For those of us who love weed, enjoying it as frequently as we'd like to enjoy it can get a little pricey. If a substantial portion of your budget is literally going up in smoke, it's time to find some ways to save money on marijuana. Here are five ways to cut back on your weed costs without having to cut back on the weed itself.
Go for Variety!
If you're only toking one type of weed, you'll quickly build up a tolerance, and the potency of the weed will seem to diminish with each bowl you smoke. Different strains of cannabis affect the mind and body in different ways. By enjoying a wide variety of buds, you're likely to feel higher and get maximum benefit from each little piece you toke, which enables you to get more bang for your buck.
Look for a dispensary that allow customers to split up quantities between different types of herbs, for instance, getting an ounce in the form of four quarters of different types of weed instead of just a single variety.
You might want to try a variety of cannabis consumption methods, too. The high provided by a single edible can last hours longer than the high produced from smoking a bowl, and is thus often more economical. Try topicals and edibles; supplement your best buds with dabs of wax and shatter and an additional bag of shake. It might seem counter-intuitive, but the more kinds of marijuana strains you enjoy, the more money you're likely to save on weed and concentrates in the long run at your local dispensaries!!
This again seems counter-intuitive, but it's true that the more weed you share, the less money will you spend at your dispensary on weed. It's the basic law of cannabis karma, the Golden Rule of weed smoking: Blaze up with others as you would have them toke with you. What goes around comes around, and that guy next door who you shared your last tiny bowl with yesterday might very well show up at your house tomorrow ready to smoke you up with a plump ounce of Colorado's finest weed. If you want to save money on weed, sharing beats out stinginess every time.
Use CannaSaver Coupons!
Seeing as you're here right now, you're most likely already aware that you can find tons of great money saving Denver recreational marijuana and MMJ coupons and deals on CannaSaver.com, but are you taking full advantage of all the dispensary discounts and weed deals available to you? You can find coupons for discount ounces, grams of wax and shatter, complimentary joints, buy one get one free edibles, and more from your favorite Denver dispensaries close to home. Check local newspapers and magazines for sales and specials, and make it a habit to pop onto CannaSaver.com to look for Dispensary Daily Specials and new recreational coupons and deals before you head out to the local dispensary or retail store. Actually, if you sign up for the CannaSaver Colorado newsletter, you'll get notified about the latest specials right in your email, so you won't miss out on any extra big savings and discounts.
Buy in Bulk!
Generally, the more weed you purchase from a dispensary at once, the cheaper per gram will it be. While a single gram might run you around $5-$10 in Denver, an entire ounce consisting of 28 grams can be purchased for $150—or even less, if you're coupon savvy. Determine how much money you have to spend on herbs in your monthly or bi-weekly budget, and when possible, procure the full quantity of buds you expect to need in a single purchase. The flower themselves will likely be cheaper, and you'll also save money (and time!) by avoiding extraneous trips to the local dispensary.
If it's legal for you to do so, why not grow some marijuana yourself? You might not have the greenest thumb or the most high-tech set-up, but any herb you manage to grow yourself is herb that you won't have to purchase. Cannabis cultivation can be a complex art, but mastering the basics is very simple. Cannabis is a weed, after all, and by Nature's design, it grows quickly and easily. There are also many great books on how to grow your own, like the Three A Light book on how to get 3 pounds per light. This book is really one of the best out there, especially if your looking to really get the highest yield per plant. You might even arrange a growers co-op, providing a way for other small-scale cannabis gardeners to share, barter, and trade their spoils. Have the members of the gardening co-op stagger their growing cycles so that someone is always likely to have something ready to harvest.
These aren't the only ways to save money on cannabis, of course, but they're some of the most effective strategies you can employ without having to cut down on your weed intake. With a little savvy, you can get as high or as medicated as you like for a lot less cost.