One of the hopes of a legal market is that commercial production will drive down prices, making marijuana more affordable. But prices vary from city to city and state to state. The question that any herb lover has to ask when it comes time to go shopping is: will it be cheaper to buy legal or black market cannabis?
Why do prices vary so much?
Depending on where you live, the cost of cannabis can vary by hundreds of dollars an ounce. For the legal market, the cost is determined by the number of competitors in the area, the number of growers to get stock from, the cost of doing business, and the number of customers they get. A town with fewer dispensaries, high business fees, and limited options to source their inventory will have higher prices.
For the black market, the only factors are the access to product and risk of being caught. Harsher laws and scarce inventory make it a seller’s market. Quality and selection aren’t as great either, so for the discerning buyer, it just isn’t worth the hassle. Ultimately, the risk of getting caught makes this option always carry more cost, both in money and freedom. Buying illegally simply isn’t worth it.
In California, for example, knowing where to go means a huge difference in whether the best deal is in a dispensary or on the street. In Colorado, the legal market has so much competition, dispensaries are almost always the better deal, but prices can shift wildly from one town to the next.
How do I know where the best deal is?
Many states have laws preventing open advertising by cannabis businesses on prices, discounts, and inventory. Often, you have to go from shop to shop to check prices and see if they even have what you are looking for.
Stores can’t post the information to social media, and often can’t even put marijuana deals in local papers. But now there is a better way to save than wasting a tank of gas and a whole day just to get the information.
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