Pubdate: Fri, 26 Jan 2018
Source: Metro (Edmonton, CN AB)
Copyright: 2018 Metro Canada
Author: Kevin Maimann
Page: A1


StatsCan can tell you the answer to that

Albertans are paying just under $8 a gram for marijuana on average,
according to a new Statistics Canada report.

The Cannabis Economic Report ranked average prices of medical and
non-medical cannabis between provinces and found Alberta is slightly
above the national average and the highest of the Prairies at $7.67.

The national average is $7.48. Manitoba has the cheapest weed at $6.69
per gram, while the territories rank the highest at $9.58.

The numbers are a combined average of medical and non-medical
cannabis, with legally purchased medical cannabis generally costing a
bit more.

Prices have been steadily dropping over the years as supply has
increased; in 2012, Albertans were paying $10 a gram.

Researchers found the numbers using studies about the Canadian market,
law-enforcement data and websites like, said StatsCan
economist Conrad Barber-Dueck.

"We kind of scraped the Internet for prices," he said.

The study found Canadians spent an estimated $5.7 billion on cannabis
in 2017, compared to $22.3 billion on alcohol and $16 billion on
tobacco products.
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