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Contemporary times have seen the greatest benefits of cannabis and Marijuana. Today, there are diseases and medical conditions, that can only be treated with the help of marijuana or cannabis oil. Thus, the issue of legalization of marijuana becomes an important one. Not only has it been proven to be helpful medically for people in countries where it has been decriminalized or legalized but it has had certain positive effects on the economy as well. So the purchase of weed may become a necessity in the near future. With the potential necessity, one might need to understand the process of weighing weed as the determination of the quantity of the cannabis strain before putting it into a proper storage container has always been important, plus you don’t want to get cheated at the store.

Measuring marijuana

Marijuana is measured in both, imperial as well as metric scales – grams ounces and then pounds. These units are a part of the process of purchasing marijuana. Small amounts of marijuana, obviously, are purchased in grams while larger amounts are purchased in ounces and pounds.

Techniques of measurement

The measurement of weed can be done using simple techniques that can simplify the process of buying weed. One can also use these techniques at a marijuana store. For this, you need a cup for marijuana to fit in. The technique here is that more marijuana can be placed in a cup vertically than in a horizontal tray. Earlier, in the days of analog weighing instruments, the weight of the cup needed to be subtracted. Today, the digital scales have a tare function that zeros out the weight of the object on the scale that ensures that only marijuana is measured.

Scales serve a great purpose for home growers and skeptics buying weed from a nearby weed store. Measuring weed can be done by setting scales in grams or ounces. The price is directly proportional to the amount of weed. Given below are a few basic units of measurement for weed:

  • 1/8 Oz = 3.5 grams

  • 1/4 Oz = 7 grams

  • 1/2 Oz = 14 grams

  • 1/4 pounds= 4 ounces


With the help of a few measurement units, one can measure weed with ease. So irrespective of how much you are buying or how experienced you are at buying, knowing the difference between units can matter significantly.