mids depending on dealer and season)

    the high quality shit will typically sell from anywhere between 10-20 a g, 45-60 an 8th. those are the only quantities I typically buy; I’ve gotten a half ounce 90 before, and sometimes I can get an eighth for 25. more often than not though, you’ll see prices between 15-20 a g, things tend to go on the high end

    as far as reggie goes, it’s typically a flat price of 2-3 a g, more often sold as dimes (usually about 4 or 5g for 10), dubs (10g for 20), half o for 25-30, and ounces for 50-60 (my preferred amount) though any dealer worth their salt will sell you however much you want (I would typically just request a 30 sack from my dealer for instance and trust that the laws of supply and demand wouldn’t fuck me over too much)

    prices in Austin where I live basically get better as you go further south. south Austin is pretty much stoner paradise here, even though Austin is in general a safe haven for stoners within the Bible belt

  • Avi Kampler

    275 haze baltimore md

  • Naomi Elizabeth Reese

    My partner has a MI med marijuana card and we have a smallish indoor grow. We had two crop failures and had to purchase it from a friend’s friend. It’s $80 a quarter and $140 a half. There aren’t normal dispensaries in MI and the cost has been prohibitive for me to join in.

    • katie

      I live in Michigan and pay 10$ a g, 25$ an eighth, 100$ a half o., and 200$ for an o.

      Never bought a quarter so I wouldn’t know. But all my shit is medical as well….

  • Yade

    I live in mn, and my “black market” usually are about $7-$10 per gram. Just bought a half o for 130. I’d say that’s a pretty good deal.

    • Yade

      Not to mention that it’s all medical/high grade.

  • Braeden

    Hailing from BC Canada, 60/half 120/oz premium quality bc bud. All hail the holy leaf from the maple leaf!

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    • Thomas Williams

      girl you be trippin I’m telling you right now there’s no way I get give half a gram $5 for no Reggie

  • Connor Farnam

    I’m from “the hamptons” so they drive the prices up the wall. Pretty standard pricing of $20 g, $50-60 eighth, $90-$100 quarter, $150 half o, unless you know the dealer personally. It may be expensive but the weed isn’t that bad. Sometimes they even import the medical shit from Connecticut.

    • MrFeelAlright

      Even if it’s good product, those prices sound way over-the-top. I can get a q of good shit for way less – last night I bought a q of Washington state medical for $50 in a conservative Christian town.

  • Quan Riley

    Half ounce of loud

    1/2 $80
    Ounce $165

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  • Tracey

    Hey man. Not a flake or 5o. Wondering on your product. brunkosonic@yahoo.com.