Cannabis Strain By Price
When people walk into a dispensary, usually they’re looking for some combination of good quality and reasonable prices. Sometimes that can be tough to accomplish, with top shelf flower costing up to $25 per gram. Interestingly, lower income recreational users make up a significant percentage of overall consumers. In 2016, a cannabis research and analytics firm, the Brightfield Group, conducted a study of 1,200 medical cannabis patients in California and found that “low-income users make up nearly a third of marijuana patients, are loyal customers, and tend to use more product per person than higher-income consumers do.” Brightfield defines “lower income” as consumers who are unemployed or making less than $30,000 per year.
So why cover a list of most expensive strains when ⅓ of California’s consumers are low income? Because it’s important to be a savvy consumer, and awareness of market prices is useful in finding the best deal for your dollar. Without further ado, here are the six most expensive strains we could find through WeedMaps strain pricing tool and Google research. These would be good strains to buy when your local shop is having happy hour specials, FTP deals, or Patient Appreciation Days.
1. Girl Scout Cookies – Highest Listed Price $420.00
A hybrid of OG Kush and Durban Poison, Girl Scout Cookies originated in California with sweet and earthy flavors. It is a high THC strain that has won numerous awards. It is said to have a positive effect on nausea, pain, and helps combat appetite loss.
2. OG Kush – Highest Listed Price $400.00
OG Kush is the ubiquitous west coast strain and there are many different phenotypes of this strain. Its predominant scents are of pine and lemon and is known for bringing on heavy relaxation and euphoria. It has been said to be helpful for migraines and ADD by many patients who use this strain.
3. Critical Plus – Highest Listed Price $400.00
Critical Plus was the winner of the first High Life Cup, held in Barcelona. It has limited popularity in the United States and is mostly found in the Pacific Northwest. It is a citrusy strain that will improve mood and offers a mostly heady high.
4. Gorilla Glue #4 – Highest Lited Price $400.00
Considered to be one of the strongest strains of all time, Gorilla Glue #4 is a hybrid whose parents include Chocolate Diesel and Sour Dubb. It was developed by GG Strains and won multiple Cannabis Cups as well as the High Times World Cup in Jamaica. It is incredibly pungent with the smell of a bud capable of filling a room quite easily.
5. Northern Lights – Highest Listed Price $380.00
Unlike some other strains on the list Northern Lights has seemed to be around forever. It first came to prominence as early as 1985 in Holland and is a pure indica that has been a parent of numerous famous hybrids including Super Silver Haze. It has a spicy taste and smell and often has purple coloring.
6. Space Queen– Highest Lited Price $380.00
Rounding out our list is Space Queen, a hybrid developed by BC Growers. It has a funky smell that might scare off novice users. Like other strains on our list it has a number of phenotypes and is considered to be a very potent strain.