Medical marijuana for 1 percenters: $150/gram cannabis caviar

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$300 in Green Gold.
While most of us live on a budget that prevents us from spending thousands on medical marijuana each week, there are apparently a few patients with lots of disposable income to throw around.

Budtenders I've spoken with talk about people coming in regularly to buy ounces of hash oil and caviar -- buds rolled in hash oil. They drop thousands on their weekly meds.

For those 1-percenter tokers out there, we've compiled a list of other cannabis extravagances for you to check out:

Eating:

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Pot brownies are so passé. It's time to step your edibles game up with an entire medicated meal.

Why order a regular supreme pizza from your neighborhood pizza place for around $20 when you can drop $60 for a six-slice pizza from Ganja Gourmet loaded with up to twelve grams of medicated goodness? For a side, slather some bread with medicated butter spread from Simply Pure and dip it in the company's medicated marinara sauce -- both around $18.

To wash it down, load up on CannaPunch OMG Bold Drinks, each packed with 150 milligrams of active cannabinoids. Compared to even the most expensive rare beers, $20 a pop for a pint of medicated pineapple mango juice is spendy. But just one of these drinks is enough to drop most patients like a tranquilized rhino. Of course, if you're the type of person smoking through ounces of caviar in a month, I imagine you've got quite the tolerance for THC. So you might want to grab a six pack for around $120.

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For dessert, combine sweets and THC with a $12 pint of super-strength Mile High Ice Cream in one of more than 28 flavors. We've featured the dessert before in our top edibles stories and for good reason -- the stuff works and is addictively delicious. Make it even more extravagant by putting a dollop of your favorite flavor Mile High on top of a $10 PeCanna bar from Standing Akimbo for an evening-wrecking $32 dessert.

Colorado's priciest pipes are on Page 2.


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ColoradoMMJDispensaryPatient
ColoradoMMJDispensaryPatient

Colorado dispensaries are racing to extend their product with all of these extravagancies, in order to get the reputation as the best dispensary in Denver; and the more extravagant things they can think of, they decide to charge you your arm and leg.

It is craziness, why doesn't 'Obama Care' fix insurance companies from any legal trouble for providing them affordable copays on their medicine?

You think that the economy has been boosted by Colorado dispensaries? Think about if we were able to use our insurance for one of the biggest things it's meant for... Making our medicine affordable. 

auntjjc
auntjjc

WHAT A BUNCH OF LOSERS!!!! READING ALL THESE COMMENTS CONFIRMS MY OPINION THAT ALL YOU DOPERS ARE SIMPLY LOSERS IN LIFE!!! WHAT A PITY. I SEE LOTS OF YOU CAN NOT EVEN EXPRESS YOURSELF VOID OF THE LOWEST OF VULGARITY.  BET, UNLESS YOU WERE BORN TO A LOSER,  YOUR PARENTS ARE UTTERLY EMBARASSED TO CALL YOU THEIR CHILD.  PLEASE DO NOT REPLY AND TELL ME HOW GREAT YOU ARE BECAUSE I DO NOT CARE IF YOU ARE A RHODES SCHOLAR AND WORTH A BILLION, AS ALL THAT DOES IS MAKE YOU A BIGGER LOSER!!   WHAT A WASTE AND THAT INCLUDES ALL YOU PANTYWAISTS WHO CLAIM A MEDICAL NEED FOR THIS CRAP!!!  I LAUGH THAT YOU ARE SO STUPID THAT YOU CAN NOT SEE THAT,  AND MEDICATION WORTH IT'S WHILE IS NOT MANUFACTURED OR PACKAGED WITH ALL THE HYPE AND COMEON AS THIS JUNK. YOU ARE NOT ONLY FOOLISH BUT ARE BEING PLAYED FOR WHAT YOU ARE," " A FOOL". THE PHRASE "A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED" CERTAINLY BEFITS EACH OF YOU.  BE PREPARED TO DIE A VERY MISERABLE AND HORRRIBLE DEATH.   CAUSE THAT IS HOW YOUR ILK ALL GO......THE DEVIL AWAITS YOU!!!

