How many grams are in an eighth and other cannabis conversions.

So, you’re ready to purchase your marijuana. You’ve selected your flower and the budtender asks, “How much you would like, an eighth, maybe a quarter?”

 

If you’re not already familiar with cannabis weights, you might be wondering “how much is an eighth? Is that too much? Can I just buy one gram?”

 

Marijuana dispensaries and delivery services weigh cannabis products such as flower and concentrates in grams. Concentrates can be purchased in half-grams and full grams, while cannabis flower is measured in grams.

 

Let’s start with the basics: What is a gram?

 

One gram, sometimes called a dime-bag or dub, is the perfect amount for cannabis consumers who prefer to smoke out of a handpiece, bong, or joint.

When purchasing cannabis from a dispensary, an eighth is the most common form of marijuana measurement. But how much is an eighth? In the cannabis marketplace, an eighth is 3.5 grams.

The term eighth refers to the fact that it is an eighth of an ounce, but those savvy with measurements know one-eighth of an ounce is actually 3.543603875 grams. Yes, the industry rounds down.

 

With an eighth of weed, you’ll be able to roll two to three blunts or a handful of joints. Eighths are also known as a half-quarter or a slice.  

 

The following are retail weights.

 

A quarter of weed clocks in at 7 grams. A quarter-ounce of marijuana is enough for five to seven blunts and an arsenal of joints.

A half-ounce is 14 grams. This quantity is also referred to as a half or half “O.” With a half-ounce, you can roll between 7 and 14 blunts.

An ounce equates to four quarters or eight eighths and weighs in at 28 grams. Ounces are also referred to by other names like a zip or an “O.” The possession limits for most states and countries are cited in grams and ounces. Some states and countries place restrictions on how much weed you can possess at a given time and how much you can purchase per month.

 

A quarter-pound is 113.4 grams, which also equals 4 ounces. Quarter-pounds are often called QP for short.

 

The next step up from the quarter-pound is a half-pound. Weighing at 226.8 grams, a half-pound, or 8 ounces of cannabis is also known as half-pack and half-pounder.

 

Tipping the scale at 453 grams, 1 pound, or 16 ounces, of cannabis will also put a dent in the bank account. A pound can cost up to $3,000 and can be called a pack or an elbow.

 


Dispensary Conversions

Have you ever seen or heard the term “5-gram eighth” and wondered what it means? We just identified eighths as 3.5 grams so how can dispensaries rewrite the metric system and declare eighths to equal 5 grams? Five-gram eighths describe the price point for the amount of cannabis. For instance, a customer who selects a 5-gram eighth will receive 5 grams of cannabis for the price of the strain’s eighth. Any “eighth” that’s more than 3.5 grams is basically describing bonus weed.


International Conversions

How do people around the world weigh weed?

Every country except Burma, Liberia, and the United States uses the metric system. With different units of measurements around the globe, how do other countries weigh their weed if they’re on a different system? Most of the world has adopted the metric system. The decimal system of measurement is known as the International System of Units (SI). In short, cannabis is measured by grams no matter where you go. Beyond grams, cannabis weights outside the U.S. are typically referred to in kilograms, or 1,000 grams. One kilo, as it is often called, is 2.20462 pounds.


Order Like a Local

Grams may be the universal weed measurement, but what we call cannabis changes based on your location.

 

Countries all over the world use different slang terms to refer to marijuana. So, if you want to shop like a local, it’s best to talk like one, too. In North America, cannabis is referred to as weed, reefer, marijuana, Mary Jane and a host of other words, while other parts of the world like Australia use slang terms like “hooch” and “choof.” People in Jamaica say “dagga.” And while you’re doing some research on ordering like a local in your vacation destination, check up on the laws and regulations before you go.