Weed Measurements: weights chart, prices and tips
Whether we grow our own cannabis or buy it from someone else, we like to use familiar terms for the amount we are buying. If you’re new to the world of cannabis you may feel surprised by the number of slang terms used for various weights of weed. Often, the starting point for weed weights is usually an ounce. Numerous sub divisions of an ounce have evolved, often with their own unofficial names.
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How many grams are in an eighth of an ounce of weed?
Here is a list of some of the most commonly purchased weights of weed.
|1/28 of an ounce (‘a gram’, ‘a dime bag’)||1 gram|
|⅛ of an ounce (‘an eighth’)||≈3.5 grams|
|¼ of an ounce (‘a quarter’)||≈7 grams|
|½ of an ounce (‘a half’)||≈14 grams|
|1 ounce (‘an ounce’, ‘a zip’)||≈28 grams|
The cost of cannabis
The amount you will pay for cannabis can vary greatly. Whether you are in a legal or illegal cannabis country, the more you buy the cheaper it gets. Costs also vary significantly from country to country. An ounce of weed in Colorado (where it’s legal) will cost you less than it would in Saudi Arabia or Singapore (where prohibition is violently enforced).
If you know the person growing the cannabis then you may be able to buy it at cost/discounted prices. If you are new to an area with no contacts you may have no choice but to pay expensive street prices. But for many people in Europe, UK and USA prices of around €200/£200/$200 are not untypical if you are buying around an ounce of mid-range cannabis. Of course, you can pay a lot more for the very finest produce.
This article assumes typical street pricing of around €200/£200/$200, though we appreciate this varies significantly even within the same country. It’s also worth adding that even in areas with legal cannabis supply, there are those that will offer black market budget priced cannabis at prices that undercut ‘official’ prices and can be cheaper than the €/£/$200 level suggested here. However, quality/purity can’t always be guaranteed.
Conversely, in countries with regulated cannabis supply, some connoisseur black marketeers sell at prices higher than dispensary prices. Here, the reasons often given (sometimes with justification) is that the best of the black market weed is superior, grown from better genetics, or is truly organic.
An eighth of an ounce of weed:3.5 grams of weed. Working on a typical street price of around €200 per ounce, an eighth of an ounce should cost around €/£/$25. However, small purchases of weed are usually the least affordable way to buy it. Typical street costs can be nearer €35-40 or more, thats around €10 per gram for mid range cannabis. Higher quality strains can be twice the price!
In big cities, street prices can be higher with no guarantee of quality. Disillusionment with high weed prices is one of the main reasons people decide to grow their own.
A quarter of an ounce of weed: 7 grams of weed. Often this can cost around €/£/$50-60.
Half an ounce of weed: 14 grams of weed. Cost is usually around €/£/$100-120.
A full ounce of weed: 28 grams of weed. Usually you can pay around €200/£200/$200 for an ounce of mid-range cannabis, much more if you are in an expensive area or have few contacts. Even in legal dispensaries, the best quality strains can cost upwards $300 per ounce. That’s up to twice the price of the cheapest budget strains. Those with a friendly network of good growers may be able to buy weed for less.
Weed measurement chart in ounces and grams
Often the metric/imperials systems are used alongside each other. Just like other commodities, cannabis is more affordably priced when bought in large quantities. However, cannabis is far more than a commodity.
Large quality differences can exist from grower to grower, with much depending on the quality of the cannabis seeds, grow conditions and grower expertise.
Most cannabis supply networks, whether legal or illegal, have a pricing structure for budget, average and premium strains. Therefore pricing for a given weed weight can vary according to the quality. Sometimes the real challenge can be working out whether a strain is really worth the premium being asked.
Most of the day-to-day cannabis purchases are relatively small ones, a quarter ounce or less. Those buying in countries with regulated cannabis sales may have restrictions on maximum purchase amounts. In a Dutch coffeeshop you are usually restricted to buying a maximum of 5g of weed at a time.
Other slang terms for weed amounts
Lots of different local terms can be found for describing weed measurements. The origins of these terms is often unclear, with some of the original meanings being lost over time.
Dime or Dime Bag
A dime bag is often regarded as the smallest weed amount. If you are short of cash and just need enough weed to roll a joint or two then a dime bag is just what you need.
How many grams of weed is a dime bag?
1 gram of weed is typical. Often you will see just a single small bud if you are lucky.
How much does a dime bag cost?
Historically a dime bag cost around $10, hence the name ‘dime’ bag. But even that can change. These days, if the bud is particularly good quality, you may be asked more than $10 for it.
What does a dime bag look like?
Usually you can expect a small plastic bag, not much bigger than your thumb. But with any luck you can get one decent sized joint from your dime bag, maybe two if you don’t mind moderating the joint size a little.
