One of the biggest complaints from consumers is the price of weed. When compared to the black market, the consensus agrees that it is expensive. But, relatively speaking, when compared to other pleasures like alcohol, is recreational marijuana really that expensive?
It’s a Friday evening and you are lounging around watching a movie or catching an NBA game on your television. To enhance your enjoyment, let’s say you have 3-4 micro-brews during the course of the evening. At $9.99 a 6 pack, you’re looking at $4.50 to $6.00.
Now, prices have come down for recreational marijuana. But, let’s just say you buy yourself a gram of a good strain from a good producer for $20. You can probably squeeze four bowls out of that gram. If this is the case, for $5, you would most likely have your evening covered.
While recreational pot may seem expensive when compared to what we are used to with the black market, when compared to beer, it doesn’t seem that bad. Does it?
Let’s look at another example…
We posted a review of ZootRocks last week, our first review of cannabis-infused edibles.
There are 20 ZootRocks in package, with each lozenge containing 5mg of THC. Most likely, one of these lozenges may be sufficient, although you may find yourself having two during the course of the entire evening. If this is the case, these ZootRocks should last you 10 evenings. Based on the price of $38, the price comes out to be less than $4 an evening.
Less than $4 an evening, when compared to alcohol, sounds like a bargain! Also, keep in mind that the bargain won’t fully be realized until you wake up the next morning without having to deal with a ‘damn hangover.
What are your thoughts on the prices of recreational marijuana? When comparing to alcohol or beer, do you still think it is overpriced?
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