A Visual Buyers Guide to Weed Measurements:
Gram of Weed, Eighth of Weed, and Quarter Weed

If you are new to buying weed then understanding your weed measurements will give you clarity on which amount is right for you.

 

This 2023 visual guide breaks down the most widely used weed weights in a dispensary: a gram of weed, an eighth of weed, and a quarter of weed.

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The images below show each of the weed amounts and just how many joints, blunts, edibles, or bong and pipe hits it gives you.

 

Scan through below to see every different sizes of weed compared. If you are looking to buy bulk check out how I save $200 when buying an ounce of weed.

Every weed amount broken down visually

Here are all the marijuana sizes from smallest to largest.

 

Click any of the weed weights to skip below and see a visual guide on how much it is and how long it will last you.

 

Weed Measurements Index:

  1. A gram of weed and how long it lasts.
  2. An eighth of weed and how long it lasts.
  3. A quarter of weed and how long it lasts.
  4. A ½ – 1 oz of weed and how long it lasts.
  5. A ¼ -½ pound of weed and how long it lasts.
  6. A pound of weed and how long it lasts.

How much is a gram of weed?

gram of weed

How much is a gram of weed: a gram of weed is the smallest weed amount you can buy at a dispensary and is the best amount to roll a blunt or three joints. It’s the least cost effective purchase but best for sampling strains.

 

Here is a handy cheat sheet on what 1 gram of weed will give you:

 

  1. 1 gram of weed gives you 1 blunt.
  2. 1 gram of weed gives you 3 joints.
  3. 1 gram of weed gives you 3 bong rips or pipe hits.
  4. 1 gram of weed can make 2 pot brownies.

 

Price of a gram of weed based on California market

 

  1. One gram of low quality cannabis cost $5
  2. One gram of medical grade marijuana is $10
  3. One gram of a designer strain can cost $20

 

One gram of weed tips: If you choose to buy 1 gram of marijuana then make sure you skip using a grinder (because you lose a % in the grinder teeth’s). It’s best to use your fingers to break apart the gram (learn how to grind weed by hand).

How much is an eighth of weed in grams?

8th of weed

How many grams is an 8th of weed: an eighth of weed is 3.5 grams of marijuana and one of the most popular options at a dispensary. ⅛ th of weed is usually found in a glass jar and provides about 1 week’s worth of smoking.

 

Here is a handy cheat sheet on what ⅛ of weed will give you:

 

  1. An 8th of weed gives you 3.5 blunts.
  2. An 8th of weed gives you 11 joints.
  3. An 8th of weed gives you 11 bong rips or pipe hits.
  4. An 8th of weed can make 7 pot brownies.

 


Price of a 8th of weed based on California market

 

  1. One eighth of low quality cannabis cost $30
  2. One eighth of medical grade marijuana is $50
  3. One eighth of a designer strain can cost $70

 

Eighth of weed last you a week: An 8th of weed is the perfect amount of smoking for a single person in one week. If you pack smaller bowls you can have precisely about two bong rips or pipe hits a day with an 8th of bud.

How much is a quarter of weed

quarter of weed

How much is a quarter of weed: a quarter of weed is 7 grams of marijuana (¼ of an ounce) and provides about 2 weeks worth of smoking. A quarter of cannabis is usually more cost efficient than a gram and eighth of weed.

 

Here is a handy cheat sheet on what 1/4 of weed will give you:

 

  1. A quarter of weed gives you 7 blunts.
  2. A quarter of weed gives you 22 joints.
  3. A quarter of weed gives you 22 bong rips or pipe hits.
  4. A quarter of weed can make 14 pot brownies.

 


Price of a quarter of weed based on California market

 

  1. A quarter of low quality cannabis cost $50
  2. A quarter of medical grade marijuana is $70
  3. A quarter of a designer strain can cost $120

 

A quarter of weed is usually priced lower: Dispensaries are constantly flying in new strains. The newer batches are more fresh, so they will need to get rid of their older batches.

