As we know, the government of the USA still has not federally recognized cannabis as a legal drug that can bring health benefits and is much safer than alcohol and cocaine. Besides the harmful effects of marijuana, people usually ask how much it costs and where they can buy the cheapest kind to save money on weed. As the black market has no rules and is absolutely non-regulated, there is no guarantee that the price of weed will be reasonable. It means that you can easily get ripped off if you have no idea how much marijuana approximately costs. However, it is not the only factor you should keep in mind. Weed price of $100 can be simultaneously too high and too low in different states of the USA. According to some observations, legalized marijuana costs far more than illegal weed. But does it mean that there is no consumer for it? Or do they prefer not to break the law?
Marijuana on black market
If it happens that you need to buy weed on the black market, take into account that high-quality marijuana should cost around $350, maximum—$400 (in North Dakota). The highest prices on marijuana can be found in such states as Virginia, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming. Th cheapest marijuana, or as it is also called “budget-friendly marijuana,” can be found on the West Coast. In Oregon, for instance, an ounce of weed can be sold for $210, in Washington—for $232, and in California—for $245.
Medical marijuana on legal market
The price of medical marijuana is significantly lower than that of illegal weed. Due to the regulations, legal weed has a higher quality but is milder. At the local dispensaries, you can find marijuana for $10 per gram. Somewhere else it will cost you $25 per gram.
Recreational marijuana on legal market
Recreational marijuana is considered the product of the highest price on both legal and illegal markets. The price for it is nearly $17 per gram, which is equal to $482 per ounce. The increase of price reflects the limitation on the number of growers in the state. In Colorado, for example, only 3% of those who applied for growing licenses actually got them.