Weed Measurements, Weights and Amounts can be confusing

The old slogan “You’ve come a long way, baby” could easily be applied to cannabis and the consumption of weed since it was criminalized in the 1930’s. So many new methods for growing, cultivating and manufacturing have been introduced that at times it can be overwhelming. However, one thing which has not changed much over the years is the very confusing way marijuana is weighed, measured and sold.

Weed Amounts. Marijuana Measurements. As you read through this blog post you’ll see a mix of pot jargon and slang as well as a crossing over from metric weights (grams) to U.S. Customary Units (ounces and pounds) which can all be confusing. Don’t worry though! We’ve created a “weed amount chart” of some weed measurements, weed weights and weed amounts for your reference; just scroll down this post to find it!

The marijuana measurement system is a confusing mix of Standard International Units and US Customary units. But when you boil it all down, the main cannabis conversion you need to remember is:

  • 1 ounce of weed = 28 grams

From there, it’s pretty easy to decipher the weed jargon to calculate that “a half” equals 14 grams, “a quarter” equals 7 grams, an eighth equals 3.5 gram, and “a dub” will typically equal one full gram of marijuana. (see chart below for some examples)

The whole point of understanding the math is so you can be an informed consumer and once you know how to do the weed measurements and costs math, you can determine if making your own marijuana concentrates, oils, edibles, and tinctures will help you save on cannabis costs based upon the price of weed in your area. Making your own concentrates is a topic for another post.

How to measure the amount of THC or CBD

The other piece of the weed measurements and amounts puzzle is how to measure the amount of THC or CBD there is in any given strain. There is a plethora of different chemicals that make up the cannabis plant, but THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive ingredient that gives users the euphoric and relaxed feeling that is commonly associated with cannabis.

Average THC content in California varies between 15% and 30%, with more potent strains being created every year. The measurement of THC content in any given cannabis plant is taken as a percentage of that compound which makes up the plant’s flower compared to the other lesser-known compounds and plant matter in the flower, also known as a “bud”.

When it comes to concentrated forms of cannabis like wax, shatter, hash and edibles, the weed measurements switch from a percentage to milligrams. A gram of concentrate such as shatter may be 80% THC, but it is labeled as 80mg of THC per dose. Similarly, edibles are given a THC in milligrams dose, with the average dose for edibles begin 10mg.

If you want to learn more about different ways to consume cannabis, check out our “What is Dabbing” blog post or our “Beginner’s Guide to CBD Oils and Tinctures”.

You can find the itineraries for our Sonoma Weed Tours here.

The Happy Travelers Tours weed measurement and prices chart is below:

