Weed Measurements for First Time Buyers

Weed Measurements for First Time BuyersWeed measurements for first time buyers, selecting the correct amount to purchase can be a frustrating ordeal. You’ve done your research  and selected the flower strain you want to sample.  Your ready to order online when you come across the different gram amounts. Cannabis can usually be purchased in the following measurements from online dispensary’s from 3.5 to 28 gram amounts.

Confusing Weed Measurements for First Time Buyers

Depending on if you live in Canada or the United States converting metric to imperial and vice versa can be confusing. Grams, ounces, eights and dime bags can be confusing to the beginner and novice cannabis user.

This article will only deal with how many joints you can get out of the common gram amounts.

3.5 Grams

The cheapest and most common amount purchased by cannabis consumers who prefer to smoke in a bong or joint. You should be able to roll about 3 small joints from 3.5 grams. For US consumers 3.5 grams is an eighth of an ounce.

7 Grams

For 7 grams of weed you should be able to roll several joints depending on how tight you roll them. A quarter ounce of weed is equivalent to 7 grams.

14 Grams

A half ounce is 14 grams, you can roll up to 14 joints with this medium amount.

28 Grams

An ounce of weed is precisely 28 grams give or take a few decimal points. The slang term for 28 grams of cannabis is a “zip”. Twenty eight grams will last an individual quite some time.

The “Pound” the motherload

The largest amount offered at Quick Greens check out our popular Annihilator Kush hybrid strain. A pound is equal to 16 ounces. This huge amount should keep an individual content for a long period of time if they know how to store the excess amount properly.

Slang terms for cannabis

  • “Dime bag” or Dime approximately $10 worth of cannabis, 1 gram
  • Dub $20 worth
  • The “Eighth” of an ounce, 3.5 grams
  • The “Quarter” of an ounce, 7 grams
  • The “Ounce”
  • Blunt – a large joint rolled with tobacco paper thicker than the paper used for joints
  • Teenth – 1/16th ounce or half of an eighth
  • Roach the butt end of a smoked joint

Gram amounts has nothing to do with THC potency

Make sure to educate yourself on the amount of cannabis you want to purchase. Be aware that different flowers contain different concentration amounts of THC. Some flowers that are only 3.5 grams will get you more high than smoking 7 grams of a less potent strain.

Cannabis flower in Canada range from 15% to 30% of THC on average. The measurement of THC content is taken as a percentage of a plant’s flower.


So, now you should have a little more clarification on how much weed to order as a beginner or novice cannabis consumer. You can always invest in an inexpensive scale if you’ll be purchasing large quantities of marijuana in the future. But remember quality of the flower is more important than quantity.

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