You’ll Spend $653 Dollars a Year on Weed in Colorado


6129-000104That’s what Colorado State University found, figuring the average pot user smokes about 3.5 ounces of bud in a year. The going rate of an ounce of weed is roughly $185 dollars. Are they smoking straight dirt?

Read more at time.com.

29 Comments

  1. Ojisan

    May 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    3.5 in a year? You can easily go through an ounce  in a week or two…
    Also an ounce of good nuggz will run you about $400 if you are lucky.

    • ediblegenius

      May 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Ojisan like like like a million times like

    • clown baby

      May 21, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Ojisan If you pay more than 350 you are a chump, but in a legal state like CO it is possible it’s cheaper. If it’s good nuggs an O should last at least 4 weeks. Otherwise you are getting chumped x2.

      • Verbal Kint

        May 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        I couldn’t agree more on both points, unless you’re one of those assholes who thinks it’s cool to roll good buds into a blunt.  You’re not living the thug life, you’re just being wasteful.

      • C H

        May 21, 2013 at 6:47 pm

        clown baby Ojisan if it’s in a legal state then fuck paying for it – grow your own, much cheaper and fun to do.

      • clown baby

        May 21, 2013 at 8:50 pm

        I don’t live there. i’m sure the growing at home is partly why CO buds are cheaper.

  2. Clover leaf

    May 21, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Once it was legalized the price plummeted. It will go back up a little once the tax man starts digging in but right now no one’s afraid to sell anymore they all started competing and the market tanked.

  3. AnthonyLoman

    May 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Thats not bad. You can spend that much in a weekend at the bar if you are buying rounds for a few friends.

  4. rexdart936

    May 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    hard to find cannabis oil.  its sort of my last shot at fighting this cancer i have,

    • C H

      May 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      rexdart936 Make your own, it’s easy!

  5. Badmotherrucker

    May 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    That’s it, I’m going. That’s all there is to it.

    • sidwasout

      May 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      Man, you’d love it the most.

  6. ecupirate

    May 21, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    anyone made the “thats what pepper spends in a weekend” joke yet?

    • C H

      May 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      ecupirate lately he gets his for free. Wish I worked in radio!

  7. utterdisgrace

    May 21, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    3.5 ounces a year?  When I smoked I averaged about an ounce a month.  My lungs love me.

  8. @lastoftheross

    May 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    more like $3 grand

  9. theblakeri

    May 21, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I hope weed doesnt become legal, id hate to see corporate weed companies. decriminalize it so you can possess and grow, but illegal to sell and transport massive amounts.

  10. Pecker Hicks

    May 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I remember $185 per oz weed, it was Dog Shit.  I’ll keep paying $400.  Thanks.

    • toddhold

      May 22, 2013 at 8:37 am

      Pecker Hicks Come to colorado. $20 an eighth for the best sour D you can find. This ain’t no dog shit.

  11. Pecker Hicks

    May 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    during 1998-2001 I went through 3 oz per month.

  12. The moons moon

    May 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I live in Co. And yeah you should expect to pay around 185-230 for an oz. and it’s all high grade nugs, NOT dirt. Since there are many dispensaries around competing for the business, it’s drives the price Down.
    I love it here. Pepperkeet needs to fly on down here and get his “Fresno” on

  13. Morgan : from parts unknown

    May 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Legalize coke next

  14. FLprodivider66

    May 22, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Damn, that’s cheap!?

  15. ScottInTPA

    May 22, 2013 at 4:23 am

    a smart “venture capitalist” would keep his pie hole shut.

  16. FanBoy1

    May 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

    185$ is pretty good. 2 seasons back in my corner of Nor Cal the bottom literally fell out. the going rate at the Farmer level was $58.00 – $70.00. all dispensary medicinal quality. just cutting out several middle men. Not sure what this season will bring yet.

  17. psumek

    May 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Nice to see the price is hitting beer prices.  Figure two beers a day of good craft beer will cost about the same.

  18. FinkM3

    May 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    3.5 a year LOL and I can get cheaper purp than that, Gotta know people.

  19. BadNewsJeff

    May 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    BruceCownian You’ve done too much work yourself to be called a “venture capitalist”.  Traditionally, the venture capitalist just throws his/her daddy’s money at a start-up company and expects huge rates of return.

  20. Roboto420

    May 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Marijuana should be covered by your insurance like any other medication is…