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Canadians paying less than $7 a gram for weed on average: StatsCan

A Statistics Canada study suggests that Canadians on average pay less than $7 a gram for marijuana. Matthew Usherwood / The Canadian Press

TORONTO – A Statistics Canada study suggests that Canadians on average pay less than $7 a gram for marijuana.

The drug is most expensive in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, which shell out $11.89 and $10.24 per gram on average.

Quebecers get the biggest break, roughly forking over $5.89 a gram.

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Those in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island pay between $6.97 and $7.47 per gram.

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The data is based on information Statistics Canada collected from about 15,000 Canadians since Jan. 25.

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It is part of the organization’s efforts to get a better snapshot of the country’s marijuana use in the months leading up the drug’s legalization.

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