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How Much Should You Pay For Weed?

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 04 June 2021 in Canna Blog

Once you’ve spent some time deciding what flower strain you’ll be bringing home, you are ready to check out. As you begin to check out you ponder the question: how much should you be paying for weed?

Legalized Mary Jane is weaving and winding its way around the nation. Recreational marijuana has become much more accessible than ever before in recent years thanks to changes in the legislature regarding marijuana as a Schedule I drug.

Many dispensaries are either opening or plan to open all across the United States in the next few years. 

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How Much Should You Pay For Weed?

When it comes to the business of marijuana, Colorado has been one of the leading states in marijuana reform for many years now.

Over the years, the price per pound of marijuana has continued to decrease in the state.

The cost of weed is lower in Colorado than in most other states. Be thankful!

In honor of summer coming around, I’d like to be your pricing guide to do my absolute best to break down what affects the price market of marijuana and show you how much you should be paying for weed in Colorado. 

So, What Determines Weed Price?

Much like in other businesses outside the industry, many factors drive the price of the product (marijuana).

Location, Location, Location

Things such as being a big city vs a small town can drive marijuana prices drastically. 

Popular places like Las Vegas or Los Angeles have higher prices on weed due to how popular those destinations are.

The kind of cities where the demand and supply are high enough to “justify” higher prices. 

As opposed to Colorado where marijuana is grown in larger amounts.

In the Denver area, there are so many dispensaries that the cluster alone dictates pricing. Often seeing many more deals than other states due to supply being higher.

Higher quality cannabis can be found at lower prices because high-quality weed can be found almost everywhere in the state. You can find many more eager dispensaries giving discounts due to a high production supply. These are found more often in the states that have had legalization longer.

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Quality of the Buds

The quality of individual strains as they are rolled off production also helps in determining what will impact the price you will pay for it.

Cannabinoids found in different strains determine quality.

Strains of marijuana with higher CBD and/or THC typically raise prices on those strains.

Taxes

Much like with cigarettes or alcohol, taxes tend to bring what can be lower marijuana prices to much higher prices in a snap.

Often dispensary prices do not reflect this. Depending on where exactly you live, the price of your marijuana can range with the individual tax percentage each township puts in action.

In the state of Colorado, sales/retail tax for medical marijuana is 2.9% and 10% for recreational marijuana.

Time of Year

Harvesting times on different strains of cannabis play a big part in determining a city’s marijuana prices.

Think of marijuana as a crop, the season absolutely dictates when the plant flowers as well as when the plant needs to be harvested.

The conflict of this happening like a crop between so many dispensaries, each one with their individual grows will be harvesting their buds around the same time as well as trying to sell their batches at the same time.

This would result in the absolute ideal time to be a buyer.

Low, low prices.

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So Now, The Weed Price Breakdown

Everything in the marijuana world is measured in grams.

The gram is the base weighing measurement for marijuana.

Due to variations in strains, the visual size of one gram can change from bud to bud. As to the prices below, each weight is based on the average price per weight in Colorado.

I’m going to break down the prices of each separate marijuana weight, and help you to determine how much you can roughly expect to pay for the particular weight.

A pre-rolled joint?

The price of a pre-rolled joint depends on the quantity and quality of the bud which fills the joint.

Roughly, you can expect a joint to cost between $7-$15 with fancy-style joints going up in price much higher.

For a Gram?

A gram of marijuana is most likely the smallest quantity you can purchase at a dispensary.

The reason most people buy marijuana this way is to typically test a strain before making a bigger purchase.

A consumer can expect to pay between $5-$18 for a gram. 

For An Eighth?

An eighth is exactly 3.5 grams or 1/8th of an ounce and the amount typically ranges in price from $25-$55 in Colorado.

If you buy an eighth for less than $25, minus discounts and such, you should start considering the quality or potency of any given flower.

For a Quarter?

A quarter weighs 7 grams or ¼ of an ounce.

Quarters typically range from $50 to $80 with premium quality quarters exceeding $120 in some areas of Colorado.

Small price discounts can occasionally be a factor in pricing quarters much like buying from a bulk store. Though, this is not always guaranteed.

