Canadians queued up online to place orders just past midnight on October 17, vying to be one of the first to make an historic purchase.
How much is your province charging for cannabis? Here’s a breakdown of the most expensive weed you can buy online from government-run stores across the country.
Provinces not listed, do not have online sales.
Although currently sold out, Maricann’s High Tide Amnesia Haze is the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis’ (AGLC) most expensive product on the site, ringing it at $15.24 per gram. This price includes tax but shipping runs at $9.95 either through Canada Post or Purolator.
Total with taxes and shipping: $25.19
Royal High by United Greeneries Ltd. offers up a variety of strains starting at $13.99 per gram. The cost does not include tax or shipping so that price shoots up to $26.87 once additional fees are factored in. With a flat rate of $10 for shipping, do yourself a favour and stock up with each order, or head to the Kamloops store.
Total with taxes and shipping: $26.87
A one-gram nug of DNA Genetics Lemon Skunk or LBS Moonbeam will cost you $15.50, which already includes 15% HST. However, you have to tack on another $7 for shipping.
Total with taxes and shipping: $22.50
Newfoundland & Labrador
LBS Sunset costs $12.17 per gram, not including taxes or shipping. Be sure to tack on an additional $9 for the latter (but rejoice for free shipping on orders over $99).
Total with taxes and shipping: $23.46
Yes, you can buy weed online from a government store, but you first have to get an access code by going to a physical retail store and showing proof of age.
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation did not return a request for a price list at the time of publication.
DNA Genetics Lemon Skunk makes its return to the list at $13.25 from the Ontario Cannabis Store. The price includes tax, but not the $5 flat fee for shipping. Factoring in tax and shipping, a gram of this bud costs $4.25 more in New Brunswick.
Total with taxes and shipping: $17.25
Prince Edward Island
Not including tax and shipping, a gram of Broken Coast’s Ruxton costs $13.03. Add $7 for shipping, plus tax on the total amount after shipping.
Total with taxes and shipping: $23.03
Aurora’s Banana Split weighs in at $11.30 per gram, not including tax and shipping. Factor in the additional costs and it’ll bump your gram to about 18 bucks. (Again, please don’t order your weed online one gram at a time.)
Total with taxes and shipping: $17.99
We welcome back Aurora’s Banana Split at $12.30 per gram including tax but not shipping. Currently, the only option is $12 for an expedited parcel through Canada Post. Only comparing base tax and price, this product is just shy of 70 cents more expensive in Quebec.
Total with taxes and shipping: $24.30
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