Weed Measurements - A Visual Guide to Cannabis Amounts

Weed Measurements - A Visual Guide to Cannabis Amounts
  • Cannabis flower typically sells in increments of single grams or eighths. This is equivalent to 3.5 grams.

  • A gram is the smallest amount of cannabis you can buy at once, while an ounce is a US legal quantity of possession.

  • The quantity you should buy depends on how much of the item you typically use per day/week/month.

  • It's important to note that cannabis is NOT federally legal. Medical cannabis is legal in 38 states and adult or recreational use in 18.

If you're starting to get into the cannabis business, you are probably shocked by the amount of math that is involved. Weed is usually measured by ounces and grams. In this post we hope to help you better understand the math and some common cannabis measurements.

Popular Cannabis Flower Measurements

Measurement  By grams By ounce
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 


Marijuana Grams

When buying marijuana, it's important to understand the different measurements and quantities available. In addition to grams, other common measurements include an eighth (3.5 grams), a quarter (7 grams), a half-ounce (14 grams), and a full ounce (28 grams).

The price of marijuana can vary based on the quality and strain, but generally, the larger the quantity you purchase, the lower the price per gram. It's also important to note that different strains of marijuana can have varying levels of potency and effects, so it's important to do your research and choose a strain that fits your desired experience.

How much weed?

1 gram or (1/28) of an ounce

If it is grown pretty well, 1 gram of cannabis flower is equal to about one medium-to-large-sized cannabis bud, or two smaller budlets. One gram is the smallest amount you can buy of cannabis flower at the dispensary.


1 eighth of an ounce or 3.5 grams

If you have any knowledge of cannabis, then you'll know what an eighth is. Also commonly referred to as cannabis quantities as a slice, a half-quarter, or a cut. One of the most common quantities of weed you can buy is one-eighth of an ounce.


1 quarter of an ounce or 7 grams

A quarter of weed is 7 grams or a quarter of an ounce. Seven grams is about the same as 7 joints and like 10 bowls, depending on the size of your pipe. This amount is the most common because it lasts longer. 3.5 grams is great for small home baking.


1 half of an ounce or 14 grams, or half ounce

While 14 grams may not seem like a lot or have the same prevalence as an eighth or quarter ounce, it is actually a perfectly reasonable amount of marijuana to carry. For someone who smokes a single gram of weed every day, half an ounce of weed will last two to three weeks if properly stored.


1 ounce or 28 grams

In most jurisdictions, a full ounce is the legal limit an individual can possess at any given time for personal consumption. It is a no-no to share any amount of weed that exceeds this threshold. Even in states where marijuana use has been decriminalized, it is not legal to share over the allowed limit. 


How much does a gram of weed weigh?

It's important to note that the weight of a gram of marijuana can vary depending on the moisture content and the density of the strain. Fresh marijuana will contain more water weight and weigh slightly more than dried and cured marijuana.

Additionally, different strains can have varying densities and weights, making a gram of one strain look different than a gram of another. When purchasing marijuana, it's also important to consider the weight of the packaging, which may or may not be included in the total weight of your purchase depending on the seller.

To ensure you are getting the correct amount, it's always a good idea to double-check the weight yourself and ask your seller how they measure their product.


What other terms are used for grams?

In the cannabis world, there are many different terms used. There is honestly a whole language relating to marijuana, while you don't have to know all of it, knowing some can help you when purchasing your own cannabis. Let's start with one of the most common nicknames for a gram of cannabis and it's called "Dime Bag".

"Dime Bag" what is it?

A dime bag is usually the smallest increment of marijuana that you can purchase. As mentioned earlier, it’s the standard size for marijuana. If you have found yourself buying weed in more of a not-so-legal manner, then they are probably different meanings when they say dime bag. But usually most of the time the term is to describe a small amount of cannabis.

How much does a "Dime Bag" cost?

How much does a dime bag of weed cost? Usually, it costs around $10, and that is a standard rate around the country. But like every other product, the price and value of cannabis is bound to change. It is good to remember that sometimes your location can have an impact of the price as well.

"Dub sacks" what is it?

Dub sacks what are they? For some people, dime bags and dubs sack are pretty the same thing, but the industry as a whole does distinguish the two as two separate things. Let’s take a look, onhy.

How many grams are in a dub?

It's worth noting that the term "dub" or "dub sack" is mainly used in the United States and Canada, and its meaning may vary depending on the location. In some areas, a dub may refer to a larger quantity of marijuana, such as 3.5 grams or even 4 grams. In other places, a dub may refer to a smaller amount, such as 1 gram or 1.5 grams.

How much is a dub?

A dub's price is a $20 bag of marijuana—the quantity that you receive thus depending on the location and market of your cannabis.

Think of the term dub as a blanket word or term for a $20 bag of kush. Since we are referring to your standard two-gram bag, in different parts of the country the price is around $30 on average.

What does a dub look like?

A dub is not a big amount of marijuana. It is actually only about 2 large nuggets of cannabis. It roughly makes around 5 joints if you break it up.

Insert image of a dub

How Many Ounces Are in a Quarter Pound of Weed?

Within the cannabis community, a quarter pound of weed is known as a QP. 113.4g in weight, or four ounces.


Marijuana Measurement Oz. vs Gram Breakdown

  • 1 eighth ounce = ⅛-ounce = 3.5 grams of weed

  • 1 quarter ounce = ¼-ounce = 7 grams of weed

  • 1 half ounce = ½-ounce = 14 grams of weed

  • 1 ounce = 28 grams of weed

  • 1 pound (16 ounces) = 448 grams of weed

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In conclusion, understanding the measurement of weed is essential for anyone who uses or sells it. It's important to know the difference between grams, ounces, and other units of measurement to ensure that you're getting the right amount and quality for the right price. Moreover, the terminology used to describe weed quantities may vary depending on the location and quality, so it's crucial to be aware of the local market and the quality of the product you're buying. By understanding these measurements and terminologies, you can make informed decisions and avoid being ripped off or shortchanged.

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