So, you want to buy some weed?
One major question most people have when looking to buy weed in Denver: How much does it cost?
And that, my friends, is a good question.
After a bit of digging, we found some research that answers this question.
The Colorado Pot Guide surveyed 25 random recreational shops around Denver along with 10 retail shops near the I-70 corridor in the mountains. These surveys were taken in November and reveal some pretty interesting information about the cost of weed.
The Calculation Process
To calculate the average price, the cheapest and most expensive strains were overlooked. Then, an average price came from calculating the remaining inventory.
An exact science? Perhaps not.
But it will give you a pretty good estimate on the cost of weed around Denver.
Remember, though: high-end strains can add up to 50% on top of this average cost. So, keep that in mind if you’re looking for a higher grade product.
Data Reveals the Average Cost of Weed in Denver
If you’d like a look at how each individual random score ranked, you can view the detailed information over at the Colorado Pot Guide. But for the purpose of this article, we’re going to provide you the basic facts and figures.
You’ll see an average cost for marijuana in Denver at different sizes. (We’re not including the data from the I-70 corridor.) Here’s the numbers:
- â...? oz: $47
- ¼ oz: $95
- ½ oz: $181
- 1 oz: $323
Pricing Outlook for the Future
We’re at the beginning of this era in pot history. Over the next year, the industry is projected to grow another 300% as more and more operations open up.
Ultimately, a crowding of the industry may cause a significant price drop over the next several years. But only time will tell.
Do the Numbers Surprise You?
With the averages noted above, do you feel surprised by the cost of marijuana in Denver? If so, were you pleasantly or unpleasantly surprised?
And for those of you that feel pretty familiar with the local industry, we’ve got a question for you too. What do you think about the future outlook? Do you think that overcrowding will cause prices to drop? Or do you think that dispensaries will become more boutique and hike up prices as things get more competitive?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!