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 PriceofWeed.com 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…