Canadians Pay $6.83 on Average for a Gram of Cannabis: Statistics Canada

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Canadians pay $6.83 on average for a gram of marijuana: Statistics Canada By Amanda Connolly  . The Ontario government has released a first batch of 14 municipalities that will have government-run marijuana stores.  David McNew/Getty Images

Most Canadians who consume marijuana pay just under $7 per gram.

That’s according to data released Friday by Statistics Canada based on a survey made available to Canadians over the course of a month from the end of January to the end of February.

“Canadians reported that the average price of cannabis in February was $6.83,” Statistics Canada said in the data sheet.

“Prices varied across regions with prices in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia below the national average and prices in all other provinces and territories above the national average. Average prices were particularly high in the territories.”

As part of an effort to establish a baseline pricing mechanism for marijuana once the substance becomes legal later this year, Statistics Canada has been working to crowdsource the prices people pay for pot across the country.

StatsCannabis, its online crowdsourcing application, collected data submitted by 17,139 respondents from Jan. 25 to Feb. 28.

According to those submissions, Canadians paid anywhere from $2 to $20 per gram but on average the price for a gram hovered at $6.83 — although the national statistics agency cautioned the results should be taken with a grain of salt.

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