How cheap is your weed? And is it legal?

This is how much weed costs, whether you buy it on the black market or from a licensed dealer

Buying marijuana on the black market is still cheaper than purchasing from government-sanctioned sellers, according to new data released by Statistics Canada today.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, legal purchases of cannabis across the country cost an average of $10.30 per gram while illegal sales cost an average of $5.73 per gram. And the price of legal weed continues to rise, while black market marijuana prices have fallen since the federal government legalized weed in 2018.

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“This overall price increase is attributable to legal cannabis,” according to Statistics Canada publication The Daily. “The average price of legal cannabis increased... in the fourth quarter of 2019 from $9.69 per gram a year earlier.”

Meanwhile, the price of illegal weed fell from $6.44 per gram a year ago to the current $5.73 per gram today.

B.C. residents pay some of the cheapest prices in the country for marijuana.

The average legal purchase costs a consumer $9.32 per gram, the second lowest behind Quebec, while illegal cannabis costs $5.95 per gram, the sixth cheapest province.

Source: GARY McKENNA

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