Will Yukoners Get ‘Value’ With Legal Pot? Government Sets Marijuana Price at $8 Per Gram

The Whitehorse retail location on Industrial Road will sell a gram of marijuana starting at $8.

The Yukon government aims to undercut the illegal marijuana market in the territory, setting the price for pot at $8 a gram, which officials say is cheaper than marijuana sold illegally.

“Our plan is to try to compete [with]or eliminate the illicit market, so the $8 a gram puts a value option in there,” said Steve Cummings, the director of operations for the Yukon Liquor Corporation.

The average price per gram for non-medical marijuana is $9.52 in Yukon, about $2 higher than the national average of $7.43, Statistics Canada reports.

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