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8 Responses to “Do You Smoke It, or Make Love to It?”
Prohibition does grossly inflate the price of illicit drugs, but this story is beyond parody. It’s just wonderful how the “liberal media” leaves its skepticism behind when it comes to the wildly successful war on drugs. Ooh, the police department’s holding a press conference and they have kilos and of bundles of cash stacked higher than we’ve ever seen. What a great story. But what changes…absolutely nothing. One born every minute, eh.
I hope the table they put that dope on is made of mahogany.
Folks, I spent my weed smoking days in California. I have had the very best of the very best. Weed that you just can’t get any better than and quite possibly better than the stuff they are talking about here. No fucking way it cost that much for an ozer. Ever. Not even close.
I wonder if I could sell that reporter a bottle of my homebrew. Its street value is in the neighborhood of $12,000/bottle, and everybody agrees it makes Sam Adams Utopias ($285 on eBay) taste like a pile of puke.
Street price in Cleveland is around $100-120/oz for “kind”.
I find that hard to believe unless that’s the volume discount. And I mean the super volume discount. Seriously, if that’s what a guy could buy from a dealer in a single unit (oz) for that price, that means one of 2 things: It sure as hell ain’t da kind OR California weed markup is way more fucked up than I thought. ;)
Back in the day (last time I touched the stuff or had anything to do with it was ’95) an eighth of kind bud would run you about 60 (40 for schwag). The prices you state would indicate that there has been a significant decrease in price over the last 13 years . . . must be a localized market thing but geez, that’s a pretty steep drop off in price.
Dunno Danno, must be a high premium in Cali or there was a serious drought in ’95, marijuana prices are amazingly inflation resistant and $150/Oz for moderate quality has been fairly standard east of the Mississippi for decades. 1/8th will still run you around $25-$40 though and the occasional gram can run $10-$20, there is a huge mark-up on micro size lots, although this $100/gram stuff is pretty impressive.