Medical Marijuana Rising, Pot Prices Falling, Stoners Rejoicing

According to a recent article published by the ever-so-prestigious news source known as CNBC, stoners nationwide are finding their special habit to be a little easier on the wallet thanks to the increasing number of states that have approved marijuana for medicinal use. In the big picture prices for pot has been dropping steadily the past 3-4 years, but many reliable sources are saying that street price trackers like have been seeing a rapid drop in the cost of pot in the recent months.

“High Times” magazine, in its October issue, declared “It’s a buyer’s market!”, noting that the average price per ounce nationwide had fallen $49 in the past month alone.

Apparently things aren't as good as they could be though, even with these discoveries some people are surprised that prices are still steep. Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (better known as NORML) has stated that “The vexation for the customer has been that way for years, the individuals who would pay [high costs for recreational pot] did so because suppliers had all these legal threats. As that has been removed, there has not been a commensurate reduction in prices.”

The fight to legalize is starting to become the fight to cheapen it too (in quantity, not quality) and St. Pierre says that Norml expects the cost of pot to the price of cigarettes. Could you imagine this?! I'm salivating already...



Author: Al Matic

A fresh 20-something caught in a quarter-life crisis whose fueled by expressing thoughts on what I'm passionate about: sports, pop culture, the media, and weed-related politics. Baked is my M.O.

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  1. Pot prices going down, more pot for us.

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  2. Prices for outdoor may be dropping slightly but quality indoor still stays very much the same. Don't know where this info comes from maybe one certain area.

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  3. Me neither. I've been paying the same for pot for years.

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  4. Medical MJ in the portland OR area runs between $250 and $300 an ounce. For patients on disabilitiy this is not easy to manage. The clinics claim that they lower the "donation" cost for low-income patients, but we have yet to see this while spending nearly 20% of our income on this medication(add that to other medical expenses). How's this really much different from the pharmaceutical disaster we face at drug stores?

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    • It's different only because of the possibility that you could grow your own.

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    • If you're paying that much for an ounce, you're being ripped off. Honest, average street prices in Portland for ounces have been around $200 for decades. Sure, there's always somebody pushing some phony "name brand" pot for ridiculous prices above that, but that's a market anomaly: the sucker price. And if you are buying chippie's amounts – an eighth, for instance – you'll pay around $35 to $40, making an ounce worth around $300. So, get out of the stores and get into the long established traditional underground market. I'm not advocating going down to lower Burnside; surely you know some reliable old hippie friend… call him.

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  5. Average pot prices for an oz of highquality indoor hydroponically grown MJ is like you say, 250-300 an oz now. It used to easily break 400 2 years ago. 60 an eigth used to be a standard price but if you are paying that much today, then your dealer is simply taking advantage of your economic ignorance. Sorry

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  6. Tacoma & Pierce County dispensary price for 1 ounce of prime medicine – $280
    Tacoma & Pierce County street price for 1 ounce of top shelf home grown weed – $160
    $2200 pounds of #1 high grade are as common as gram buyers in dispensaries…
    Who would've thunk it????

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  7. In Australia its aprox. $200-280 per oz , $40-50 for an eigth both hydro, outdoor is much cheaper. just depends who you get it off, not based on quality at all.

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  8. In TN oz of primo is around $400 oz. , not seeing prices drop here.

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  9. Okay, here’s your Grampa sez “When I was a boy…” moment.

    There was a time when I’d buy a 1/4 pound for $60, sell 3 oz for $20 and burn one for free. When we get back to those prices, I’ll admit to being an American again.

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    • That was DEFINITELY a long time ago! I remember paying $35/oz for Colombian Gold and Acapulco Gold. Afghani Hash, was CHEAP back then too.

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  10. The price of some DANK shit in Colorado, goes for $180-$200/oz. It WILL come down once these laws are ALL implemented. Once the removal of all the Legal threats is lifted, you'll DEFINITELY see the price come down. It HAS to, that's just supply and demand. With a LARGE supply of it out there, they're not going to be ABLE to get the $400/oz that y'all are claiming in your area. In AZ it's running $400/oz from the Compassion clubs and Dispensaries.

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  11. everyone loves lower prices…what a lot of you don’t realize is that the farmer(the one that grow the premium for you, the one that makes sure its clean to ingest, the one that struggles to make sure it comes off-it is very stressful for them) this farmer has bills and overheads that go up and up. this is not something that you just throw seeds into the ground and come back months later to pick up your check. This is WORK!!!!! not fun time!!! and this work is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week(for the farmer that actually works at it and cares!) What the consumer doesn’t realize is that this is not an easy job. Farmers deserve good wadges!!! However the Farmer doesn’t get good wages; because the middle guys get the wages…they get the perks not the farmers..
    Here it is folks! the truth…if the prices go down to low; the farmer will not be able to continue! he/she will not be able to afford to keep going. they will have to quick and get a 9-5 job like the rest of you. Only now less stress!
    What will happen is….people that are funded by organized crime will be the only ones able to keep growing because of(cheap foods for the plants, insecticides-because it’s easier than prevention and maintenance), will begin to cause health problems for their customers; because people like that don’t care about your health , they care about bottom line. So quality goes way down, but quantity and low prices are there. It’s up to you the consumers to realize this and be informed and educated…..

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