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Marijuana Price Index: July 2016

Marijuana Price Index: July 2016

All grades of cannabis finished July well below their June averages. The overall U.S. marijuana price index experienced a huge drop, down $26 from last month’s average. The mid-grade price index, which has been on a rollercoaster ride for most of 2016, dropped a whopping $16. The schwag grade was not far behind, down a full $15 from its June average.

Tennessee takes top honors for the most expensive weed in the nation. On the flip side, Alaska and Maine with their $200 ounces had the cheapest reported ounce prices for the month of July.

CURRENT OVERALL US MARIJUANA PRICE INDEX (/oz):

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Marijuana Price Index: June 2016

Marijuana Price Index: June 2016

All marijuana grades had a pretty exceptional month, with the exception of schwag. The mid-grade category saw immense growth up an impressive $33 from its previous month's average. Furthermore, this increase is the highest price mid-grade has fetched in the last 14 months.

Holy cow! Texas is selling $490 ounces of Blue Dream to take the top spot for most expensive pot in the country. And seemingly here every month, Oregon once again takes the prize for cheapest marijuana in the nation. Special shout out to our northern neighbors Canada for their Kosher Kush at a very respectable $180 per ounce. Kudos, Canada!

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Man dies of Heart Attack while Unloading $12 million in Pot

Man Dies of Heart Attack While Unloading $12 Million in Pot

Atlanta police are reporting a man appears to have died of natural causes while unloading boxes full of marijuana from one vehicle to another.

Atlanta PD responded to a call of a man slumped near a van and tractor-trailer. Officers found 31-year-old Johnny Taylor of Bridgeport, Connecticut already dead at the scene of an apparent heart attack, kneeling on the ground with his head resting on the step of the van’s side slider door.

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Marijuana Price Index: May 2016

Marijuana Price Index: May 2016

In a real mind-boggler, all grades of marijuana with the exception of the overall U.S. price index finished out the month below their April average. Mid-grade had such a horrific month; it hit its lowest price point in six full years.

It was crowded at the top in May for most expensive pot as Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, and Tennessee all clocked in with $400 ounces. On the flip side, Colorado leaves all competition in the dust with $120 ounces of Goji OG.

 

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Marijuana Price Index: April 2016

Marijuana Price Index: April 2016

All grades of marijuana, with the exception of the Top Shelf grade, finished April above their previous month’s average. The Mid grade index continued to fluctuate. In April, the index jumped up a full $10 as it recovered from a 17-month low average in March. The Schwag Index experienced the best April out of all the cannabis grades and thus also experienced the biggest gain, closing April a huge $22 above its previous month’s average.

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Marijuana Price Index: March 2016

Marijuana Price Index: March 2016

All grades of the sticky green stuff were down in March with one exception, the Top Shelf grade. Top Shelf was the only one of the three to finish above the previous months average. The Mids-index in particular had an extremely bad March, down a full $20 to reach a 17-month low at $253 per Ounce.

Connecticut takes the top spot for most expensive herb in the country, with their Ghost Train Haze clocking in at $425 Oz. Meanwhile, Colorado gets the cheapest weed in the nation award for $150 Ounces of Mango.

CURRENT OVERALL US MARIJUANA PRICE INDEX (/oz):

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Marijuana Price Index: February 2016

Marijuana Price Index: February 2016

All of the marijuana grades (sans schwag) had a good February, finishing out the month above their previous month's average. Of all the grades, mid-grade had the best month finishing a full $14 above its January average. The unbelievable ride that schwag has been enjoying has finally come to an end, dipping $5 from its epic January numbers.

This month we have a couple newcomers to the 'most expensive pot in the nation' list. Utah and Massachusetts both clocked in with $400 ounces. On the flip side, California is holding it down with the cheapest reported prices in the U.S. with $150 ounces of Girl Scout Cookies.

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Marijuana Price Index: January 2016

Marijuana Price Index: January 2016

So… A lot has happened since the last MPI. Schwag ended up having the best month ever. The usual bottom dweller finished up the month a full $20 above the previous month's average. All the other cannabis grades, however, did not have such a good start to the New Year. In January, combined the Top Shelf and Mid-Grades were down a full $41 from their respective previous month's average. That is quite a drop — and either a good thing or a bad thing depending on whom you talk to.

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Marijuana Price Index: December 2015

Marijuana Price Index: December 2015

In December all grades with the exception of schwag finished the month above their year-to-date average. The Top Shelf grade experienced the most gain, finishing out the month $10 ahead of the previous month and a whopping $19 over the current year-to-date average.

Wow, have we really hit $500 ounces? Alaska is reporting such. I thought those were only a myth. Indiana and Texas round out the list for most expensive weed in the nation. Once again Oregon claims the spot for cheapest bud, slanging those $100 ounces of Jack Herrer.