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Statistics Canada Wants to Know How Much You Pay for Your Weed

Canadians are notoriously enthusiastic about answering questions from the government.

So you can bet that Statistics Canada’s most recent questionnaire – ‘Cannabis prices in Canada‘ – will yield a high response rate. (Sorry, had to).

The survey starts with a simple call to action: Statistics Canada needs your help collecting cannabis prices. It then presents five simple queries:

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With Canada’s cannabis legalization just a few months away, the data will presumably be used to price government-sanctioned marijuana. As with buying a new house, getting some green for a bargain is all about location, location, location.

B.C. bud was the cheapest in the nation, at $6.94 per gram. The Territories, meanwhile, boast the highest price per gram, at $9.52. Nationwide, the average price per gram stands at a very reasonable $7.43. The Canadian government has said its federal ganja will cost $10 a gram, though it’s not clear if this price will be adjusted for location (provincial taxes, shipping costs, etc.).

Check out the average price per gram of cannabis for non-medical purposes below:


So perform your civic duty and tell our government how much you pay for weed.

Christian Nathler

Christian Nathler is a contributing writer at Notable Life.