Wholesale Cannabis Prices for Q1 2024
April 9, 2024


Cannabis price volatility has been moderate thus far this year, with last week’s cannabis spot index closing at $1,020 per pound, 2.9% higher than the low of $991 on March 8th, and 4.9% lower than the high of $1,072 on January 12th. The U.S. Cannabis Spot Price Index has averaged $1,026 YTD.

Price movement across grow types at the national level has been highest for greenhouse grown flower, with trading in a 12% range around the average.

  • The U.S. Outdoor Cannabis Price Index has stayed in a $35 range between $405 to $440, averaging $418 YTD.
  • The U.S. Greenhouse Cannabis Price Index has exhibited an $85 range between $685 to $770, averaging $725 YTD.
  • The U.S. Indoor Cannabis Price Index has resided in a $102 range between $1,344 to $1,446, with an average of $1,378 YTD.

As we approach the 420 industry “holiday”, we will be looking closely to see whether the power of the buyer or the power of the supplier is stronger. For many years, sellers commanded premiums as dispensaries sought to keep shelves stocked for the event. As more markets opened, and existing markets became more competitive, buyers were able to use their power to demand discounts so that they could offer sales to encourage traffic. This pattern ended in April of 2020, when buyers were able to secure only a 1% discount versus the month of March. Since then, the average increase in prices from March to April has been 1.3%, 5.3% and 4.6% in 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively.

In other news, three recent events likely to impact markets over the coming year, and beyond, were the veto of recreational use in Virginia by Governor Glenn Youngkin; the Florida Supreme Court greenlighting Amendment 3, which would legalize adult-use in Florida if passed in November by ballot initiative; and the creation of both a dynamic and chaotic adult-use market in New York following the April 3rd decision by Albany Supreme Court Judge Kevin Bryant to strike down significant portions of the state’s regulatory statutes.


The histogram below illustrates the distribution of marijuana prices by grow type for Q1. Prices for greenhouse and indoor grown flower were fairly well distributed. The majority of outdoor flower deals (60%) were in the $400 to $600 per pound range, roughly twice the amount for the same period last year, with most of the increase coming from deals pricing above the $0 to $400 range (44% last year versus 24% this year).

Wholesale Cannabis Price Distribution Q1 2024