Index Watch: The US Price, Kind and Schwag indices all opened 2014 below their previous month’s average. The US Price Index experienced the biggest drop, falling $21 to a four-month low of $323. Meanwhile, the Mids Index kicked off the new year $12 above its December average. Strawberry Cough made the top five most-submitted strains for the first time since April 2013.

CURRENT US PRICE INDEX: $323 (last month: $344, Year-to-Date: $323)
CURRENT KIND INDEX ($350+ PER OZ): $379 ($386, $379)
CURRENT MIDS INDEX ($150-$349 PER OZ): $298 ($286, $298)
CURRENT SCHWAG INDEX ($1-$149 PER OZ): $94 ($100, $94)

The top five submitted strains (with average price) were: Kush ($349), Diesel ($363), Strawberry Cough ($357), Purps ($347) and Blue Dream ($310).

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(Spoetnik #1) “No couchlock with this indica (in moderate doses). This smoke will get you thinking though.” –El Dorado, AR
(Blue City Diesel) “A berry taste with a hint of diesel. Very euphoric, strong high. Helps with pain.” –Newark, DE
(Hindu Kush) “The market has really taken off in the deep South. Our rich topsoil and excellent climate help with many different varieties!” –Jackson, MS
(Headband) “Just covered in copious amounts of trichomes. Beautiful bud.” –Baltimore, MD