July 20, 2020
When legalization hit, the first thing consumers complained about, after supply shortages, was the price. Nearly two years later, we’re hitting the sweet spot where producers are bringing discount brands online.
In addition to being more affordable, these options generally come with less packaging to cart around and figure out how to recycle. They’re perfect for those who want a good ride without emptying their wallet. We scoured the internet to find you the cheapest* options across the country.
Twd. Sativa ($5.66 to $5.69/g)
Canopy Growth’s discount brand stands out for its high THC levels (13–24 per cent) and purple colouring. While the buds may not be the best looking on inspection, the myrcene, alpha-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene bring a pleasantly spicy and earthly smell. Find it in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.
Daily Special Sativa and Indica from Aurora Drift ($4.29 to $5.43/g)
Aurora’s budget-brand doesn’t offer fancy product descriptions, but when you’re looking at a price this good who cares? It offers 15–21 per cent THC for heavy relaxation and light and airy buds. You’ll find this offering in most provincial stores.
Jean Guy from Good Supply ($5.29 to $7.30/g)
This sativa strain leans toward the stimulating and energetic end of the spectrum, and offers a THC content of 16–26 per cent (plus a possible 1 per cent CBD). The main terpene is caryophyllene, which comes with an herbal and black pepper smell.
Leafly reviewers are divided on the smell, which ranges from lemony and woodsy to “cat piss,” but apparently sticking your nose directly into the bag alleviates the second issue. Good Supply is Aphria’s discount brand, promising “no gimmicks, just nugs.” Find it at most provincial stores.