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). Laboratories specializing in hemp derived products testing play a significant role in verifying the potency and composition of these substances, providing consumers with reliable information about the products they are purchasing. By understanding the measurements and quantities, coupled with the assurance of reliable testing, individuals can make informed decisions when it comes to selecting the appropriate dosage and ensuring consistency in their marijuana or hemp product consumption.

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.

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