Smoking or vaping DMT can be a life-changing experience. The hallucinogenic compound is gaining more popularity in the world of mainstream psychedelics. But without a close connection, the substance can still be a rare gem to find on the streets. DMT’s wide range in pricing can be confusing and intimidating for newcomers as well as for connoisseurs. Don’t worry, though—we’ve got your back. In this article, we will provide a pricing guide for Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) on the black market for smoking or vaping. It is important to note that when we say DMT, we are referring to both 5-MeO-DMT—short for 5-Methoxy-N,N-Dimethyltryptamine—and N,N-Dimethyltryptamine.

Why is DMT So Expensive?

DMT is pricey due to its rarity, as well as the unique and potent psychedelic journey it provides. A handful of cities have decriminalized DMT derived from natural materials. These include Santa Cruz, CA; Oakland, CA; and Ann Arbor, MI. DMT is still considered a Schedule I substance and is illegal under state and federal law. Parts of the United States still treat the discovery and bust of an individual making DMT similarly to that of someone at a meth lab, according to officials. These outdated, extreme protocols are largely due to ignorance and lack of information. Because processing DMT comes with such high-risk circumstances, this drives up the high price point and lays the ground for a lack of quality control of DMT on the black market.


DMT is a chemical compound in the alkaloid family. It comes in a variety of forms that can affect the price. Dimethyltryptamine is found worldwide in both plants and animals. It is even present in our own brains.

When purchasing DMT to smoke or vape, either 5-MeO-DMT, short for 5-Methoxy-N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, or N,N-Dimethyltryptamine are the likely choices. These two varieties oftentimes come under the umbrella label of DMT. However, to any connoisseur they yield noticeably different experiences. The price point between the two varieties is also slightly different. 5-MeO-DMT tends to lean slightly higher, due to its rarity and the full-body experience it provides. 5-MeO-DMT has a few extra atoms attached to the hallucinogenic compound, adding a heightened shift in perspective. This shift, combined with the extremely visual psychedelic experience, is a much welcomed addition for many users.

In addition, there is a form of 5-MeO DMT derived from the venom of the Sonoran Desert toad, Bufo alvarius, that is not typically sold to people (the end user) in bulk quantities. However, it is administered in ceremonies under supervision and guidance. These ceremonies vary in cost, usually in the neighborhood of $500.

DMT Price Guide

As discussed in How to Use DMT Pens Vape, a half to full gram DMT vape pen can cost around $100–$200 on the black market and even upwards of $300 in some countries. Vape pens are an incredibly convenient way to ingest DMT; but they don’t necessarily provide the highest level of quality DMT experience. In addition, their manufacture is unregulated, which leads to a wide range in quality.

DMT can also come in a white powder form, a crystalline substance that can range from yellow to orange or red, or a sticky goo from the same spectrum of color. The psychedelic substance has a musky smell and taste, often associated with burning plastic—or “burnt He-Man dolls,” as some refer to it. The white powder or crystalline form is usually synthetic 5-MeO, and commands a higher price.

From a trusted source the common price point for DMT can vary from $150–$250 per gram.

Common Strains

Mimosa: This is the most common strain of DMT available. It comes from the Mimosa hostilis plant. Mimosa is also the least expensive. While still very potent, in some cases it can be weaker than some of the other varieties. Its price is approximately $150 per gram

Acacia: This form is less a common variety of DMT than Mimosa. Acacia is similar to Mimosa, but can be more potent. It commands a more mid-tier price at approximately $200 per gram

Synthetic 5-MeO: The white powder or crystal form is usually synthetic 5-MeO, commanding a price at the higher end of the spectrum, approximately $250 per gram.

Learn how to get DMT through particular DMT resources and origins. On the dark web, it is not uncommon to see a price point upwards of $300 per gram of DMT. But buying anything on the dark web to ingest is not recommended. Look for a source with positive reviews, preferably from a trustworthy individual you know firsthand. Ingesting psychedelics should be taken seriously. Know what you are buying. We cannot stress this enough!

How Much Does DMT Cost In Large Quantities?

For many, purchasing a large quantity of DMT might feel a little extreme. But if the funds are available, the price point can drop dramatically.

One ounce of DMT usually costs $2,800.00, almost $100 per gram (or more).

Purchasing a quarter pound of DMT (4 ounces) can bring the price point down to around $75 per gram, or about $8,400.

How to Smoke DMT and What to Expect

If vaping DMT, again, please refer to our article above (How to Use DMT Vape Pens). If your substance is in powder, crystal, or sticky goo form, we suggest using a standard glass pipe. The substance will easily fall through the hole of the pipe without a base. People commonly recommend cannabis as a smoking base to hold the DMT in the pipe; but any dried herb that is safe to inhale can be used. Sprinkle a pinch of DMT (no less than 0.2 mg) over the cannabis or herbal base, and hold a flame to the DMT for the duration of your inhale. It is recommended you inhale deeply. Hold for as long as possible before exhaling. Remember to sit up straight, relaxing your shoulders and breath. This will bring more clarity to the experience.

After holding in a large hit for as long as possible, the effects of DMT will emerge, often with an intense visual kaleidoscope of fractals. The DMT experience usually peaks within the first 1–3 minutes, and the effects are usually fully gone within 15–20 minutes of inhaling. Ingesting DMT, in the form of ayahuasca brew, has a longer-lasting effect of about an hour.

Storing DMT: Shelf Life

There is an ongoing debate in the DMT world about proper DMT storage and shelf life. As with most psychoactive substances, the golden rule is: airtight, cool, and dark for the longest shelf life. The freezer debate is ongoing, although for under a year of storage it seems a solid choice when in an airtight container. If purchased in a small airtight baggy, there is no need to transfer the substance into another container, as you will likely risk waste. In larger quantities, an airtight glass jar is also an appropriate option.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule

As mentioned, for many people DMT provides a life-changing experience. The highly psychoactive substance has been studied for its great potential in psychological and emotional healing. The first and most famous book on the study of DMT in the United States is DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman, a doctor who specializes in psychiatry and psychopharmacology. In 2014, he published DMT and the Soul of Prophecy: A New Science of Spiritual Revelation in the Hebrew Bible. His trailblazing studies have made him a household name when it comes to DMT and the psychedelic world. DMT: The Spirit Molecule is a great read for anyone looking to expand their understanding of the endless gifts we can get from DMT.

RS Contributing Author: Pimienta Fantasma

Fantasma is first and foremost a world traveler. Residing in Germany, Peru and all over the United States, including the Big Island of Hawaii, Boulder wild Colorado, New York and the good ole mid-western Indiana (“Ain’t no place a hoosier hasn’t been” – Vonnegut) has instilled a dynamic understanding for the diversity of the human race. Fantasma has been curiously experimenting with a wide range of psychedelics since the ripe age of 14 years old and owes a great deal of gratitude for their personal evolutionary journey to power of psychedelic medicine. Fantasma has had multiple hero size doses of LSD, Psilocybin, San Pedro, Mescaline, Ketamine, MDMA, DMT, Ayahuasca, LSA, 2CB, 2CI and Changa to name a few. These experiences are responsible for the rainbow laser sharp, otherworldly and over all chakra explosive lens kit, which, Fantasma views the world through

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