In this piece, we’ll provide you with a basic rundown of the most common quantities and pricing averages for marijuana today. As you’ll quickly see, weight is the ruling method of measure here, as opposed to volume as many might naturally expect. The following represent the most common marijuana quantities bought, sold, and traded on the consumer-level marijuana market today.
Grams are the smallest, typical measure of marijuana quantity. This is the same, standard gram that is used for measurement all across the world, representing 1/28 of a full ounce of weight. Also known as a “G” or “Dub” in marijuana culture, today’s typical gram of marijuana will cost approximately $20. This amount can also slightly vary up or down depending on the precise quality of the marijuana being sold.
The next largest increment of marijuana measure from the gram is the eighth. As its name suggests, the eighth represents 1/8 of an ounce. This interprets to an exact gram equivalent of 3.5 grams of weight. Eighths typically cost their equivalent in individual grams or may take on a very slight discount from that figure. For example, 3.5 grams costs around $70 purchased individually, but with a slight discount for more product being purchased, an eighth may come at a slight discount of perhaps $5 or $10 in most cases.
Next up in marijuana quantity size is the standard “quarter”. The term “quarter” is essentially slang for a quarter of an ounce. A quarter of an ounce comes to exactly seven grams of weight. This is also the equivalent of two eighths. Repeating the pattern of diminishing costs as the purchased quantity increases, the typical quarter ounce today will cost around $120-$130 with product quality causing slight variations in price.
Finally, the ounce is typically the end of the line in consumer-level marijuana weights, though other weight increments do exist going higher. One ounce is equal to 28 grams, or four quarters, or eight eighths. At this level, the price per gram may start to significantly diminish over that of purchases at lower quantities, and as such, an ounce will cost around $400-$440 on average.
Typical Measurement Method
Because the standard marijuana measures are all based in weight, the scale is the typical measuring device used to measure out exact quantities of marijuana such as those touched on above. Scales come in digital as well as old-style, manual formats, and both types can work equally well. There is also a wide variety of complexity that can be incorporated into scale design today with models going from around $10 all the way up into the hundreds of dollars for the fanciest and most complex models.
Once you see how they work, marijuana quantities will be easy to understand. Marijuana quantity and subsequent sales are all based in the metric system of weight measurement using grams and ounces.
If you’re new to the marijuana industry and/or marijuana consumption, it’s highly recommended that you also obtain a good scale in addition to understanding the weight system.