Dear Stoner: I recently tried to buy a quarter of Tangerine Power, and one dispensary was charging $171 for a quarter out the door, or $20 per gram. This is obscene! What’s with the disparity in weed prices around Denver?
Dear James: Despite Tangerine Power’s timely allure (it was the featured strain of the Grow Off, where some local dispensaries performed quite well), that’s pretty expensive for a quarter of pot these days. Several dispensaries around town sell the same amount of flower for $60 or less, and the difference in quality isn’t that great. Even the premium pot shops are charging closer to $120 now, and most of them have flash sales and daily deals so that budget-conscious potheads can still smoke something good without cleaning out their wallets.
Stores in suburban towns, rural communities and mountain/resort areas don’t have the same level of competition as Denver dispensaries, so a store in Avon or Aspen can charge more and get away with it. Sadly, the industry still isn’t mature enough to enjoy the price consistency of alcohol.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Westword's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Denver's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.