Marijuana Weight: Grams, Quarters, and Ounces. Oh my!


So, you like to smoke pot, but perhaps you’re beginning to feel like you need an advanced math degree to buy weed properly. There are grams, eighths, quarters, ounces, and the list keeps going. All of this may seem overwhelming at first, but marijuana weight conversions are actually pretty simple.

Knowing the weight conversions is important, but you’ll need a scale to know exactly what amount you have. You can pick up a digital scale on Amazon for really cheap


Grams are typically the smallest amount of weed that you would buy. Some people may sell you less; however, a gram is pretty standard if you’re looking to make a small purchase.

What exactly is a gram? Technically a gram is “the absolute weight of a volume of pure water equal to the cube of the hundredth part of a metre, and at the temperature of melting ice.” Please do not remember that last sentence.

Depending on your tolerance, a gram may last you a few smoke sessions. Alternatively, you can roll a gram into one blunt and blast off to the moon.


An eighth = 3.5 grams.

Eighths are great for people who smoke somewhat regularly. An eighth refers to 1/8 of an ounce. You will almost always get a better price if you buy an eighth instead of a gram. In fact, price cuts are often given at each of the intervals discussed here.

Some people will also sell half-eighths, which should really be called a sixteenth. It’s 1.75 grams.


A quarter = 2 eighths = 7 grams

A quarter is often referred to as a ‘quad’. A quarter is 1/4 of an ounce. If you are buying a quarter then you are probably preparing to get pretty stoney. I commend this decision. Even if you don’t smoke every day, buying a quarter will keep you from having to re-up all the time.


A half = 2 quarters = 4 eighths = 14 grams

A half refers to 1/2 of an ounce. See, I told you – these conversions really aren’t that tricky. At this point, you’re throwing a party, and I want to be there.


An ounce = 4 quarters = 8 eighths = 28 grams

An ounce is often referred to as an O. It’s hard to describe the feeling of having an ounce of weed to yourself. The word ‘elated’ is pretty good, but still doesn’t do it justice.


A pound = 16 ounces = 64 quarters = 128 eighths = 448 grams

Let’s be honest. If you’re looking to buy this much weight then you’re probably not smoking it all yourself (unless Snoop is reading this). At this point you probably should have already figured out these conversions.

You can also buy quarter pounds, half-pounds, etc. Again, by this point you should have this thing figured out.


If you’re using the metric system (we all should be, but what can you do, right?) you’re going to be using kilos, or kilograms.

A kilogram = 1000 grams

Like I mentioned earlier, if you’re new to this, and aren’t familiar with what each amount should look like then I highly recommend picking up a digital scale. There are a few visual guides, but different buds have different densities so the same weight doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the same volume.

Dimes, Nickels, and Dubs

You’ll notice I didn’t cover these terms with the rest. This is because these terms do not refer to weight. Instead, they refer to dollar amounts – $10, $5, and $20 respectively. For more info check out my article: How Much Is A Dime of Weed? + Dub Sacks and Nickel Bags


If you’re interested in knowing how much you should be paying for weed check out my article about the cost of weed

Thanks for reading. Have you ever gotten into a situation because you messed up on a weed weight conversion? Tell me about it in the comments. Happy Smoking!


  • william hardy says:

    can i buy a quarter

    • Anonymous says:


        • Paula says:

          I’m hoping somebody can help me, I’m in the middle of making butter and I can’t convert this for some reason. I have 8.3, a lil more than a qtr ounce, and it’s 1/4 Oz weed to 1/2 cup (1 stick ) butter. Help please

          • Mary Jane says:

            It would be just under 3/5 of a cup of butter, but I would just use the quarter and save the 1.3 grams to smoke on while you cook. Best of luck. I would love to hear how your edibles turn out.

          • Em says:

            Try using 10gs it’ll help. For every 10 gs use two sticks of butter first melt butter then freeze it it’ll be separated. First the butter on top and nasty shit on bottom only use top. Melt it again wrap ur weed in cheese cloth double wrap if u need to. The tighten with string so it won’t spill add the weed in melted WARM bu5er don’t let it boil!!!!! Let it sit for 24 hours to get all the thc from the weed. Then strain if u need to. Freeze it for 45-50 min and it should be a nice dark butter

            • KartofflMuter says:

              If you melt the butter in a pan first until it foams a bit, you can then gently scoop and discard the foam and carefully pour the clear butter into a clean pan, leaving the milk curds behind in the pan. I pour it through a tea sieve. Then you have “drawn butter” which is used for lobster or artichokes in cooking. If you make larger quantities and cook the drawn butter for a long time on very low heat,you make Ghee for cooking,which stays good at room temperature for years and is healthy.

