What are the various units of measurements for weed?


When it comes to selling weed, there are a few different standard units that the cannabis industry uses. It helps to know what these quantities are so that you have a good idea of exactly how much you are getting.

In order to avoid getting ripped off, you should also know how much you can expect to pay for each of these quantities. To give you more confidence when purchasing weed, we created a breakdown of different weed units of measurements.


The gram

The gram is the smallest amount of weed that you can buy in a dispensary. Depending on the density of the plant, it will likely incorporate only a few small or medium sized buds. It is common practice to buy pre-rolledj oints with a single gram of weed in them.

The average price for a gram of high quality weed from a dispensary in Canada is around $ 12.34. However, if you plan on smoking more than one joint, it makes more economic sense to spend more money and buy large quantities, as this will end up costing you less per gram.

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The eighth

While a gram might be the minimum you can buy at a dispensary, barely anyone buys just a gram of weed, unless they are a first-time user who wants to try a single pre-rolled joint. Most people will buy at least an eighth.

An eighth of weed is equal to 3.5 grams, meaning you are getting three-and-a-halftimes more weed than you would be getting if you bought only a single gram. It is called an eighth because 3.5 grams of cannabis equals to an eighth of an ounce of weed. In terms of joints, you should expect to be able to make 3.5 joints or 7 half joints out of 3.5 grams of weed. The lowest price of an eighth of weed in North America is $ 27, in the Canadian province of Ontario.

The quarter


If you’re looking to go one up from an eighth of weed, but do not want to delve into the larger quantities yet, you should try a quarter of weed. Like the eighth, the quarter is so named because it amounts to a quarter of an ounce. In terms of grams, a quarter of an ounce is exactly double an eighth of an ounce and is, therefore, 7 grams.


You can probably see a trend developing in the correlation between the amount of weed you buy and the number of joints you can get out of it. As one gram equals one joint, you should be able to roll 7joints with a quarter. The quarter is also the lowest amount you can use if you want to make a small batch of edibles at home yourself, making it more versatile than the earlier portions. In Canada, a quarter ounce of weed will set you back by, on average, $ 56.25.

The half

If you’re looking for something more than a quarter, you could double it to arrive at a half. Since a quarter ounce of weed is 7 grams, a half ounce comes to 14, and will get you up to 14 self-rolled joints.

Half an ounce of weed will last most people a longer amount of time than any of the previous quantities. If you are a regular smoker, you could expect a half ounce to last you a week. On the other hand, if you are new to the world of smoking, a half ounce could remain with you for a month, perhaps even longer.

A half ounce of weed marks a significant increase in price. In Canada, it amounts to around $ 91.43. However, when you think about the fact that a single gram costs around $12, and you are getting around 14joints from a half ounce, you actually save money by buying more.

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The ounce

 The ounce represents the highest quantity of weed that you can legally buy at anyone time from a dispensary. An ounce is twice the amount of weed that is contained in a half and amounts to 28 grams. In other words, 28 joints. It is worth buying an ounce of weed if you are a seasoned smoker and you know that you will finish it all, as it will cost you around $160.37.

Most dispensaries do not carry entire ounce bags of weed as they are not purchased as often as those holding smaller weed quantities. Therefore, if you intend to buy an ounce of weed, there is a good chance that it will be given to you in several smaller bags.

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The pound

A pound of weed is a lot of weed and is illegal to purchase recreationally virtually everywhere. If you do not know the difference between a pound and an ounce, a pound is a whole 16 ounces, which leaves you with453.59 grams of weed, an excessive amount for any one person to have on them at any time.

A quarter pound of weed is 4 times the legal amount you are allowed to buy. States and provinces prevent people from buying a pound of cannabis in order to ensure that it is not getting resold on the streets. Only licensed professionals, such as dispensaries, can purchase these high quantities.

How to convert ounces of weed to grams


The conversion of ounces to grams, in terms of weed, requires the same process as the general mathematical conversion. These conversions can easily be found online, but below is a quick recap of the points of reference you will need in order to do weed unit conversions:


●    An 8th of an ounce = 3.5 grams

●    A quarter of an ounce = 7 grams

●    Half an ounce = 14 grams

●    Three quarters of an ounce = 21 grams

●    An ounce = 28 grams


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How to buy the right amount of weed for you

While deciding how much weed you should buy for yourself, you should consider several factors, such as your lifestyle, how you want to consume the weed, and how much weed you think you can personally handle. For example, if you are a first-time smoker, you will likely just want to get a single gram or a pre-rolled joint.

On the other hand, if you are a regular smoker, you will likely benefit from buying a larger amount. However, everything is also dependent on your budget, so be smart about the amount you buy in relation to the amount that you smoke.

Buy weed products online

Since the recreational use of cannabis has become legal in Canada, it is now far easier to buy weed. You can now head to a dispensary and know exactly what you are getting. The presence of dispensaries gives you a large selection, and budtenders can help you find exactly what you want.

The legalization of marijuana also means that you can now buy weed online. At Seed & Stone, we are dedicated to selling the highest quality cannabis and accessories on the market.

We sell a wide variety of cannabis products such as:


●    Flowers

●    Pre Rolls

●    Vaporisers

●    Concentrates

●    Edibles

●    Tinctures

●    Topicals

●    Seeds

●    Accessories


Whatever you are looking for, we are here to make your weed buying experience as smooth and easy as possible. With homedelivery, you don’t even need to leave your home We will deliver your weed straight to your front door.

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