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Prices To Rise For Oregon Weed Buyers

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 01 January 2016 in Canna Blog

Prices to Rise for Oregon Weed Buyers

by Melanie Marquis

Oregon weed smokers will soon be paying more for recreational cannabis. Beginning January 4th, dispensaries will be required to collect a 25% tax on all recreational marijuana purchases. Recreational marijuana has been tax-free since the first retail sales began in October 2015, giving buyers a break on prices. On average, a gram of recreational flower sells for anywhere from $8 to $15 in Oregon, with quarter-ounces ranging from a low $25 to a high $150. Oregon state law limits recreational cannabis purchases to no more than a quarter-ounce in one day, so retailers are unable to offer discounts on larger quantities like buyers in Colorado enjoy. With the new taxes, what used to be an $8 gram will now cost $10, while a $60 quarter will jump up to $75. Considering that most moderate to heavy herb smokers go through substantially more than a quarter-ounce per week, that additional 25% tax per purchase could really add up.

Retail recreational marijuana sales in Oregon topped 11 million in the first month alone, so the new cannabis taxes will likely add millions to the state's annual income. The tax revenue will be split between state and local agencies, with the largest shares going to the Common School Fund and to Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Services. 

Currently, recreational cannabis is sold only through medical dispensaries in Oregon, but new stand-alone recreational-only dispensaries are expected to open starting in October 2016. Sales at the new dispensaries will only be subjected to a 17% tax, with cities and counties having the option of imposing an additional 3% tax if they choose to do so.

Despite the increase in taxes and higher prices in the interim, the cost of recreational marijuana in Oregon may eventually decrease over the next few years as more dispensaries open and the market stabilizes. There is currently a lot of variation and fluctuation in Oregon cannabis prices, with dispensaries still struggling to find the right balance between costs, supply, and demand. 

What's certain is that at least until next October when the first recreational-only dispensaries open, you'll soon be paying a solid 25% more for your weed. If you're concerned about your bud budget, you might want to stock up on tax-free weed while you can, making as many purchases as the law allows between now and January 4th. Also, be sure to check CannaSaver daily for money-saving coupons and special offers from your local cannabis retailers.

 

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Five Ways to Save Money on Recreational Weed and Medical Marijuana at Your Local Dispensary

 

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!!

Share!

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.

Grow It!

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.

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Time for Wedding Pie

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 04 August 2022 in Live Resin

 

Live Resin Wedding Pie

T’is the season of matrimony! If you’re lookin’ to ditch the registry, consider this Wedding Pie Rosin, combo Wedding Cake x Grape Pie, a golden, fruity-yet-creamy delicacy from the team over at Doctor’s Orders. It makes the perfect gift for a lucky couple (or keep for yourself and have a own little honeymoon of your own)!

Check out Doctor's Orders in Stem Beach (Pueblo) and Colorado Springs!

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Dispensaries are popping up everywhere, in more and more states. But just how many dispensaries can you visit in one day? And how much can you buy?

This can be asked by a cannabis consumer who wants to purchase as much as they can in one day or perhaps someone who wants to stock up on a certain brand or strain that is hard to find. Since we focus on deals and dispensaries mostly in Arizona, Colorado, and Illinois for now, we will keep our focus on those three states.

In these states (and more to come), Cannasaver offers the best dispensary deals and coupons with savings of up to 75% on ounces, concentrates, shatter, wax, edibles, and more.

If you allow the location services on your browser, you will get the best deals right close by.

Most states have their marijuana laws written in ounces of cannabis; however, some states discuss also discuss grams (g) of flower, in which 28 g equal to 1 ounce, while others consider 30 g equal to one ounce.

How Many Dispensaries Can You Visit in One Day in Arizona?

In Arizona, there is no limit on the number of dispensaries you can visit in one day, but there is a limit on the amount you can purchase in a time span of 14 days.

In Arizona, the amount a recreational user can purchase in 14 days is 1 ounce of cannabis, with no more than 5 gm of the 1 ounce being marijuana concentrate. Consumers who have medical marijuana cards or licenses are allowed to purchase 2.5 ounces every 14 days.

Check out some great Arizona cannabis deals and coupons here.

If you’re wondering how different dispensaries and cannabis stores in Arizona keep track of the amount you buy, it is through a central computer system.

The different Arizona dispensaries are supposed to keep track of all their sold cannabis products, which include dates and ingredients. Different dispensaries may have different systems, but they are supposed to report to the same database and share information.

How Many Dispensaries Can You Visit in One Day, in Colorado?

Like Arizona, you can visit as many times as you’d like, but there is a limit on the amount you can purchase.

Colorado calculates the amount purchased daily, unlike Arizona which calculates the amount purchased every 14 days. Colorado also allows much more to be purchased, compared to Arizona.

There is not really a central computer system in Colorado, where dispensaries keep track of what consumers purchase at other dispensaries.

Because of this issue, Colorado dispensaries usually allow the purchase up to the legal possession limits, at one time.

This amount is 1 ounce of flower (or 2 ounces of flower for a medical marijuana patient), 8 gm of concentrate, or 800 mg of edibles.

Note that a medical marijuana patient can have twice the amount of flower, compared to a recreational user; however, the same limits on concentrate and edibles apply. There is an exception in which medical marijuana patients ages 18-20 can only purchase 2 gm per day. Here are some great cannabis deals and coupons available in Colorado.

You must be aware of these possession limits when purchasing.

For example, a recreational user could go into one dispensary to purchase one ounce, and then go to another dispensary to purchase another ounce; however, while the dispensary might not be aware of it, you would be over the possession legal limit and breaking the law.

How Many Dispensaries Can You Visit in One Day in Illinois?

Like Arizona and Colorado, the number of dispensaries you can visit in one day in Illinois is unlimited; however, there is a limit on how much can be purchased. Like Colorado, the amount that can be purchased is based on the legal limit for possession.

Illinois does differ from Arizona and Colorado, in that the limits of recreational cannabis depend on if you are a resident of Illinois or from out of state.

Please note that either way, cannabis cannot be purchased in Illinois and then legally transported across state lines. This is due to a federal law that cannabis users cannot transport cannabis across any state line.

For Illinois residents, purchase or possession is allowed for 30 gm of cannabis flower, up to 500 gm of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that causes the “high” feeling users experience), or 5 gm of cannabis concentrates, such as waxes or oils.

For edibles, also called cannabis-infused products, the weight in gm is calculated by the weight of the total product; thus, a recreational cannabis edible should not weigh more than 500 gm,

For non-Illinois residents, the possession limits are half of what an Illinois resident can purchase. So, a non-Illinois resident can purchase/possess 15 gm of cannabis flower, 250 gm of THC infused products or 2.5 gm of cannabis concentrates.

In Illinois, the legal limits of each type are allowed to all be maxed out, at the same time. In other words, a recreational Illinois resident user can purchase or possess up to 30 gm of flower, 500 gm of THC cannabis-infused products, and 500 gm of edibles, all at the same time.

The amounts of medical cannabis that can be purchased are calculated over a two-week period, with 2.5 ounces or 71 gm every 14 days. A waiver can be obtained through the state if someone’s medical condition requires a higher dose.

Where cannabis can be legally used, varies by state. In Arizona, cannabis use is prohibited in public places, with the exception of edibles. The edibles can be consumed in a public place, as long as the consumer is not operating a vehicle. In Colorado and Illinois, the use of any cannabis products, including edibles, is not legal in public places.

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