          • Anonymous says:

            Cmon this website is made by cops

          • Anonymous says:

            Take a nug out of your 8.3 that looks to be around a gram set it aside to he smoked and use your 7 grams for the butter

          • Nemesis421 says:

            Yes smoke the 1.3 which is usually about a couple joints as you make your butter problem solved.
            Or and you don’t have to take my word for it: it might not make much of a difference either way being that it can’t be too much of an exact science if a pothead wrote the recipe lol.

        • Anonymous says:

          Why are all ounces of weed are 28 grams, while an actual ounce is 28.35 grams? There are laws regarding the labeling. So, everyone who buys an ounce has and is being ripped off. I have been personally cheated out of pounds of weed over the years, and so have you if you have been smoking for as long as I have. I’m tired of being ripped off by the greedy bastards who control this. A class action law suit seems to be in order.

          • Mary Jane says:

            The cannabis industry has always worked off a 28 gram ounce, because it’s much more simple to weigh out. Although, I wouldn’t mind some back payments of weed. Add me to your class action 🙂

          • Anonymous says:

            your not getting ripped off your just not buying an exact ounce

          • Mixtli says:

            Most of the time they throw in a little extra..for buying an ounce and being a regular, don’t be shy to ask or tell them to hook it up.

          • Jesse james says:

            If ur tripping about less then half a gram on a ounce then just remember to never buy from a recreational weed store. Colorado springs an ounce is about 150 then if u go to maggies farm they charge about 250-300. I have heard Denver is a little better :/

          • Ally Rodriguez says:

            The “28 grams to an ounce” is the industry standard for measuring weed. For example when referring to the per ounce price of gold on the Market it is actually a troy ounce that is being used as an industry standard to establish a uniform method of weighing gold (silver and other precious metals). This “28 grams to one ounce” weighing system used within the marijuana industry is commonly referred to as the “Marijuana Ounce” weight system. Hope this helps.

          • Anonymous says:

            You, sir, are an idiot.

          • Bringurownbong says:

            I highly doubt you yourself is buying a zip n if you are you’re pretty petty to worry about 3points of a g what it’d take you 3 months to actually loose out on agram if ur so worried suck it up n grow ur own

    • Joe says:

      Thanx. Humphrey Bogart !

    • Liz says:

      Maybe is a silly question but how much is an ounce in tablespoons as I don’t have a scale and need to make the butter tonight

      • Mary Jane says:

        The two aren’t compatible. Ounce is a measurement of weight and tablespoon is a measurement of volume. Since different strains of cannabis have different densities the two can’t really be compared. If you’re making edibles I would get a scale. You can pick up a letter scale at lots of places around town for less than $10.

    • Lillian Carbone says:

      I’m in md and my quarters of top shelf is $ 80 and an O $230 weight varies if it’s light buds you’ll get a few more buds if its dence and compacted you’ll get less buds ,no seeds or stems ,I’m 53 and love my bud

    • bhudster says:

      In the UK, the authorities have thoughtfully made the weight of a 1 pence coin an eighth, 2p a quarter, etc. So if you’re stuck without a scale, a makeshift one made of string, a pencil and wee bags can be hastily assembled for accurate butter weighing

  • Cole Green says:

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Eb says:

    Good stuff! Thanks for being real and I smiled the whole time reading your posts.

  • Jeffrey strong says:

    I need a ounce

  • TenshiLion says:

    Thanks, i feel silly not knowing these things but this helps me out in a fast way ^.^ – thanks, Tenshi from East Coast USA

  • Tumble says:

    Can you make any good cannabutter our of an 1/8 if that’s all you could get? 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I’ve never been good with this shit, this helped me a lot thanks!

  • Anonymous says:

    What are the prices of these were your from bro

  • Spencer says:

    Thanks man this helped a lot. I went blank and I was like what the hell is a quarter??

  • Ruth says:

    Really really helpful. First person who actually knows how to break things down. Helllaaaaaa.
    Ps. You’re invited to my party

  • TJ says:

    So what about some other terms, such as “lid”? Idk if they even use this anymore but still…

    • Mary Jane says:

      The term lid isn’t really used anymore. It was popular in the 70s and a little into the 80s before people had access to cheap scales. A lid is literally a lid. They would take a lid to a coffee can and fill it up. The term was derived from the coffee lid, but not everyone literally used a lid. Some people would just use what would fit into four fingers worth of a baggie. The actual amount is super debatable. A lot of people claimed an ounce, while others claim it was closer to a quarter. I wasn’t around back when this term was used, so I can’t say for sure. This was really inaccurate so you never knew exactly how much you were getting. When scales became more prevalent, the term lid died out in favor of exact weight amounts.

      The important part is that this term isn’t used anymore, and that’s good, because it confuses the hell out of me.

