So how much are the newly opened Washington pot shops charging for a gram of weed on Opening Day?
“We started selling a gram for $10 earlier this morning,” Thomas Beckley, an owner at Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis, told The Cannabist on July 8. “Now our grams are going for closer to $13-$15 each, and we’re selling them in two-gram packages.”
Those $10-$15 per gram prices seem somewhat consistent with what people are tweeting, but others are allegedly seeing considerably higher prices.
Opening Day in Washington:
A special report from The Cannabist
$13 per gram:
— CannaPricer (@cannapricer) July 8, 2014
$20 per gram:
Here's what one of the first customers bought: a 2 gram package of 'Sweet Lafayette' marijuana. cost $40 pic.twitter.com/uYpOHAsAHs
— Nafeesa Karim (@nafeesakarim) July 8, 2014
$37 per gram:
— Matt South (@xDOWNSOUTHx) July 8, 2014
Especially given some of the higher prices being mentioned, many are declaring the black market alive and well:
Leave it to the idiot politicians to price themselves out of tax revenue for recreational marijuana. $20/gram leaves it in the black market
— DUKE DE UKE (@DukeDeUke) July 8, 2014
$12.00 to $25.00 per gram for marijuana in the Washington dope store, that price is going to make BC bud more popular.
— Starsboy63 (@starsboy63) July 8, 2014
so these rec marijuana stores that open tomorrow are selling one gram for $25?….. ha ha ha not even excited now
— sophie (@sophsoph03) July 8, 2014