Current Data

U.S. Cannabis Spot Index increased 0.6% to $1,578 per pound.

The simple average (non-volume weighted) price increased $3 to $1,841 per pound, with 68% of transactions (one standard deviation) in the $1,056 to $2,627 per pound range. The average reported deal size was nominally unchanged at 2.4 pounds. In grams, the Spot price was $3.48 and the simple average price was $4.06.

The relative frequencies of transactions for each grow type were largely stable from last week.  

The relative volume of greenhouse flower expanded by 2% this week. The relative volumes of warehouse and outdoor product contracted by 1% each. 

Early reports out of several states indicate that demand in legal cannabis markets is continuing to stabilize and even decrease slightly. Data issued by regulators in Oregon, Massachusetts, and Illinois, examined in this week’s Premium Report, all show declines in monthly retail sales from May to June. This is a departure from historical trends, which have seen monthly revenue figures generally climb from the late spring and through the summer months in prior years. 

Plateauing demand is occurring as some cultivators in more mature markets such as Oregon ramped up production compared to last year, while growers in newer adult-use markets like Illinois have expanded to serve demand from general consumers over the past 18 months or so. These dynamics may put downward pressure on, or at least moderate the U.S. Spot Index in the coming months, as opposed to the summer wholesale price rise that Cannabis Benchmarks has observed in each of the past two years. 

Still, the monthly average U.S. Spot price for June 2021 was $1,609 per pound, up 2.4% from May and up 16.4% compared to June 2020. The first two weeks of July have seen the national composite price average $1,574 per pound month-to-date.