If you are like us and enjoy lighting up a spliff frequently we’re sure that you’ve noticed that it can get a little pricey. Obviously, it depends on your state’s prices, but if a major part of your budget is literally going up in smoke, it might be time to find some creative ways to save money on your next marijuana purchase.
In this quick guide, we are going to explain 5 killer tactics that will help you cut back on your weed costs without having to cut back on the weed itself.
1) Split Up Quantities
Most of us get accustomed to one or two strains, which eventually become our regular tokes. The only problem is that your body becomes immune to its effects over time. It’s always best to try new strains and if you purchase weed at a dispensary that allows you to split up quantities, you’ll be able to get the best of both worlds. Quality weed at a reasonable price.
So for instance, getting an ounce in the form of four quarters of different types of weed instead of just a single variety. You also might want to try a variety of cannabis consumption methods, too. The high provided by a single edible can last hours longer than the high product from smoking a bowl and is, therefore, more economical.
2) Use Coupons
This industry is huge on coupons and if you know where to look you can save some decent cash. You can find coupons for discount ounces, grams of wax and shatter, complimentary joints. The best way to go about this is to first of all check your local dispensaries website. You’ll find that on certain days they’ve got better deals than others. You can also check deals on weedmaps.com, Cannasaver or any other coupon site.
Another trick is to simply ask your local dispensary for a free joint. This will work if it’s your first time at the dispensary, but don’t expect it to last.
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3) Bulk Purchasing
You probably do the same thing every couple of days. You jump to your local dispensary and pick up a few grams or ounces, depending on your budget. A couple of days later, you find yourself out of stash and have to head out again to your dispensary. You are probably not taking into consideration the additional costs involved, such as time and gas.
The best way is to pick up a bulk of weed and then ask for a discount due to the amount you are purchasing. Most dispensaries will give you a nice 5%-10% discount, depending on the quantity. The flowers you purchase will work out cheaper and you’ll also save money (and time!) by avoiding extraneous trips to the local dispensary.
4) Grow it
This is definitely not for everyone, but it does work out to be a lot cheaper than going to your local dispensary. You will have to layout for the basic growing equipment, but over time it will work out to be very cost effective. Cannabis cultivation can be a complex art, but mastering the basics is very simple. Cannabis is a weed, after all, and by Nature’s design, it grows quickly and easily. You just have to provide it with the right conditions.
If this is something that interests you, then you’ll find many articles on the topic on this website. You can also go to Amazon and type in “Grow Marijuana,” there are dozens, if not hundreds of books online.
5) Shop Around
We all one time or another enter a comfort zone. This is when we purchase the same strain from the same dispensary. It seems logical, right? The bud-tender knows your name, knows what you like and also knows to charge you the full amount.
Every so often it’s best to shop around and see what other dispensaries have to offer. You’ll often find that they are selling the same product at a cheaper rate. When you head back to your regular joint, he’ll probably ask you; “You haven’t been around for a while”. You can answer with “Do you know that the dispensary across the road is offering the same bud as you at 20% less”. Trust us, you’ll get an immediate reduction.
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