Cannabis, as we all know, is a plant that is consumed as an intoxicant. The psychoactive chemical responsible for this effect is called THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Because of its intoxicating effect, weed is not legal everywhere. It is mostly used for medicinal purposes, especially to alleviate pain. It is usually sold, where it is legal, in a gram, an eighth, a quarter, or an ounce.

This article will help you better understand how many grams of weed you’re getting in each of these measurements.

How Many Grams Are In Eighth, Quarter, An Ounce Of Weed?            1

Some Facts About Weed                                                                           2

Effects Of Weed – Negative And Positive                                                     2

Negative Effects of Weed on Mind And Body                                               3

Benefits On Mind And Body                                                                       4

How Many Grams Are In An Eight Of Weed?                                                4

How Many Grams In A Quarter Of Weed Are Sold?                                       5

How Many Grams In An Ounce Of Weed Are Sold?                                       5

In Conclusion                                                                                           7

Some Facts About Weed

  • Beer hops belong to the same plant family as cannabis
  • The first state in the United States to ban weed was California
  • Hemp was weed grown by George Washington at Mount Vernon
  • Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalize cannabis growth, sale, and consumption in 2013
  • The first e-commerce sale happened for weed in 1971 by Stanford students
  • The largest consumers of weed are people from Iceland
  • Weed in India was legal until 1985
  • Chocolate produces sensations in the brain similar to weed

The Effects Of Weed – Negative And Positive

The consumption of weed affects the mind and body in various ways. It is used for medicinal purposes because of its positive effects and is banned in a lot of places due to a history of using cannabis and the war on drugs as a form of socio-economic control.

In some cases, it is known to be habit-forming, however, there is no solid proof to indicate this. It is also considered less harmful than smoking cigarettes.


How Many Grams Are In An Eighth Of Weed?

You would have often wondered how many grams in an eighth of weed are sold. An eighth means an eighth of an ounce. It contains 3.54688 grams. It is usually rounded off to 3.5 grams for convenience.

One of the most frequently purchased quantities of weed is an eighth. Some people do prefer to buy a half-eighth, which is one-sixteenth, containing 1.772 grams of weed.

An eighth is also called half a quarter of weed. It is more commonly called ‘a slice’. Two to three joints or cigarette rolls can be made from an eighth, depending on personal use habits.

As with most substances, you’re likely to pay less per-gram when buying an eighth, and so on as you purchase in larger and larger quantities.

How Many Grams Are There In A Quarter Of Weed?


A quarter of weed equals 7.087 grams. It is double the amount of an eighth and one-fourth of an ounce. The quantity is usually rounded off to 7 grams.

A dispensary pre-rolled joint usually contains 1-1.2 grams. A quarter is enough to roll five to seven joints of marijuana.

How Many Grams Are In An Ounce Of Cannabis?

This is the highest measurement unit for dispensaries- an ounce. An ounce is denoted as ‘oz’. But how many grams are in an ounce?

An ounce contains 28 grams of weed. It is four times a quarter. An ounce is also commonly called a ‘zip’, or an ‘O’. The most cost-effective way of buying cannabis legally is to buy an ounce.

There are various restrictions depending on the country pertaining to the amount of weed you can possess. The restriction is mostly imposed in terms of grams or ounces. Since most cannabis is measured in quantity based on the imperial ounce, it also so happens to be a common ‘legal possession’ amount in many states and countries where it’s legal.

People also buy in quantities of half-ounce of weed. But how much is a half-ounce of weed? It is about 14 grams, double of a quarter. In terms of pounds, 1 ounce of weed is 0.06 pounds. 1 pound of weed amounts to 16 ounces. Quarter-pound amounts to 4 oz of weed.

The best way to ensure that you are getting the correct amount of weed is to have the dispensary weigh it in front of you if you are buying raw flower. Pre-packaged weed generally is more hassle-free and the quantities are mostly accurate, as they have to undergo certain regulations.

The actual quantity differs depending upon the strain, the structure, density, and size of the leaves.

The lowest quantity of weed that can be purchased is called a ‘dime bag’. It contains half a gram. While most dispensaries used to sell half a gram, most of them have now started selling a minimum of one gram. If you’re looking to buy less than a gram at a time, dispensaries often have pre-rolled joints containing 0.3g-1g of cannabis.

In Conclusion


Different countries use different units of measurements to measure weed. In order to maintain uniformity, most countries have adopted the metric system. The International System Of Units is the decimal system of measurement. No matter which country you are traveling to, weed will be measured and sold in grams. Very few countries use pounds to measure weed.

Weed has a different name in different countries. In most places, it is called marijuana. Some of the other words used are ‘choof’ and ‘hoof’ in Australia, ‘dagga’ in South Africa, and ‘weed’ in North America.

When you plan on its consumption or possession in different parts of the world, do read up about the laws over there. Different countries have different limits, and it is illegal in a large number of countries. These countries could sentence you to severe and harsh punishments if you are caught.