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Average price of cannabis products in coffee shops in the Netherlands 2008-2018

In 2018, a gram of Dutch weed bought at a coffee shop in the Netherlands set you back approximately ten euros. This was about 2.5 times as expensive as weed imported from abroad. Imported hashish was also slightly cheaper, at roughly 9.45 euros per gram. However, the most expensive drug that year was cocaine, which was sold for nearly 50 euros per gram.

Coffee shops

  In the Netherlands, theoretically selling small amounts of drugs in coffee shops is illegal, but it is tolerated in practice as long as coffee shops follow certain regulations. In 2017, there were 567 coffee shops in the country, of which a large share could be found in the capital, Amsterdam.

Cannabis purchase channels

   The coffee shop was the most important purchase channel of cannabis in the Netherlands. A 2016 survey found that nearly 95 percent of recent cannabis users had bought cannabis in a coffee shop. By comparison, less than one percent bought cannabis online.

Average price per gram of cannabis products in coffee shops in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2018, by type (in euros)*

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The source states that the prices relate to samples collected in December and January of each year. The years mentioned refer to the January of that year.

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