How Much Does Weed Cost? – A Comprehensive List of the Cost of Marijuana by State

How much does weed cost? Great question. We can help.

While some states, like New Mexico and New York, have only authorized cannabis use for medical purposes, others, like Vermont and California, have passed legislation allowing recreational use.

We calculated each state’s average price of high and medium-quality marijuana using a standard national price directory.

Before that you should also know these important cannabis measurements:

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States With the Highest and Lowest Cost of High-Quality Weed

To begin our journey into the cost of weed by state, we found the top three states with the highest average price for one ounce of weed:

  • District of Columbia ($597.88)
  • North Dakota ($383.60)
  • Virginia ($364.89)

Virginia outlaws all marijuana use, North Dakota only allows it for medical purposes, and Washington, D.C. makes it unlawful to buy marijuana.

The three states with the lowest marijuana prices for one ounce of weed are:

  • Oregon ($210.75)
  • Washington ($232.90)
  • Colorado ($241.74)

All three states permit legal recreational use. The national average for one ounce of high-quality weed is $326.06.

States With the Highest and Lowest Cost of Medium-Quality Weed

Next, we looked at the typical price of one ounce of medium-quality marijuana. The top three states with the highest cost are:

  • District of Columbia ($550.66)
  • South Dakota ($335.26)
  • Minnesota ($330.52)

Washington D.C. remains the most costly state for one ounce of weed.

The top three states with the lowest prices for one ounce of medium-quality weed are:

  • Mississippi ($170.22)
  • Oregon ($187.09)
  • Washington ($196.82)

The national average for one ounce of medium-quality weed is $265.58.

What Is the Cost of Weed by State Per Gram?

The standard unit for weighing marijuana is the gram. It’s helpful to understand the cost of one gram of weed since various ounce measurements are based on grams.

One gram of marijuana is around the size of one bottle cap. This is an approximation because the bud’s density can change by strain. However, the bottle cap serves as a useful point of comparison.

You can also measure these typical quantities by counting how many joints they yield. On average, your typical joint contains 0.7 grams of marijuana, but it’s not an exact science. It’s easiest to remember that one gram can make one really fat joint or one and a half “normal” sized joints.

The rates listed below are the typical cost of weed by the state for one ounce of medium-quality marijuana.

Alabama

$11.50

Alaska

$10.82

Arizona

$8.28

Arkansas

$8.31

California

$8.93

Colorado

$7.14

Connecticut

$10.03

Delaware

$9.35

Florida

$8.06

Hawaii

$9.49

Illinois

$10.61

Louisiana

$11.42

Maine

$8.41

Maryland

$10.10

Massachusetts

$10.18

Michigan

$9.74

Minnesota

$9.99

Mississippi

$13.89

Missouri

$13.25

Montana

$8.69

Nevada

$8.37

New Hampshire

$10.64

New Jersey

$10.68

New Mexico

$8.13

New York

$9.67

North Dakota

$11.72

Ohio

$8.32

Oklahoma

$14.00

Oregon

$6.65

Pennsylvania

$10.03

Rhode Island

$9.11

South Dakota

$17.10

Utah

$11.50

Virginia

$19.17

Vermont

$10.78

Washington

$6.81

Washington D. C.

$18.08

West Virginia

$9.00

How Much Does Cannabis Cost Per Eighth?

An eighth of an ounce is 3.5 grams, similar to about three bottle caps. An eighth of weed can yield about five joints.

Alabama

$38.75

Alaska

$37.88

Arizona

$28.96

Arkansas

$29.08

California

$31.25

Colorado

$24.99

Connecticut

$35.12

Delaware

$32.74

Florida

$28.22

Hawaii

$33.22

Illinois

$37.12

Louisiana

$30.00

Maine

$29.42

Maryland

$35.37

Massachusetts

$35.62

Michigan

$34.07

Minnesota

$34.97

Mississippi

$32.50

Missouri

$35.00

Montana

$30.42

Nevada

$29.31

New Hampshire

$37.23

New Jersey

$37.37

New Mexico

$28.47

New York

$33.86

North Dakota

$41.03

Ohio

$29.12

Oklahoma

$42.50

Oregon

$23.29

Pennsylvania

$35.10

Rhode Island

$31.90

South Dakota

$40.00

Utah

$41.00

Virginia

$45.00

Vermont

$37.74

Washington

$23.84

Washington D.C.

$63.27

West Virginia

$31.51

How Much Does a Quarter of Weed Cost by State?

A quarter of cannabis is seven grams or about seven bottle caps. You can roll about ten joints with this much weed.

