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Weed Measurements: weights chart, prices and tips

Whether we grow our own cannabis or buy it from someone else, we like to use familiar terms for the amount we are buying. If you’re new to the world of cannabis you may feel surprised by the number of slang terms used for various weights of weed. Often, the starting point for weed weights is usually an ounce. Numerous sub divisions of an ounce have evolved, often with their own unofficial names.

Summary:
How many grams are in an eighth of an ounce of weed?
Weed measurement chart in ounces and grams
Other slang terms for weed amounts
How to measure your weed weights easily
Growing your own weed from cannabis seeds is easy and cheap

How many grams are in an eighth of an ounce of weed?

Here is a list of some of the most commonly purchased weights of weed.

Ounce Gram
1/28 of an ounce (‘a gram’, ‘a dime bag’) 1 gram
⅛ of an ounce (‘an eighth’) ≈3.5 grams
¼ of an ounce (‘a quarter’) ≈7 grams
½ of an ounce (‘a half’) ≈14 grams
1 ounce (‘an ounce’, ‘a zip’) ≈28 grams

The cost of cannabis

The amount you will pay for cannabis can vary greatly. Whether you are in a legal or illegal cannabis country, the more you buy the cheaper it gets. Costs also vary significantly from country to country. An ounce of weed in Colorado (where it’s legal) will cost you less than it would in Saudi Arabia or Singapore (where prohibition is violently enforced).

If you know the person growing the cannabis then you may be able to buy it at cost/discounted prices. If you are new to an area with no contacts you may have no choice but to pay expensive street prices. But for many people in Europe, UK and USA prices of around €200/£200/$200 are not untypical if you are buying around an ounce of mid-range cannabis. Of course, you can pay a lot more for the very finest produce.

This article assumes typical street pricing of around €200/£200/$200, though we appreciate this varies significantly even within the same country. It’s also worth adding that even in areas with legal cannabis supply, there are those that will offer black market budget priced cannabis at prices that undercut ‘official’ prices and can be cheaper than the €/£/$200 level suggested here. However, quality/purity can’t always be guaranteed.

Conversely, in countries with regulated cannabis supply, some connoisseur black marketeers sell at prices higher than dispensary prices. Here, the reasons often given (sometimes with justification) is that the best of the black market weed is superior, grown from better genetics, or is truly organic.

An eighth of an ounce of weed:3.5 grams of weed. Working on a typical street price of around €200 per ounce, an eighth of an ounce should cost around €/£/$25. However, small purchases of weed are usually the least affordable way to buy it. Typical street costs can be nearer €35-40 or more, thats around €10 per gram for mid range cannabis. Higher quality strains can be twice the price!

In big cities, street prices can be higher with no guarantee of quality. Disillusionment with high weed prices is one of the main reasons people decide to grow their own.

Grams Cost
7 grams €/£/$50-60
14 grams €/£/$100-120
28 grams €200/£200/$200

A quarter of an ounce of weed: 7 grams of weed. Often this can cost around €/£/$50-60.

Half an ounce of weed: 14 grams of weed. Cost is usually around €/£/$100-120.

A full ounce of weed: 28 grams of weed. Usually you can pay around €200/£200/$200 for an ounce of mid-range cannabis, much more if you are in an expensive area or have few contacts. Even in legal dispensaries, the best quality strains can cost upwards $300 per ounce. That’s up to twice the price of the cheapest budget strains. Those with a friendly network of good growers may be able to buy weed for less.

Weed measurement chart in ounces and grams

Often the metric/imperials systems are used alongside each other. Just like other commodities, cannabis is more affordably priced when bought in large quantities. However, cannabis is far more than a commodity.

Large quality differences can exist from grower to grower, with much depending on the quality of the cannabis seeds, grow conditions and grower expertise.

Most cannabis supply networks, whether legal or illegal, have a pricing structure for budget, average and premium strains. Therefore pricing for a given weed weight can vary according to the quality. Sometimes the real challenge can be working out whether a strain is really worth the premium being asked.

