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Brief explanation: How Many Grams is an Eighth of Weed

You don't know how much is an eighth of a weed? This article will help you to figure it out.
28 April 2022
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Brief explanation: How Many Grams is an Eighth of Weed

Contents:
  • 1. How many grams is an eighth of weed?
  • 2. What is an eighth?
  • 3. How much weed is an eighth?
  • 4. Retail weights
  • 4. a. Quarter
  • 4. b. Ounce
  • 4. c. Quarter-pound
  • 4. d. Half-pound
  • 4. e. Pound
  • 5. Conclusion
  • 6. Faq
  • 6. a. How long does a quarter ounce typically last?
  • 6. b. How big is an eighth of weed?
  • 6. c. How many bowls are in an eighth of weed?
  • 6. d. What does an eighth of weed look like?
  • 6. e. How much does an eighth of weed cost?

How many grams is an eighth of weed?

An eighth of weed (or ⅛) is a measurement used by cannabis retailers such as dispensaries and it stands for one-eighth of an ounce of weed or 3.5 grams.

 

How many grams in an eighth of weed: how many grams is an eighth?

An eighth of weed gets you anywhere from 7-10 joints!
 

Weed shops most commonly sell weed and other products in grams, eighths, quarters, half-ounces, and ounces but ⅛ is the most common denomination sold. One eighth or 3.5 grams will give you around 7 weeks or about 1 week of weed.

What is an eighth?

As mentioned, an eighth of an ounce refers to a weight measurement used in cannabis dispensaries and it equates to approximately 3.5 grams. Just as other types of shops sell coffee or herbs in 10 oz, 16 oz, or 20 oz packages, weed shops usually sell cannabis flowers in specific denominations, including:

  • One Gram
  • An eighth (3.5 grams)
  • A quarter (7 grams)
  • A half (14 grams)
  • An ounce (28 grams)

Now, the cost of an eighth and all denominations above varies depending on the quality of the cannabis product, market prices, and taxes but on average, an eighth (aka 3.5 grams) goes for around $35 - 45.

How much weed is an eighth?

If you’re trying to picture exactly how much weed is an eighth, it’s safe to say that’s almost impossible to imagine as cannabis flowers can vary in density, causing some eighths to look much larger than others. This means that, for example, an eighth of a Sativa-dominant strain that grows more fluffy, airy buds will look much larger than an eighth of an Indica-dominant strain that grows much dense and overall compact flowers.

 

How many grams in an eighth of weed: how much weed is an eighth?

How much weed is an eighth of weed?
 

Due to this difference in bud density,  there is no way for you to know how many buds you’ll get in your next ⅛  as it could be 3 large buds, several smaller buds, or just 1 big bud so the only way to know you’ve got an eighth is to weigh your weed on a precision scale.

Retail weights

Ok, so you know what a gram of weed is and that an eighth of weed is, but depending on how much you smoke, an eighth of weed or 3.5 grams may not be enough so let’s take a look at other denominations you may find at your local cannabis shop.

Quarter

A quarter of an ounce of weed (aka a quarter of weed) weighs 7 grams. This amount would be enough to roll 5 - 7 blunts and at least 14-20 joints, depending on how much you smoke at a time.

Ounce

Now, an ounce weighs 28 grams and sometimes can be called a Zip or an O. This amount would usually be bought by an avid cannabis consumer trying to get a deal or get their hands on that specific strain that always sells out fast.

Quarter-pound

A quarter-pound is a quarter of a pound of weed. A pound of weed weighs in at around 453 grams, which means that a quarter-pound is roughly 113 grams.

Half-pound

A half-pound (as the name suggests) is half of a pound of cannabis flower. As mentioned above, a pound of weed weighs in at 453 grams, this means that a half-pound weighs approximately 226 grams.

Pound

A pound of weed is probably the highest denomination of weed weight you can find at your local dispensary or weed shop. A whole pound of weed is equivalent to 453 grams of weed or 16 ounces, which should be enough for a regular cannabis consumer to smoke for a whole year.

Conclusion

Once you truly learn how much an eighth of weed is, it should be fairly hard to forget. And, as you buy weed at your local dispensary you’ll eventually learn about all the other denominations used in cannabis shops. 

 

How many grams in an eighth of weed: conclusion

Don't worry, you'll eventually understand all the weed denominations!
 

Most dispensaries use eighths, quarters, ounces, quarter-pounds, half-pounds, and pounds as the preset denominations but can also use different slang terms such as an Elbow, a Zip, or even a Slice of weed. It doesn’t matter what the term is, we got you covered, and if you’re ever confused about terminologies again, feel free to reach out!

FAQ

How long does a quarter ounce typically last?

Well, it depends on how much you smoke. 7 grams of weed gets you around 21 joints, which for a regular consumer, a quarter ounce (aka 7 grams) can last 1 to 3 weeks.

How big is an eighth of weed?

Weighing around 3.5 grams, an eighth of cannabis flower is a handful of medium/big-sized buds. This can get you 3 to 6 joints, depending on how fat you like to roll your joints.

How many bowls are in an eighth of weed?

Depending on how big is your bowl, an eighth of weed can get you around 7 half-gram bowls. But remember, the smaller the bowl, the more bowl you’ll get!

What does an eighth of weed look like?

Well, it depends on the denseness of the flowers. Indica-dominant buds tend to grow thicker and denser so an eighth of flower may look smaller but each flower grinds out a lot of weed whereas Sativa-dominant buds tend to grow longer and lighter so the same eighth will look much larger although it’s the same. In short, with an eighth of weed you will have approximately half of your palm covered in flower but depends on flower size and density.

How much does an eighth of weed cost?

When shopping for an eighth of weed in legal cannabis retailers, you will see how the price can vary. The average price for an eighth is around $30-40 dollars but you may find eighths that cost as little as $25 or as high as $80, this happens because the price of an eighth depends on several things, including:

  • Quality of the product as strains with more THC often have a higher price.
  • Taxes, as cannabis is not legal at a federal level so each state has different taxes.
  • And demand as if a certain strain or brand is hyped up, can cause prices to fluctuate.

So here are a couple of examples of the cost of eighth in different US states. In California, the cost of eights averages at around $50., whereas in Virginia, an eighth goes for around $40, and in New Jersey, an eighth goes for $45.

 

 

External References

How much is an eighth of weed - Silver Therapeutics.

How much is an eighth - Weedmaps.

Cannabis glossary: Eighth - Leafly

28 April 2022