The average cost for a half ounce of weed is $138 nationwide, according to our most recent survey of marijuana prices. That’s higher than it was at this time last year.
But remember, that’s the average amount. What you’ll pay largely depends on where you live, the season and other factors.
For example, the average price for a half ounce of marijuana in Seattle is about $142. In San Francisco, it’s $155. And in Denver, it’s $117.
The cost also largely depends on the strain you’re buying. Popular strains typically cost more. Blue Diesel, for example, will run you more in many cities, depending on availability, grower and other factors.
Luckily, there are several dispensaries offering better-than-average deals. We’ll tell you where to find them.
Here’s the average price for a half ounce of weed in five cities:
|Los Angeles||$138||Half Ounce|
|San Francisco||$155||Half Ounce|
1. Price for a half in Denver
You’ll spend an average of somewhere around $117 for a half ounce of marijuana in Denver. But some dispensaries are offering it for much less. In fact, you can pick it up for as low as an average of $72.
That means you can save nearly $500, assuming you purchase a half per month, by comparison shopping.
Keep an eye out for dispensaries offering deals on other marijuana products, such as edibles and vaporizers. If you’re looking for a way to consume your favorite strains other than smoking, vaporizers offer a nice alternative. Before you buy, check out our review of the best affordable and portable vaporizers.
|Herbal Remedies Denver||$80|
2. Price for a half in Seattle
You’ll pay an average of $142 for a half of cannabis in Seattle. But it pays to shop around in the Emerald City. Some dispensaries are even offering a half for an average as low as $115.
If you pick up a half per month, that’s a savings of nearly $400 or more per year.
|Lux Pot Shop||$115|
|Canna West Seattle||$115|
3. Price for a half in Los Angeles
You can pick up a half in Los Angeles for an average of around $138. But look for better deals at dispensaries where the average for the cost of a half is as low as $108.
Shopping around can potentially save you more than $360 per year in LaLa Land, assuming you only buy a half per month. Naturally, you’ll save more when you buy more expensive strains and larger quantities.
|Sunset Herbal Corner||$108|
|GGR Gourmet Green||$120|
4. Price for a half in Portland
The average price for a half in Portland is $128. But remember, smart shoppers can save even more by comparing prices on their favorite strains at dispensaries in the area.
Look for dispensaries that average as low as $95 per half. Comparison shopping can save you nearly $400 or more per month in The City of Roses.
|Cannabliss and Co Burnside||$95|
5. Price for a half in San Francisco
The average price for a half in San Francisco is $155, the highest average price out of the five cities on our list. Look for dispensaries offering half ounces in the area for as low as $130. Shopping around at different dispensaries can save you more than $200 or more per year in San Fran.
|Bay Area Safe Alternatives||$130|
|Harvest on Geary||$135|
Shopping around for the best deals on cannabis can save you plenty of cash.
Let’s put it this way. Even if you save $600, and you earn the average U.S. worker’s salary of $44,000 per year, you’re saving around 1.3% of your paycheck.
But we encourage you to look for a quality dispensary in addition to deals.
Keep in mind that many dispensaries offer daily, weekly and monthly deals on certain quantities and strains. And becoming a member at your favorite dispensary can save you some major cash on your favorite strains — somewhere around 10% on each purchase.