- Even though we try our very best to keep our prices as low as possible and affordable to all, the market forces of new regulation are pushing prices up by requiring more extensive testing, and the resulting investment in expensive lab equipment. Test prices for producers of dry flowers have soared approximately 300-400% from pre-October 1st. The products that we see will be affected the most will be indoor-grown cannabis, since batches of the indoor strains tend to be smaller, thus increasing the "per-gram" cost. A batch that yield 2 pounds of the same strain will end up costing more per gram than a batch that yield 9 pounds since the cost of testing remains equal for both. As a result, customers should expect to see a price increase of $1 per gram, soon. We will announce the change a few days before it goes into effect. We do not foresee further increases, unless there is some sort of crop continuity disruption, for some reason.
- We also expect to see extract prices jump, as well. Even though we have not seen price lists from our vendors, yet, we know testing prices increased the most for these. We will keep you posted on these prices as we receive them.
- Another increase we will see is in the tax at the register. Starting January 1st, 2017, the city of Astoria--along with most other cities--will be collecting an additional 3% tax on the sales of products containing marijuana. This will bring the total tax to 20% of sales, which is still considerably lower than the 25% we have been collecting since this past January, under OHA's Early-Start program. The city of Astoria will benefit from the purchases our community makes, and we feel good that some of that money will be dedicated to our local police department to ensure we are all kept safe around our store.
- A bit of good news is that The Farmacy Team announces that we will be picking up the tab for a 1.5% of the local Astoria tax for the month of January! That means that for you, our customer, your total tax will be 18.5%, instead of 20%, in January, when you shop with us.
- A free continuous child-resistant exit bag with a purchase of at least $20.00 (a $2 value)
- A punch on your punch card with a minimum $20 purchase (a $3 per-punch value)
- A battery at $2.50 with the purchase of an extract (a $2.50 value)
We welcome all to The farmacy, the place Where Astoria shops!