CATEGORYUNIT of MEASUREMENTDEFINITION/SLANG - USAGE
1/2 OZ1/2 ounce of marijuanaA bag of weed, a half -  The term lid is not commonly used to describe a precise amount of weed, so don't use this term for business
1/2 oz of weed costCost will vary depending on strain, your retailer and what tax rate you pay
1/4 OZ1/4 of weedA quarter, a quad - Hey! Do you have a quad I can get?
1/4 ounce of weed
1 4 of weed in grams7 Grams
1 4 ounce of weed in grams
1/4 of weed pricePricing is volitile and based on factors like quality and growing methodology: indoor, outdoor canopy and outdoor sun
1/4 oz weed price
1/4 Ounce4th of weedA quarter, or a quad, is 1/4th of an ounce and weighs in at 7 grams. Buying by the quarter is also very common as it allows heavier smokers to really get acquainted with a strain – an eighth can go quick! Minor price breaks can be seen at a quarter (depending on the specific dispensary or caregiver) but don't expect them.
1/4 LB1/4 pound of weedA QP, a quarter - We're gonna score a QP! In theory, as you move up in quantity, the cost per ounce reduces, which is why some chronic tokers buy in bulk!
1/4 weed
1/4 weed cost
1/4 weed price
1/8 OZ1/8 of shakeAn Eighth - "Shake" is the leafy remains of the trimming process; it can be used to make BHO/CO2 concentrates.
1/8 of weed
1/8 weed costThe cost of an eight is, typically, more per gram than larger quantities.
1/8 of weed cost
1/8 weed bag
1/8 of weed in grams3.5 Grams- A single gram is the smallest amount available for purchase
1/8 of weed pricePricing on eighths will in many cases be more expensive on a per gram basis than purhasing larger quantities.
1/8 ounce weed price
1/8 oz of weed price
1/8 of weed price california
1/8 ounce of weed pictureAn Eighth - I'm broke, do ya got an eighth for me?
1/8 ounce weed
1/8th of weed
1 GRAM1 bud of weedA single flower
1 gram of marijuanaThe smallest amount of marijuana generally available for purchase in the world of weed
1 gram of pot
1 gram of weed
1 gram of weed costThe most expensive way to purchase cannabis is on a per gram basis.
1 gram of weed price
1 gram of weed on a scale
1 gram of weed picture
1 gram of weed sizeThe size of a single gram of pot will vary depending on: is it ground? Is it a whole bud? Is it pieces of bud?
1 gram weed bags
2 GRAMS2.5 grams of weedA dub or a 20 sack
20 bag of weed
20 dollars worth of weed is called
20 bag of weed weightAbout a gram
20 dollar bag of weed
20 of weed is how many grams
20 sack of weed
20 sack of weed weight
20 dollars worth of weed in grams
20 GRAMS20 grams of weedAbout 3/4 of an ounce. .71% of an ounce to be precise
20 grams of weed equals how many ounces
20 grams of weed in florida
20 grams of weed worthMore or less $250
2 grams of marijuanaA $40 bag
2 grams of weed
2 grams of weed worth
2 grams of weed cost
2 grams of weed on a scale
2 grams of weed size
3 Zips3 zips of weed1 Zip = 28g/1oz, so "3 zips of weed" is equal to 3 ounces
3.5 Grams 3.5 grams to ouncesFor an approximate result, divide the mass value by 28.35, so, 3.5 grams is = to 0.123459 ounces. Generally, the smallest amount you can buy loose, a gram will cost anywhere from $8 to $20, so, 3.5 grams will cost between $28 and $70. 3.5 grams of weed is called an "eighth".
3.5 grams of weed cost
3.5 grams of weed price
3.5 grams of weed is called
3.5 weed cost
3.5 loud weed"Loud Weed" relates to the aroma of the bud when you open the bag or jar. When you get top-shelf you better expect a smell that is going fill the room. It will always depend on the strain but you’re probably going to encounter a very skunky very dense smell with this caliber of kush, with fruity, sweet, or vanilla notes introduced to the mix depending in the strain. Typically, this quality of weed will cost more than a less potent bud.
3.5 of loud weed
3.5 weed looks like
3.5 ounces grams
30 Dollars30 dollars worth of weed in grams30 dollars worth of weed is just about an eighth depending on the quality of the pot and the city or region you're in.
30 bag of weed weight
30 dollars worth of weed
30 Grams30 grams of weed30 Grams of weed is just over one ounce; often referred to as a 'fat bag' because it weighs more than 1 ounce
4 Ounces4 zips of weedFour ounces of cannabis
Four Way4 way weedFour Way is a sticky genetic foursome of  landrace  genetics and  Skunk #1. Created through the union of three Middle Eastern landrace strains (Afghani, Indian and Pakistani) plus the addition of the classic Skunk #1, you best believe Four Way produces an odor that could tip an elephant, much less fill the room it’s being consumed in.
40 Grams40 grams of weed costAbout and ounce and a quarter.
5 Sack5 sack of weedAlso known as a 'nickle sack', this refers to $5 worth of pot, which will vary in quantity depending on quality. Not an efficient way to purchase weed.
5 Leaf5 leaf marijuana plant3 leaf marijuana plant strain is ruderalis, 5 lead marijuana plant strain is indica and a 7 leaf marijuana plant strain is sativa
5 leaf weed plant
5 Stages5 stages of germination of seedsImbiition, Growth, Root Growth, Shoot Growth, Leaves (which being photmorphogenesis
5 Week5 week weed plantThe typical weekly growth schedule is something like this: Weeks 1 and 2: Vegetation Stage followed by a new set of "weeks" 1 - X of the Flowering Stage.
50 grams50 of weed in grams50 dollars worth of weed in grams might be as much as an eighth depending on where you live
50 miligrams50 mg edible
500 miligrams500 mg edible experience
502 Law in WA 502 cannabisI- 502  was an initiative to the Washington State Legislature in 2012 that proposed the legalization of recreational  marijuana  use and sale to the general public
60 Grams60 grams of cannabis oilThe average person will take about 90 days to consume 60 grams for cannabis oil
7 grams7 of weed7  grams of cannabis  weed . A quarter, or a quad, is 1/4th of an ounce and weighs in at  7  grams.
710/OIL710 friendlyJust like 420, 710  is a stoner term used to celebrate dabs and cannabis concentrates on the 10th of July. The number  710  spells oil when placed backward; a word used to describe potent concentrations of marijuana like hash oil, honey oil, wax and shatter
710 weed
710 dab
710 club
710 slang
710 marijuana
710 concentrate vaporizer
710 cannabis
8 Grams8th of weed in gramsAn eighth of weed in grams is 3.5 grams; an eight of "loud weed" means 3.5 grams of a super stinky strain of cannabis
8 ball weed
8th of loud
8th of weed in a bag
8th of marijuana
8 Grams UK8 ball weed price ukIn the  UK  an  8th  can  cost  £25-35 depending who you know
0.880 thc weedBHO, or butane hash oil, has a THC content which can stretch up to 80%; BHO is a popular remedy for chronic pain and other intractable symptoms
0.9999 thc waxThe THC distillate process yields 90-99% THC in the finished product, compared to 15-25% flower THC content and 60-80% of BHO and Co2 extractions