      • IrishGent says:

        “Lid” A measure of Marijuana equal to a full lid from a large Hellmans Mayo Jar. (less than an oz / about 21grams)

        This is old school from back in the day. We measured our bags with four fingers for an ounce.

        • Mary Jane says:

          Thanks! It good to get some information from someone who knows first hand.

        • Jane Way says:

          4 FAT fingers in a sandwich bag was $25!!!! And seeds…seeds hated them back then cause they added weight but were obviously unsmokable…how I wish I had all them seeds now!!!!

      • hunniedust says:

        Ha lol, funny back in the 70’s smoking weed was not so much about the money as it was about ….. just smoking, the experience . I suppose a 4 finger lids was the equivalent of an ounce, there were no issues about a gram or two here or there.

      • Stephen says:

        Great idea about the scale! It is so much easier to track your usage when you know “what you exactly have.” [4]

        • Mary Jane says:

          Yes! I had a friend who was having alot of trouble keeping track of how much he smoked. He bought one of those pill containers with a spot for each day of the week. He would weight out a half gram for each day so he could make sure his 8th lasted the whole week.

          • Stephen says:

            As a new partakee, I went through two ounces in a month and had no idea where it or the time went. Moderation is so much better. Trying 0.1g increments to tune your buzz. Heaven! [6]

    • Tricia says:

      That certainly brought back memories “a lid” I can’t even really remember for sure how the hell we did that I think four fingers was suppose to be an ounce . I was in high school and there were the good kids and then there were “us” the ones that say as far back in the field as we could get and we smoked weed and tried various other drugs and weed was not even close to being as strong as it is now. I had weed growing in the center divider of the freeway I planted a bunch of seeds and the county watered them with their plants they had to beautify the highways and I’d check on them occasionally and then go chop them down when they were ready. Growing was nothing like it is now we actually had a blast!

      • Mary Jane says:

        Hahaha. I love that the county was watering your plants. Cheers!

      • hunniedust says:

        I could not believe reading your comment, I was thinking I was a nut, I am so unsure of what I am getting now, the young people look at me weird when I tell them I come from a time where we measured with our fingers “four finger lid” 😛

      • Jane Way says:

        Yeah Tracia! Those were the days….maybe someday again soon

      • Frank Brauer says:

        Great story. Love to hear more. I’m a journalist. I’ve smoked since I was 16. That was 1978.


  • Annie says:

    Thank you for this!
    Also, if a quarter is called a “quad”, then how much does a “quart” weigh?

    • Mary Jane says:

      Glad you found it useful!

      I decided to get overly scientific about your question so here it goes. Quarts are a liquid measurement so weed can’t be measured by by that unit. BUT, you could weigh THC “honey” oil using this method. To convert a quart into grams you have to know the exact density of the oil. I don’t know the exact density of honey oil, so I just calculated it according to the density of actual honey (which is probably a bit too dense, but it’s all I got). In this case, it would weight about 1360 grams.

      • BJ says:

        I stumbled upon your blog after returning home from a recreational state. I brought home a lot of fun, but couldn’t figure out for the life of me how much I had actually purchased. This helped remind me. I work in healthcare and deal with pharmaceutical doses of meds all day long. I felt really stupid for not being able to add up how much weed I bought. I can shoot someone up with morphine but can’t figure out how much weed I have? Not good. Love your blog, got me literally laughing out loud!

  • Sammi says:

    This is hilariously informative- loved it, just wanted to let you know!

  • anonymous says:

    Lets smoke a blunt

  • Anonymous says:

    I want to buy half an ounce. How much would it weigh on the scale

  • East cost says:

    Thank u! Its helped alot

    • Mary Jane says:

      Awesome! I’m so glad it was useful.

    • Lee says:

      This is the most helpfup site i have found At 65 i sm a nrwbie when it comes to maryjane..maybe i missed it, but my question concers the making of butter. What is the
      amount of marijuana you need to make cannabbutter when using 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or 1 pound of butter to make cannabutter? Also, what happens if you use salted buttee vs salt free butter

      Thanks for your help.


      • Mary Jane says:

        The amount of cannabis depends on how potent it is. I would start with just using 1/4 for a batch of brownies. Feel them out, and then you can decide if you would prefer them to be stronger. I’m not 100% sure about the salt vs. salt free butter. As long as they’re both high in fat content it shouldnt matter. Thanks for checking out the blog!

  • Carolina girl says:

    Iv smoked al mylife never bought. This makes me feel better.. thx

  • New grower says:

    I’m new to growing and just cropped my first grow of indoor but could not remember all this from my smoking days 12+ years ago! Haha great article it helped a lot!

