Market Analysis:

The king is dead. Long live the king. Well, okay, Kush isn’t exactly dead - the venerable strain did finish December in the number-two spot. And, yes, Diesel may not have a long reign as the new King of Strains; nonetheless, it managed to edge out Kush as the month’s most submitted strain. This marks only the second time in 2011 that Kush failed to take the top pot spot; before this, it was the most submitted strain for every month this year aside from January, when Diesel also finished first. Additionally, White Widow joined the top five this month for the first time since March 2011. The top five strains (with average price) were Diesel ($331), Kush ($375), Purps ($326), Haze ($325) and White Widow ($375).

 

Index Watch: Once again, all indices finished below their year-to-date and previous month’s average with the exception of the Schwag Index. In fact, at an average of $328 an ounce, the US Price Index finished with a low for the year, while the Kind Index ended at its second-lowest mark of 2011. Schwag, meanwhile, rebounded $15 in December and finished the month close to its year-to-date average. 

  

CURRENT US PRICE INDEX: $328 (last month: $343; year to date: $346)
CURRENT KIND INDEX ($350+ PER OZ): $395 ($414, $411)
CURRENT MIDS INDEX ($150-$349 PER OZ): $264 ($268, $272)

CURRENT SCHWAG INDEX ($1-$149 PER OZ): $103 ($88, $102)     

 

 

 

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ALABAMA                                   
Auburn - Mids: $120

 

CALIFORNIA                                   

Woodland - Purple Diesel: $180, Jack Herer: $180

 

COLORADO                                   

Denver - White Widow: $228

Pueblo - Bubba Kush: $375, Sour Diesel: $375, Chem Dog: $350

 

DELAWARE                                   

Newark - Sour Diesel: $420, Cinderella 99: $400

 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA           
Washington - Mids: $200
 
FLORIDA                                   
Orlando - Chocolope: $500           

 

HAWAII                                   

Honolulu - Super Lemon Haze: $400

Kauai - Bubblegum: $300

Maui - Apollo 13: $350

 

IDAHO                                   

Kellogg - White Widow: $300           

 
INDIANA                                   
Indianapolis - Irene: $400           
 
LOUISIANA                                   
Metairie - Grenadine: $300, Sweet Purple: $325           

 

MARYLAND                                   

Charles County - Black Domino: $350, G-13 Haze: $350

Laurel - Sour Diesel: $375

 

MASSACHUSETTS                       

Bedford - Champagne Kush: $350, Purple Star: $350

 

MICHIGAN                                   

Detroit - Granddaddy Urkel: $450, Sour Diesel: $450, Sour OG Kush: $450

 

MINNESOTA                                   

St. Cloud - Afghooey: $350, Grapefruit: $325

 

MISSISSIPPI                                   

Jackson - Sour Diesel: $350

 

MONTANA                                   

Missoula - LA Woman: $225           

 

NEW YORK                                

New York - Strawberry Cough: $500

Seneca Falls - Blue Dream: $480           

 

NORTH CAROLINA                       

Asheville - Super Lemon Haze: $300

 

OHIO                                               

Canton - OG Kush: $300, Bubblegum: $270

 
OREGON                                   
Gresham - Vantage: $265           

 

PENNSYLVANIA                       

Dingmans Ferry - Jack Herer: $350

Philadelphia - Pineapple Express: $400           

 

TEXAS                                               

Mansfield - OG Kush: $400

 

UTAH                                               

Ogden - Sour Diesel: $250, Sour Grape Haze: $250

 

INTERNATIONAL:

                                                                                                           

CANADA                                   

Ottawa - Blue Domina: C$190, Critical Mass: C$230, Super Skunk: C$240, Jack Herer: C$180

Welland - Durban Poison: C$200, Blueberry: C$180

 

COSTA RICA                                   

San Jose - Blue Dream: $350

 
PERU                                               
Lima - Skunk: S/450 (Peruvian nuevos soles)                                                          
                                                                                                           
QUOTES:
 

LA Woman ­– $225

Missoula, MONTANA

“Sweet-smelling and beautiful-looking buds with shades of dark green, pink and purple. A very pleasant, happy high that can be somewhat of an aphrodisiac. Great to smoke any time of day.”

 

Blue Dream ­– $480

Seneca Falls, NEW YORK

“When the term ‘couchlock’ was invented, this is the weed that did it!”

 
Chocolope – $500
Orlando, FLORIDA

“Chocolope is being circulated throughout the greater Orlando metro area. There are six particular phenotypes that are all very similar in appearance, smell and taste, and fit the description by DNA Genetics quite closely. The highs are very clear and energetic and intensely cerebral. The initial effects will induce some anxiety with increased heart rate, followed by a very balanced effect for hours. Some varieties have a noticeable cantaloupe smell. A true connoisseur’s grade of the highest quality.”