Most of the day-to-day cannabis purchases are relatively small ones, a quarter ounce or less. Those buying in countries with regulated cannabis sales may have restrictions on maximum purchase amounts. In a Dutch coffeeshop you are usually restricted to buying a maximum of 5g of weed at a time.

Other slang terms for weed amounts

Lots of different local terms can be found for describing weed measurements. The origins of these terms is often unclear, with some of the original meanings being lost over time.

Dime or Dime Bag

A dime bag is often regarded as the smallest weed amount. If you are short of cash and just need enough weed to roll a joint or two then a dime bag is just what you need.

How many grams of weed is a dime bag?

1 gram of weed is typical. Often you will see just a single small bud if you are lucky.

How much does a dime bag cost?

Historically a dime bag cost around $10, hence the name ‘dime’ bag. But even that can change. These days, if the bud is particularly good quality, you may be asked more than $10 for it.

What does a dime bag look like?

Usually you can expect a small plastic bag, not much bigger than your thumb. But with any luck you can get one decent sized joint from your dime bag, maybe two if you don’t mind moderating the joint size a little.

Dub of bud

If you have a little more cash to spare you may wish to buy a dub of bud. The word ‘dub’ is thought (no-one can be 100% sure) to stand for ‘double dime bag’. In other words, twice the size of your standard dime bag.

How many grams of weed is a dub of bud?

2 grams of weed.

How much does a dub of bud cost?

Good question! Typically you would expect to pay around $20 for a dub of bud. But quality conscious dealers often offer high quality dub bags for premium prices, $30 or even more.

What does a dub of bud look like?

Expect a small bag that comfortably fits in the palm of your hand. Usually you get a self sealing transparent plastic bag with enough weed for around 4-5 joints. Usually you will get a couple of buds in your dub bag.

Eighth of bud

An eighth of bud is one of the more common weed amounts to purchase. Buying a dime bag can seem like an expensive way to purchase cannabis. But buying an eighth of bud allows you a little more buying power and perhaps a slightly better value deal

How many grams of weed is an eighth of bud?

3.5 grams of weed, one eighth of an ounce.

How much does an eighth of bud cost?

Prices vary so much even within a single country. An eighth of budget weed would be a lot cheaper than a eighth of premium quality weed in a big city. But for a mid-range ‘eighth’ you might expect to pay around €30/$30/£30.

What does an eighth of bud look like?

You might expect to see about 6 or 7 buds. Some generous dispensaries will upgrade you from 3.5g to a 4g deal for free. For many people, buying an eighth of cannabis is more cost effective than buying 2 or 3 dime bags.

Quarter of bud

A ‘quarter of bud’, or quarter ounce, is one of the larger weed amounts for a personal purchase. Perhaps you like the idea of getting a better value purchase. Or perhaps you simply love your cannabis and enjoy having enough to last you the week.

How many grams of weed is a quarter of bud?

7 grams of weed.

How much does a quarter of bud cost?

Expect to pay around €/£/$50-70 for a mid range deal. Prices can vary greatly of course, with premium buds coming in at higher prices.

What does a quarter of bud look like?

Expect a chunky sized bag that will fit in your palm. You might be able to get around a dozen joints from your quarter, maybe more

Half Ounce or Half a Zip

Many serious cannabis lovers hate to run out of their cherished buds. That’s why many buy in bulk and always have a few spare buds, just in case. A half ‘zip’ is one of the more ‘serious’ purchase quantities.

How many grams of weed is a half ounce?

14 grams of weed.

How much does a half ounce cost?

Much depends, of course. But for a mid range half ounce, you can expect to pay upwards of €/£/$100-125.

What does a half ounce look like?

You can expect a small bag, around the size of a modest bag of potato crisp snacks. If you use around a gram of weed every day or two, then you can expect a half ounce bag to last you around 3 weeks.

Full Ounce or Zip

In many dispensaries, an ounce is the largest amount of weed you are allowed to buy in one transaction. You get the best value when you buy in larger quantities. If you find a high quality strain which you simply love, and if you can afford it, an ounce of weed is a great stash which removes the anxiety of running out.

