Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newbie it’s important to understand the different measurements used when buying cannabis.
In this post, we’ll cover the basics of grams, ounces, and pounds, as well as some other measurements you may come across. This is a Cannabis 101 piece, geared towards helping all feel welcome in the cannabis community. So let’s dive in and learn more about cannabis measurements!
When it comes to buying legal cannabis in New Jersey, it’s important to understand the different measurements used at dispensaries. From grams to ounces to pounds, it can be overwhelming to understand exactly how much you’re getting. We’re going to break down some of the most common measurements in cannabis and help you understand what to expect when buying from a weed dispensary in New Jersey.
Let’s Start with the Basics
An ounce of cannabis is equal to 28 grams. This is the most common measurement for larger quantities of pot and is often used for purchasing in bulk. If you’re looking for a smaller amount, an 1/8th of an ounce is equal to 3.5 grams.
A quarter of an ounce is 7 grams, and a half ounce is 14 grams. And for those looking to stock up, a pound of weed is equal to 16 ounces or 448 grams while a quarter pound, or QP, is equal to 112 grams, aka 4 ounces.
What about some of the more obscure measurements you might come across? In the past, some people have used “lid” to refer to a small amount of cannabis, likely originating from the lid of a jar. Cheech and Chong’s “Up in Smoke” popularized the term “lid” to refer to an ounce of cannabis. In more modern years, people called it a “Zip” too, for example, “How much for a zip of weed?”
Legal dispensaries in New Jersey may have different options and amounts of cannabis portions to choose from. Some may only sell weed in pre-packaged amounts, while others may allow you to purchase by the gram or ounce.
Check with the dispensary beforehand to understand their measurements and options. Times are changing, and there’s nothing stopping common weed measurements from changing in the future as operators see fit.
In conclusion, it’s very important to understand the different measurements of cannabis when buying from the cannabis gray market or a legal cannabis store in New Jersey. Knowing the basics of grams, ounces, and pounds can help you make informed decisions when purchasing cannabis, whether you’re looking to buy a small amount or stock up for a while.
Additionally, it’s good to check with the dispensary beforehand to understand their measurements and options.
List Of Common Weed Measurements You Must Know
- 1g – Gram aka a “G”
- 3.5 grams = Eighth (1/8 oz)
- 7 grams = Quarter (1/4 oz)
- 14g = Half Ounce aka half – zip (1/2 oz)
- 28g = Ounce aka Zip (1 oz)
- 112g’s = Quarter Pound aka QP
- 16oz = Pound (16 oz) aka Elbow