Garbagewater
Garbagewater

All those numbers are wrong.  You should be ashamed of yourself for just not googling how many people eat edibles in Colorado.  Some despenses only sell edibles so how do they make so much money from one percent.  There are 17 different despenses that only sell edibles in Denver.  People need to quit writing stuff they don't know about.  Green gold i get for 25 a gram.  This guy is stupid.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Not pointing a finger in any particular direction (those guilty are all around), but the precious, self-obsessed focus on the culture of cannabis and of well-heeled connoiseurs characteristic of its self-representation in media is emblematic of what is wrong with the community -- its failure to deal with the grinding reality of Prohibition and its unwillingness and inability to confront its perpetrators.  If people who use cannabis acquire an education in civics, law, and politics and steel themselves to oppose the parasites who now live off of us, progress will become possible.  To retreat into self-indulgence just offers up new generations of victims to the prison-industrial complex and the prohibitionists.

Monkey
Monkey

It's hard to believe any true cannabis connoisseur would roll their bud in anything. You want "nectar" smoke it, you want "kief" smoke it, why would you roll a delicious bud in anything unless it's not so delicious. The wealthy can afford $1000 bottles of fine wine but no wine connoisseur would want vodka mixed with it. And that $35,000 bong looks like a tacky award you would win at a Harley convention. 

AlWolf Sandlin
AlWolf Sandlin

this is still simple econ and math. when it is legal and we grow our own prices plummet and we can make our own cannabis caviar dirt cheap... if we as greedy fucks still want charge big bucks and you find some schmuck to pay... fuck you.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

MMCs have caused the price of high-quality medicinal cannabis to drop, but not nearly enough.  Medical cannabis remains a medicine and a pleasure mostly for middle to upper class white people.  While people of color continue to bear the brunt of the State's enforcement of irrational and draconian laws against cannabis, MMCs have done whatever they could to ingratiate themselves with the insensate monsters who continue to accommodate the State's ensconced prohibitionist parasites while prating about how they support the Constitution's provision for medical cannabis.  Drive out of government anyone who supports the drug laws in their present form!

Guest
Guest

what a interesting marketing gimmick Mr. Macarthur III and The Clinic, I bet if you test that caviar it has no real CBD value and can't even hit the thc level of most BHO.

eric
eric

Riot Board- If you are shopping places where prices are rising, you are in the wrong spot.  Prices are 50% less than they were 3-5 years ago.  Clearly caviar is not the norm and there is plenty of high quality, affordable product on the market (unless you are on ssdi).

africanchild669
africanchild669

@auntjjc You're insane, and you need to do us all a favor and go live in a hole somewhere.

DudeWhoTokes
DudeWhoTokes

You mam, cannot understand norml thinking............

Fairhill
Fairhill

THE DEVIL LOVES YOUR HATRED AND AWAITS YOU AUNTIE JJC. TOO BAD FOR YOU WEED IS HELPFUL IN BURN PATIENTS. YOU WANT SOME NOW!

 Billy B.
Billy B.

Could you put that in terms that more of us would understand.I love the passon but it is hard to tell what position you take on medical cannabis users.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Same pretentious stooges who would order a fine single-malt Scotch ... mixed with cola.

Guest
Guest

Who's running the custom glass market, the Pentagon? Why not call your glass store "You're fucking stupid and we will profit from it"? $35K and the fucker can still get kicked over by an idiot, knocked over by a dog, etc. Gimme a break. GGraphics were $40 bucks back in the day and worked just fine for years. Enjoy your over priced glass monstrosities.

William Breathes
William Breathes

Thanks for the comment, Monkey.

As for the pipe, I agree it's theme is a bit strange and not of my tastes -- but I assure you that seeing it in person is impressive for even the non-smoker and Illuzion has some other mind-blowingly intricate pieces as well.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Of course it can't, but stoners aren't very good at math.

The % THC content of a 3 part mix -- bud, kief and oil --- will always be LESS than the single most potent part -- the oil.

You'd be far better off just using the oil alone at ~$20 - $30 per gram, or buying the bud at $10 / gram, some kief at $15 and oil at $20 and making your own "caviar".

And what does any of this pretentious piffle have to do with legitimate "MEDICAL" marijuana anyway?