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many cannabis lovers bought (or grew) themselves ample inventories to allow them to get through lock down.

How many grams of weed is a full ounce?

28 grams of weed.

How much does a full ounce cost?

Around €/£/$ 200 for a mid-range quality level.

What does a full ounce look like?

You would need to ‘cup’ your hands to hold an ounce of buds in them. For most serious cannabis users, an ounce of weed would last a month or two. Some people call an ounce of weed a ‘lid’.

Quarter Pound or QP

Few of us ever buy a ‘QP’ or quarter pound of weed. Often it tends to be professional dispensary/coffee-shop owners that buy in wholesale quantities. Often the more professional vendors will have full cannabinoid and terpene analysis available on large purchases, this way you know exactly what you are buying.

How many grams of weed is a full quarter pound?

About 113 grams of weed, or 4 ounces. In many countries possession of such a quantity would be regarded as a serious crime. However, in some USA states, medical marijuana patients can own 3-6 ounces of cannabis.

How much does a full quarter pound cost?

In a legal USA state, you might expect to pay somewhere around $750 for a QP. Over the last few years, as US supply has occasionally exceeded demand, wholesale prices of cannabis have been lower than many of the licensed producers would have liked.

What does a full quarter pound look like?

Expect a large bag of weed! Similar in size to a large family bag of potato crisps or snacks.

How to measure your weed weights easily

When buying from a trusted supplier, it’s customary not to weigh your weed purchases and trust the person selling it. But not everyone agrees! Some people carry a simple set of digital scales around with them so they can double check that they are not being ripped off with their weed weights.

Others, especially those that live in areas with illegal cannabis, are reluctant to travel with a digital (or analogue) set of weighing scales. The concern would be that, if caught, they could be accused of being a cannabis dealer themselves.

Growing your own weed from cannabis seeds is easy and cheap

If the price of weed is restricting your ability to buy and enjoy it, then you may want to consider growing it yourself. The high cost of buying weed is often given as the main reason why people start growing it themselves. Once you have grown your own weed and realised how easy it is, you will feel reluctant to go back to buying it.

If you have never grown cannabis before the easiest way to start is probably with some autoflower seeds. These are easy to grow indoors or outdoors. Indoors, you can grow an autoflower seed in around 10-11 weeks. If you do well you may quite easily get 50-100g per plant. Even with the cost of buying a grow light, tent, extraction fan/filter and nutrients, your first cannabis grow will probably pay for itself.

Growing weed from feminised cannabis seeds is also a straightforward experience with modern cannabis genetics. Indoor growers of feminised seeds just need to reduce daily light hours to 12 in order to induce bloom in a feminised seed variety.

Many people also get great results growing cannabis outdoors or in a greenhouse. You can use either autoflowering cannabis seeds or feminised seeds. Yields can be very high, several hundred grams per plant are quite possible. You can save yourself lots of cash and grow a years supply of cannabis from just a few cannabis seeds.

Time to discover our biggest yielding cannabis strains

If you do decide to grow your own cannabis you will join the millions that already grow their own cannabis around the world. Cannabis is easy to grow. You can buy cannabis seeds easily online and select next day delivery.

Companies like Dutch Passion, which began in the 1980’s, have enjoyed many decades of successful cannabis breeding. During that time they have won numerous cannabis cups and made several breakthroughs. This includes Dutch Passion being the first to invent feminised seeds and the first (alongside the CBD Crew) to sell CBD rich seeds. Recently Dutch Passion became the first cannabis seed company to offer cannabis seeds rich in THCV and CBG.

If you want to grow your own cannabis all you need do is decide which type of cannabis seeds to buy and grow. The following articles may be very useful.

Heavy yielding strains guarantee you a heavy harvest. But you may be a connoisseur that really enjoys an exquisitely enjoyable terpene profile and taste. If so, you may be interesting in trying some particularly fruity tasting strains.

Whether you buy your weed or grow it yourself, make sure you enjoy the best quality you can!

Read on if you are keen to find out more about the different amounts of weed that are commonly purchased as well as their official (and slang!) names.

