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How Much Weed Costs and How Much to Buy

So you’re going to get some weed. Hooray! But wait… how much should you get? How many joints would that be? How much will that jar or bag of buds cost? How much does the average person consume per day, anyway? All reasonable questions, which we’re here to help answer.

This guide will give you some reference points on how much weed to buy during your next Colorado weedcation, and it’ll give you a good idea of how much you’ll pay for your stash. No one wants to overpay for pot and then have so much extra they leave it behind. Be sure to have a plan for traveling with your stash safely!

Table of contents

Gram or 8th: Buying Weed Samples
How Expensive is a Quarter: Weed for Strain Variety
How Much is a Half Ounce: Price Breaks on Weed
How Much Does it Cost to Buy an Ounce of Weed?
THC Bang for Your Buck
High-CBD Hemp Flower: Weed Without the High
Frequently Asked Questions About the Cost of Weed
Quick Weed Weight & Price Guide:
What is the price of weed?
How much is an ounce of weed?
How much does a gram cost?
How much does 3.5 grams of weed cost?
How much does 7 grams of weed cost?
How much does 14 grams of weed cost?

Gram or 8th: Buying Weed Samples

If you’re new to a strain, a gram or an eighth (3.5 grams, an 8 th of an ounce) would make a perfect test sample (Read our article on the normal weights to buy Cannabis). For reference, dispensary pre-rolls typically weigh in at a gram. Grams will cost anywhere from $5-15 and are the least efficient from a cost perspective, though they’re good for trying a strain before you commit to that full ounce.

If you’re looking to give a strain a couple tries and get a real feel for it over several sessions, we recommend an 8 th . It’s the most common weight purchased by most cannabis consumers due to its affordability and convenience.

The price of an eighth can vary greatly around the country, but they generally range from $25-$55 in Colorado and West Coast, to upwards of $60 on the East Coast. Most people will be happily buzzed on a budget of 1-2 grams per day. I’ve tested it, and you can even fit a full eighth of cannabis or raw organic hemp flower inside a safety case.

How Expensive is a Quarter: Weed for Strain Variety

A quarter is 1/4 of an ounce and weighs 7 grams. Quarters typically range from $50 to $80 in legal markets with premiums in prohibition states that can exceed $120 in some areas.

If you like having different strains on hand – like sativa in the morning and indica in the evening and maybe even some Raw Hemp Flower or CBD Kief (for varied effects) – this quantity is perfect for keeping a good sized stash on hand without going overboard. Minor price breaks can sometimes be seen at a quarter (depending on the specific dispensary or caregiver), but don’t expect them. Note that price breaks refer to price per gram as opposed to total cost.

How Much is a Half Ounce: Price Breaks on Weed

Weighing in at 14 grams, this quantity is where you’ll start to see more substantial price breaks. Half ounces generally cost between $90 and $160 in dispensaries. Once again, pricing is typically higher in areas where no legal market exists.

We recommend buying at this quantity if you’re a heavier smoker or have a high tolerance. It might be a good idea to keep some Raw Hemp Flower from a trusted source like Canna Comforts on hand to ‘extend’ the life of your cannabis. It’s much less expensive and runs around $30 for an eighth. It’s legal to buy Hemp Flower online and have mailed to you.

If the dispensary lets you mix and match the eighths of cannabis that comprise the half ounce (some do, but again, don’t expect it. Just ask your budtender), you’ll get a nice balance of affordability and strain variety.

How Much Does it Cost to Buy an Ounce of Weed?

Looking for the most for your money? Get ready to shell out for an ounce. This is the legal limit one person can purchase in many legal markets. Most dispensaries have ounce specials that range between $100 and $300. Almost any caregiver or dispensary is going to offer an ounce special in some capacity, and the price per gram is much lower than it would be in smaller quantities.

THC Bang for Your Buck

Additionally, some dispensaries will let you mix and match strains in eighth or quarter quantities that, when combined, weigh an ounce. This is the smart quantity to purchase if you’re a heavy consumer, and it’s also a great way to stock up the entire smoking circle.

High-CBD Hemp Flower: Weed Without the High

Even if you don’t live in a legal state, you can still reap the benefits of whole-plant, full-spectrum cannabinoids with raw organic hemp flower. We like Canna Comforts because they produce effective, enjoyable products that meet our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria for safety, potency, and efficacy.

We especially enjoy the strains Lifter (shown below) and Special Sauce (add a sprinkle of Elektra kief for even more powerful symptom relief), but Canna Comforts‘ diverse collection of hemp flower strains ensures there’s an option for every need. Smoking hemp flower induces fast-acting relief from a broad range of symptoms in an enjoyable, natural, truly whole-plant form.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Cost of Weed

On the off chance you still have some unanswered questions about weed pricing, we’ve put together this handy FAQ section where you can quickly learn the answer. Keep in mind, that prices vary due to quality, availability, and many other factors.

Quick Weed Weight & Price Guide:

Weed Measurement Weight In Grams Price Range:
1 gram weed 1 gram $3 – $15+
1 eighth ounce weed 3.543 grams $25 – $55
1 quarter ounce weed 7.087 grams $50 – $80
1 half ounce weed 14.175 grams $90 – $160
1 ounce weed 28.345 grams $100 – $300

What is the price of weed?

The answer to this question varies based on how much you buy. Typically, the price per gram of weed decreases as you buy more quantity. Meaning a single gram of cannabis can range from $3-$15+ depending on whether you’re buying by the gram or by the ounce.

