Like a hiker with a fourteener fix, the price of wholesale pot just keeps climbing in Colorado, according to the state statistics.
Between May 1 and July 31, the average price of a pound of dried marijuana sold wholesale to stores hit $999, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. That’s a nearly $150 jump over the $850 average the state recorded in July.
The $999 average market rate price, a figure used by the state when assessing its 15% excise tax on retail marijuana sales and transfers, takes effect Oct. 1. It marks the fourth straight three-month reporting period during which the cost of bud rose. In October 2018, a pound was going for $759 on average.
The average cost of buds destined to be turned into extract products also rose during the reporting period, hitting $254, up from $227. Whole undried plants rose to $173 per pound from $152 and average seed costs rose to $5 each from $4. The prices of wholesale trim and immature plants were flat at $325 per pound and $8 apiece respectively.
The record average price per pound of wholesale bud was set in January 2015 at $2,007, state data shows. The last time the average price per pound was over $1,000 was in April of last year.