Wouldn’t it be nice if weed were legal and we had a straightforward way to figure out how much a dime of this or that variety cost from state to state for comparison shopping?
It would be, but given that the vast majority of weed in the United States arrives through the black market, even the best analysts are stuck with crowdsourced, anecdotal information that changes from town to town, dealer to dealer, and strain to strain. Unless you’re in downtown Denver where you can take your own surveys, nailing down the worth of your bud is a tough process.
That said, High Times and many others have maintained a registries of illegal U.S. weed prices over the decades that has become a gold mine for those wanting to make sure their skunk isn’t overpriced. Here, we’ve digested, crunched, and rounded up to the nearest five-dollar-bill (dealers don’t work in singles) to create a quick, wholly unscientific poll of polls. It’s a ballpark glance at the highest price you can expect in your area on average.
High Times’ Nationwide Index Prices by Ounce (Year to Date)
Index Cost of an Ounce of Weed in the U.S. in 2016: $308
Index Cost of Schwag (The Bad Stuff): $112
Index Cost of The Decent Stuff: $266
Index Cost of Kind (The Good Stuff): $373
State Average High by Ounce
New Jersey: $350
New Hampshire: $340
New Mexico: $285
New York: $360
North Carolina: $350
North Dakota: $380
Rhode Island: $315
South Carolina: $340
South Dakota: $360
West Virginia: $350