Shopping around for the best Oregon marijuana prices? The average for a gram in the state is $11.50. For an ounce, the average is $222.
Of course, if you’re savvy shopper, you can almost always find better deals.
Keep in mind that prices vary by city, strain, season and other variables.
“Prices always go down in the fall when the outdoor harvest comes in,” says Paul G., a grower in the Oregon area. He adds that you’ll also have access to a lot more strains and ranges of quality during that time.
You’ll pay the most, on average, if you live in Bend. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find some great deals.
You can use our cannabis comparison tool to find the best deals in your area.
Here are average Oregon marijuana prices for Spring 2017:
Portland average marijuana prices
You can pick up a gram of cannabis in Portland for an average of $12. But there are at least a handful of dispensaries offering rates below that average. If you’re buying an ounce per month, you can save more than $1,210 per year just by comparison shopping. And if you actively search for deals, you can save even more.
Eugene average marijuana prices
If you’re in the Eugene area, expect to pay an average of around $10 per gram. It’ll cost you an average of $229 for an ounce. Shopping around can save you upwards of $2,100 per year.
Bend average marijuana prices
It’ll cost you more to buy cannabis in Bend than in any other major city in Oregon. The average per gram is $14. The average per ounce is $241. Comparison shopping can save you somewhere around $1,210 or more per year, assuming you buy an ounce per month.
Beaverton average marijuana prices
If you’re looking for a gram in Beaverton, expect to spend an average of $10. For an ounce, it’s $204. Fortunately, you can save by comparing prices at different dispensaries in the area. If you pick up an ounce per month, comparison shopping can save you more than $760 per year.
Medford average marijuana prices
For a gram in Medford, you’ll pay an average of $10. That moves up to $218 for an ounce. But there are dispensaries offering ounces for as low as $120 an ounce. That means you can save more than $1,170 per year, assuming you pick up an ounce per month.
Finding the best deals
If you want to find the best deals, the best strains and the best quality, comparison shopping is crucial.
Comparison shopping at dispensaries can save you more than $1,000 per year, depending on how much you’re purchasing.
Use our cannabis comparison tool to find the best deals in your area.
Beware of buying on the black market
According to Paul G., a lot of the cannabis available on the black market can be covered in pesticides and really should not be smoked. That goes for products at some dispensaries as well.
And “If you aren’t going to buy from a dispensary because of the prohibitive cost of their quality cannabis strains, it is really important to find someone you trust,” he notes.
Get in touch with someone who grows high-quality cannabis without chemicals, he says.
Consuming the best strains
Many long-term users already have their favorite method of consuming cannabis? But if you’re a newbie, or you’re thinking about switching, you might want to consider vaping. For the safety and convenience they offer, we think vaporizers are the best way to go.
Check out our list of the best vaporizers under $250.