Marijuana prices by state: Average prices and where to shop

Marijuana prices by state

What should I be paying for marijuana where I live? It’s a common question across the U.S. right now. That’s especially so in states like California, where recreational cannabis recently became legal. So in order to get an in-depth look at marijuana prices by state, we surveyed dispensaries throughout the country. 

Of course, what you’re going to pay depends on a lot of different factors. Sure, location is a big one. But it’s also important to consider quality, strain, competition, seasonality and recreational vs. medical.

For the purpose of this survey, medical and recreational prices are combined in order to get an overall average for a dispensary. From there, we calculate the overall average for a state based on dispensary prices in a range of cities.

Wondering where your state lands on the spectrum? We take a look at seven different states below.

Here are average marijuana prices by state:

Marijuana Prices by State
Quantity Colorado Oregon Washington Arizona California Nevada Michigan
Gram $10 $12 $12 $13 $15 $16 $13
Eighth $29 $36 $39 $39 $51 $49 $34
Quarter $58 $67 $74 $70 $81 $86 $73
Half $98 $123 $147 $145 $161 $165 $141
Ounce $160 $240  $239 $262 $306 $320 $270

Here’s where to shop for the best deals in each state:

Colorado marijuana prices

The average cost of a gram in Colorado is $10, the least expensive of all the cities on our list.

That doesn’t mean you’ll pay $10. You can almost certainly find dispensaries offering a gram for less — anywhere as low as $7 in some cities.

Dispensaries Offering Great Prices in Colorado
City Dispensary Average per gram
Denver Good Chemistry $8
Boulder 14er Boulder $9
Fort Collins Aces Place $7

Oregon marijuana prices

The average going rate for a gram in Oregon is $12. Oregon, like Colorado, is one of the cheaper places to pick up a gram. That wasn’t always the case. When Oregon first legalized, taxes shot the price of cannabis in the state skyhigh. But time and new regulation has pushed cannabis prices south.

Dispensaries Offering Great Prices in Oregon
City Dispensary Average per gram
Portland Cannabliss & Co Fireside $8
Bend Dr. Jollys $9
Eugene Oregon Medigreen $8

Washington marijuana prices

It’s not too surprising that Washington’s average price per gram is the same as its neighbor state, Oregon. You can expect to pay an average of $12 per gram. But also like its neighbor state, there are better deals to be found.

Dispensaries Offering Great Prices in Washington
City Dispensary Average per gram
Seattle Seattle Cannabis Company $10
Spokane The Vault $9
Tacoma Triple C Cannabis Club $9

Marijuana prices in Arizona

You’ll pay an average of somewhere around $13 for a gram in the state. But look for deals as low as $7 per gram in some cities.

Dispensaries Offering Great Prices in Arizona
City Dispensary Average per gram
Phoenix Nature’s Medicines Dispensary $10
Tucson Bloom Tucson $7
Tempe Desert Rose $9

Marijuana prices in California

The average per gram in California is $15, the second highest-priced state on our list. That’s largely due to the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state, and the taxes that came along with that legalization.

Dispensaries Offering Great Prices in California
City Dispensary Average per gram
Los Angeles DTPG $10
San Francisco  Bay Area Safe Alternatives $11
San Diego  Okun THC $10

Marijuana prices in Nevada

You can expect to pay an average of around $16 in Nevada, the priciest state for a gram on our list. But there are some dispensaries offering better-than-average deals. Look for prices as low as $13 per gram.

Dispensaries Offering Great Prices in Nevada
City Dispensary Average per gram
Las Vegas Thrive Cannabis $13
Reno Silver State Relief $14

Marijuana prices in Michigan

The average per gram in Michigan is $13. But you can pick up a gram in some cities for as low as $9.

Dispensaries Offering Great Prices in Michigan
City Dispensary Average per gram
Detroit Kushzone Medical $10
Lansing Budz R Us $9

Finding deals

Many dispensaries offer daily, weekly and monthly deals on certain quantities and strains.

In addition, remember that becoming a member at your favorite dispensary can save you some major cash on your favorite strains over the long-haul. You can save somewhere around 10% on purchases just by becoming a member.

Keep in mind that dispensaries quickly run out of the most popular strains. Give your local dispensary a call, or email, to see if they have a particular strain in stock before you make the trip.

Methodology: In order to get average prices for each area, we first survey cannabis prices at select dispensaries throughout the largest cities in a given state. Medical and recreational flower prices at each individual dispensary, including bottom and top shelf, are gathered and then averaged. From there we create an average for a city and then an overall average for a state. We cross-check our prices with individual dispensaries and other sites with cannabis prices and menus.

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