How much is a half ounce of weed? April 2017

The average cost for a half ounce of weed is $136.85 nationwide, according to our April 16, 2017, survey of marijuana prices. But what you’ll pay largely depends on where you live.

For example, the average price for a half ounce of marijuana in Seattle is about $132. In Los Angeles, it’s $143.

The cost also largely depends on the strain you’re buying. Popular strains typically cost more. Sour Diesel, for example, will run you more in most cities, depending on availability, grower and other factors.

Use our marijuana price comparison tool to find the cost for a quarter of cannabis in your area.

How much is a half ounce of weed? Here’s the average price for a half ounce of weed in five cities:

How Much is a Half Ounce of Weed? Prices for April 2017

Price for a half in Denver

You’ll spend an average of somewhere around $143 for a half ounce of marijuana in Denver. But some dispensaries are offering it for much less. In fact, you can pick it up for as low as an average of $75.

That means you can save about $800 a year just by comparison shopping for your favorite strains. That’s assuming you purchase a half ounce per month.

Keep an eye out for dispensaries offering deals on other marijuana products, such as edibles and vaporizers. If you’re looking for a way to consume your favorite strains other than smoking, vaporizers offer a nice alternative. Before you buy, make sure to visit sites like Vape World to shop prices.

Price for a half in Seattle

You’ll pay an average of $132.17 for a half ounce of cannabis in Seattle. But it pays to shop around in the Emerald City. Some dispensaries are even offering a half for an average as low as $120.

That can save you at least a couple of hundred a month, depending on how much you purchase.

Price for a half in Los Angeles

You can pick up a half ounce in Los Angeles for an average of around $143. But look for better deals at dispensaries where the average for the cost of a half is as low as $100.

Shopping around can potentially save you more than $500 per year, assuming you only buy a half per month. Naturally, you’ll save more when you buy more expensive strains and larger quantities.

Price for a half in Portland

The average price for a half ounce in Portland is $125.56. But remember, smart shoppers can save even more by comparing prices on their favorite strains at dispensaries in the area.

Look for dispensaries that average as low as $90 per half. Comparison shopping can save you nearly $500 per month in The City of Roses.

Price for a half in San Francisco

The average price for a half ounce in San Francisco is $147.38, the highest average price out of the five cities on our list. Shopping around at different dispensaries can save you nearly $600 per year in San Fran.

Comparison Shopping

Comparison shopping is crucial when it comes cannabis. It’s no different than shopping for a great rate on a car loan or mortgage. You can save thousands of dollars a year simply by shopping around.

Remember to use our price comparison tool to find marijuana prices in your area of the country.

Finding deals

Keep in mind that many dispensaries offer daily, weekly and monthly deals on certain quantities and strains. And becoming a member at your favorite dispensary can save you some major cash on your favorite strains — somewhere around 10% on each purchase.

How to consume

There are more options everyday when it comes to consuming the most popular strains — pre-rolls, edibles, concentrates, vaporizers and more.

But for the convenience and safety they provide, we believe vaporizers are one of the the best ways to go.

Top sellers in the portable vaporizer category include the PAX 3, which has free shipping right now. Or check out less expensive portables like the G Pro on Vape World.

How much is a half ounce of weed in your area of the country? Tell us in the comments!

Disclaimer: While we do our very best to guarantee that our prices are accurate, prices and stock may change frequently. Dispensary prices are an average of products each individual dispensary offers. Check with the dispensary before making the trip.

Lisa Weinberger

Lisa Weinberger is the owner of and co-founder of Involved in digital media and marketing strategy for the finance industry for close to 20 years, she has shared her knowledge on, One Main Financial, Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, LendIt, Money Mio, Business Insider, Comcast, Credit Karma, Fidelity as well as being a source and interviewed about SEO, Content and Social Media in Conductor and Tech Republic. Lisa has contributed to the Conductor blog about breaking down corporate silos, SEO and content marketing. She has spoken at industry conferences about the importance of data-driven integrated marketing using SEO, Content Strategy and Social Media at SMX, NCDM DMA, AVN, InterNext and PubCon. Connect with Lisa on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Originally published at on April 16, 2017.

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