By Sophie Radvan
I recently read an article (but of course I can’t remember where now) that questioned the rising cost of marijuana seeds. It said something along the lines of, “Whatever happened to cheap weed for stoners?”
Think about it for a second — remember the stoners you went to high school with? Smoking underneath the bleachers in between classes? No way did they spend hundreds of dollars on marijuana seeds! Not on their allowance! Some of you may be in the same boat, wondering why marijuana seeds are so expensive. Please allow us to explain why our marijuana seeds are worth every penny.
Even though marijuana seeds may seem like a blow to your paycheck at first, most growers wind up saving money in the long run. That’s because you can typically get about $200 worth of weed from one single marijuana plant. Say you love the Purple Punch strain (one of our bestsellers): all it takes is one plant to get you high for months.
One gram of marijuana costs between $5 and $10 depending on the strain; an eighth ranges in the $20 zone (in Oregon, at least, where I’m writing from). Marijuana flower is undeniably cheaper than marijuana seeds, but how long does it last you? One week? One month? That’s nothing compared to the longevity of a marijuana plant.
Who Priced These Things?
Following negative feedback from certain marketplaces, we felt the need to address the cost of marijuana seeds ASAP. Take California, for example. Retailers in the Golden State “are struggling to cope with customers angry about price hikes and less product choice.” Customers say they’re being “ripped off,” by “astronomical” or “overpriced” weed. These are direct quotes.
What happens next is a bit of a domino effect. Customers upset by the high cost leave a negative review, which eventually leads to the decline of sales. As an Oregonian who usually spends no more than $20 in one dispensary visit, I was shocked to see that California flower retailed for $35 in 2017. Ummmm….what? No wonder people are pissed! That same spike also affects marijuana seeds.
Let’s look at a second market. According to NewsWeek, Canadians are already complaining that legal marijuana is too expensive, just months after the recreational laws changed. “I want to buy legally! But the prices are almost double what I pay now,” one Canadian cannabis user posted on Reddit. “Who priced these things?”
Another Redditor had this to say — “Just checked and 3.5g of Blue Dream [a west coast strain created from crossing blueberry indica and sativa haze] is $56 ($43.11 in U.S. dollars) are you insane!” Holy cow. I wish I could lower these prices for everyone, but the best I can do is invite you to stay at my home in Oregon, where the weed is significantly cheaper. Canadians might be better off buying marijuana illegally for half the cost (not that we’re recommending you break the law).
Naturally, this led me to Googling marijuana costs from state-to-state. Which has the cheapest marijuana seeds and flower? In order from most to least expensive, this is what Leafly had to say for the average item price:
- California ($30.90)
- Nevada ($26.94)
- Colorado ($23.95)
- Washington ($15.33)
Prepare to be blown away — a gram of cannabis flower runs an average of $4.90 in Washington, according to the Headset data. Meanwhile, one Canadian paid $56 for a gram of Blue Dream. What’s the solution, here? What can marijuana enthusiasts do to cheat the system a little bit? Here’s our two cents: stop buying individual flower and grow your own marijuana at home with our high-quality seeds!
The Solution? Buy Seeds
Our second most-popular strain is Blueberry CBD. For $99.99, you can buy a 10-pack of seeds. That’s approximately two dispensary visits for our previously mentioned Canadian shopper. If one marijuana plant produces $200 worth of weed, imagine what 10 plants can do! That’s TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS. Need we say more? Save your money at dispensaries, skip marijuana flower, and go with marijuana seeds instead.