How Much Is A Dime of Weed? + Dub Sacks and Nickel Bags

dime bag of weed

The term ‘dime bag’ has been around for decades. Put very simply, a dime bag is $10 worth of weed. This term of measurement for cannabis is slowly going away.

The common way to measure weed is by weight. That is, you would sell a gram for a certain amount. Then you have eighths and quarters and so on. If you’re not familiar with weed weights then check out one of my other posts: Marijuana Weight: Grams, Quarters, and Ounces. Oh my!

But, some people still use the term dime, as well as, nickel and dub so I’ll break it all down for you below. 

How Many Grams in a Dime Bag?

Here’s where things get fishy, and why people are using the dime bag less and less. A dime bag is a set dollar amount of weed and no set weight. This means the amount you get is going to weigh differently between sellers. Of course, the quality is going to greatly affect how much you get. Depending on where you are a dime bag will typically have between .5-1 grams. Of course, you could have a better hookup that gives you a bit more. Like I said, it’s going to vary greatly.

Dime Bag Size

The traditional dime bags are the mini ziplock-style bags like the one shown in the cover photo of this article. Sometimes the bags will display a printed design. The size of these bags usually range between 1-1.5 inches on each side, but you can get bags in every size imaginable. You can buy these bags on Amazon for pretty cheap.

With that said, it does not have to actually be a mini ziplock to be a dime bag. If you’re buying $10 of weed then it’s a dime no matter if it’s in a sandwich bag or anything else.

Nickel Bag

A nickel bag (we always used to call them ‘nicks’) is $5 worth of weed. This is the absolute smallest amount that anyone would sell you. Most often it’s going to be low-grade because $5 worth of high-grade would only be .25 grams or so. Usually, you’re going to get half a gram of low-quality stuff. It’s typically the same size bag as a dime with half the amount of cannabis inside, however, sometimes you will see even smaller bags used for nicks. 

Dub Sack

A dub sack is $20 worth of weed. The term dub was originally used to describe 20-inch rims. Again, the amount will vary depending on quality n’ such, but you’ll probably get anywhere from 1-3 grams. Of course, the size of a dub bag may be slightly larger than a dime bag – 2 inch x 2 inch is a common size. 


Like I said before, the terms nickel, dime, and dub are becoming antiquated. Using actual weights like grams and ounces lets you know exactly what you’re getting. Of course, there are still plenty of people who still use the term dime so it’s good to know. 

What do you think? Do you still know people who use dimes instead of grams? Let me know in the comment section below. 

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  • Patti says:

    I know folks who still sell dime bags and the weed is pretty good. The problem is you hardly get enough to roll a joint. Me I don’t like wasting money or keep going back so I tend to buy a half Oz at a time. Those who can’t afford that much at one time rely on the dime bags…

  • Leon says:

    When what we call Reggie is sold we refer to them in the terms blunt dime or dub.
    A dub is good for a 1/4oz( 7grams)
    A dime is good for 1/8oz(3.5g’s)
    A blunt is good for 1/16oz(1.7g’s)
    At least that’s what it is in my state
    For the last 15 years no matter who I have gotten it from the same rule applied

  • Derrick says:

    when i started smoking a dime bag was a 1/4 oz and a nickle was an 1/8 oz.

    • Adib says:

      The fuck are u kidding 7grams for 5dollars and 14 grams for 10bucks pshhh nigguh u must be trippin

  • kid cannibis says:

    Can I get away with 7 for a nik

  • Micky says:

    In England an oz of decent weed you can pay between £180/£200
    Half oz you can pay from£90/110
    A quarter you can pay £65/£75
    Eight you can pay £35/£45
    So a big difference to America
    And as you know it’s not legal in Europe

    • Rain says:

      Being on an island doesn’t help either.

    • Rain says:

      Actually, I just did a search on the exchange rate and that’s pretty comparable to US rates in states. Like a 20% mark-up on an 8th (I tend to pay $35 for reggie, $45 for the lower end of medical grade). Not bad for being on an island.

  • Edmund says:

    Yeah I remember nickels and dimesand 20s all the way up the food chain lol. But I also remember they used to sell trade bags and straight out joints lol. Trade bags were half a Nick and sold for 2 to 3 bucks and were often given away for free as a sample of the weed they had. And there was also compressed weed called brick or pellet witch had a much denser weight to it . Basically weed that was pressured into a brick for smuggling purposes. It’s in between weed and hash in its characteristic. But that was over 20 to 30 years ago. I can’t imagine that it’s still around these days with pot almost finally leagal.