Alabama

$60.00

Alaska

$75.76

Arizona

$57.93

Arkansas

$58.16

California

$62.50

Colorado

$49.97

Connecticut

$70.24

Delaware

$65.48

Florida

$56.45

Hawaii

$66.45

Illinois

$74.24

Louisiana

$66.67

Maine

$58.84

Maryland

$70.73

Massachusetts

$71.24

Michigan

$68.15

Minnesota

$69.94

Mississippi

$71.00

Missouri

$55.00

Montana

$60.83

Nevada

$58.62

New Hampshire

$74.46

New Jersey

$74.73

New Mexico

$56.94

New York

$67.72

North Dakota

$82.06

Ohio

$58.23

Oklahoma

$50.00

Oregon

$46.57

Pennsylvania

$70.21

Rhode Island

$63.80

South Dakota

$69.05

Utah

$83.33

Virginia

$77.00

Vermont

$75.47

Washington

$47.67

Washington D.C.

$126.55

West Virginia

$63.02

What Is the Cost of Weed by State for a Half Ounce?

A half-ounce of weed is 14 grams. You can roll around 20 joints with this amount of cannabis.

Alabama

$113.33

Alaska

$151.52

Arizona

$115.86

Arkansas

$116.31

California

$125.00

Colorado

$99.95

Connecticut

$140.49

Delaware

$130.95

Florida

$112.89

Hawaii

$132.89

Illinois

$148.47

Louisiana

$111.25

Maine

$117.69

Maryland

$141.47

Massachusetts

$142.48

Michigan

$136.30

Minnesota

$139.88

Mississippi

$125.00

Missouri

$136.67

Montana

$121.66

Nevada

$117.23

New Hampshire

$148.91

New Jersey

$149.46

New Mexico

$113.89

New York

$135.43

North Dakota

$164.11

Ohio

$116.47

Oklahoma

$147.50

Oregon

$93.15

Pennsylvania

$140.42

Rhode Island

$127.59

South Dakota

$138.10

Utah

$120.00

Virginia

$136.36

Vermont

$150.95

Washington

$95.35

Washington D.C.

$253.09

West Virginia

$126.04

How Much Does Cannabis Cost for a Full Ounce?

An ounce of weed is 28 grams, which yields about 40 joints.

Alabama

$177.18

Alaska

$303.04

Arizona

$231.71

Arkansas

$232.62

California

$250.00

Colorado

$199.89

Connecticut

$280.97

Delaware

$261.90

Florida

$225.78

Hawaii

$265.78

Illinois

$296.94

Louisiana

$296.72

Maine

$235.37

Maryland

$282.93

Massachusetts

$284.96

Michigan

$272.59

Minnesota

$279.75

Mississippi

$262.30

Missouri

$262.90

Montana

$243.32

Nevada

$234.46

New Hampshire

$297.82

New Jersey

$298.92

New Mexico

$227.77

New York

$270.86

North Dakota

$328.22

Ohio

$232.93

Oklahoma

$235.92

Oregon

$186.29

Pennsylvania

$280.83

Rhode Island

$255.18

South Dakota

$269.20

Utah

$208.50

Virginia

$253.63

Vermont

$301.89

Washington

$190.69

Washington D.C.

$506.18

West Virginia

$252.08

Now that you know how much marijuana costs in your state (or a state close by), let’s explore the variables that influence marijuana prices. Then you’ll better understand the disparity between marijuana in North Dakota and Montana.

Things That Affect Weed Costs Between States

Your location and state’s legalization position have the most impact on marijuana prices. As a result, their costs will frequently be higher to represent the risk.

Geography

And it’s easy to see why geography can significantly impact the cost of marijuana. Growers produce most cannabis in warmer regions with relatively consistent daytime temperatures between 75 °F and 86 °F. Although weed farmers can grow cannabis in less than perfect conditions, the strain’s quality will suffer.

How does that impact the cost of cannabis for you? It usually means that sellers ship your weed in from somewhere else, so retailers have to consider the cost of transportation when pricing their goods.

Your Point-of-Purchase

The price of marijuana greatly depends on where you buy it. Registered dispensaries and storefronts are often less expensive than individuals selling on the street in states where marijuana is permitted. The good news is that dispensaries have better credibility, using information and data labels to display their products following strict regulations. You always know exactly what you’re buying when dealing with a dispensary.

Competitive Pricing

Competition may also affect the cost of marijuana, depending on where you get it. Competing establishments may cut their pricing to get your business.

You can get a fairly good deal if you know what you typically pay for these quantities and aren’t particular about the strain. All thanks to the impact that competition has on marijuana prices. (And our handy cost-of-weed list in this blog!)

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Prices will eventually become reasonably consistent across the country as the marijuana business expands. Always choose quality over quantity, no matter what state you live in. Depending on where you buy, cannabis costs will always rise or fall. Just make sure you’re okay with the price you’re paying to get high and use this comprehensive guide to guarantee you’re getting an excellent deal.

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JJ Smoak

Brooklyn native, accent-having, travel lover, wordsmith and bud enthusiast. Versed from the streets of NYC, mixed with some world influence, writer/editor and medical user extraordinaire, JJ is here to tell you like it is and guide you to the finest. Brooklyn's favorite feminine stoner, your neighborhood contributor, wrapping leaves like a bandage and bringing you along for the ride.

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