Whether you’re a medical or recreational cannabis user, things are getting pricey out there. A recent survey by Statistics Canada found Canadians on average pay less than $7 a gram for cannabis, but you’d be hard-pressed to find those kind of prices in storefront dispensaries in Toronto. It is far more likely to find strains that cost double that.
The results of the Stats Can survey suggests most Canadians are still purchasing cannabis from the black market to save money.
While some licensed producers (LPs) offer compassionate pricing programs, many medical cannabis patients are paying far more for their weed than they can on the illegal market. And it’s only bound to get more expensive after legalization, with the government poised to introduce an excise tax on recreational and medical cannabis.
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your weed and bring your cannabis costs down.