I decided to add up the grand total of how much my cannabis addiction cost me. This is a major motivational factor in helping me quit my addiction to weed.
My Marijuana Usage
I first started buying pot about 8 years ago. Within 3 months of buying it myself, I was smoking anywhere between an eighth of an ounce, to a quarter of an ounce every 5 days. This time of my life was my heaviest usage.
A 1/4 ounce of bud cost about $60, if you think that is cheap, I WAS a regular.
I moved to another city a few years ago, the pot here is way more expensive. I would guess that I have spent roughly $10 per day over the last 3 years on smoking marijuana. I would definitely say I cut down on the amount of weed I smoke, but the fact that it is more expensive means I was not saving any money.
If you are going to smoke that much, you need something to smoke it with. I would say I spent close to $400 on smoking paraphernalia over this time period. I have had several nice glass pipes (all broken or gifted), 3 good bongs, and a tonne of rolling papers, blunt wraps, and lighters.
I also went through a period where I invested $800 to grow my own marijuana. I bought the light, hydroponics, fans, and everything. I did get once harvest out of it, but gave away all of the equipment after one grow. It was too much work.
My Cannabis Addiction Cost me $25600
Years 1 to 5:
$60 per week x 48 weeks in a year x 5 years = $14,440
$10 per day x 330 days per year x 3 years = $9900
Marijuana Purchased $24300
Grow Show: $800
Total Cost: $25600 over 8 years! I didn’t even include the amount I have spent on the munchies.
That is just disgusting to see that total. . Before writing this post, I had no real concept of how the $40 here, $60 there added up over time.
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