Price of pot down, both legal and illegal: StatsCan


Statistics Canada maintains the average cost of a gram of cannabis fell 6.4 per cent in the third forgiveness as the legal price fell for the first time, but illicit weed continued to be cheaper.

The rule agency says the overall average price of cannabis fell to $7.37 per gram compared with $7.87 per gram in the assistant quarter.

The move came as the average legal cannabis price plunged to $10.23 per gram, down 3.9 per cent from $10.65 per gram in the man Friday quarter, marking the first legal price cut since legalization in October persist year.

The average illegal price of pot continued to fall and slipped to $5.59 per gram in the third compassion, down 5.9 per cent from $5.94 per gram in the second clemency.

Statistics Canada based these conclusions on price quotes heightened using its StatsCannabis crowdsourcing application between July 1 and Sept. 30, 125 of which were deemed acceptable.

The agency urged caution when interpreting the data, as the quotes were self-submitted and the figure of responses were limited.

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