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How Much Does Marijuana Cost? (The Street Prices)

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How Much Does Marijuana Cost?

The cost of marijuana will depend on whether you purchase it from a dispensary or a street dealer. Your state’s laws will also impact the price, potency, and amount you’re purchasing. The average cost per month for a typical marijuana user ranges from $100 to $200. 

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How Much Does Marijuana Cost on the Street?

Marijuana is sold by the gram or kilogram, but it’s more commonly purchased in smaller quantities, dubbed by fractions of an ounce. 

How Much Is a Gram of Marijuana?

One gram of marijuana contains 1,000 milligrams, about the size of a grape. It’s just enough to roll one or two joints. A gram typically costs $10 to $15 but can be higher for a premium strand. 

How Much Is an Eighth Ounce of Marijuana?

An eighth ounce of marijuana contains 3.5 grams and is enough to roll six to seven joints. Prices range from $35 to $60.

How Much Is a Quarter Ounce of Marijuana?

A quarter ounce of marijuana contains seven grams. This is called a “quad” or “q” by users. You can roll about 12 to 14 joins with a quarter ounce. User-reported prices have an average price of $68, with an overall high of $100. 

How Much Is a Half Ounce of Marijuana?

A half ounce of marijuana contains 14 grams. You’ll hear this amount calls a “half-o” by other users. You can roll about 30 joints with a half-ounce. Prices average $142, but cheap marijuana can cost as little as $80 for a half-o or $250 for a premium strand

How Much Is an Ounce of Marijuana?

An ounce of marijuana contains just over 28 grams. In many states, this is the largest amount you can purchase from a dispensary and the most you can legally carry at any time. This is enough to roll about 60 joints. 

User-reported prices for an ounce of marijuana range from $284 in Massachusetts to $590 in the District of Columbia. The average cost across the US is just over $318. 

How Much Is a Kilogram of Marijuana?

A kilogram of marijuana contains 1,000 grams. Only dealers would be purchasing marijuana in this large quantity. A kilo can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000, with most people spending somewhere between $2,000 to $4,000. 

What Factors Can Affect the Price of Marijuana?

Marijuana products have come down in cost due to the increase in recreational use and the fact that many states have decriminalized marijuana use. This has increased demand for cannabis growers, leading to new producers flooding the market and increasing the overall supply. Still, marijuana prices vary, so it’s important to consider what impacts your area’s prices. 

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State Laws

Legal cannabis can sometimes be more expensive because dispensaries have overhead, and you may need to pay a sales tax. However, dispensaries may also have greater variety and may ensure that the marijuana is of a certain quality or potency. Medical marijuana — which can only be purchased in some states with a doctor’s note — may cost even more.

State laws impact street prices for marijuana differently. In some places, legalization has brought down street prices because it’s led to more options for marijuana users, creating competition for dealers. In other areas, street prices have increased because local law enforcement is targeting illegal dealers, making it harder to import and distribute on the streets. 

Marijuana is currently decriminalized in:

  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • Washington, D.C.
  • California
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • Michigan
  • Vermont
  • Guam
  • Illinois
  • Arizona
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • New Mexico
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Delaware
  • Minnesota

Quality and Quantity 

There are many different strands of marijuana, and they are said to affect people differently, causing anything from a mellow high to a more energetic feeling. High-quality marijuana, which is typically more potent, will cost more. Potency generally refers to the amount of THC compared to the amount of CBD

The price of weed also varies based on quantity. If you buy a larger quantity of marijuana, you may get a discount. For instance, an ounce of marijuana could cost substantially less per dose than an eight-ounce.

By bringing down the average dose price, buying in bulk could save you money in the long run. However, you should learn about state law, as carrying more than a certain amount could lead to legal penalties. 

What Does Marijuana Cost in Other Countries?

Marijuana is widely used worldwide and famously decriminalized in countries like Amsterdam. It’s most expensive in Bermuda, where it can cost up to $124 per gram, and the United Arab Emirates, where it can cost $110 per gram. The cost is slightly less in Japan, where a gram costs $75. 

The search trends surrounding Marijuana have remained fairly steady since 2004 when Google first went live. Meanwhile, searches for terms like “marijuana addiction” have actually been steadily falling. Instead, interest is increasing in terms such as “edibles” and where to buy marijuana. 

Getting Help With Marijuana Addiction

Despite decriminalization, it’s important to point out that marijuana addiction is real and it can impact your mental health. If you feel like you’re headed down a path of substance abuse where marijuana use impacts your functionality, or you’re getting cravings to try other substances, a team of substance use disorder specialists can help you.

Drug abuse can feel impossible to overcome on your own. If you need more information, call Zinnia Health for free, confidential advice from our caring team. Get in touch by dialing (855) 430-9439.

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