The average cost for a half ounce of weed is $92 nationwide, according to our most recent survey of marijuana prices. That?s the lowest it?s been all year, which is fantastic news for cannabis consumers looking to save a little.
But remember, that?s the average amount. What you?ll pay largely depends on where you live.
For example, the average price for a half ounce of marijuana in Seattle is about $132. In San Francisco, it?s $153. And in Denver, it?s $94.
The cost also largely depends on the strain you?re buying. Popular strains typically cost more. Sour Diesel, for example, will run you more in many cities, depending on availability, grower and other factors.
Luckily, you can keep a little more green in your pocket by using our marijuana price comparison tool to find the cost for a half of cannabis in your area.
Here?s the average price for a half ounce of weed in five cities:
How Much is a Half Ounce of Weed? Prices for October 2017 City Average Cost Amount National $92
Price for a half in Denver
You?ll spend an average of somewhere around $94 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 $60.
That means you can save about $400 or more a year just by comparison shopping for your favorite strains. That?s assuming you purchase a half ounce per month.
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.
Price for a half in Seattle
You?ll pay an average of $132 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 $55.
If you pick up a half per month, that?s a savings of nearly $900 or more per year.
Price for a half in Los Angeles
You can pick up a half in Los Angeles for an average of around $141. But look for better deals at dispensaries where the average for the cost of a half is as low as $130.
Shopping around can potentially save you more than $120 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.
Price for a half in Portland
The average price for a half in Portland is $118. 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 $90 per half. Comparison shopping can save you nearly $480 or more per month in The City of Roses.
Price for a half in San Francisco
The average price for a half in San Francisco is $153, 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 $90. Shopping around at different dispensaries can save you more than $720 or more per year in San Fran.
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.
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.
Remember to use our price comparison tool to find marijuana prices in your area of the country.
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.
How to consume
There are more options everyday when it comes to consuming the most popular strains ? pre-rolls, edibles, concentrates, vaporizers and more.
But for the convenience and safety they provide, we believe vaporizers are one of the the best ways to go.
How much is a half ounce of weed in your area of the country? Tell us in the comments!
Disclaimer: While we do our very best to guarantee that our prices are accurate, prices and stock may change frequently. Dispensary prices are an average of products each individual dispensary offers. Check with the dispensary before making the trip.
Originally published at marijuanarates.com on October 19, 2017.