Marijuana Price Slides to $1,630 a Pound

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For the week ended Friday, May 5, 2017, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis slipped 1.1% from $1,648 a pound to $1,630. According to the analysts at Cannabis Benchmarks, the simple average price for a gram rose 9 cents to $4.05.

The futures price for the near-month (June) remained unchanged at $1,700. For the month of July, the forward price is $1,600. The six-month forward price (November) was initially set at $1,365.

About two-thirds of the past week’s transactions occurred in a range of $1,068 to $2,603 per pound.

The Cannabis Benchmark analysts commented on prices in the markets for both medical and recreational-use marijuana:

Product designated to be sold in both medical and adult-use markets saw falling prices this week, with the former declining at a greater rate. Falling prices in California, Arizona, and Nevada drove the decline in rates for flower traded in medical markets. In Oregon, the volume-weighted average rate for product in the medical sector ($1,484 per pound) is over $350 less than in the still relatively new adult-use system ($1,840 per pound), bucking the national trend. Oregon’s reversal on this front is due to unique market dynamics – namely, a dearth of buyers for the production of medical growers …

Indoor flower prices ranged from $800 to $6,500 per pound, with the median price at $2,000. Greenhouse flower prices ranged from $900 to $3,100 per pound, and the median price was $1,305. Outdoor flower prices ranged from $600 to $2,000 per pound; the median price was $1,150.

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According to consumer data reported to, the national average price in the United States for high-quality cannabis is $320.68 per ounce. Medium-quality marijuana averages $280.49 per ounce. In Colorado, high-quality weed sells for $242.38 an ounce and medium-quality sells for $199.82. The price for high-quality marijuana is $248.57 in California, while medium-quality sells for $204.00 per ounce. Oregon prices range from $210.70 for high-quality cannabis to $186.25 for medium-quality, and in Arizona, high-quality marijuana sells for $297.72 per ounce while medium-quality goes for $231.53.