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How To Weigh Your Herb Without a Scale

Do you know how to weigh your herb without a scale? There’s plenty of reasons why someone would want to know how much weed they had left, but not all of those reasons would require you to have a scale on hand. Without it, you could feel pretty SOL, but you don’t have to have a scale to weigh your weed. That’s not to say a scale wouldn’t be a better choice (obviously), though you don’t have to have one in order to get your stash weighed out! These tips and tricks have been time tested by many a stoner, each one capable of approximating your remaining bud!

The Ruler and The Penny

Courtesy to Reddit User Seanctk10001

Do you remember attempting to balance a ruler on anything when you were in grade school? What if I told you that if you have a ruler, something to balance it on and a penny from 1982 or later you can weigh your bud? The 1982 and newer pennies weigh in at 2.5 grams each, allowing you to weigh out 2.5 grams at a time!

Hang Em High, Hang Em Low

If you’ve got some string, a plastic hanger and some extra time on your hands you can engineer yourself a fantastic scale. As far as what you can use as a counterweight, a U.S. Nickel actually weighs in at 5.00 grams, now here’s how you make it:

  • Cut the top off of the hanger then locate the center at the bottom and drill a hole.
  • Drill a hole in the right and left sides of the hanger, equal distances away from the center.
  • Cut two even pieces of string long enough to use on either side (leave yourself some slack, it’s easier to cut more off than it is to add more on). You can be really creative and create your own little baskets, but using a regular wooden clothespin works just fine as well!
  • Cut one more piece of string and tie it to your center point. You’ll use this one to hang a center weight, so keep that in mind.
  • Attach your side pieces and hang it up, you’re ready to go!

The Smartphone Scale

Nowadays technology has advanced far enough that you don’t even need to have a scale to have a scale. Luckily for us, there are a few apps we can use via your smartphone in order to get you sorted. While this is an option for you I feel I should also mention that smartphone weight measuring is still in the developmental stage, so they can be a bit unreliable at times. With that being said, they can definitely help out in a pinch!

There’s no reason you shouldn’t have your weed weighed out if you wanted it to be, regardless if you have a scale or not. Get yourself taken care of with any one of these simple tricks that would each only take moments more of your time than a digital scale would!

How To Weigh Your Herb Without a Scale Do you know how to weigh your herb without a scale? There’s plenty of reasons why someone would want to know how much weed they had left, but not all of

How do you measure weed without a scale?

I was just wondering cause often when I look at it in a bag I wanna just be able to look at it and tell how much it is because my friend understands that stuff well but he wont tell me lol.

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I don’t think there’s any set way to measure it other than through experience. After a while you’ll get close to noticing a pattern in length while they are in the baggie. Of course, that depends on how thick the buds are, broken up, etc. I wouldn’t just eyeball it unless you plan on hooking someone up. I noticed this commonality, though: If it can, when broken up, stretch across the bottom of a typical baggie, without gaps, then it’s at least a 20 sac, which is half of a quarter. Half of a 20 is a dime, so if it can stretch across half the bottom of the bag, it’s at least a dime. A nickel is half a dime, so you judge.

Also, in case you’re wondering, I have never done a drug in my entire life. *cough*. I uh, saw a program on this on the Discovery Channel.

Good luck quitting, though. Quitting was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and without a doubt one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.

You cannot directly look at it and tell the weight you can be close though..some weeds are so compact that they expand up to 3 or 4 times than what the “chunk” appears to be ..and then the next breed to come around may not expand at all..I can literally tell by experience and just by holding the bag inbetween my thumb and forefinger and lightly lifting it up and down..now a nickle(american 5 cent piece) weighs exactly 5 grams ..a quarter of weed is 7 grams. you can balance a nickel in one hand and a quarter of weed in the other like being a human balancing scale and the bag side should feel slightly heavier than the one with the nickel in it..being 2 grams heavier..a ounce is 28 grams ..so you can take a OZ in one hand a put 5 nickels in the other to do the same thing.. a regular flip top baggie ..Not a zip lock but the thin flip top weigh 1 gram apiece. if you want to be more exact ..5 nickles and 3 empty sandwich bags in one hand will be 28 grams adding up to an ounce. well..you had to ask..and this is the closet example I can think of without scales.make your arms be like a balance type scale..just do a little math depending on what you are weighing and how much

It isn’t possible. there are too many variables. You need a scale. If you have a friend who can look at something and tell how much it weights, he’s clairvoyant.

Glad my opinion and responses aren’t considered rude and nasty.

Although the ‘rude and nasty’ must have been deleted because I missed it. I’d love to know what it said.

I was just wondering cause often when I look at it in a bag I wanna just be able to look at it and tell how much it is because my friend understands that stuff well but he wont tell me lol.