Cannabis may still be illegal for recreational purposes in the UK, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have access to a wide variety of weed products.
Whether it’s flower, hash, edibles or extracts, we have it all – and that includes huge variations when it comes to quality too.
But how much should you be paying for weed in the UK? What’s a reasonable price for edibles, extracts, hash and more?
Price of cannabis flower (buds) in the UK
These are the most common price ranges for high-grade UK flower. It can includes Dutch and Spanish imports. Of course, you may find some better/worse deals and there are local variances. Cali weed is more expensive and will be featured further down this article.
|3.5g (‘eighth’ of an ounce)||£25-35|
|7g (‘quarter’ of an ounce)||£50-70|
|14g (‘half’ ounce)||£80-110|
Price of hash in UK
Hashish is certainly not as common on UK streets as it used to be. However, while low-grade soap bar was once all you could get, there is now a wide variety of hash available, especially online. Considering the vast variety of hash available, prices can vary wildly.
Price of edibles in the UK
Cannabis-infused edibles are becoming more and more popular in the UK. They are usually labelled in increments of 10mg THC and come in a wide variety of forms, but usually it’s something sweet. £10 per 100mg THC is about standard in the UK. However, it’s quite common to find edibles cheaper than this, particularly if you know the right people.
Price of extracts, concentrates and carts in the UK
This is an area where large pricing discrepancies can be expected. A DIY job done by your friend is unlikely to set you back as much as a professionally-extracted cannabis oil made by experts. For example, syringes full of tested Rick Simpson oil can go for hundreds of pounds.
|1g UK shatter/wax/budder||£40-50|
|1g imported shatter/wax/budder||£50-70|
|1g branded sauce/live resin||£70-100|
|0.5ml distillate carts||£30-40|
|1ml distillate carts||£60-70|
Price of Cali weed in the UK
So-called cali weed – weed that’s been grown professionally in California and comes packaged in tins or packs – is growing in popularity in the UK. This is despite hefty price tags that make many old-school stoners’ eyes water. Because of the huge mark up on these products, there is also a lot of fake cali going around, so beware.
|1g legit calli weed||£20-30|
Learn more about cali weed here.
How we used to buy weed
In the olden days, which I know some people will remember, you went to see your dealer, who generally sold soap bar for £20 an eighth, £35 a quarter, £50 a half, £70-80 an ounce kind of thing.
There was never any talk of grams. And there was no such thing as king size slim papers. Ten B&H and a packet of green Rizlas, followed by a trip to your man was the path to stoney happiness.
Traditional weighing scales were the order of the day and coins were used to balance against the weight of the hash.
By some amazing fortune, a 2 penny coin weighs just slightly over 7 grams so was perfect for weighing out a quarter ounce.
Even more amazing is the fact that a single penny weighs 3.5 grams so is absolutely perfect for weighing out an eighth.
Two 2 penny coins were a half, 4 for an ounce.
I do remember ounces of hash going for as low as £50 in the north of England in the 1990s at one point in time. It wasn’t the best quality but was more than puntable and indeed smokeable.
Compressed imports and hydro
Way back then, an ounce of imported weed, often African or Columbian in origin, would generally be sold for £70 to £80. And you were lucky if you could find it in the first place. Some of it was fantastic, despite being crushed.
The prospect of paying over £200 for an ounce of cannabis was beyond belief at that point in time. But not now.
That is now pretty much the standard price for what is generally speaking an ounce of hydroponic weed grown under lights. You can pay more, but there is not usually a lot of point.
Of course, you could search out highly skilled individual growers growing Jack Herer organically under the sun or lights in the UK, people do this kind of thing but can take a little longer to find.
Dark Web Options
If you’re on a budget, the Dark Web can be a good place to source cheaper weed. But be careful.
You can also find dealers that sell good ‘shake’ and it’s also possible to buy old school compressed weed for as little as £35 an ounce if you really look for it. Quality will vary wildly though.
On some markets you can sometimes find Cheese for a crazy £165 an ounce. But at that kind of price it normally sells fast.
Of course, not all cannabis products are illegal in the UK. Products containing CBD from legally-grow hemp are widely available and have grown in popularity over the last few years.
If you’re looking to buy a couple grams of weed in the UK, you shouldn’t be paying more than around £10 a gram. Similarly, edibles will set you back around £10 per 100mg, give or take, while extracts start at around £40 and can go for as much as £100 a gram depending on the product.
Cali Weed is in its own league and prices can seem astronomical to seasoned smokers. It’s not unheard of for an eighth (3.5g) to go for the best part of £100, while an ounce (28g) can be as much as £700.