Today, in the spirit of Forbes and 4/20, we’ll be showing you what could very well be the most expensive marijuana money can buy.
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Cannabis is a controversial subject for some. But, no matter where you fall on the support spectrum, support for legalization of marijuana, pot, cannabis, or whatever you’d like to call it, is at it’s highest in five decades, according to a October 2017 Gallup Poll.
The Colorado cannabis retail market generated $1.51 billion in sales of various cannabis products in 2017, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data released in February. Meanwhile, California cannabis sales are estimated to hit $3.7 billion by the end of this year, according to new research from BDS Analytics.
Just like any popular product, whether it’s a piece of gold jewelry, a new travel bag, or anything else, the price you pay can determine the quality.
E ight states and the District of Columbia already offer recreational sales. Several other states have recreational bills on the ballot.
Selling at around $800 per ounce, Loud Dream could be the most expensive weed in the world. Loud Dream is a Hybrid marijuana strain with strong berry flavors and is reported to leave users feeling “both creative and energetic”.
Correction: (April 20th 2018, 5:20pm) Loud Dream, at $800 an ounce, is not the most expensive marijuana like I originally reported. Instead, the top spot goes to Cannabis Caviar, priced at a staggering $1,400 an ounce!
Pictured: a marijuana plant.
Selling at around $1400 per ounce, this could be the most expensive weed in the world.
Loud weed, or dank weed, in short, is premium cannabis – the kind that’s potent and pungent, the kind that’s very sticky and that gets you really, really high. Think Pineapple Express.
Among these premium-grade strains is what is called the world’s most expensive weed – Loud Dream. This hybrid, which is said to have been sold on the black market for $800 an ounce, is a sativa backcross of the popular Blue Dream.
Ranging from bright green to dark green, with red, orange or purple hues, the vivid colors of loud weed depend on the specific strain at hand. No seeds or stems should be present.
And, obviously, top-shelf products come at a higher price. In the era of legalization in North America, more money is being used for growing high-quality marijuana.
(Sidenote: if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by a strong high, check out some tricks on coming down from a high quickly.)
Although less vibrant in color than dank weed, mids boast brighter colors than reggie and are usually void of seeds and stems, which are commonplace in cheap marijuana.
Dank weed is grown in ideal conditions and carefully harvested in order to secure top-notch quality.
When it comes to reggie weed, everything from the growing of it to its processing results in its lackluster performance. From its low-levels of THC, which often fail to produce a decent high, to the utter dryness – reggie should be avoided at all costs.
But soon after getting acquainted with reggie, hopefully, it has been left behind and forgotten, along with other dubious aspects of our past.
Learn how to spot high and low quality weed, from reggie and mid-range to loud weed, and what type of consumers would use each of these.