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!
  • misscrossfaded

    I live in Salinas, CA, over in Monterey county. Our prices are rather cheap compared to most other places, to my surprise; I pay $10/gram, i’d say I have it pretty good down here haha.

  • neko

    Here in Manhattan everything is really high grade brand weed and super cheap

    Gram: 5-10

    Dub: 20

    Eighth: 35-45

    Quarter: 85-110

    Half: 150-175

    Ounce: 220-250

    Pound: 1500- 1800

    • OkieSmokie

      Saw an 1/8 go for $15 in Colorado.

    • Supernova_18

      I need definitely something like this.
      College student living in BK

      Email exchange possible??

  • jlane

    40 for a 8th – San Diego

  • Tim

    I actually pay 20 a gram here in tc indiana

    • Kush K.I.N.G

      Im in indiana and i need prices for here. any advice for a rookie?

  • Chance

    20 for 3 or 100 for 16 here in florida

  • indian_toker

    1 gram – 10$
    2.5 grams – 20$
    7 grams (1/4) – 40$
    14 grams (1/2) – 80$
    Ounce – 140$
    Prices for jean guy and purple kush
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • OkieSmokie

    Green Country of OK:
    REG/ LOW MID
    Dime- $10
    Half- $80
    Oz- ?

    HIGH MID/EXOTIC
    Gram- $15-20
    Eighth- $50-$65
    Half- $185-$225
    Oz- $300-$350

    • asdfasdf

      do you know anything about the walter white strain. some guy is selling 1/8 for $120 to me worth it?

      • wut

        Not worth it in the slightest. For an eigth, it should be around 50 bucks more or less.

  • hallie dodson

    How many grams is a zip? And how much does it go for! ?

    • Gutta

      28 and I get it for $300 in Alabama

  • yaya

    I paid 20$for 4.19 oz of bay dream is that good i live in cali

    • yaya

      My bad 4.19 g

  • BlazenEvryDay

    I live in Cali, get half ozs for $100 usually og/indica

  • Drj

    Dang, when I was in college (over 45 years ago) I could buy an ounce of good weed for 12-20 dollars.

  • Huf

    An eighth costs 10 in my area

  • Certified 5280

    I can get an OZ for $120-$160 && A Pound of loud for $1200-$1600 only in Denver. #HighTimes #Certified5280 #Inkedup5280

  • nic.

    40-60 for an 8th in brooklyn ny

  • nitter

    I bought 100$ for medical chronic. Not sure if I got this right… any help is helpful.

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  • Tracey

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