How Much Is A Dime of Weed? + Dub Sacks and Nickel Bags

The term ‘dime bag’ has been around for decades. Put very simply, a dime bag is $10 worth of weed. This term of measurement for cannabis is slowly going away.

The common way to measure weed is by weight. That is, you would sell a gram for a certain amount. Then you have eighths and quarters and so on. If you’re not familiar with weed weights then check out one of my other posts: Marijuana Weight: Grams, Quarters, and Ounces. Oh my!

But, some people still use the term dime, as well as, nickel and dub so I’ll break it all down for you below.

How Many Grams in a Dime Bag?

Here’s where things get fishy, and why people are using the dime bag less and less. A dime bag is a set dollar amount of weed and no set weight. This means the amount you get is going to weigh differently between sellers. Of course, the quality is going to greatly affect how much you get. Depending on where you are a dime bag will typically have between .5-1 grams. Of course, you could have a better hookup that gives you a bit more. Like I said, it’s going to vary greatly.

Dime Bag Size

The traditional dime bags are the mini ziplock-style bags like the one shown in the cover photo of this article. Sometimes the bags will display a printed design. The size of these bags usually range between 1-1.5 inches on each side, but you can get bags in every size imaginable. You can buy these bags on Amazon for pretty cheap.

With that said, it does not have to actually be a mini ziplock to be a dime bag. If you’re buying $10 of weed then it’s a dime no matter if it’s in a sandwich bag or anything else.

Nickel Bag

A nickel bag (we always used to call them ‘nicks’) is $5 worth of weed. This is the absolute smallest amount that anyone would sell you. Most often it’s going to be low-grade because $5 worth of high-grade would only be .25 grams or so. Usually, you’re going to get half a gram of low-quality stuff. It’s typically the same size bag as a dime with half the amount of cannabis inside, however, sometimes you will see even smaller bags used for nicks.

Dub Sack

A dub sack is $20 worth of weed. The term dub was originally used to describe 20-inch rims. Again, the amount will vary depending on quality n’ such, but you’ll probably get anywhere from 1-3 grams. Of course, the size of a dub bag may be slightly larger than a dime bag – 2 inch x 2 inch is a common size.

Conclusion

Like I said before, the terms nickel, dime, and dub are becoming antiquated. Using actual weights like grams and ounces lets you know exactly what you’re getting. Of course, there are still plenty of people who still use the term dime so it’s good to know.

What do you think? Do you still know people who use dimes instead of grams? Let me know in the comment section below.

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47 Comments

I know folks who still sell dime bags and the weed is pretty good. The problem is you hardly get enough to roll a joint. Me I don’t like wasting money or keep going back so I tend to buy a half Oz at a time. Those who can’t afford that much at one time rely on the dime bags…

In my city Reggie tends to run for about 10/g, so it’s not THAT weird to hear dime and dub, but they’re pretty much shorthand for weight. With my reggie guy I tell him a dollar amount, with my med guy I usually just get a zip since they don’t come in less than q’s anyhow.

Its really simple math okay look.
Good weed
#1=.5 is 10$
#2=1.0 is 20$
#3=1.5 is 30$
#4=3.5 is 35 to 40$
#5=7.0 is 70$
#6=14.0 is 135 to 140
#7=28.0 is 285 to 300
#8= 224gs is 600 to 800

Your fucking crazy

28.0 is 150 to 200 bro lol

Depends on what you have and what state your in. Mweed runs different prices everybody knows that. So dont starr knocking people.

You’ve lost your mind

I paid $10 for 6.8g of Regie ( not a gram of dro). Is that good?

When what we call Reggie is sold we refer to them in the terms blunt dime or dub.
A dub is good for a 1/4oz( 7grams)
A dime is good for 1/8oz(3.5g’s)
A blunt is good for 1/16oz(1.7g’s)
At least that’s what it is in my state
For the last 15 years no matter who I have gotten it from the same rule applied

This is what i came to this site for, lol, who knew id find the answer in the comments

when i started smoking a dime bag was a 1/4 oz and a nickle was an 1/8 oz.