 

Selling in quarters, half ounces, and ounces is their way to get the old stuff out the doors. You can usually find much better deals when buying a quarter of cannabis and higher sizes.

Bulk Marijuana Measurements

Buying weed in bulk is one of the best ways to save money in 2023 and reduce dispensary trips (saving time and gas). The three most popular weed weights for bulk are the half ounce, ounce, quarter pound, half pound, and pound.

Let’s break down just what each one looks like.

Half Ounce and Ounce of weed

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The half ounce and ounce is one of the most popular sizes to buy for bulk.

 

Depending on your rate-of-smoking, both options can last you an entire month.

 

We wrote an entire guide on an ounce of weed so make sure to check that out, that teaches you how to save hundreds of dollars a month when buying bulk.

 

If you smoke once a day then a ½ oz will last you an entire month.

 

If you smoke 2-3 times a day then 1 oz will last you an entire month.

Quarter pound and half pound of weed

The quarter pound of weed and half pound of weed are generally weed measurements bought by people who want to resell cannabis.

 

I wouldn’t recommend buying this much weed because THC degrades at a 1.4% per month rate so you would need to vacuum seal most of it. 

 

If you plan on buying a quarter pound of cannabis or half pound, then check out our article on how long does weed stay good.

 

A quarter pound of weed will last you four months of smoking everyday.

 

A half pound of weed will last you 8 months of smoking everyday.

 

A quarter pound of cannabis is 4 ounces and 112 grams of weed.

 

A half pound of cannabis is 8 ounces and 224 grams of weed.

What about a Pound of weed?

Finally, a pound of weed is the largest measurement sold and usually to wholesalers and dispensaries.

 

A pound of weed is exactly 16 ounces and 448 grams of weed.

 

The biggest advantage in buying a pound of weed is that you save a ton of money. The biggest disadvantage is the shelf-life and that it is technically illegal to buy in this high of a weed amount.

 

If you are looking to buy larger amounts of weed check out our article on how to find weed to learn sources that may help you land your first pound of weed.

How weed is measured

Weed Amount
Unit Weight
Unit Mass
Gram of Weed
1/28 ounce
1 Gram of Weed
Eighth of Weed
1/8 ounce
3.5 Grams of Weed
1 Quarter of Weed
1/4 ounce
7 Grams of Weed
1 Half Ounce of Weed
1/2 Ounce
14 Grams of Weed
Ounce of weed
1 Ounce
28 Grams of Weed
Quarter Pound of Weed
4 Ounces
112 Grams of Weed
Half Pound of Weed
8 Ounces
224 Grams of Weed
Pound of Weed
16 Ounces
448 Grams of weed

Before cannabis was legalized, weed was sold by dealers (brave souls) who often sold in dime bags, nickel bags, G’s (gram), and eighths.

 

Much of the slang is now gone and we buy in the standard gram, eighths, quarter, and half.

 

Weed is measured in grams, a unit of mass in the International system of units.

 

Once we get into bulk from a half ounce and up we now measure by unit of weight through uncia, an Ancient Roman unit of measurement.

 

Typically weed amounts are measured by using a milligram scale.

 

Your best bet is to use a digital scale that supports at least 500 grams in measurement as that covers everything from a gram of weed, eighth of weed, all the way to a pound of weed!

 

Here are all the measurements of weed broken down by ounce and gram measurements.

Weed amounts summary:
gram of weed, eighth of weed, or quarter weed?

Buying cannabis at a dispensary for the first time can be quite intimidating simply because of the weed measurements.

 

A gram of weed, an eighth of weed, and a quarter of weed are the most popular options.

 

One gram of weed is good for a single session.

 

An 8th of weed can last you about a week.

 

A quarter is good for about two weeks.

 

The higher the weed amount the more savings you get, but at the same time too much weed can degrade over time.

 

Weed sizes depend entirely on your smoking lifestyle and it’s best to start with an 1/8 of weed because it’s the safest amount. Not too much and not too little.

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