Market Analysis: All indices experienced significant gains this month. After hitting a record low in July, the US Price Index reached a year-high in August, finishing $50 above its previous month’s average. The Kind Index also set a new high for 2014 at $414 an ounce – $39 above its previous month’s average. Kush reclaimed the top spot as the month’s most submitted strain after sharing first place with Diesel in July.

CURRENT US PRICE INDEX: $334 (last month: $284, Year-to-Date: $304)
CURRENT KIND INDEX ($350+ PER OZ): $414 ($375, $384)
CURRENT MIDS INDEX ($150-$349 PER OZ): $292 ($273, $274)
CURRENT SCHWAG INDEX ($1-$149 PER OZ): $105 ($100, $101)

The top five submitted strains (with average price) were: Kush ($337), Diesel ($377), Blue Dream ($330), Girl Scout Cookies ($351) and Purps ($354).

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QUOTES:
(Chiesel) “Very strong high, strong cheese and diesel tastes and smell.” –Newark, DE

(Purple Kush) “Some of the best smoke I’ve ever had!” –Portland, OR

(Strawberry Cough) “Love the taste, love the kick – just love this strain!” –New York, NY

(Golden Goat) “Some of Colorado’s finest. When will the country catch on?” –Pueblo, CO