In January 2018, we performed a review of compassion pricing programs from the Licensed Producers in Canada’s ACMPR.
We found that 16 of the 25 producers actively selling cannabis had compassion programs in place. Most programs require patients to meet an income prerequisite and provide a discount on all dried cannabis, or in some cases, a limited selection of products. Most producer’s compassion programs also include oils and other products, but we are only talking about dried cannabis for this visualization. Other stipulations exist and each producer’s program varies slightly, so it’s best to confirm all details by phoning your producer.
In the visualization below, we’ve taken the compassion price discounts for each producer (shown right) and applied them to each producer’s average price for one gram of dried cannabis (shown left, data taken Feb 15 2018). The average price for each producer is denoted by the entire bar, with the average discount shown in blue and the average compassion price shown in grey. Producers without compassion pricing programs are also shown for comparison, entirely in grey.
Keep in mind, we’re using average prices for this exercise, the actual discount will vary with the price of the dried cannabis variety. On average, producer compassion discounts on dried cannabis ranges from $0.92 per gram, up to $3.04 per gram. Looking at each listing separately, compassion discounts vary from $0.58 to $4.38 per gram. The average discount for one gram of dried cannabis from a Licensed Producer compassion price program is $2.04 (Feb 15 2018 current).
CannStandard tracks cannabis related listings in the Canadian medical and recreational cannabis markets.
Below, we’ve shown a visualization of cannabinoid content for all the dried cannabis listed from Licensed Producers today (November 29th 2017). We found 264 listings of dried cannabis from 25 licensed producers. These numbers are up from the 147 listings and 19 licensed producers we found when we took this data November 2016.
Much of the cannabis available today has high THC content and low CBD content, you can see them all crowded along the x-axis on the visualization below. More than three quarters of the varieties available (78% or 205 listed varieties) have high THC contents, the average THC content of this group is 16.66%
Less than a fifth of the total listings are for 1:1 varieties of dried cannabis, those with comparable THC and CBD contents. There are 44 of these listings in total or 17% of total listings.
High CBD varieties make up 6% of total listings (15 listings). These are varieties with very little THC compared to their CBD content. The average CBD content of this group is 13.86%.
Cannabinoid content and the price of medical cannabis in Canada vary with licensed producer, location of production and testing 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 210 available dried cannabis selections from 24 producers available August 17 2017. Up from 205 when this summary was performed on August 8th and up from the 133 selections available from this time last year (August 2016).
Canna Farms has announced lower prices across their menu but their varieties have remained the same. Their average price per gram has dropped from $8.77 to $7.54 (Aug 10 to Aug 17 2017). Medicinal prices have dropped $0.73 per 100mg THC (on average, Aug 10 to Aug 17 2017) from THC varieties, and $1.37 for 100 CBD from CBD varieties (for CannaBliss, Aug 10 to Aug 17 2017).
Recently, Emblem has raised prices across their menu. Their average price per gram has increased from $7.89 across 9 varieties (July 20 2017) of dried cannabis to $10.37 across 15 varieties (August 17 2017). This equates to an increase of $1.29 per 100mg THC (on average, July 20 to Aug 17 2017) from THC varieties and $1.22 per 100mg of either CBD/THC from 1:1 varieties (on average, July 20 (Aqua Flora, Aqua Flora Clear and Zen’s Garden) to August 17 2017 (Aqua Flora and Zen’s Garden)).
Emblem has also recently released a high CBD variety, Cherry Hill, (0.6%THC, 17.8% CBD), offering 100mg of CBD for $5.61, $0.91 below average for 100mg of CBD from a CBD variety.
Hydropothecary has added another high CBD variety to their menu (Honeydew, 1.8%THC, 18.5%CBD) which offers 100mg of CBD for $5.41, which is $1.12 below the average price for 100mg of CBD from a CBD variety.
Emerald has added a high CBD variety called Island Mist (0.4%THC, 15.9%CBD) which offers 100mg of CBD for $7.86, $1.33 above the average price for 100mg of CBD from a CBD variety.
The average THC% for the 168 THC varieties of dried cannabis in this summary is 17.47%. Eight of the nine THC varieties at Peace Naturals currently feature above 20% THC. Also notable for high THC potency, Tilray has an average THC% of 21.5% for this summary, they makes the list twice for the top 5 varieties with the highest THC.
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.