Dub of bud
If you have a little more cash to spare you may wish to buy a dub of bud. The word ‘dub’ is thought (no-one can be 100% sure) to stand for ‘double dime bag’. In other words, twice the size of your standard dime bag.
How many grams of weed is a dub of bud?
2 grams of weed.
How much does a dub of bud cost?
Good question! Typically you would expect to pay around $20 for a dub of bud. But quality conscious dealers often offer high quality dub bags for premium prices, $30 or even more.
What does a dub of bud look like?
Expect a small bag that comfortably fits in the palm of your hand. Usually you get a self sealing transparent plastic bag with enough weed for around 4-5 joints. Usually you will get a couple of buds in your dub bag.
Eighth of bud
An eighth of bud is one of the more common weed amounts to purchase. Buying a dime bag can seem like an expensive way to purchase cannabis. But buying an eighth of bud allows you a little more buying power and perhaps a slightly better value deal
How many grams of weed is an eighth of bud?
3.5 grams of weed, one eighth of an ounce.
How much does an eighth of bud cost?
Prices vary so much even within a single country. An eighth of budget weed would be a lot cheaper than a eighth of premium quality weed in a big city. But for a mid-range ‘eighth’ you might expect to pay around €30/$30/£30.
What does an eighth of bud look like?
You might expect to see about 6 or 7 buds. Some generous dispensaries will upgrade you from 3.5g to a 4g deal for free. For many people, buying an eighth of cannabis is more cost effective than buying 2 or 3 dime bags.
Quarter of bud
A ‘quarter of bud’, or quarter ounce, is one of the larger weed amounts for a personal purchase. Perhaps you like the idea of getting a better value purchase. Or perhaps you simply love your cannabis and enjoy having enough to last you the week.
How many grams of weed is a quarter of bud?
7 grams of weed.
How much does a quarter of bud cost?
Expect to pay around €/£/$50-70 for a mid range deal. Prices can vary greatly of course, with premium buds coming in at higher prices.
What does a quarter of bud look like?
Expect a chunky sized bag that will fit in your palm. You might be able to get around a dozen joints from your quarter, maybe more
Half Ounce or Half a Zip
Many serious cannabis lovers hate to run out of their cherished buds. That’s why many buy in bulk and always have a few spare buds, just in case. A half ‘zip’ is one of the more ‘serious’ purchase quantities.
How many grams of weed is a half ounce?
14 grams of weed.
How much does a half ounce cost?
Much depends, of course. But for a mid range half ounce, you can expect to pay upwards of €/£/$100-125.
What does a half ounce look like?
You can expect a small bag, around the size of a modest bag of potato crisp snacks. If you use around a gram of weed every day or two, then you can expect a half ounce bag to last you around 3 weeks.
Full Ounce or Zip
In many dispensaries, an ounce is the largest amount of weed you are allowed to buy in one transaction. You get the best value when you buy in larger quantities. If you find a high quality strain which you simply love, and if you can afford it, an ounce of weed is a great stash which removes the anxiety of running out.
During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many cannabis lovers bought (or grew) themselves ample inventories to allow them to get through lock down.
How many grams of weed is a full ounce?
28 grams of weed.
How much does a full ounce cost?
Around €/£/$ 200 for a mid-range quality level.
What does a full ounce look like?
You would need to ‘cup’ your hands to hold an ounce of buds in them. For most serious cannabis users, an ounce of weed would last a month or two. Some people call an ounce of weed a ‘lid’.
Quarter Pound or QP
Few of us ever buy a ‘QP’ or quarter pound of weed. Often it tends to be professional dispensary/coffee-shop owners that buy in wholesale quantities. Often the more professional vendors will have full cannabinoid and terpene analysis available on large purchases, this way you know exactly what you are buying.
How many grams of weed is a full quarter pound?
About 113 grams of weed, or 4 ounces. In many countries possession of such a quantity would be regarded as a serious crime. However, in some USA states, medical marijuana patients can own 3-6 ounces of cannabis.
How much does a full quarter pound cost?
In a legal USA state, you might expect to pay somewhere around $750 for a QP. Over the last few years, as US supply has occasionally exceeded demand, wholesale prices of cannabis have been lower than many of the licensed producers would have liked.
What does a full quarter pound look like?
Expect a large bag of weed! Similar in size to a large family bag of potato crisps or snacks.
How to measure your weed weights easily
When buying from a trusted supplier, it’s customary not to weigh your weed purchases and trust the person selling it. But not everyone agrees! Some people carry a simple set of digital scales around with them so they can double check that they are not being ripped off with their weed weights.
