HOW MUCH IS AN EIGHTH OF WEED?
So, you're ready to purchase some cannabis. You know you want some cannabis flower and the budtender asks, “how much do you want, an eighth, maybe a quarter?”
If you're new to cannabis measurements, you may be wondering, “how much is an eighth?”. Marijuana dispensaries weigh cannabis products such as flower and concentrates in grams, so they can accurately price them. Concentrates can be purchased in half-grams and full grams and cannabis flower can be purchased from 1 gram all the way up to an ounce.
WHAT IS A GRAM AND HOW MUCH CANNABIS IS THAT?
A gram of weed, occasionally referred to as a dime-bag, is the perfect amount for new cannabis consumers who prefer to smoke out of a handpiece like a one-hitter, bong, or joint. This is the perfect amount for around 2-3 bowls, which may not last long for an experienced cannabis connoisseur, but would likely last a new cannabis consumer a while longer.
At a cannabis dispensary, a gram of weed typically costs between $10-$20, depending on your state, the specials offered, whether it’s medical or recreational marijuana and how much the dispensary has available for each of their tiers.
HOW MANY GRAMS ARE IN AN 8TH?
When purchasing cannabis from a dispensary, an eighth (also known as a half-quarter or slice) is the most popular measurement. The term eighth comes from the measurement being about one eighth of an ounce of weed. An eighth consists of about 3.5 grams which is ideal for rolling 2-3 blunts, a handful of joints and 6-8 bowls (all depending on size of course). An eighth typically costs around $20-$60 depending on the quality and type of strain along with the state you are in and other factors.
CANNABIS SIZE AND PRICING BY THE GRAM
An eighth consists of 3.5 grams and costs around $20-$50, which again, depends on a number of factors we’ve previously mentioned. An eighth of marijuana flower works for rolling 2-3 blunts, a handful of joints or packing around 6-8 bowls.
A quarter of weed is 7 grams and normally costs around $60+ at a dispensary. A quarter-ounce of marijuana is enough for five to seven blunts and a little squad of joints.
A half-ounce is 14 grams and costs about $85+ depending on the quality and type of strain. It is also referred to as a half or half “O.” With a half-ounce, you can roll between 7 and 14 blunts.
An ounce of weed is 28 grams which equates to four quarters or eight eighths. It costs about $150+ depending on the quality and type of strain. With an ounce of weed, you can roll an array of blunts and joints, pack countless bowls or do a little bit of everything. The opportunities are endless. Ounces are also known as a zip or an “O.”
The possession limits for most states and countries are cited in grams and ounces. Some states and even countries will place restrictions on how much weed one can possess at a given time and how much you can purchase per month. Be sure to follow all regulations when purchasing cannabis flower, even if it is only hemp as authorities don’t commonly know the difference between hemp and marijuana, nor do they have an easy way to test for it.
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