  • Antonio says:

    Which is thet to chiwf out of? Dab vape, weed vape, white boys, blunts or bongs n bowls

  • Antonio says:

    I meant which is best

  • Donna R.ROXBERG says:

    You have helped reassure me that I’m getting ripped off I’m from Calie things were alot different there. I’m in n.c. now not a wise move.I’m interested in health issuses wonder if awater pipe would be easier on the lungs I don’t smoke tobacco..I do smoke alot don’t inted to stop used It for years for pain…If you could give me some input here.It’s toke time…..just saying…

  • Ash221100 says:

    What’s a good web site to by a scale??? Thank u for the brake down as well

    • Mary Jane says:

      I like Amazon. They have a huge selection and pretty cheap prices. You can also pick one up at any local headshop. I’m glad you like the article. Thanks for checking out the blog.

    • Raven says:

      U can buy postal scales from post office the work great hanging scales suck never accurate..

      • Mary Jane says:

        Yeah, those cheapo hanging scales are okay in a pinch, but I would certainly go with a digital scale. That is, unless you want to go full triple beam balance in which case I have the upmost respect.

  • Zoe says:

    how much is a gram then? Silly question I bet

    • Mary Jane says:

      The actual answer to that is not nearly as simple as one would hope. A gram is, “the absolute weight of a volume of pure water equal to the cube of the hundredth part of a metre, and at the temperature of melting ice.”. This doesn’t really help. Unfortunately you can’t go by size because different strains have different densities. Sometimes you get a super fluffy gram, and sometimes it’s super dense. Over time, you can learn to eyeball a gram pretty easily, but you have to have a proper reference point. My best suggestion is to get a scale so you can see the weight of different densities. I know this answer wasn’t super helpful, but your question is actually quite complicated (and not silly at all). Thanks for checking out the blog.

  • Aboogie says:

    Just got my scale working cant wait to put it to work

  • Aboogie says:

    Mary jane thanks for the refresher on weight measurements

  • Indian love says:

    Thank u for the help. Its sad when u have to rely on this instead of being able to trust what u buy. But every one try’s to hustle someone sad good bezzness makes you money with ripping ppl off stay true and as always ..Blow one everyday for life. If everyone would smoke a joint every day ppl would be happier ..true fact.

  • Kea says:

    Awesome blog! Thanks for the info! Hey, I’m making crockpot cannabutter for the first time tomorrow… Any pointers?

    • Mary Jane says:

      Thanks! Good call on the crockpot – they work really well. To be honest, I’ve always used oil instead of butter, because butter seems to separate more. I’m sure you should be fine though. The good thing about the crockpot is that your really unlikely to overcook and ruin your butter. I would love to hear how it turned out.

  • Alexander King says:

    How much would a kilo usually cost?

    • Mary Jane says:

      I’m in the U.S. so we don’t use Kilos, but a kilo is a little more than 2 pounds. It really depends on your location and the quality of the bud. It’s in the thousands for sure.

  • SuzieQ says:

    Im an old hippie who hasn’t smoked weed for some time now. But, now my niece smokes & talks about grams. I’m totally out of her generation’s metric lingo. They’re young & buy their pot by one gram at a time. Boy do I feel stupid asking questions & they don’t know what I mean about quarters & ounces!!! So how many joints (medium-slim) does a gram make? Their unit price for a gram is $15…last time I got a quarter, it was @$50 (I know, it’s been awhile). So are they in the ball park for today’s economy? I feel like such a DOPE!!!

    • Mary Jane says:

      A gram is going to be about one regular size blunt. Don’t worry, I can’t remember the last time I just bought a gram either. Good quality bud is about 50 an eighth now depending on your location. 15 is about right for a gram, but you just get a way better deal when you get an eighth or quarter. Thanks for checking out the blog.

  • SuzieQ says:

    PS .. Back in my day, a “lid” was measured by four male fingers. It only cost $15 back then! Boy, those were the dayz! I’m glad to have found your blog, it has helped me a lot in a straight forward manner. Thanks dude!

  • Hi, I'm "stoned" says:

    Would you spend $90 on a quarter and which in your opinion is better dispensory or pot dealer

  • 420 says:

    In Australia we use a strange combination of the terms and amounts used in this article with amounts in dollar ($) value. For example, if I wanted a quarter I would ask for a quarter or Q, yet for an eighth I would ask for a 50 or five-o, because it’s $50. Nobody will sell a single gram here, the smallest amount is a $20 1.2-1.5 grams, stick ($25) 1.7-1.9 grams , $30 2 grams, the Fifty, Quarter, half etc.

    Anywhere else in the world use a similar system?

  • Death to Paul says:

    Betty is walking 1500 miles to Alabama. If she starts on a Thursday, but quits on a Wednesday; how much weed did she smoke?

  • ILoveVodka says:

    this is an app on my phone

  • anonymous says:

    What is 2 1/2 ounces weight

  • Mercy says:

    Love the blog! Funny, informative, and to the point. Loving the comments too

  • Puff Puff Don't Pass says:

    Thank you for the information I referred this to my brother who’s a new smoker and he completely understands it now much respect.

