This article was originally published on Cannabis & Tech Today, and appears here with permission.
The cost of cannabis flower has fluctuated throughout the years.
For many decades the standard cannabis flower that was available in most parts of the world originated in third-world countries, was compressed into bricks, and then distributed to various markets.
The cannabis flower was often low-quality and not that potent, and it was priced accordingly.
Cannabis was more expensive than other crops due to the illegalities involved, but for the most part it was affordable for many consumers.
Prices for cannabis started to climb as sophisticated cultivation practices were implemented, such as hydroponic cultivation methods.
The rise in price was paralleled by a rise in potency.
Legal cannabis is now more widely available than ever before since the start of international cannabis prohibition policies.
The cost of legal cannabis varies all over the …