How much is an ounce of weed?

Also known as a zip, an ounce of cannabis typically costs between $100 and $300+.

How much does a gram cost?

A gram of weed costs between $5 and $15+.

How much does 3.5 grams of weed cost?

Also known as an eighth, 3.5g of cannabis costs between $25-$55 in Colorado and the West Coast, to upwards of $60 on the East Coast.

How much does 7 grams of weed cost?

Also known as a quarter, 7 grams of cannabis costs between $50 to $80 in legal markets with premiums in prohibition states that can exceed $120 in some areas.

How much does 14 grams of weed cost?

Also known as a half ounce, 14 grams of cannabis costs between $90 and $160 in legal dispensaries.

This guide will give you some reference points on how much weed to buy during your dispensary visit, as well as how much you'll pay for your stash.

How much does a quarter of weed cost?

Lisa Weinberger
Aug 28, 2017 · 5 min read

The national average cost for a quarter of weed is around $68. That’s about $6 cheaper than it was at this time last year when you could pick up a quarter for an average of $74. But what you’ll pay for a quarter really depends on where you live, the season and various other factors.

For example, the average price for a quarter of marijuana in Las Vegas is about $84. In Denver, it’s $54. And in Los Angeles, it’s $65.

The amount you’ll s p end on a quarter also largely varies by the strain that you’re buying and the quality. A popular strain like Blue Dream, for example, may run you more in some cities than others, depending on availability, grower and other factors.

Undoubtedly, finding the best prices on a particular strain of cannabis or cannabis products can be difficult to do.

In order to help you stretch your dollar at the dispensary, we’ve done the math and broken down the cost for a quarter of marijuana in nine cities throughout the nation. We’ve also located where you can find some of the best deals.

Here’s the average price for a quarter of weed in nine cities:

  • National average: 68
  • Denver: $54
  • Seattle: $57
  • Los Angeles: $65
  • Portland: $53
  • San Francisco: $83
  • Phoenix: $54
  • Chicago: $90
  • Fort Collins: $61
  • Las Vegas: $84

1. Price for a quarter in Denver

Expect to pay around $54 for a quarter in Denver — that’s the average for all recreational. But several dispensaries offering better deals.

In fact, you can find a quarter in Denver for an average as low as $40.

Dispensaries to check out:

Kaya Cannabis $40

The Pig N Whistle $41

2. Price for a quarter in Seattle

You can pick up a quarter of cannabis in Seattle for around $57. Shopping around can save you somewhere around $3 per quarter.

Dispensaries to check out:

Herban Legends $62

Cannabis City $62

3. Price of a quarter in Portland

The average of a quarter in Portland is about $53. But it’s worth shopping around in the area, especially for Portland’s most popular strains like Blue Dream, Skywalker and Gorilla Glue.

Dispensaries to check out:

Floyd’s Fine Cannabis $45

Oregon Grown $47

4. Price of a quarter in Los Angeles

You can expect to pay around $65 for a quarter of cannabis in Los Angeles. But make sure to check at a number of dispensaries before you decide to buy.

Look around for great deals on popular strains — Blue Dream, OG Kush and Sour Diesel.

Interested in knowing which dispensaries are offering adult-use cannabis? Check our list of recreational dispensaries in Los Angeles.

Dispensaries to check out:

The Relief Collective $55

5. Price of a quarter in San Francisco

The average price of a quarter in San Francisco is around $83. But finding better-than-average deals in the area isn’t tough. You can save around $25 or more per month by comparison shopping, assuming you pick up a quarter per week.

Dispensaries to check out:

Grass Roots Collective $65

6. Price of a quarter in Phoenix

You can expect to pay around $54 for a quarter of weed in Phoenix. But that’s the average. There are dispensaries offering a quarter for much less.

Dispensaries to check out:

The Nirvana Center $59

Nature’s Medicine $55

7. Price for a quarter in Chicago

The average for a quarter in Chicago is around $90. But as you can see below, there are several dispensaries offering deals below that average.

Dispensaries to check out:

Columbia Care Dispensary $80

8. Price for a quarter in Fort Collins

On average, you’ll pay about $61 for a quarter in Fort Collins.

Fortunately, there are better deals to be had. Simply shopping around in Fort Collins can save you $240 or more per year. And that’s if you’re only buying a quarter per month.

Dispensaries to check out:

LiveWell Enlightened Health $53

9. Price for a quarter in Las Vegas

The average price for a quarter of cannabis in Las Vegas is about $84. Of course, comparison shopping can save you some cash.

You’ll find some dispensaries offering at least $30 less, on average, for a quarter.

It’s worth noting that Nevada recently (2017) made recreational marijuana legal. And while there aren’t yet a lot of dispensaries offering recreational marijuana, there are a few worth checking out.

Take a look at our post on Las Vegas marijuana prices for more info.

Dispensaries to check out:

Cultivate Dispensary $55

Silver Sage Wellness $59

Here’s the average price for a quarter of weed over time:

Comparison Shopping

Comparison shopping is crucial when it comes cannabis. It’s no different than shopping for a great rate on a car loan or mortgage. You can save thousands of dollars a year simply by shopping around.

You can use our search tool to find prices in your area of the country.

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.

The national average cost for a quarter of weed is around $68. That’s about $6 cheaper than it was at this time last year when you could pick up a quarter for an average of $74. But what you’ll pay…