  • Matthew Renaud says:

    This is incorrect for many parts of Canada, we use the term Nickel or “Nick” instead of the term Quarter (7grams), and we use Dime instead of the term Half (14grams) we do use the term Half but we use it instead of the term Eighths (3.5grams)
    It’s where your from initially. Hope this cleared things up

  • drummerboy says:

    I am just getting back into smoking weed cause it is so hard to get my pain meds filled. Weed has been great for pain and anxiety. I do widh I had a scale to weigh out what I buy. I am so glad that it is legal in my state. I can have six plants anf ly wife have six which then means…wait for it………..12 plants altogether. I am going to take advantage of that.

  • Sharon Lane says:

    This will definitely give away my age but in high school when I smoked pot, a Dub was equal to an ounce and cost $20.00 A Dime bag was equal to a half ounce and cost $10.00. A Nickel bag was a quarter ounce and cost $5.00. Of course, it was usually that crappy pot with lots of seeds. We didn’t know any better back then, all we knew was it was so cheap we could buy that “Nickel” bag equal to a quarter ounce and roll one really big fat joint. Life was great!

    • SortaStoner says:

      That’s actually not “old”, I’m fresh out of college and through high school we were still using those same terms for the same quantities.

  • Anonymous says:

    Does anyone remember a lid

  • Baiyunchan says:

    In terms of Reggie, here in Texas a nick is 2.5 grams a dime is 5 grams a dub is 7 grams and a half oz is 14 grams. Nobody buys dubs, at least not me.. And I feel like anyone who has adding skills wouldnt either.
    As for dank, it runs an eighth is 3.5 a quad is 7 a half is 14 and an oz is 28. Pretty simple math.

  • George Putnam says:

    In the day… What? Yeah, the day… What day? Yeah, the day. What?

    A dime bag was $10 and around 2 to 3 fingers in width in the bottom of a standard sandwich size baggie. Nickel bag was $5 bucks, 1-2 fingers in the same size bag. We didn’t buy or sell by weight, usually and it was an honor system to get the finger width expected. We always looked for guys with LARGE fingers! The basic test for quantity was to use the traditional close, roll and lick to seal the baggie. Measure with fingers. Quality was to pass a doob around and enjoy!

    I remember going down to Mexico and buying Keys(Kilo bricks) of Columbian Red for $180 a Key. Seriously! And seriously bad ass weed too! Do the math… 2.2 pounds for $180. About $5 bucks an ounce! Go figure!

    Smoke ’em if ya got ’em!

    • Liz says:

      Yes! I was trying to explain the whole finger system to someone and they just couldn’t believe it ! That’s how we did back then.

    • Posts based in control and holding us back. says:

      If I’m wrong I’m wrong but I am continually showed what I’m supposed to be doing according to

  • Melissa says:

    I ask for $10-$20

  • U no says:

    Derrick is fukd up on his price and calculation on price and size a quarter oz for a dime he is the police

  • This is incorrect for many parts of Canada, we use the term Nickel or “Nick” instead of the term Quarter (7grams), and we use Dime instead of the term Half (14grams) we do use the term Half but we use it instead of the term Eighths (3.5grams)
    It’s where your from initially. Hope this cleared things up

  • Liz says:

    It’s been a little over a decade so recently when I went to purchase I asked for a dub and young man looked at me like I was Crazy lol I learned fast.

  • bob ross says:

    Your etymology of “dub” is wrong. The term dub, to describe a “double dime” out dates the advent of 20 inch rims potentially by decades. 20 inch rims were called dubs after “dub sacks”, not the other way around.

  • Anonymous says:

    So, how many 2.4gm bags do you get from a 28gm oz

  • Midi says:

    So I live in little ol NZ and things get pretty reaped here..

    1. Anywhere from .8 -1.2grm $20
    2. From 2.2 – 3.5grm $50
    3. From 5 – 6 gem $100
    4. 1/4 from $70- 100
    5 1/2 from $130- $200
    6 Holes are anywhere from $250 for Bush or over $400 for filth.. also depends what time of year etc… most of the time it’s dry as a bone as other drugs are staring to take over our country..