Others, especially those that live in areas with illegal cannabis, are reluctant to travel with a digital (or analogue) set of weighing scales. The concern would be that, if caught, they could be accused of being a cannabis dealer themselves.
Growing your own weed from cannabis seeds is easy and cheap
If the price of weed is restricting your ability to buy and enjoy it, then you may want to consider growing it yourself. The high cost of buying weed is often given as the main reason why people start growing it themselves. Once you have grown your own weed and realised how easy it is, you will feel reluctant to go back to buying it.
If you have never grown cannabis before the easiest way to start is probably with some autoflower seeds. These are easy to grow indoors or outdoors. Indoors, you can grow an autoflower seed in around 10-11 weeks. If you do well you may quite easily get 50-100g per plant. Even with the cost of buying a grow light, tent, extraction fan/filter and nutrients, your first cannabis grow will probably pay for itself.
Growing weed from feminised cannabis seeds is also a straightforward experience with modern cannabis genetics. Indoor growers of feminised seeds just need to reduce daily light hours to 12 in order to induce bloom in a feminised seed variety.
Many people also get great results growing cannabis outdoors or in a greenhouse. You can use either autoflowering cannabis seeds or feminised seeds. Yields can be very high, several hundred grams per plant are quite possible. You can save yourself lots of cash and grow a years supply of cannabis from just a few cannabis seeds.
Time to discover our biggest yielding cannabis strains
If you do decide to grow your own cannabis you will join the millions that already grow their own cannabis around the world. Cannabis is easy to grow. You can buy cannabis seeds easily online and select next day delivery.
Companies like Dutch Passion, which began in the 1980’s, have enjoyed many decades of successful cannabis breeding. During that time they have won numerous cannabis cups and made several breakthroughs. This includes Dutch Passion being the first to invent feminised seeds and the first (alongside the CBD Crew) to sell CBD rich seeds. Recently Dutch Passion became the first cannabis seed company to offer cannabis seeds rich in THCV and CBG.
If you want to grow your own cannabis all you need do is decide which type of cannabis seeds to buy and grow. The following articles may be very useful.
Heavy yielding strains guarantee you a heavy harvest. But you may be a connoisseur that really enjoys an exquisitely enjoyable terpene profile and taste. If so, you may be interesting in trying some particularly fruity tasting strains.
Whether you buy your weed or grow it yourself, make sure you enjoy the best quality you can!
Read on if you are keen to find out more about the different amounts of weed that are commonly purchased as well as their official (and slang!) names.
How much does weed cost: grams, quarters, ounces and pounds, Know What You should be Paying
March 29, 2018 By Bud Durden
How much does weed cost
There is a lot of weed being smoked since 2016 when a report by “Arcview” stated that $53.3 billion dollars were spent on cannabis by North Americans. Since 2016 more states and even countries have stepped up to the legalization line and the 2017 number for the amount of weed purchased has increased by 33%. That’s a massive increase in weed purchasing and tax revenue. These numbers are based on the estimated total of legal and illegal weed sold in North America per year. Due to the massive shifts in the medical marijuana market, the price of marijuana is going down! So just how much does weed cost in your neighborhood.
Update 2019: Legalization has gained ground in the US and has become legalized or medically legalized in many countries such as Canada. Yes, Canada, home of the beaver, basketball, and currency made out of heavy coins called “Loonies”. Usage is exploding through the world but in counties like Canada, it’s caused the prices to start skyrocketing. How much are you paying?
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As cannabis became legalized and people started hearing about the massive tax revenues being generated It really shocked people. No one realized just how much weed was getting smoked in North America. So, what does weed cost in your area? We would like to put together an international price index for medical marijuana as well as weed from the black market.
I live in Canada in sort of a pre-legalization limbo. In July 2018 cannabis will be legalized in all of Canada and the prices will change for sure. Currently, if I needed to order weed from a dealer or from a semi-legal online dispensary I would be paying about $240 per ounce of top-grade cannabis and about $200 per ounce for mid-grade cannabis. I believe that’s near the top of the expensive weed scale, what do you think?
TIP: Always weigh your weed, it only takes a second and you’ll know if you are being ripped off instantly. A cheap digital scale will do just fine. If you are getting shorted find a new source, don’t confront your drug dealer! If it’s from an online source you can complain to the company and leave a bad review.
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Average Price for a Quarter of Weed
With more states and provinces legalizing cannabis more growers have come online and caused the prices of cannabis to fall in recent times. A report on Bloomberg.com states that “the increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for growers as prices plunge”. As more illegal growers convert their grows over to legal the amount of cannabis on the market is only going to grow.
It’s said that in Colorado or as I like to call it weed central that the price of wholesale weed has fallen an average of 48% to $1300 a pound for premium weed. How much does weed cost where you live?
