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How Do Weed Measurements Work? What You Need To Know

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There seems to be as many ways to weigh weed as ways to smoke it – grams, eighths, quarters, ounces, pounds, etc. For new individuals, it may be hard to navigate the weed language.

When weighing cannabis, you can buy a gram, eighth or 3.5 grams, quarter or 7 grams, half or 14 grams, an ounce or 28 grams, and a pound or 448 grams at any dispensary in a state where it’s legal.

These measurements can be a bit confusing if you’re new to them. We will take you one by one and lay out the measurements so that you can feel confident that you’re getting the amount you wanted.

Measurements Of Weed You Need To Know About 

Whether you want to jump into buying your own weed, are interested in growing cannabis commercially, or you’re looking to get a job as a budtender, you’ll need to know the exact measurements to make the right decision. 

1. Grams 

A gram of marijuana will fit in the palm of your hand. This amount is ideal for an on-the-go toking session. 

Grams are the most common type of measurement among experienced cannabis enthusiasts. You will get a few standard-sized bowls out of a gram or one nice-sized joint if you’re feeling fancy. 

2. Eighth 

An eighth is the next size measurement after a gram. One-eighth of weed weighs in at just about 3.5 grams. 

It usually gives you a couple of joints and bowls and will last you a while, unless you’re a more serious smoker. 

You can feel confident in your weed lingo by ordering an eighth of an ounce from local budtenders. The budtenders will know exactly what you are looking for when you ask for an eighth because an eighth is the most common amount of weed purchased by customers at dispensaries.

This is a win-win scenario where you can feel like a weed pro and the budtenders won’t need to teach you the measurements. 

3. Quarter 

A quarter of weed will get you twice the amount of an eighth. 

There are 7 grams in a quarter of weed. If you’re a newer user, it will keep you well supplied for a few months. However, for more average consumers, a quarter might only last a week or two depending on how often and how much weed you need.

4. Half-Ounce

Half of an ounce is equivalent to 14 grams of weed. 

This will last you a month or more, unless you have an all-party rage. 

But in most situations, this will last for quite a while. 

5. Ounce 

An ounce, equivalent to 28 grams, is one of the largest standard amounts of weed you can purchase in a single visit as a recreational user. If you’re looking to stock up or prepare for a large gathering, you might need to buy a couple of ounces. For this, you’ll need to make trips to multiple dispensaries. In most states, you can typically only legally purchase an ounce at a time. 

The alternative is to start growing your own marijuana.

6. Pound

A pound is 16 ounces or 448 grams of cannabis. Now that’s a lot of weed!

If you are looking to get more than an ounce then your best bet may be starting your own dispensary or cultivation facility.

Standard Weed Measurement Chart 

Here’s a quick table showing all the measurements: 

  • Eighth = ⅛ = 3.5 grams
  • Quarter = ¼ = 7 grams 
  • Half-Ounce = ½ = 14 grams 
  • Ounce = 28 grams
  • Pound = 448 grams 

Getting The Right Amount Of Weed

You need to measure cannabis buds yourself to make sure you’re getting the right amount. This is also important if you want to start a growing operation or plan to grow for personal use. 

We have all the resources you need if you’re considering starting your own cultivation business or would like to start growing at home.

If you’re looking for more detailed information or a consultation with industry experts, contact our team of experienced cultivators today!

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