ASPEN — Aspen’s recreational marijuana shops have been booming since the tourist season kicked into high gear in June. According to Hunter Beaudreau, an employee at Green Dragon Aspen, recreational sales have at least doubled in the past month.
With more recreational sales taking place, the medical marijuana supplies have backed up and several shops now have surpluses of medical pot, allowing for lower pricing.
There also appears to be a pot price war brewing in Aspen on the medical side.
Silverpeak Apothecary started lowering prices when it announced in March that 7 grams of any of its medical marijuana strains would cost only $40 to members. Green Dragon Aspen answered in June by offering its medical members the same amount for $30.