Riot Board
Riot Board

I hat to disagree but as I travel a lot across America the herb prices seem to be on the rise I lived in Vail CO for a while since I have moved from there and went back the prices jumped up 20 bucks in Missouri 30 bucks in Virginia and North Carolina the increase varies but is present as well as the other states I travel through. Im not on ssdi but im also not new to herb or its pricing its been on a steady incline since 1995. Sadly its cheaper from a street vendor anywhere I go and that just proves my point that dispensaries are driving up the prices purely for the sake of more profit and lining their own pockets.  The only prices that are dropping are the Mexican cartels brick weed that is in every ghetto and project in the US.

auntjjc
auntjjc

PLEASE,,,,,,,,WHAT THE DEVIL IS THAT SUPPOSE TO SAY OR MEAN?.......I SUGGEST YOU GET BACK ON YOUR BONG AND STAY ON IT UNTIL YOU ELIMINATE YOURSELF YOU KNOW GO UP IN SMOKE

William Breathes
William Breathes

Robert is a pro-medical cannabis/cannabis activist. I think what he's saying is that he would like to see people more concerned with cannabis politics as opposed to the connoisseur aspects.

Which I totally appreciate. But I also enjoy me some well-grown cannabis in mah spliffs. :)

Thanks for the comments Robert and Billy.

Guest
Guest

Hip Tip: It's more pretentious to tell someone else how they should enjoy something.

William Breathes
William Breathes

My bet is that if you owned a $35,000 piece and actually smoked out of it, you don't leave it on the floor for dogs to knock it over or for idiots to kick it. In fact, you probably don't let anyone look at it, let alone touch it: http://youtu.be/g7-5io1muSQ

Donkey fucker
Donkey fucker

Yeah, right on! Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are terrible at math. That's why they were such big losers like you.

Garbagewater
Garbagewater

Being a show decorator I traveled so much. I have seen bud with no hair and looks just like artichoke.  Same size and everything.  One prong leaf is enough to fill a bowl. Saw this down in Miami.  They have had to outsource MMJ because of Mexican people. Just kidding..  See I can make up stuff too.  Sounds like you get out smarted alot.  Call first and confirm your price and explain you can always go somewhere else.  Usually gets me free hash or joint.   I decorate for our superbowls, mtv awards, and Playboy expo.  Trust me alot of dealers out there are getting scared of getting a normal job who do this illegal.  They have dropped price not only on the east coast but if you go to Cali you can get the same bud as in the MMJ place from a mexican for a large amount of 10 bucks an 1/8th. Right on the side of place.. they will have there license so you are still within legal rights. Or washington Omg they have mt. helen which is a volcano has some of the best bud I have seen. You thought Washington apples are good.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

You must inhabit the bottom of the economic food chain.

The pound prices for A grade bud have dropped from approximately $3500 in late 2009 to around $2250 now in 2012.

Jake Browne
Jake Browne

Prices were fixed for a long time on the street and through caregivers. $50 an 1/8th seems like a million years ago. Remember, it was the dispensary system that started producing cheaper product with an equivalent effect, forcing others to drop their prices.

William Breathes
William Breathes

I gotta disagree with you on all fronts here. Dispensary herb has become less expensive and so has "street vendor" herb over the last few years.

If you are paying more now than you were two years ago, you need to meet new people.

*edit: I just saw you aren't in a medical MJ state. I can't speak for Missouri. But here in Colorado, things are definitely cheaper all around.

nickc_rulz1987
nickc_rulz1987

@auntjjc God you're a fucking loser. I bet you are some 40 yr old fat bitch who just loves judging people, for christ's sake go kill yourself

Guest
Guest

You're an idiot and God is like Santa Claus for old people.

When you die, there is nothing.  You are wasting your life on fairy tales.

