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The Different Weight Measurements of Weed

How Many Grams, Ounces, and Pounds Are There?

When it comes to weed, there are a lot of different measurements that the cannabis industry & cannabis consumers use. It can be confusing for someone who is new to the world of cannabis. In this blog post, we will break down the different weight measurements for weed and explain how many grams go into ounces, and pounds. We will also talk about how these measurements are used in the cannabis industry.

Weedsociety Weed weight measurement table for grams, 8ths, and ounces

FAQ Section:

Q: How many grams of weed are in an 8th?
A: 3.5 grams make one 8th.

Q: What comes after an 8th of weed?
A: A Quarter ounce (1/4 OZ) weighs out to 7 grams or two 8ths of weed.

Q: How much weed can I legally purchase?
A: In California legal purchase and possession limits are one ounce of cannabis flower & eight grams of concentrated cannabis for recreational users.

Each state has different laws, to look up your states legal possession limits click here for:

Recreational cannabis possession & purchase limits

Medical cannabis possession & purchase limits

There are 28 grams in an ounce, and 16 ounces in a pound. When it comes to buying weed, most people use grams or 8ths as the unit of measurement.

An eighth of weed (8th of weed) is one-eighth of an ounce, or three and a half grams. There are eight eighths in an ounce, and four ounces in a quarter pound. Eighths are the most common unit of measurement for buying cannabis.

Although an 8th of weed is the most common increment of weight for buying weed, the size of an 8th of weed can vary greatly depending on the density of the flower. Sometimes an eighth of weed can be 3-5 small to medium sized nugs, other times an eighth could be one single large and very dense nug.

weed weight chart showing eighth of weed

A quarter ounce of weed is equal to seven grams or two 8ths of weed. There are four quarters in an ounce, and eight ounces in a half pound.

A half ounce of weed is also called a half. A half ounce of weed is equal to 14 grams or four 8ths of weed. There are two halves in an ounce, and 16 ounces in a full pound.

An ounce of weed is the largest amount that you can legally purchase for recreational use in California’s legal cannabis industry. While other states have different purchasing & possession limits, here in California, the maximum amount you can purchase recreationally is 1 oz of cannabis flower and 8 grams of concentrated cannabis (dab or edibles) per day.

California legal recreational cannabis purchase limits per day

A quarter pound of weed is equal to four ounces, or 113 grams. Quads are usually only purchased by people who hold a medical cannabis license, or by dispensaries when they are stocking up their inventory.

When it comes to medical patients in California, they are able to purchase up to a half pound of flower (8 oz) and concentrate limit based on their doctor’s recommendation. Even with the recent legalization in California, medical patients still have to go through the hassle of getting a medical cannabis license in order to purchase these larger quantities. dispensaries will still need to check your medical license in order to sell any quantity over an ounce.

The last weight measurement we will talk about is the pound. A pound of weed is equal to 16 ounces, or 453.6 grams. Pounds are only purchased by licensed distributors and manufacturers, where they are processed or broken down into consumer ready packages of grams, 8ths, quarters, halves, and whole ounces.

Now that you know the different weight measurements for weed, you can be more knowledgeable when you are purchasing cannabis. Be sure to ask your budtender if you have any questions about the weights of weed! They will be more than happy to help you out. Thanks for reading!

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