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 cannabis oils to understand how these prices change over time, and to highlight offerings with the best value.
Publicly available information from licensed producer websites was logged March 19th 2017 for all available cannabis oils in the ACMPR. Potential THC and CBD content was logged from each producer website. In cases where percent values were given, the datum was converted to mg/mL units. Cannabinoid ratios with dried cannabis are used for producers that do not show actual medicinal content of oils. Non-compassionate pricing was taken for each offering, and for LPs offering multiple volumes, we’ve shown the price for the largest volume. Each instance was counted for offerings of the same cannabis oil in different concentrations. Cannabis oils available in two separate forms (oil and capsules) were counted once.
The number of cannabis oils available to ACMPR patients increased to 62 this month. In total, 15 producers produce oils for their patients, and 14 of these producers had oils available at the time of this scan. All producers with oils available had at least one THC oil in their store. Of the 15 producers, 7 had at least one cannabis oil with significant amounts of CBD (and negligible amounts of THC) available. Eleven of 15 producers had at least one 1:1 offering available with comparable amounts of THC and CBD.
Most producers have at least 2 selections of cannabis oils containing significant amounts of THC available. These THC offerings had an average of 23.14 mg/mL of THC. Thirteen percent of the offerings (8 selections) had significant amounts of CBD compared to amounts of THC. These CBD offerings had an average of 19.36 mg of CBD per mL of oil. The remaining 12 (19%) offerings had even or comparable amounts of THC and CBD (1:1 cannabis oils).
The average cost for 10mg CBD was $1.49, down from $1.61 last month. For the fourth month in a row, Canntrust’s CBD offering maintains the market minimum price ($0.90 per 10mg). Aphria also had CBD oils priced below $1.00 per 10mg of CBD.
For 10mg of either tetrahydrocannabinol or cannabidiol (THC or CBD) from 1:1 strains the price was $1.23, up from $1.14 when this summary was performed on the 28th of February 2017. The minimum price for THC/CBD cannabinoids from a 1:1 cannabis oil was $0.67, from Aphria’s Capilano Hybrid Oil. Tweed and Canntrust also have selections of oil with prices below the $1.00 mark for 10mg of THC/CBD.