  • Stoner Chick says:

    Best forum ever! I’m glade I’m not in your neck of the woods though lol… I pay 25 for a quarter and the quality is great and a half for 40. Now I’m definitely going to try the oil and butter! Been wanting yo for awhile and with these instructions I should be able to! Thanks. Smoking as I type

  • The OCD is strong :( says:

    I believe these numbers should be correct:

    1 Stone (st) = 14 Pound (lb) = 224 Ounce (oz) = 6.35029 Kilogram (kg)

    1 Pound (lb) = 16 Oumce (oz) = 453.5923696 Gram (g)

    1 (an O/a zip) Ounce (oz) = 28.3495231 Gram (g)

    0.5 (a half) Ounce (oz) = 14.17476155 Gram (g)

    0.25 (a quarter/a quad) Ounce (oz) = 7.087380775 Gram (g)

    0.125 (an eighth/an 8 ball) Ounce (oz) = 3.5436903875 Gram (g)

    0.0625 (a half eighth/a teenager/a teener) Ounce (oz) = 1.77184519375 Gram (g)

    The reason i felt an overwhelming need to post this was this statement; “A pound = 16 ounces = 64 quarters = 128 eighths = 448 grams”

    1 pound = 453.59 g. I find it probable, as you do, that ppl purchasing those quantities are businessmen, not a regular joe buying for his own consumption, and as such i do not think said businessmen would accept the 5 g discrepancy.

    The dude buying an eighth would probbaly not care if he got 3.5 g or 3.54 g, but the dude buying 128 eights in one go just might 😉

    • Mary Jane says:

      The weights I described are accurate to buying weed. Yes, a technical ounce is 28.349…, but that number is never used for buying weed. If you buy an ounce from any dispensary it would be 28 grams exactly. Your numbers are correct outside the world of cannabis, but the numbers I gave are what you’re going to get when you purchase weed. I’m guessing the numbers were rounded to make it easier to weigh, and this simplified version got so popular that it’s used universally. I have heard people round a pound off to 450, but most often it’s 448. I can assure you that the numbers I gave are 100% accurate for the cannabis market. Honestly, I really wish we just used kilos and grams instead :). Thanks for joining the discussion. I really appreciate it. Have an awesome day!

  • The OCD is strong :( says:

    Well then, i guess i stand corrected 😐

    On a side note: 1g of cannabis/hash costs 100 nok here in Norway. It’s been this way for at least the last 30 years 🙂 Well, if you have a cool dealer that is, if you just get approached/approach someone looking to sell/buy something to smoke, it may be double that

    1 usd is usually between 6 and 8 nok, it varies with the global market, so 1 g should cost you between 12,5-16,5 usd (if a cool dealer), so 1/8 would be 43,75-57,75 usd, depending on currency change rates. Right now it would be 12 usd for a g or 42 usd for 1/8.
    You won’t get a discount on those quantities.

    Is this cheap/expencive/on par with what you’re used to i wonder? 🙂

    • Mary Jane says:

      I hope my reply didn’t come off as mean or harsh – I certainly didn’t mean for it to.

      Those prices are pretty much on par with the U.S. An eighth will typically run between 40-60 USD depending on your location. I know that’s a pretty big range, but the prices vary greatly in the US. How is the quality of the bud in Norway?

      Thanks for chatting it up with me. I love hearing from my readers. 🙂

  • devious@38 says:

    Love ur blog, very informative and i i love reading the comments…

  • Anonymous says:

    hey;south africans

  • Anonymous says:

    how are you

  • The OCD is strong :( says:

    You did not come off as mean or harsh 🙂 I’m sorry if my use of emoticon made you feel like you wrecked my day with your rudeness 😉

    Weirdly enough i can’t enlighten you when it comes to the quality of bud here in Norway 😐 I’m one of the few people that really burns for legalization (and as such I’ve familiarized myself with “all things cannabis”) without using cannabis myself 😮

    It’s a matter of principle. I should be able to choose what to put in my body without fear of repercussions from the police. And the mere fact that cannabis is illegal without ANY good reason irks me 🙁

    • Mary Jane says:

      “I should be able to choose what to put in my body without fear of repercussions from the police.” Yes! It’s absurd that cannabis can be considered a crime despite the fact there is absolutely no victim!