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California-based Arcview Group a cannabis investor consortium tells its members to expect cannabis prices to continue to fall and that this should be planned for in all new business plans for people growing as a business. As agricultural technology advances due to this new gold rush expect the cost of production to fall and the amount of production to keep rising and pressuring prices.
As we enter into 2018 several states have legalized to at least some degree and all of Canada will move to legalize weed by July 2018; we decided to look at how the cost of weed has been affected by the increased consumption rates.
Just like in real-estate it all comes down to location, location, location. If you are living in a very weed unfriendly state such as Kentucky, where a small-time dealer could catch 2 to 4 years for a simple weed deal the prices are high. There are risks, transportation issues and more middlemen involved in the transaction to get that weed to the state in the first place.
If you are lucky to live in and around Colorado where cannabis business has to fight and undercut their prices to gain customers the price falls substantially. The network of growers is large and built up so there is more capacity then need at this point. The same goes for California, they have more weed then they can sell which of course leads to low prices.
If you live in a place where medical cannabis is legal then you can likely get cannabis for even less money because medical cannabis is taxed less, then recreational. How much does weed cost in your state?
Remember I’m basing my price estimates off California and Colorado weed prices, not street prices.
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Weed Prices – Grams to Ounces
Remember like anything economies of scale are in play when buying cannabis. That just means that the more cannabis you buy at once the better deal you get on the price of that weed. Bigger buys mean smaller costs.
How Much Does a Pound of Weed Cost?
Lets just set the record straight here so people that aren’t from California or Colorado understand that you can’t just walk into a dispensary and order a pound of weed. There are restrictions and in both these states that restriction is one ounce per person per visit. You need to have a store, so you can buy from a wholesale producer. Out on the black market in most US states where cannabis is not legal the cost of a pound of weed is between $2000 to $4000 per pound depending on the quality of the product. On average expect to pay $2K to 3K per pound.
If you are wondering how a pound breaks down into grams of weed; there are 453.59 grams in a pound. So, make sure you weigh your weed and don’t get shorted on that half gram.
How Much Profit is in Selling a Pound of Weed?
Remember economies of scale, the larger portion you buy the cheaper the price. Let’s say you are going to sell a pound of weed and your going to sell it all in 1/8ths of an ounce. Depending on the selling price of an 8th in your area you could stand to make $6400 at $50/8th.
How Much Does a Half Pound of Weed Cost?
A half-pound of weed if you’re lucky enough to find it costs between $1200 and $1800 dollars depending on where you get it. As you buy less cannabis the price becomes less attractive, but even a half-pound of weed can be broken down for big profits.
How Much Does an Ounce of Weed Cost?
Well, let’s get out or fingers and toes and do the math on this. If your average pound of weed costs $2000 per pound you can break that down into 16 ounces that come out to be about $125 per ounce but on the black market, you would be looking at more like $160 to $180 per ounce.
How Much Does a Half Ounce of Weed Cost?
So, if we keep moving along with the simple math a half-ounce of weed will cost between $80 and $100 dollars. Street costs would be more like $100 to $140 per half an ounce. You really do start to pay more with the smaller amount purchased. The more you buy the more you save. Remember you can store cannabis for very long periods of time.
How Much Does a Quarter of Weed Cost?
A quarter ounce of weed costs about $60 to $100 at a dispensary. On the streets, you would be looking at more like $80 per quarter ounce.
How Much Does an Eighth of Weed Cost?
OK, people get confused about what an 8th of weed is. An 8th of weed weights 3.5 grams and will run you between $25 to $35 dollars at a dispensary and an 8th ounce of weed on the street will cost about $40 to $50 bucks. Please leave a comment below if you pay another amount and include your location. I’d love to build a whole database of cannabis costs by region.
What’s the Average cost of an ounce of weed in the four states where weed is legalized or decriminalized which are Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska? In these states, the price of an ounce of weed has fallen below $300 per ounce where the nationwide average is $325 per ounce. In Colorado where there is more weed then can be smoked you can buy an ounce of weed for $240. How much does weed cost near you?
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How Much Does a Gram of Weed Cost?
Typically, a gram of weed is the smallest amount of cannabis you can buy. Since it’s the smallest amount the price is highest. A gram of weed will cost you between $10 and $12 per gram. How much does weed cost near you?
What is a Dime Bag?
A dime bag is a bag of weed for $10 dollars. The amount of weed you get in a dime bag is generally less than a gram but enough to roll one joint.
Buying weed using our cannabis price index will help you get the best quality weed for the money.
There are many factors affecting the cannabis price index which directly effects what weed really cost in your area. How much does weed cost in your location?
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