How to Measure Weed: Quantities, Weights & Measurements

Sometimes, it can seem like the world of cannabis has a language all its own. Whether you’re talking about the different product options, methods of consumption, or even units of measurement, cannabis can be a confusing topic. So, if you’re wondering what cannabis quantities look like, you’re not alone. One of the most common questions we get at Giving Tree Dispensary is, “What does cannabis look like when measured in grams, quarters, ounces, etc.?” We’ve put together a handy guide to help you navigate the most common ways to measure cannabis, giving you a good reference for typical quantities you’ll find for sale in our dispensary. With this guide in hand, you can worry less about on-the-spot calculations and focus on finding the next great flower or product option you want to try.

Breakdown of Cannabis Quantities & Measurements

One of the biggest reasons for the confusion surrounding measurements for cannabis is that the concept of “weight” generally depends on both density and the product size. This can make it especially difficult to determine how much cannabis to buy and exactly what you’re paying for. From one product to the next, density can vary dramatically. So, you might look at a large, fluffy bud and a small but dense cannabis flower and be confused when they’re labeled with the same weight. Also, as the flower loses its moisture over time, its weight will decrease. That means that if you weigh a bud a few weeks after you purchased it, it’s not unusual for it to be a bit lighter. There is good news: you don’t have to develop an eagle eye for visualizing cannabis quantities because we always have digital scales to weigh everything before buying it. You can also buy your own digital scale and double-check the weight of your products if you’d like. We’ve also given you a useful reference for how to convert ounces of cannabis to grams, so you can browse our menu and dispensary that much easier.


One (1) gram works out to about 0.035 ounces. You’ll sometimes see flower sold in single-gram packs, though larger quantities (like 7 or 14 grams) are more common. A gram is a good option if you prefer to purchase cannabis in small amounts. For example, you might opt for just one gram if you’re trying a new-to-you strain or aren’t a frequent consumer.


An “eighth” is a term for 1/8 ounce or 3.5 grams. These are typically the most common quantities of cannabis. For most consumers, it’s the ideal balance of having a solid stash on hand without feeling worried that it will go stale.


A “quarter,” or ¼ ounce, is equal to 7 grams. If you’re a frequent consumer that’s restocking a strain you know and love, a quarter-ounce could be just the right amount. Technically, a quarter weighs in at 7.0874 grams, but the cannabis industry standard is to always round up to the nearest gram. So, you’re getting a fractional amount of “extra” cannabis, which is never a bad thing!


A “half” is ½ ounce or 14 grams.


One (1) full ounce is equal to 28 grams, which is also the pre-purchase limit for adult-use consumers under Arizona cannabis possession laws.

How Many Grams Are in an Ounce of Weed?

There are 28 grams in one ounce of marijuana.

How Many Grams Are in a Quarter of Weed?

There are 7 grams in a “quarter,” or ¼ ounce, of marijuana.

How Many Grams Are in a Pound of Weed?

There are 453 grams in a pound (16 ounces) of marijuana. If you were doing some math of your own, you might be confused here. It would stand to reason that since 16 ounces equals a pound, and there are 28 grams in an ounce, a pound would equal 448 grams. However, because a gram is a metric unit and a pound is an imperial (U.S.) unit of measurement, the numbers end up working out a little differently than you might expect.

How Many Ounces Are in a Pound of Weed?

There are 16 ounces in a pound of marijuana.

How to Make Sure You’re Getting What You Pay For

The best way to make sure that you’re getting the exact amount of cannabis you’re paying for is to stick with a trusted, reputable dispensary. Unfortunately, there will always be a handful of shady dispensaries who make no qualms about trying to make a few extra dollars off their customers. But as long as you choose a dispensary with integrity, you shouldn’t have to worry about being shortchanged. There are various slang terms for cannabis measurements, so don’t hesitate to ask for clarification if you see or hear a phrase you aren’t familiar with. Remember that the dispensary is there to serve you, so you should feel comfortable asking any questions about the products and quantities being sold. In the state of Arizona, cannabis laws prohibit any dispensary from selling falsely labeled cannabis products. And when you visit the Giving Tree Dispensary, we’re always more than happy to weigh and re-weigh flower so that you can be confident that it’s the exact amount you paid for. And if you find yourself struggling to remember any of these helpful tips, a Giving Tree guide will be here to help.

How Much Does a Gram of Cannabis Cost?

The price you pay per gram of cannabis differs based on the quality of the flower, as well as the current cannabis market. Prices can range from $5 to $20 per gram, with some high-end strains going for more. In some cases, purchasing larger quantities may be the best value. With a huge array of strains to choose from at Giving Tree, you can find plenty of choices to fit into your lifestyle and budget.

Browse Premium Cannabis for Sale in Phoenix at Giving Tree Dispensary

It’s not enough to know what certain quantities of cannabis look like. You also want to be aware of how to distinguish quality products from subpar substitutes. When you come to the Giving Tree Dispensary in Phoenix, we make that easy – because everything in our extensive selection is a premium-grade product from the best brands and cultivators in the business. Our mission is to be a go-to source for the best cannabis in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the surrounding area, giving Arizona adults a place to find all their favorite brands, products, and strains. We’ve crafted a selection that features big brands and rising stars alike, as well as a variety of our signature products and strains. Plus, our guides are always on-site to make it easy to figure out how much cannabis to buy to suit your needs and goals. When you’re ready for a dispensary experience that elevates your expectations, visit Giving Tree Dispensary in North Phoenix.

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