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ACMPR Cannabis Capsule Listing Summary – 07/21/2017

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Cannabinoid content and the price of medical cannabis in Canada vary with licensed producer, location of production, and production method. We track cannabinoid content and pricing data for all listed cannabis capsules to understand how these prices change over time.

We initially wanted to include cannabis capsules with cannabis oils because the method of ingestion is the same. Our goal was to compare the medical concentrations of the liquid inside capsules, just like we do cannabis oils. Cannabis capsules are also often available in oil form, we wanted to use this method to determine the price premium when choosing capsules over the oil. But for this method we need to know the volume of oil inside each cannabis capsule.

We called around to the LPs offering capsules asking the volume of each capsule and found that only one provider was confident in knowing the volume of their capsules (MedReleaf, 0.20mL-0.25mL, average 0.225mL). Tweed’s Soft Gels come in different volumes depending on the variety, customer service thought their capsules might be as large as 1mL (a bit larger than the volume of a 00 capsule). Tweed offered to follow up with the information. Tilray offers one size of capsule, customer service was not sure on the size of the capsules but also offered to follow up with me.

After the calls, we decided it might be better to create a separate category for capsules. Although, we can still compare the price for cannabinoids across oils and capsules.

There are only 6 listings from 3 producers in this category, so we can talk about each producer individually.

MedReleaf

MedReleaf had 3 listings in this category: 2 are THC variety oils with 5mg THC per capsule. Their remaining offering is Tikun Olam’s Midnight in capsule form with 2mg THC and 3mg CBD per capsule. The capsules from MedReleaf range from $0.66 to $0.83 per capsule.

Tilray

Tilray had 2 listings in this category: a THC variety with 2.5mg THC per capsule and a 1:1 variety, with 2.5mg THC and 2.5mg CBD per capsule. Both capsules from Tilray were priced at $0.70 each, regardless of medicinal content.

Tweed

Tweed had 1 listing for THC variety capsule. The content of each capsule is 2.5mg THC with a negligible amount of CBD (0.07mg), each capsule costs $0.75 each.

Prices for THC in capsule form were found to be higher than average oil prices. On average, 10mg of THC from capsules was priced 98% higher than the average price of 10mg THC from cannabis oils ($2.38/10mg from capsules versus $1.20/10mg from cannabis oils). However, when looking at MedReleaf’s capsules, we see only a 11% increase over the market average for 10mg THC from a cannabis oil ($1.33/10mg from capsules versus $1.20/10mg from cannabis oils). Furthermore, there is only a 3% increase in price by buying MedReleaf’s capsules over their oils ($1.33/10mg in capsules versus $1.29/10mg from cannabis oils).

Price for cannabinoids in a 1:1 capsule were found to have less of a price increase. On average 10mg of either THC or CBD from capsules was priced 26% higher than the average price for either cannabinoid from a 1:1 oil.

Keep in mind, the sample sizes for the cases above are small, we expect these values to fluctuate greatly as more capsules become available. We look forward to adding more listings to this category as more producers begin to offer their oils in capsule form.

 

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ACMPR Cannabis Oil Listing Summary – 07/21/2017

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Cannabinoid content and the price of medical cannabis in Canada vary with licensed producer, location of production, and production method. We track cannabinoid content and pricing data for all listed cannabis oils to understand how these prices change over time.

Previously, we included the capsules from MedReleaf in our cannabis oil summaries. Now that more producers are carrying capsules we will break those out into a separate infographic; capsules were not included in this current summary.

There were 57 varieties of cannabis oils from 12 producers listed as available when the data for this summary was taken. On average, each producer with oils available had 4.75 selections to choose from. Four producers did not have oils available when the data for this summary was taken, including these producers lowers the average to 3.5 selections for each LP with a sales license for cannabis oil.

Aphria’s Champlain oil offered the lowest price per 10mg THC of all THC cannabis oils ($0.85 for the indica variety and $0.89 for the sativa variety). There were four THC cannabis oil varieties available priced under $1/10mg THC: two were available from Aphria, one was available at CannTrust and one was a topical from Whistler (Tangerine Dream Topical Oil).

CannTrust’s CBD Drops offered the lowest price per 10mg CBD of all the CBD cannabis oils ($0.90). There was only one cannabis oil variety priced under $1/10mg CBD and it’s available at CannTrust.

For 1:1 cannabis oils, the lowest cost came from CannTrust’s 1:1 Drops ($0.90). Aphria and Tweed also have 1:1 oils priced below the $1/10mg mark.

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ACMPR Dried Cannabis Listing Summary – 07/20/2017

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Cannabinoid content and the price of medical cannabis in Canada vary with licensed producer, location of production, and production method. We track cannabinoid content and pricing data for all listed dried cannabis flowers and milled blends to understand how these prices change over time.

There were 191 listings for dried cannabis flowers and milled blends in the ACMPR when the data for this summary was taken. The average selection per producer was 8.17 dried cannabis listings.