  • John says:

    All you are idiots. I live in Long Beach ca my street source beats all the competition

  • Dre the bud roller says:

    Lmmfao you cats smoking garbage! Who the hell puts seven grams in a blunt. Waste of weed smoking garbage if you need to burn that much flower.

  • Floppy flops says:

    Nobody “needs” to roll 7gs into a blunt, but if you do you’ll never see weed the same way

  • This is incorrect for many parts of Canada, we use the term Nickel or “Nick” instead of the term Quarter (7grams), and we use Dime instead of the term Half (14grams) we do use the term Half but we use it instead of the term Eighths (3.5grams).

  • Nejm says:

    FYI: a “dub” didn’t start as a 20″ rim. $10 is a “sawbuck,” and $20 is a “double sawbuck,” aka a “double saw,” aka a “dub”. 😉

  • Katie hie says:

    1-2grams $20 is called a tinny, dinger, foil, so many names ..

    3-5gram is a 50bag $50

    Half ounce 16grams is upwards of $90 usually $180 for good shit

    Full Ounce 32grams dreggs are $180 and upwards of $400 for the best weather and grade dependant, if there’s none round after raid season I’ve heard of people paying $800 for an O. Suppose depends on who you know and your whereabouts.

  • Tired Old Fart says:

    To you kiddies ridiculing folks referencing prices you are unable to wrap your little minds around, please allow me to set you straight.

    I haven’t touched The Evil Weed in a half century. No need, no desire, no interest, and certainly disinclined to get a criminal record like too many of my friends ended up with.

    But, in two days, it becomes legal in my state, and I am seriously considering trying to obtain some, because my life consists of pretty much darn little else but pain, courtesy of a doped up bitch that nearly killed me as I sat in my car, stopped behind the car in front of me. Many surgeries later — of the type where I had to sign a disclaimer that I understood I may die or become paraplegic or quadraplegic — with opiate pain meds no longer able to control the pain — my doctor suggested I try this.

    Now, let’s crank the time machine back to 1967, “The Summer of Love” — the going rate for a kilo of grass was $300. A nickel bag was a sandwich bag that was nearly half full — and it cost $5. But, it was usually free. A group of friends would pass the joint. Someone always had something to roll.

    But, that was then, and this is now, and I can’t wrap MY mind around the prices you folks are willing to pay to get high. Even if I wanted to, it just wouldn’t be worth that kind of money to me. I’d rather put my $$$ into rare coins, or just generic silver bullion rounds or bars. That would give me more long term happiness than a very transient bit of euphoria.

    As I said, I’m looking for pain relief, not euphoria, and there’s no way I could pay those kind of prices, and surprise surprise, Blue Cross won’t cover the expense. So, I’m going to have to look into finding some seeds and growing. We’re allowed all of 12 plants per household, plus 10 Oz kept under lock and key, and up to 2.5 oz we can keep in our pocket and take anywhere we please.

    And if you think I’m a STUPID old fart for worrying about getting busted, well… I’ve managed to stay out of prison, unlike many others — simply by avoiding getting on the wrong side of Mr. Law. I may not agree with the laws, but I sure as hell don’t want to find myself under their heels. It all comes down to how much you value your freedom — and, if it’s worth more — or less — than a few lapses into euporia.


    • Anonymous says:

      So- your life is naught but pain, and yet, you’re claiming spending your money to buy metal will bring you happiness?

  • tim mowat says:

    i white dime weed for valentine day

  • Blowtorch says:

    When I was a kid a “Lid” was $15. It was the amount that would fit in a mason jar lid, somewhere between an eighth and a quarter oz. Sensimilla was 1 gram for $10, bad commercial weed was cheaper. People also sold “trey” bags for $3.

  • Anonymous says:

    Back in the day, there used to be what was called a Trade-Bag. It was smaller than a nickel and its intention was to test the weed before buying in larger quantity for resale.

  • Bob Cirot says:

    In the 1960’s and early 1970’s, a nickle bag was indeed about an eighth of an ounce. At that time , an oz. could go for 20-60 bucks, depending on the quality.

    In NYC if you wanted, you could buy “loose joints” off people who sold them in the street. The price for these pre-rolled joints, was one dollar.

  • Shellie Lee says:

    Hello thank you thank you thank you very very very very much I wish I could send you a picture I’m surprises what people try to sell me yeah yeah some people

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