Will Yukoners Get ‘Value’ With Legal Pot? Government Sets Marijuana Price at $8 Per Gram

Article by Dave Croft, CBC News

Will Yukoners get 'value' with legal pot? Government sets marijuana price at $8 per gram The Whitehorse retail location on Industrial Road will sell a gram of marijuana starting at $8 Dave Croft · CBC News. The prices for marijuana in the store will begin at $8 per gram plus taxes. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

The Yukon government aims to undercut the illegal marijuana market in the territory, setting the price for pot at $8 a gram, which officials say is cheaper than marijuana sold illegally.

“Our plan is to try to compete [with] or eliminate the illicit market, so the $8 a gram puts a value option in there,” said Steve Cummings, the director of operations for the Yukon Liquor Corporation.

The average price per gram for non-medical marijuana is $9.52 in Yukon, about $2 higher than the national average of $7.43, Statistics Canada reports.

The store will temporarily be on Industrial Road in a building currently under a Yukon government lease. Cummings said the exact opening date of the store is still unknown, but the liquor corporation is looking at Sept. 1 as a tentative date.

The federal law hasn’t been passed by Parliament yet, but it’s expected to happen this summer.

Cummings said the store over time will add higher-priced premium pot.

“There should be a wide selection whereas perhaps on your corner dealer right now is not as good a selection,” he said.

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One comment

  1. No, that $8g is a lie like all the rest of government sanctioned weed, if it’s $8 retail it’s immediately $9g with Federal TAX + provincial, it’s $9.50 as so as you place your order, don’t let the bs fool you, as soon as the Cannabis Act is law, Greedy Liquor Control boards, and Government retail will jack the price per gram and taxes to make their profits.

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