Cannabis is a unique plant that has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for centuries. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of cannabis for medical purposes, and several states in the US have legalized its use for medical reasons. However, despite its growing popularity, the sale of cannabis still has its own unique measurement system that can be confusing for those new to the industry.
In the United States, the imperial system is used to measure cannabis, with measurements ranging from grams to ounces. Unlike other medications that are measured using the metric system, cannabis remains measured by the strange hybrid of grams and ounces. This can make it difficult for patients to understand how much they are purchasing and how much it should cost.
To help patients understand the measurements of weed and the fair market value, here’s a breakdown of common weed measurements:
– 1 gram = .03 ounces
– Eighth (⅛) ounce = 3.5 grams
– Quarter (¼) ounce = 7 grams
– Half (½) ounce = 14 grams
– Ounce a.k.a. Zip = 28 grams
– Pound = 453 grams
A gram of weed is often the smallest available measurement of weed and can range in price from $5 to $20 dollars depending on the strain and dispensary. An eighth of weed is one-eighth of an ounce which equals out to 3.5 grams and can range in price from $15-20 dollars in some cases to $60 or over depending on the strain of cannabis.
A quarter is one-fourth of an ounce and equals out to about 7 grams. It’s a slightly larger amount than an eighth but eighths are often purchased by people smoking weed. A quarter of weed can cost anywhere from as low as 40 dollars for a promotional price, or $60 to over $100 dollars on average.
A half ounce is about 14 grams and can range in price from about $100 to $120 dollars per half. It’s not as common of a weed measurement so you may not always see a half ounce in stores.
An ounce of weed can cost anywhere from $160 to $350 dollars. Prices can vary as many dispensaries can use a per gram price for cannabis and 28 grams, a 10-14/per gram price would be roughly $280-390 for an ounce.
A pound of weed is about 16 ounces and can cost anywhere from $1000 to over $2000 per pound. There are about 151 eighths of weed in a pound so that’s a fair amount of cannabis.
It’s important to remember that THC can degrade over time so keeping too much cannabis on hand is not always the best idea. If you purchase a large amount and keep it over time, you cannot guarantee it will have the same amount of THC it did when you purchased it.
In conclusion, the sale of cannabis still has its own unique measurement system that can be confusing for those new to the industry. However, with this breakdown of common weed measurements, patients can understand how much they are purchasing and how much it should cost. When purchasing cannabis, it’s helpful to think about how much you’ll use and how long it will last.