Is your weed dealer ripping you off? New survey reveals the cost of marijuana across the UK
How much does weed cost in your city?
While it’s not technically legal in the UK, it’s no secret that a fair few people are partial to a spot of weed every now and then. And it’s rapidly becoming more and more accepted around the world, with California the latest state in the US to legalise the drug earlier this year.
And now you can find out how much the average eighth of weed should be setting you back in the major cities across the UK. The 2018 Cannabis Price Index, from Seedo, details the cost of marijuana in 120 global cities.
The study began first by selecting 120 cities across the world, including locations where cannabis is currently legal, illegal and partially legal, and where marijuana consumption data is available. Then, they looked into the price of weed per gram in each city (which we’ve converted into eighths).
Here’s how much an average eighth (about 3.5 grams) of weed costs across the UK, with London coming out on top as the most expensive at £22.54:
The survey also looked at the cheapest cities around the world for an eighth of cannabis:
Other interesting findings from the survey include:
- New York City has the highest consumption rate of cannabis, at 77.44 metric tons per year.
- Boston, USA has the most expensive cannabis of all the cities where it’s legal , at £7.71 ($11.01), while Montevideo, Uruguay has the least expensive at £2.91 ($4.15).
- While Tokyo, Japan has the most expensive cannabis of all cities where it’s illegal, at £22.86 ($32.66), Jakarta, Indonesia has the least expensive at £2.65 ($3.79), despite being classed as a Group 1 drug with harsh sentences such as life imprisonment and the death penalty.
- For cities where cannabis is partially legal, Bangkok, Thailand has the most expensive at £17.37 ($24.81), while Quito, Ecuador has the least expensive at 94p ($1.34).
The survey also looked at how much local governments could collect in taxes if they legalised the drug. For example, London could collect up to £166 million in taxes, while Manchester could see up to £41 million in extra tax revenue if they went down the legalisation route.
“This study has revealed some incredible insights into the kind of tax revenue that legalising weed could generate,” says Uri Zeevi, CMO at Seedo.
“Take New York City for instance, which has the highest consumption level in the study at 77.44 metric tons of cannabis per year. If they taxed marijuana at the average US cannabis tax level, the city could make $ 156.4 million (£109.48 million) in potential tax revenue per year.
“This is equivalent to providing nearly three months’ worth of free school meals to every single public school kid in New York City.”
Could this be the first step in a very hazy, very green future for the UK? We’ll see.While it’s not technically legal in the UK, it’s no secret that a fair few people are partial to a spot of weed every now and then. And it’s rapidly becomin…
How much does weed cost in the UK? – UK Weed Prices 2020 Survey
How much does weed cost in the UK?
UPDATE:30/07/2002 – We still don’t have enough data so please keep sharing and lets find out together who’s getting ripped and who’s got the plug – If you want to see interactive results now head over to see UK prices for weed
UPDATE: 04/04/2020 – We need more results to present you with the final results which we’re excited to share with you. The current results show the average price is ВЈ30 for 3.5g UK grown bud but please keep on sharing so we can share our findings!
Cali strains are flooding the UK in 2020 cannabis prices appear to be becoming ever more expensive. We want to ask you guys to fill in this quick survey so we can finally get one thing straight. How much does weed cost in the UK? Lets put a stop to these silly prices and know what to expect for our buck.
We’re hearing of people paying ВЈ100 for 3.5g of ‘Cali’ that comes in a tin you can buy on ebay shown below, which is absolutely absurd and needs stopping if you care at all about the UK Cannabis Community:
Obviously price will always depend on strain (haze, dog or ami) and if you guys want to know which strains everyone’s smoking we’ll do another post. However, this post is specifically so we can share how much you should be paying for a 3.5g of UK bud on average and put a stop to the bs marketing pushing the prices higher. Do the UK Cannabis Community a solid one and answer the survey that will take less than 1 min and you remain completely anonymous. The whole point of this is to put a stop to these ridiculous prices and push those of you who are to find a new plug.
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