The pot of Montreal among the least expensive in the world

News 3 February, 2018
  • Boris Proulx

    Friday, February 2, 2018 11:30

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    OTTAWA | The low prices of the black market might pull down those of the future cannabis is legal in Quebec and a ranking place the pot montreal among the most affordable in the world.

    Only retailers of a handful of large cities in the world can offer the cannabis is less expensive than in Montréal, according to the “index cannabis” to 2018, published this week by the company Seedo, specializing in hydroponic production.

    Wholesale price

    To 8,03 $ a gram, the quebec metropolis ranks 20th out of 120 major cities in the lower prices of cannabis and the largest amount consumed (14 to 100 kg), according to their calculations, based on statistical estimates.

    Fresh data released Friday by Statistics Canada suggests a price even less, at $ 6.85 per gram on average in the country.

    These data, more accurate, have been collected from 5882 consumers during the last week of January by the federal agency that is trying to establish a true picture of the black market.


    A price is not yet available for Quebec or Montreal, but Statistics Canada also states that the followers quebecers of this soft drug were over-represented in these statistics, since they were more likely to share their shopping habits with the government.

    A lower price on the black market would also mean a smaller bill for future clients of the québec Society of cannabis (SQC), which has not announced its sale price.

    “In a first time, it is necessary that people are attracted to the legal market with a competitive price [the black market]. In the long term, such as for tobacco and alcohol, we will be able to think to raise the price, when the market will be stabilized, ” says François Gagnon, a scientific advisor to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).

    While the government of Ontario is working on a gram for 10 $, the price referred to in Quebec up here was a few dollars less.

    Legal price

    The CEO of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), Alain Brunet, told the Newspaper want to get back 30 % of the black market with a price of 8 to $ 9 a gram. The minister of record, Lucie Charlebois, has referred 7 to $ 8 per gram in September.

    The office of the minister of Finance, Carlos Leitão, confirmed that the price of cannabis has not yet been chosen, and will be established as a function of the going on the illicit market.