The Oregon Natural Resources Report - Agricultural News from Oregon

Debate brews over Oregon marijuana prices

February 14, 2012

Does Portland have cheap cannabis?
The cops say no. The drug dealers say yes.
Natural Resource News Note:

Consumers, apparently, agree with the dealers. According to, a site where users (in both senses) can upload information about how much they paid for their recent marijuana purchases, pot averages $250.12/oz. here. Californians, meanwhile, pay $298.72/oz., Idahoans $323.06, and Washingtonians $270.17.

Those prices are actually inflated, according to a drug dealer interviewed last week by Willamette Week. At 24 years old, “Eric” claims to have been selling pot for six years. He says that in the last year, he hasn’t charged more than $220/oz. Anything higher would just be laughed out of the market.

The cops aren’t so sure, claiming that their data says market prices for weed in Portland range from $300-400/oz.

Eric says that lax enforcement of drug laws has made Oregon something of a haven for marijuana growers, thus lowering prices and making it attractive to ship the herb to other states. Some growers reportedly make more than $1000/lb. on interstate pot shipments.

read more.

Print This Post Print This Post    Email This Post Email This Post

Discuss this article

no comments yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the following question to confirm that you are a real person: *

Natural Resource Headlines

Top Business News


Top Natural Resource News


Top Faith News


Copyright © 2019, OregonReport. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use - Copyright - Legal Policy | Contact Oregon Report

--> --> -->