  • ItsMe says:

    Very helpful the usuage examples are spot on

  • country girl says:

    How much is it when the term dime bag is used, even though prices have chaged? Cool blog btw

    • Mary Jane says:

      The term dime bag refers to a $10 sack of weed and not a specific amount. The amount you get will vary depending on the quality. Typically, people who sell dime bags are selling low quality herb, and you’re going to get about a gram or so. Hope this helps 🙂

    • Jenny says:

      I think one thing that a lot of people are forgetting is in my area…. all this conversion is for dro. However, if I’m asking for a dime that’s because I’m getting reg. MJ I’ll let you explain reg and dro but just wanted to add that to the discussion…. great article… obviously I’m reading the comments…. *cookie time!

  • T0xSick201002 says:

    Average price for each one?

  • Luke says:

    Im stunned by how informative and in depth this is . Congratulations on a great post , Thoroughly enjoyable read.
    Peace and Love from the UK.

  • Anonymous says:

    Haha I don’t get it when people try to sell you a quarter and try and give you 5g for $100 like wtf so it’s 7g for a quarter how much should that be $$$

  • Brian says:

    This blog is pretty dope 😉 Always good to get a refresher!

  • Shonna says:

    What are the $$$ for these measures or gram

    • Mary Jane says:

      The prices vary so much between locations that it’s impossible to put on number on it. You can check out to see current dispensary prices in the US.

  • Rayshawn says:

    So how do you know all this stuff did somebody tell you or did you know or just saw this from that you will seen it all over social media I just want to know I know I would the blog get mad love

    • Mary Jane says:

      Most of my information comes for a life long love of cannabis. Once you’ve been around it enough you just pick up on these things. Thanks for the love. Cheers!

      • Anonymous says:

        I can’t even get mad . you doing yo thing I can’t call it yo blog get mad love so when I click on the site it was cool but got a lot to to ask. Like I said yo stuff get mad love.

  • SunnyDelight says:

    A nice sticky icky quarter in FL will cost you around $80-90.
    Side note: Glad to see Vap’s are becoming more popular now. I cringe at the thought of using a direct flame to my sticky.
    Quarters are all I buy, so that’s all I’m current on.

  • Wild willie says:

    What is better indoor or outdoor smoke what causes buds to be dry and crumbly

    • Mary Jane says:

      Typically indoor is better because you can control the conditions more, but it all depends on the grower. If its dry and crumbly then is probably dried out from sitting out. Make sure you put it in an airtight containers. Extra points if its opaque.

  • Vanessa says:

    I’m super forgetful so this is really helpful thanks!

  • Anonymous says:

    thx so much hiting on my bong as i typ so high
    i get so riped off buy a scail soon

  • Laura says:

    (Singing) I’m in love with Mary Jane, she’s my main thing, she makes me feel alright…Oh yeah u rock , and I smiled to while reading your awesome blog…lots of love from georgia!!!!

  • Nobody says:

    Okay, I feel like I am going to be rather out of place here, but I don’t know much about weed. I’ve never smoked or bought it before, however, I have a friend who sells, and another friend interested in trying it with me. I know nothing about what you have to do once you buy the weed or anything. I just need some tips on what to do buying and using for the first time please! I don’t really want to seem like the newbie when I buy…

    • Mary Jane says:

      I would suggest buying a small amount. Either a gram or eighth. Pick up a cheap pipe if you don’t want to deal with having to roll a joint. Other than that, have fun!

  • knutz says:

    grams are good for me right now but I was daydreaming about having an ounce and googled my way here . Good info keep up the good work

  • Anonymous says:

    when I sold, my joints always weighed a gram. 3 for 10 and couldn’t keep enough. But when you grow it yourself you cut out all the politics and after a little time, effort and the cost of some fertilizer the rest is pure profit.

  • Mike says:

    So as a non resident of CO how many Cheeba Chews can I buy equaling 1/2 oz?

    • Mary Jane says:

      As a non-resident, you can only buy up to 7grams at a time. Since edibles are weighted by milligrams, you can buy up to 7000 milligrams worth of edibles. Cheeba chews come in various strengths. You could buy up to 100 of the 70mg doses. Some dispensaries may impose their own limits over and beyond state laws, so the best thing is to call ahead and ask about their edibles limits.

  • Blunt Blown Lesbian says:

    I found this post very usful.. ik where i stay you cant get a quarter under 120$.. no body sells mids or reg.. i dont smoke nothing but kb or kush. I wish it wasnt so much because i sure do love blowin..

  • slim pete says:

    i just paid 360.00 for an oz of quality diesel in ct. is that reasonable ? also, what is better/stronger than diesel ? thanks..

  • gridvicious says:

    We were having a discussion in another forum regarding ‘lids’ costing $10 back in the day.Googled the origin of ‘lids” as a measurement and it landed me here. Good stuff!
    Moved to Austin in ’72 and pounds were $80 then. To make a lid you filled a baggie up to the flap and then wrapped it up.It was at least 3 fingers( I have big hands!) and my dealer said you were supposed to get 16 lids to a pound so that’s what we made. I bought my first hanging ounce scale at Oat Willies to make ounces in ’75 when weed was costing an outrageous $100 a lb.

