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How Many Grams In An Ounce: A Guide For Buying Legally


In the world of legal cannabis, people are now in charge of how much weed they want to buy. Instead of getting whatever cannabis is available, a customer can choose a precise amount of any strain, edible or other products. But how many grams are in an ounce? Here’s your answer.

So, How Many Grams Is It?

The gram is a basic unit of measurement in the industry. Cannabinoids are usually measured in milligrams (mg), while the grams (g) are a more common designation of concentrates, flowers, and other similar products.

If you used to buy your cannabis from a dealer, you might be used to the eighth system which means that you have been buying an eighth, a quarter, a half, or a whole ounce. Thus, most people have never thought that an eighth is about 3.5437 grams. Dealers, however, usually round this number down to 3.5 grams.

You may say that 0.04 grams of weed is nothing. But building up, the number becomes more significant. If we start with a conversion scale of 3.5 grams to an eighth; an ounce is eight eighths, that means 28 grams in an ounce. However, if we take a precise amount, we have 28.35 grams in the end which easily makes a good bowl pack.

Rule of Thumb: 28 Grams = 1 Ounce

An ounce of cannabis is a substantial amount. If an eighth will last around two weeks, an ounce can make a cannabis lover happy for several months. Here are those conversions:

  • One quarter oz. = 7 grams
  • One half oz. = 14 grams
  • 3/4 oz. = 21 grams.

You may want to use this scale as you are adapting to the legal market. If you purchase two grams each of a hybrid, indica, and sativa, you get just under a quarter ounce of weed. But if you choose four grams of locally grown, organic fat bud, that is like buying a heavy eighth. That’s why this scale may be useful for you.

(Sweedsy in no way encourages illegal activity and would like to remind its readers that marijuana usage continues to be an offense under Federal Law, regardless of state marijuana laws. To learn more, click here.)


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