Cannabis legalization brings about a multitude of benefits to each state that decides to reform their laws. One such benefit is a considerable drop in price.
California is just recently emerging from their Black Market era, which carried prices as ridiculous as $60-80 for an ⅛ of an ounce.
The passage of Proposition 64’s legalization of adult recreational use has dropped prices immensely, as all flowers — both affordable and high-end — are now grown under strict regulations.
Those regulations allow companies to sell cannabis at ultra-competitive prices with hardly any dip in quality. In fact, some of the finest economy brands can be found on the delivery service bud.com, ranging anywhere from $12 to $25 for an ⅛.
These affordable brands are steadily becoming the norm in legal states, mirroring the fact that low-end alcohol brands such as Coors and Miller dominate the adult beverage market over expensive craft brews.
For those seeking more bang for their buck, here’s 5 things you should know about purchasing cheaper pot.
1. Cheaper cannabis is still quality cannabis.
Despite the affordable price points, all cannabis products have to pass the same rigorous standards and testing required from California’s regulations. In fact, the Loyal Flower brand offers well-known strains testing over 20 percent THC, at an affordable price of $22.99.
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2. Value equals simplicity
Cannabis cultivation can get a bit overwhelming with myriad designer strains releasing constantly. The folks at Old Pal, however, want to match their affordability with a straight-forward menu of three varieties — Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid — all of which come at a steal of $15 per ⅛.
3. Bigger isn’t always better
Pot smokers always love huge, dank nugs, but when it comes down to it, popcorn nugs are just as effective. The brand Farmer’s Market provides a line of strains known as Smalls, which provides high-quality cannabis at a reasonable price starting at $25 per ⅛, simply by reducing the bag appeal of fat colas.
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4. Legal cannabis is always safer
Sure, consumers can definitely find better deals on the black market, but California’s cannabis regulations are making sure that farmers are growing clean cannabis while maintaining high potencies. The Sonoma County-based Foxworthy Farms does just that, by growing pure flowers free of pesticides and mold, and offering ⅛ ounces for $15 each.
5. A good deal is always easy to find.
Getting a good price on brand-name cannabis is now just as easy as entering your local recreational shop. But if that doesn’t work, legal pot consumers can always search bud.com for exceptional deals.
Oscar Pascual is the editor of Smell the Truth, syndicated on GreenState and SFGATE. Smell The Truth is one of the internet’s most popular destinations for cannabis-related news and culture. This blog is not written or edited by Hearst. The authors are solely responsible for the content.