  • Bob hope says:

    You rock, replied every answer and comment since epoch!

    If I have see two apples and I ate one, how many I have left?

  • anonymous says:

    I am out place here I have never smoked before but have a friend who wants to try it. I’m buying some and they said 1.5lbs for $15 I was wondering exactly how much weed 1.5lbs is and how many blunts that would make.

  • James says:

    I no what a lid is, but we used to get Xmas bags, which is a baggy stuffed, $35.00. In the early 70′ S good days

  • Otto171 says:

    An Oz should fill the bag right?because some dealers a try to give u a half a O and they only fill half da bag..let me know what u think a O should look like.

    • Mary Jane says:

      I wouldn’t judge the weight by the bag. There’s too much variation in densities. If you’re buying by the ounce, it’s worth your investment to get a scale.

  • Sandy says:

    I am new to purchasing and purchased vape oils and Co2 oil. Could not use and then found out I have COPD. So instead of wasting all of this I wondered if I could use the oils for baking? Any info would be appreciated as I am not sure what to do with all this oil.

    • Mary Jane says:

      You can use it for baking, but unfortunately that’s a subject I don’t know a whole lot about. I would recommend picking up a vape pen that is made for your type of concentrate.

  • Tony says:

    I made an incredible batch of edibles. 2Sticks of butter to a quad. Never boil…simmer and soak and cook the vegetation with the butter for 45 mins….not too much steam because steam releases flavor…the smell was something horrible but the cookies came out fabulous!! You couldnt taste the vegetation and the high lasted for 6-8 hours.

  • Butch says:

    Cool blog. I learned a lot. I’m one of the 80s teens and just starting smoking again occasionally. Thanks for the new terms. Lol.

  • Dee says:

    Great blog. I’m an old time stoner,68,and have grown both inside and outside ( inside ,by far, the best). Living in “windy city” and forced to buy,for lack of grow space. Presently spend $14 a gram ( have scale) for India buds that do the trick,but feel it’s a little high (pun intended). I use for keeping me off pills for sleep and antidepressants. Would like to go medical but what’s up with finger printing? Don’t like “big brother” watching. Any ideas?

  • Shay says:

    How much does an ounce normally go for in Redding, California. I feel like I’m being ripped off.

  • Andyroo says:

    The units you describe are fine, for smaller amounts. However, the standard of 16 * 28 = 448 grams is incorrect. A pound is 454 grams, thus giving you an exta 1/8 (7 grams) from each real pound. The 28 gram ounce is acceptable, but it is actually rounded down from 28.375 grams. The serious businessman needs to know this. –if business is good, weighing out 10 pounds yields not 160 ounces, but 164 1/3 !

    • Mary Jane says:

      This is just the way cannabis sales work. Absolutely no one is going to give you a 28.375 eigth. I know it’s not a traditional ounce, but it’s how the cannabis industry works. Trust me, the serious business people (dispensary owners) all go by the 28 gram ounce.

  • Razor Face says:

    You have a very nice blog !
    You give answers so clear my K9 understands them. ( no. he does not read. I read to him. He is my best pal…and we are both getting old. It’s only right. )
    We have noticed the redundant remarks correcting your gram conversion charts. What’s the deal ?
    You so very nicely explain over and over and over again, that your conversion tables relate to the weed trade ONLY ! Just weed. So…….me and my Ol Pal want to know if some readers have some sort of ” need ” to bring up issues already addressed ?
    Are are they too busy to read a bit of your blog first , post later ?
    The dullest of the dull know the deck is stacked by businessman.
    The House ALWAYS wins !
    And yet some still don’t “get it”.lol

    • Mary Jane says:

      Thanks for checking out the blog. It’s all good – it would be nice for them to read it first but I do understand that the concept is a little weird. Cheers!

  • Jane Way says:

    Need help! Where’s the best place to buy seeds

  • Thank you for such a nice site. I have never seen such a sweet spirited conversation before on the internet. I’m not a user, but I read the whole thing and it cheered me up. My interest is in why populations crash; you remember the story of the Holy Grail. A land had become depopulated, and the Grail was supposed to bring it back. Well it’s not a magical object. It’s a law of nature, pretty well unknown but with plenty of evidence. You remember that it demolished the Round Table, or at least set it up to implode. Well the truth is grim indeed, so it’s great to be reminded that there are nice people in the world.

  • Dee says:

    Dee all the way from the land down under,

    Thanks you have helped me out tremendously, I am a non smoker myself (sends me into a paranoid, wall climbing monster), but I don’t mind helping people out, and even though we use the metric system in Oz, you have helped me tremendously, as I am always forgetting what I should be weighing, I guess if I smoked I would know these things. I printed the page with the weights and it has become my selling bible, thank you, Aussie Aussie Aussie oi oi oi

  • Teri Spears says:

    awesome page, thanks for the info!

