WEBSITE: North Dakota Pot Prices Harsh
(NPN) — North Dakota has seen rising wages and low unemployment since the Bakken boom. But it is also seeing what may be another byproduct—rising marijuana prices.
According to PriceOfWeed.com, an anonymous marijuana price self-reporting site, oil-rich North Dakota has the highest priced pot in the nation at $406.34 an ounce for “high quality” weed, $352.92 for “medium quality” weed and $363.11for “low quality” marijuana.
Meanwhile, just across the border in its twin South Dakota, the drug prices are less harsh, at $389.69 for high quality ganja and $367.51 for “medium quality” pot. The “bargain” in the Mount Rushmore State is for “low quality” pot at $124.17 an ounce for the budget conscious pothead.
The site also allows viewers to check prices in specific areas of the states. For example, an ounce of “medium quality” marijuana cost $150/ounce in Rapid City and $180/ounce 350 miles to the east in Sioux Falls. Off I-90 and the big cities, however, rural tokers in Belle Fourche are paying a premium for weed at $450/ounce.
Prices in North Dakota were more variable, even within the same areas. In Fargo, pot users might find medium quality pot ranging from $400/ounce for “medium quality” pot to $350/ounce for “high quality” pot.
Users rated both Dakotas as aggressive in enforcing marijuana laws, with moderate social acceptance in each state.
The sale, possession or use of marijuana is illegal in both Dakotas.