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The Definitive Guide to Weed Sizes and Weights

The Definitive Guide to Weed Sizes and Weights

Weed measurements can feel almost like solving a math problem when nicknames and new school terminology are getting tossed around at your local dispensary. This article explores the most popular marijuana measurements and quantities of weed used in today’s market, so you can get the best bang for your buck and/or know what the cannabis consumer is looking for whether they are a novice or avid smoker. 

Main measurements of weed used/sold are as follows: 

Measurement By Grams By Ounce
1 Gram 1 Gram 1 Gram
1 Eighth 3.5 Grams ⅛ Ounce
1 Quarter 7 Grams ¼ Ounce
1 Half 14 Grams ½ Ounce
1 Ounce 28 Grams 1 Ounce
1 Pound 453.59 Grams 16 Ounces

Knowing this chart, their “slang terms” and how these six popular weed quantities divvy up when it comes time to smoke helps monumentally in sales, purchases, and handling basic lingo in the cannabis sector altogether. Check out this simple and straightforward guide to the most popular weed sizes and terms in the business so you can get to smoking.

Let’s Dive Into It… 

The Cannabis Consumer’s Ultimate Weed Size Guide

The smallest and the most common weed weight is 1 gram of cannabis. A gram of weed translates into about 1-2 bowls or a nice joint. Most novice smokers will purchase this popular weight of weed if they don’t smoke often or are wanting to try out a new or different strain to see which genetics they fancy. Common slang for gram bags of weed is a “dime bag” because it costs roughly around $10.00 to purchase this amount. 

Weed Weighing in at 1 Eighth

One-Eighth of weed is equal to 3.5 grams or literally translated to 1/8 of an ounce of cannabis. Comparing this to the other weed sizes commonly seen in today’s market this amount of cannabis is the second most purchased quantity outside of a single gram. An eighth of weed is the perfect amount for a “casual smoker” and will smoke about 7 bowls or a couple of joints. Dispensaries sell a whole lot of eighth bags for cannabis

Next Up For Weed Amounts is: A Quarter 

A Quarter is 7 weed grams or ¼ ounce of cannabis. This quantity transfers to about 14 joints and is although a less common purchase because it tends to be more expensive it can actually be a money saver in the long term for more avid smokers. More casual smokers or those smoking in small groups will want to purchase a quarter of cannabis. 

Next on the List is: A Half Ounce or 14 Grams in Weed 

A Half or also known as ½ of an ounce is equal to 14 grams of cannabis flower. This quantity of cannabis will translate to over 30+ smokable bowls or a large amount of joints/blunts. Smokers with increased tolerance and more frequent smoking habits tend to purchase a half-ounce of cannabis. 

Ounces in weed are usually the largest amount of cannabis flower you can legally purchase and carry in most states across the nation. Though there are state-by-state exceptions that cannabis consumers need to be aware of when considering purchase and travel. 1 ounce weed bags are equivalent to 28 grams of cannabis and are recommended to consumers that are interested in making homemade edibles and extracts. 

Weed ounces can smoke upwards of 60 joints or 100 bowls and if purchased by a less frequent smoker should be stored in a darker, cool environment. A lovely way to keep an ounce of weed fresh over time is individual 8th jars enabling you to cure, burp, and store your product airtight  keeping it fresh over time of consumption. A slang term for an ounce is a “zip”, originating from the fact that this quantity of weed fills out a ziplock bag quite perfectly. 

Final Weed Weight: A Pound

A pound of weed is a lot of weed! This quantity of cannabis flower is usually used by growers, distributors, and dispensary owners on the sales and shipping end of the industry. Cannabis pound bags are a universal quantity of measurement for commercial growers and distributors and weigh in at 453.59 grams or 16 ounces. 

Rules of Thumb When It Comes To Different Weed Sizes

Locking down these six quantities of weed sizes and weights and being familiar with the correlating measurements is so important regardless of whether you work in the industry or are a novice to avid cannabis consumers. Product size and density of the flower can range in the conceptualization of weight, but visually these amounts of weight will become familiar to you overall. 

That said, knowing how weed is measured verbally is just as important as knowing its weight by scale. Most dispensaries will provide a weed scale as a tool, showing you the purchase weight of your flower among other key features worth knowing. Budtenders can help introduce you to the medical and health benefits of individual strains and categories of weed types. Whether you are looking for a Sativa-dominant, Indica-dominant, or hybrid, as well as different THC and CBD percentages which will come with further guidance and time spent smoking.

Let this in-depth definitive guide to weed sizes and weights help you comfortably purchase the appropriate amount of product, offer the right information to other consumers, and ensure you are getting the best bang for your buck!

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