The fuck are u kidding 7grams for 5dollars and 14 grams for 10bucks pshhh nigguh u must be trippin

Can I get away with 7 for a nik

In England an oz of decent weed you can pay between £180/£200
Half oz you can pay from£90/110
A quarter you can pay £65/£75
Eight you can pay £35/£45
So a big difference to America
And as you know it’s not legal in Europe

Being on an island doesn’t help either.

Actually, I just did a search on the exchange rate and that’s pretty comparable to US rates in states. Like a 20% mark-up on an 8th (I tend to pay $35 for reggie, $45 for the lower end of medical grade). Not bad for being on an island.

Yeah I remember nickels and dimesand 20s all the way up the food chain lol. But I also remember they used to sell trade bags and straight out joints lol. Trade bags were half a Nick and sold for 2 to 3 bucks and were often given away for free as a sample of the weed they had. And there was also compressed weed called brick or pellet witch had a much denser weight to it . Basically weed that was pressured into a brick for smuggling purposes. It’s in between weed and hash in its characteristic. But that was over 20 to 30 years ago. I can’t imagine that it’s still around these days with pot almost finally leagal.

My first bag of weed cost 10 dollars. Only four fingers but would last a long time.

This is incorrect for many parts of Canada, we use the term Nickel or “Nick” instead of the term Quarter (7grams), and we use Dime instead of the term Half (14grams) we do use the term Half but we use it instead of the term Eighths (3.5grams)
It’s where your from initially. Hope this cleared things up

I am just getting back into smoking weed cause it is so hard to get my pain meds filled. Weed has been great for pain and anxiety. I do widh I had a scale to weigh out what I buy. I am so glad that it is legal in my state. I can have six plants anf ly wife have six which then means…wait for it………..12 plants altogether. I am going to take advantage of that.

This will definitely give away my age but in high school when I smoked pot, a Dub was equal to an ounce and cost $20.00 A Dime bag was equal to a half ounce and cost $10.00. A Nickel bag was a quarter ounce and cost $5.00. Of course, it was usually that crappy pot with lots of seeds. We didn’t know any better back then, all we knew was it was so cheap we could buy that “Nickel” bag equal to a quarter ounce and roll one really big fat joint. Life was great!

That’s actually not “old”, I’m fresh out of college and through high school we were still using those same terms for the same quantities.

Does anyone remember a lid

I remember a lid $15.00

You must be close to 60 because I remember that too lol

In terms of Reggie, here in Texas a nick is 2.5 grams a dime is 5 grams a dub is 7 grams and a half oz is 14 grams. Nobody buys dubs, at least not me.. And I feel like anyone who has adding skills wouldnt either.
As for dank, it runs an eighth is 3.5 a quad is 7 a half is 14 and an oz is 28. Pretty simple math.

In the day… What? Yeah, the day… What day? Yeah, the day. What?

A dime bag was $10 and around 2 to 3 fingers in width in the bottom of a standard sandwich size baggie. Nickel bag was $5 bucks, 1-2 fingers in the same size bag. We didn’t buy or sell by weight, usually and it was an honor system to get the finger width expected. We always looked for guys with LARGE fingers! The basic test for quantity was to use the traditional close, roll and lick to seal the baggie. Measure with fingers. Quality was to pass a doob around and enjoy!

I remember going down to Mexico and buying Keys(Kilo bricks) of Columbian Red for $180 a Key. Seriously! And seriously bad ass weed too! Do the math… 2.2 pounds for $180. About $5 bucks an ounce! Go figure!

Smoke ’em if ya got ’em!

Yes! I was trying to explain the whole finger system to someone and they just couldn’t believe it ! That’s how we did back then.

Derrick is fukd up on his price and calculation on price and size a quarter oz for a dime he is the police

This is incorrect for many parts of Canada, we use the term Nickel or “Nick” instead of the term Quarter (7grams), and we use Dime instead of the term Half (14grams) we do use the term Half but we use it instead of the term Eighths (3.5grams)
It’s where your from initially. Hope this cleared things up

It’s been a little over a decade so recently when I went to purchase I asked for a dub and young man looked at me like I was Crazy lol I learned fast.