For a Half Ounce?

A half-ounce is exactly 14 grams of marijuana or you guessed it, one half of an ounce.

The price typically costs between $90 and $160 in most dispensaries in Colorado.

At this amount, bulk prices are really getting much cheaper.

They can range anywhere from $75 to $180, but more likely will be closer to $120.

This is a typical amount of marijuana a heavy smoker/someone with high tolerances will typically buy.

For An Ounce?

An ounce (also known as an O or zip) of marijuana weighs 28 grams or exactly one ounce.

An ounce can roll up to 80-100 joints.

This amount is the legal amount of marijuana one may possess at one time in Colorado.

An ounce of cannabis normally costs between $100 and as high as $300.

Deals on Pre-rolls in Denver

Current deals on PRE-ROLLS include:

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What is Live Resin?

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 in Canna Blog

Oh, marijuana concentrates, how potent ye be. With dabbing culture rising with every legal state, these products tend to match the sales numbers of marijuana flower neck and neck. From wax to shatter, dab-o-holics have a grand variety of products to choose from. So pure. So, 710.

Whether you're just beginning your adventure into THC concentrates or a captain among canna-connoisseurs; live resin is truly a treat that shouldn’t be overlooked. Don't worry, by the end of this, you’ll be drooling for some of this juicy honey. 

Before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s look at what live resin really is.

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What is Live Resin?

Live resin is actually one of the “newer” forms of concentrate; being made originally around 2012. The concentrate also tends to be pretty dang potent. 

It is extracted from plant matter which is quickly chopped then frozen after being harvested. The freezing process preserves as many of the plant’s natural cannabinoids/terpenes as absolutely possible. Live resin contains a much larger cannabinoid/terpene content than cannabis concentrates such as wax or shatter.

The live resin maintains the original aromas and flavors of the harvested plant.

Live resin gets its name as many other concentrates do; by their consistencies and textures. Live resin ranges somewhere between sauce and wax in terms of consistency. A resin if you will. It tends to range from light gold to dark gold in color.

How Is Live Resin Made?

As mentioned before, live resin begins with freshly chopped Mary Jane then flash-freezing the plant materials. Freezing is achieved through a slow dip into liquid nitrogen or by dry ice. This is much like a marinating process with meat. Brings out all the flavor. Flash freezing marijuana ensures that the trichomes, cannabinoids, and terpenes are sealed with satisfaction. 

Much like other concentrates, Live resin plant matter passes through a solvent and is then vaporized out of the final live resin product. Live resin production is a delicate process where professionals in a lab (science, right?) use a specific kind of BHO technique. The final live resin product is purged at lower temperatures than other concentrates which helps make them cleaner to hit.

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Live Resin Vs. The Other Concentrates

Like with live rosin, live sauce, live batter, live resin contains the word “live” in the title based on these particular concentrates having frozen cannabis plants as the main component. 

Live resin uses butane during the extraction process which makes it not solventless. Whereas, something like live rosin is solventless due to using heat and pressure to remove shiny trichomes.

Live resin starts with fresh marijuana straight out of the gates and into the freezer. Whereas, something like a sauce may have cured flower or fresh cannabis matter. This sometimes means sauce lacks the higher levels of tasty terpenes found in live resin products. 

How To Enjoy The Nectar of Gods

Get Your Dab On

Most canna-consumer prefer dabbing live resin. You will most likely want a rig or dab straw.

Vape it, Yo

Another popular way of enjoying concentrates is vaping. You can add live resin to your vape pen. You’ll want to keep your temperatures low between 300-400 degrees Fahrenheit for maximum taste.

Potent Bowl Toppers

Hey, when all else fails or you just want a great way to spice up your joint or bong, sprinkle some live resin in your jay or bowl.

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Best Deals on Live Resin Near Denver

Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

Spark is located in Downtown Denver

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

Doc’s Apothecary has a location in Northglenn and another in Downtown Denver

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

The Lodge has 2 locations in Denver

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

So, now that you're armed with all those juicy facts, isn’t live resin just marijuana’s delightful reminder to enjoy the finer things? Happy dabbing (or however you decide to smoke it)!

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