  • Bella says:

    Grandma’s first time trying this. My scale says 4g, so I am guessing that is an 8th. I want to make a butter, how many sticks are needed for this small amount? Wish I had more, but it was $80 for that little bit.

  • Bella says:

    Thanks, but if I had a recipe I wouldn’t have asked the question. Most recipes I have seen call for large amounts of cannabis.

    • Mary Jane says:

      You can use any amount of cannabis. You don’t need a cannabis specific recipe. First you make the butter, then you add that butter to whatever recipe that you want. Do a google search for ‘how to make cannabutter’. Once the butter is made it’s just baking as usual. Cheers!

  • Repin da Swanley Massive says:

    If your buying from london and your asking for an 8th no way are you getting 3.5g most of the time you’d be lucky to get 1.8g. Stay safe and grow ur own

  • Abel says:

    If $15 for a gram how much for an 1/8

  • Dave says:

    Great article – being a metric kid, cleared up a lot! Cheers.

  • Jess says:

    I went on a search to help a couple people out that were arguing about an issue of weight, when I stumble across
    your page…. Reading it was like reading that novel that you can’t put down!! I love your enthusiasm and knowledge…. Thank you for the giggles!! I will come back again, and to your other pages as well… Enjoyed myself. Thanks again,

  • Kaila says:

    How many ounces are in a “Zip”

  • Julian K. says:

    Hi, how much is 14 grams? $40?

    • Mary Jane says:

      It really depends, but I can say for sure you won’t get a good quality half for $40 unless you have the best hookup of all time. Check out my article on the prices of weed. There’s a link in the article above.

  • Jaqui says:

    If you are interested in making 2 oz of oil after it’s been extracted for medicinal healing, then you think in 16 ounces = one pound. It’s why folks ought to be able to grow their own legally as much as they need to make their medicinal oil for curing things like cancer!

  • Bug420 says:

    Love the site. Very insightful and funny. Keep smoking

  • Jay Lo says:

    $100 for a pound
    Its reggie

  • Anonymous says:

    I can get $5 good grams from multiple people so apparently really fucking lucky

  • Mamamuddd says:

    Recently discovered my teen is a major stoner, life in, then own a dispensary, farm..fully understand benefits of different strains. She hates school. So mom is now”the shit” when overheard friend bragging bout the 1/4 just got to gram out. I got the old scale out. Taught them this breakdown. And the “1/4” was only 5gms. They wised up a little. I referred them to your site to learn the importance of math in any career and everyday life. WOW!?! Thanks for backing me up!

  • Vantheglassman says:

    I will take an eLBow to go please.

  • Anonymous says:

    how many pounds are in a box

  • Isidro says:

    Yes, most definitely using a digital scale (NTEP) to weigh your cannabis is crucial if you care about getting all your herb.

  • Dmitry says:

    Lol was laughing my ass of, just reading the whole article is so funnny. I had to stop TV and actually read it. Because it was so funny I couldn’t stop reading. I do that usually leave any comment but this is a good website 🙂

    PS:The only reason I got here I forgot how to say half or what’s is a half to my dealer. Lmfao

  • Dmitry says:

    I do not usually leave comments***

  • Toke Man says:

    I forgot how I stumbled upon this site, at 67 what difference does it make. Anyway, here I am and I have been laughing my ass off reading this thread! I always purchase using Grams and always verify with my own scales. I always ask the dealer to “roll one,” I never get turned down. Maybe its the “age-thing, I don’t know! Last month my supplier ask how old I was. I said “old-enough-to-be-your-grandfather.” Silence!….I left with my 448 grams, lol….

  • someone says:

    How much does each weight cost?

  • Anonymous says:

    Here in northern Wisconsin I feel we are getting shafted with prices. On the street in most cases
    1/2=between 180-240
    Oz=anywhere from 280-340
    Once in a while you’ll find someone with a good hookup and get 1/8s for 45 or 50 but usually the local authorities crack down on the guys who sell cheap and leave those who charge more alone.

  • Darnel Fall says:

    This was helpful thanks now I know..

  • Anonymous says:

    all of you are wierd, its not good to smoke

  • Zach says:

    How much is a pound

  • Chewy says:

    So smoking A pound a month would be a bad thing

  • I smoke a joint after 2 or 3 days. How many days it will go if i purchase a quatar?

  • SumBytch says:

    Party over hurr!!!

  • Vicki Savidge says:

    Enjoyed your article and the comments. Hailing from Colorado. I am an occasional smoker but since I am financially strapped I am taking a toke vs. a drink. Feel better, not worried and getting sleepy.

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