Monkey
Monkey

It's funny you think you know what God intended and it's sad you think flowers harm people. Altered states of consciousness is Gods gift to us, someone who ignores Gods gift is not only forsaking God, they are blind, def and dumb to many beautiful aspects of life God intended for us to appreciate. For someone who didn't want any replies, you sure are curious if you have any, would that be the sin of pride?

auntjjc
auntjjc

GOD MADE WEEDS HE ALSO MADE FLOWERS INCLUDING POPPIES BUT HE DID NOT INTEND FOR HIS CREATIONS TO BE MISUSED TO CAUSE HARM TO YOU OR OTHERS!!! AND WHAT BIBLE DO YOU REFER TO, THE KORAN?? AREAS WHERE THAT IS USE MIGHT BE A GREAT PLACE FOR YOU TO CONSIDER RELOCATING TO THEY USE ALL THAT MIND ALTERING CRAP QUITE A BIT. I GUESS IF YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH OF A MIND TO BEGIN WITH, ONE WOULD BE PRONE TO DESIRE TO ALTER IT....SO CARRY ON... GO BACK TO YOUR BONG ALONG WITH THE MASSES OF LOSERS SMOKING TO ESCAPE THEIR HORRIBLE LIVES. WHY FAIRHILL ARE YOU UNREGISTERED , FEARED SOMEONE MIGHT KNOW WHO YOU ARE?

Fairhill
Fairhill

GOD MADE WEED, GO READ YOUR BIBLE! WELL YOUR BIBLE IS AN INDIRECT TRANSLATION OF THE HEBREW BIBLE, SO THERE ARE SOME MISSING TEXTS! READ THE REAL BIBLE NOT THE ONE THE WHITEMAN MADE UP!  JUST LIKE THE HISTORY BOOKS IN THE US SCHOOLS ARE FULL OF LIES! YOUR ENGLISH BIBLE IS EMPTY OF SOME TEXT THAT WAS LEFT OUT, ON PURPOSE.

auntjjc
auntjjc

ALL ONE NEEDS TO DO IS READ WHAT YOU VILLAGE IDIOTS WRITE TO ASCERTAIN YOU ARE ALL HIGH!!!.... GET A LIFE AND GET OFF THE WEED,... THERE IS MUCH MORE PLEASURE TO BE FOUND IN LIFE THAN POT,ETC.   I CAN ASSURE YOU WILL NEVER KNOW BECAUSE YOUR SICKNESS KEEPS YOU IN A MENTAL FOG!  YOU ARE A CAPTIVE IN YOUR OWN WORLD.......DON'T FEAR THE AUTHORITIES  FEAR YOURSELF!

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Excellent!

The Monkey speaks the hard truth.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Makes about as much sense as the Alcoholic Beverage Industry trying to unify drunkards, alcoholics, home brewers, restaurant owners, wine connoisseurs, liquor stores and supermarkets.

When will clueless stoners realize and accept the political and economic reality that just because someone else smokes or sells pot doesn't make them your political ally.

As Monkey succinctly stated below -- the economic, political, legal, privacy and medical interests of Private Patients/Caregivers are diametrically opposed to those of the Big $$ Dispensary Lobby and their parasitic bedfellows at the Dept. of Revenue.

What's best for Private Patients/Caregivers is ruinous for Big $$ Dispensary Cartels.

What best for the Dispensary Lobby and the Dept. of Revenue is harmful to Private Patients/Caregivers.

Fortunately there are 100x more individual patients/caregivers than there are dispensaries, so if they wake up to reality and vote their own best interests they might be able to protect their individual rights.

Monkey
Monkey

You might be discouraged because you're confused. Dispensaries have increased the income of caregivers, demand for them has never been greater. MMCs took what caregivers were doing and commercialized it, essentially bringing the feds to Colorado. People don't want the feds dealing with Colorado approved medicine and it seems the best way to remove federal threat would be to let them remove the problems they have with our laws, specifically MMCs. It really isn't practical to think patients, caregivers and MMCs will join together because we all like weed, our fears and desires are different. Patients want low prices, caregivers want privacy and MMCs want respect. Patients fear local law enforcement, caregivers fear the feds and MMCs fear loosing their investments.   Our collective goal should not be instigating more federal enforcement by encouraging more commercial trafficking of marijuana, our goal should be to remove the relatively new laws that caused such a division between weed lovers. Moving forward with more rules similar to the current rules causing trouble is not an effort our whole community can support. Tear down the rules that caused us to turn on each other before you try to build. You can only build on solid ground, not on top of a shaky foundation.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Thanks for sharing a different point of view, Guest.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