Your etymology of “dub” is wrong. The term dub, to describe a “double dime” out dates the advent of 20 inch rims potentially by decades. 20 inch rims were called dubs after “dub sacks”, not the other way around.

So, how many 2.4gm bags do you get from a 28gm oz

So I live in little ol NZ and things get pretty reaped here..

1. Anywhere from .8 -1.2grm $20
2. From 2.2 – 3.5grm $50
3. From 5 – 6 gem $100
4. 1/4 from $70- 100
5 1/2 from $130- $200
6 Holes are anywhere from $250 for Bush or over $400 for filth.. also depends what time of year etc… most of the time it’s dry as a bone as other drugs are staring to take over our country..

All you are idiots. I live in Long Beach ca my street source beats all the competition

Lmmfao you cats smoking garbage! Who the hell puts seven grams in a blunt. Waste of weed smoking garbage if you need to burn that much flower.

Nobody “needs” to roll 7gs into a blunt, but if you do you’ll never see weed the same way

This is incorrect for many parts of Canada, we use the term Nickel or “Nick” instead of the term Quarter (7grams), and we use Dime instead of the term Half (14grams) we do use the term Half but we use it instead of the term Eighths (3.5grams).

FYI: a “dub” didn’t start as a 20″ rim. $10 is a “sawbuck,” and $20 is a “double sawbuck,” aka a “double saw,” aka a “dub”. 😉

Nz.
1-2grams $20 is called a tinny, dinger, foil, so many names ..

3-5gram is a 50bag $50

Half ounce 16grams is upwards of $90 usually $180 for good shit

Full Ounce 32grams dreggs are $180 and upwards of $400 for the best weather and grade dependant, if there’s none round after raid season I’ve heard of people paying $800 for an O. Suppose depends on who you know and your whereabouts.

To you kiddies ridiculing folks referencing prices you are unable to wrap your little minds around, please allow me to set you straight.

I haven’t touched The Evil Weed in a half century. No need, no desire, no interest, and certainly disinclined to get a criminal record like too many of my friends ended up with.

But, in two days, it becomes legal in my state, and I am seriously considering trying to obtain some, because my life consists of pretty much darn little else but pain, courtesy of a doped up bitch that nearly killed me as I sat in my car, stopped behind the car in front of me. Many surgeries later — of the type where I had to sign a disclaimer that I understood I may die or become paraplegic or quadraplegic — with opiate pain meds no longer able to control the pain — my doctor suggested I try this.

Now, let’s crank the time machine back to 1967, “The Summer of Love” — the going rate for a kilo of grass was $300. A nickel bag was a sandwich bag that was nearly half full — and it cost $5. But, it was usually free. A group of friends would pass the joint. Someone always had something to roll.

But, that was then, and this is now, and I can’t wrap MY mind around the prices you folks are willing to pay to get high. Even if I wanted to, it just wouldn’t be worth that kind of money to me. I’d rather put my $$$ into rare coins, or just generic silver bullion rounds or bars. That would give me more long term happiness than a very transient bit of euphoria.

As I said, I’m looking for pain relief, not euphoria, and there’s no way I could pay those kind of prices, and surprise surprise, Blue Cross won’t cover the expense. So, I’m going to have to look into finding some seeds and growing. We’re allowed all of 12 plants per household, plus 10 Oz kept under lock and key, and up to 2.5 oz we can keep in our pocket and take anywhere we please.

And if you think I’m a STUPID old fart for worrying about getting busted, well… I’ve managed to stay out of prison, unlike many others — simply by avoiding getting on the wrong side of Mr. Law. I may not agree with the laws, but I sure as hell don’t want to find myself under their heels. It all comes down to how much you value your freedom — and, if it’s worth more — or less — than a few lapses into euporia.

So- your life is naught but pain, and yet, you’re claiming spending your money to buy metal will bring you happiness?
Interesting.

In this article, I talk about dime bags, nicks, and dubs. How much is a dime of weed? How big is a dime bag? I'll cover everything you need to know.