How Much Marijuana Costs in Each State

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By Gabriel Bell | 12:41 pm, October 5, 2016

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

Alabama: $340
Alaska:  $285
Arizona: $290
Arkansas: $320
California: $280
Colorado: $270
Connecticut: $350
Delaware: $350
Florida: $300
Georgia:
$330
Hawaii: $320
Idaho:
$275
Illinois: $350
Indiana:
$300
Iowa:
$370
Kansas:
$350
Kentucky:
$345
Louisiana:
$380
Maine:
$310
Maryland: $375
Massachusetts: $345
Michigan: $300
Minnesota: $330
Mississippi:
$335
Missouri:
$350
Montana:
$260
Nebraska:
$315
Nevada:
$330
New Jersey: $350
New Hampshire: $340
New Mexico:
$285
New York:
$360
North Carolina: $350
North Dakota:
$380
Ohio:
$345
Oklahoma: 
$350
Oregon:
$185
Pennsylvania: $370
Rhode Island: $315
South Carolina:
$340
South Dakota:
$360
Tennessee:
$325
Texas: $360
Utah: $330
Vermont: $335
Virginia:
$370
Washington:
$220
West Virginia:
$350
Wisconsin: $350
Wyoming:
$320

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