I for one continue to support MMCs on the basis that they supply medicinal cannabis to patients who need it.  The problem is that the counterrevolution against medical cannabis was only helped by dispensaries caving in to Romer and the rest of the criminal gang in the Capitol.  The chief threat to dispensaries is Federal, but your abandonment of Colorado's constitutional protection of caregivers only worsened the situation and set you up for Federal criminal liability. Trying to cast the dispute as caregivers' resentment of a loss in income is misleading and unhelpful in the extreme.

guest
guest

Its interesting how no one has noticed that the caviar mentioned is not being sold but raffled off for charity.  While I can understand being upset that dispensaries are hurting the income of private caregivers, wishing for the "the DEA to come and shut everything down" is extremely ignorant and shows why we remain so far from legalization.  Defeating prohibition will take the collective effort of our community as a whole and I must say I am pretty discouraged by the comments I have been reading here. 

Guest
Guest

I'm glad you make sense in your own head. 

William Breathes
William Breathes

Why does anyone purchase art? There are people out there spending millions on paintings just to look at, but spending as much as you would on a new Volkswagen on a glass pipe seems out of the quesion...

Would I spend $35,000 on a pipe? Fuck no. But I think it's cool that functional glass art has gone from the days of fumed "color changing" pipes to a unique American art form.

Guest
Guest

Then why own it? For the resale value?

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

You clearly have no comprehension of market economics.

Monkey
Monkey

I would go along with that if you add one, generic, name brand and custom made. But I really think cannabis relates to wine better with a huge range of quality. Fortunately for pot snobs, the best of the best is at most twice the price, not $5-$5000 for wine. Even with this "caviar" for $10 a bong hit, it's only a $5-$150 per gram range.

Jake Browne
Jake Browne

Made up statistics don't make you right. 

If your argument was true, prices would have been cheaper for the almost decade before dispensaries came into existence. MMC's are competing in a race to the bottom and the black market has suffered as a result. I hear it all the time.

Jake Browne
Jake Browne

Not to say there aren't some excellent dispensaries producing connoisseur level meds or that all meds pre-dispensaries were great. I think a fair comp would be generic vs name brands. 

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Why do you lie, dispensary shill ?

There are only about 600 dispensaries in the state, there are over 8000 private individual caregivers -- and those are just the ones who registered with CDPHE -- there are thousands of caregivers operating under Amendment 20 who opted to not register.

With 10,000+ private individual caregivers and countless THOUSANDS of individual patients growing their own, it is that supply that forced dispensaries to lower their prices to meet the market.

And that doesn't even account for the thousands of pounds of pot arriving from California and Oregon -- at $1800 / pound FOB -- into Colorado's marijuana commerce chain.

Monkey
Monkey

I thought "producing cheaper product with an equivalent effect" was a respectable way  of saying the same thing. Not everyone will appreciate the subtle differences in smell, taste and effect that pot snobs like myself find so important. I don't like warehouse weed, but I'm sure there are many who would rather pay less for something with a similar effect, just like in the wine market. I think he choose his words wisely, most in the industry would have said (a better product with a better effect for cheaper), then I would have had to unloaded on him.

the bushman
the bushman

 no, it wasn't the 'dispensary system', not even close. it was the shear volume of them trying to move shitty herb. those 2 combined.

DAISY_PLANTER69
DAISY_PLANTER69

YUP GO FUCK YOURSELF GOUGER ILL SMOKE MEXICAN BRICK WEED BEFORE I SURRENDER MY CASH TO A GREEDY FUCK LIKE YOU

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

As an ILLEGAL user of marijuana, the Feds have one thing to say ... Fuck You !

HTH.

zardoz
zardoz

As a LEGAL medical marijuana patient.. I have one thing to say ... you sir can go fuck yourself

Lenman_99
Lenman_99

I can attest to that I have had to drop my prices to compete with MMJ. Of course all the people I sell to have cards but don't have anything wrong with them. it's a shame that MMJ is such a bogus fake system. Don't get me wrong I believe there are people it helps but the mojority are just looking for an easy way to get weed. I can't wait for the bill to pass this fall so the DEA will come shut down everything. Maybe then I can raise my prices back where they were.  

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