A notable addition to the listing summary this week was Whistler’s CBG Shiatsu Kush featuring a mid level of THC (6.9%), low CBD (0.0%) and a higher level of CBG (4.63%). Cannabigerol is a precursor cannabinoid for both CBD and THC. CBG is non-intoxicating and there is some evidence to suggest CBG is more effective in treating neuropathic pain (than CBD).

Shake and blends continued to be the lowest cost products for THC. Cannafarms’ Shake product offered the lowest price for THC market wide. Other value offerings were MedReleaf’s Trimmings, both of Aphria’s Grower Blends, Lighthouse from Organigram, the Supreme Formula at CannTrust and the Blueberry Cheesecake at Organigram. MedReleaf’s Cognitiva showed good value for flower product. Also great value were the Cannafarm’s Pink Kush and Girl Scout Cookies varieties. In fact, looking at top ten listings with the lowest price for THC, Cannafarms has 3 entries on the list- more than any other producer.

The 1:13 from CanniMed was the lowest price for CBD ($5.92 per 100mg) in the ACMPR followed by the Cannatonic variety from Aurora ($6.00/100mg).

RedeCan’s Shark Shock CBD continued to be the lowest cost for varieties with 1:1 cannabinoid ratios. Other value priced listings in this category are CanniMed’s 9:9 and the Warlock CBD from Tilray.

 

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ACMPR Dried Cannabis Listing Summary – 07/11/2017

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Cannabinoid content and the price of medical cannabis in Canada vary with licensed producer, location of production, and production method. We track cannabinoid content and pricing data for all listed dried cannabis flowers and milled blends to understand how these prices change over time.

Notable additions to the listing summary this week are Delta-9 Biotech’s Manitoba HighDro, Afghani Kush and Master Kush. Delta-9 has also released a second variant of their Super Lemon Haze with a THC content of 26.6%.

Cannafarms’ Shake product offers the lowest price for THC. Other value offerings are MedReleaf’s Trimmings, Aphria’s Grower Blend, the Supreme Formula at CannTrust and the Blueberry Cheesecake at Organigram. There are also some notable premium varieties priced aggressively, Tweed’s Headband and Cannafarms GSC show good value for the THC content.

The Treasure Island from Aphria represents the lowest cost of CBD for CBD types, followed by the 1:13 from CanniMed and the Cannatonic variety from Aurora.

RedeCan’s Shark Shock CBD is the lowest cost for varieties with 1:1 cannabinoid ratios. Other value priced listings in this category are CannTrust’s Supreme Formula 1:1, CanniMed’s 9:9 and the Dancehall from Peace Naturals.

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ACMPR Dried Cannabis Listing Summary – 07/07/2017

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Cannabinoid content and the price of medical cannabis in Canada vary with licensed producer, location of production, and production method. We track cannabinoid content and pricing data for all listed dried cannabis flowers and milled blends to understand how these prices change over time.

Notable additions to the listing summary this week are Canada’s Island Garden’s first CBD type offering, Painkiller XL. Hydropothecary has a limited edition Passion Fruit priced below their average price per gram.

Cannafarms’ Shake product offers the lowest price for THC. Other value offerings are MedReleaf’s Trimmings, Aphria’s Grower Blend, the Supreme Formula at CannTrust and the Blueberry Cheesecake at Organigram. There are also some notable premium varieties priced aggressively, Tweed’s Headband and Cannafarms GSC show good value for the THC content.

The Treasure Island from Aphria represents the lowest cost of CBD for CBD types, followed by the 1:13 from CanniMed and the Cannatonic variety from Aurora.

RedeCan’s Shark Shock CBD is the lowest cost for varieties with 1:1 cannabinoid ratios. Other value priced listings in this category are CannTrust’s Supreme Formula 1:1, CanniMed’s 9:9 and the Dancehall from Peace Naturals.

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ACMPR Dried Cannabis Listing Summary – 06/30/2017

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Cannabinoid content and the price of medical cannabis in Canada vary with licensed producer, location of production, and production method. We track cannabinoid content and pricing data for all listed dried cannabis flowers and milled blends to understand how these prices change over time.

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ACMPR Dried Cannabis Listing Summary – 06/22/2017

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Cannabinoid content and the price of medical cannabis in Canada vary with licensed producer, location of production, and production method. We track cannabinoid content and pricing data for all listed dried cannabis flowers and milled blends to understand how these prices change over time.

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ACMPR PRODUCER PER GRAM PRICE TRACKER

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When looking at the Licensed Producers comparatively, price per gram of dried cannabis is a good place to start.

ACMPR Cannabis Oil – 04/22/2017

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Cannabinoid content and the price of medical cannabis in Canada vary with licensed producer, location of production, and production method. We track cannabinoid content and pricing data for all available dried cannabis flowers and milled blends to understand how these prices change over time, and to highlight offerings with the best value.

ACMPR Cannabis Oil Dashboard – April 22 2017

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A collection of graphs from our April 22 2017 ACMPR Cannabis Oil summary