Weed Weights

how many grams in an ounce

Holy Marijuana Weight Conversions!

Get your weights straight

We all love to smoke herb. But, it can be hard to keep track of all the math involved sometimes. It can feel like you need a doctorate in applied mathematics to cop a bag. keeping track of grams, eights, quarters, ounces, kilos, and so on can be overwhelming.

Marijuana weight conversions are easy once you understand them. It only takes a little bit of knowledge and you’ll be a savvy purchaser of herbs.

Pro tip: weight conversions are an important piece of the puzzle. But, you need to know exactly how much bud you have. Using a digital scale is key to weighing your cannabis.


A gram is usually the smallest amount of weed you can get. If you are on a friendly basis with your supplier, you can get less. But, a gram is standard for buying a little bud.

A gram is “a metric unit of mass equal to one-thousandth of a kilogram.” This comes from the weight of a cubic centimeter of water. For reference, 1 gram is roughly equal to 1 small paper clip or pen cap.

Based on how much you smoke and your tolerance, a gram may last you a handful of sessions. Or you can go big and roll it all into 1 hooter and get extra lit.


1 Eighth = 3.5 Grams

Eighths are the common amount of weed purchased. The eighth is a perfect amount for the regular smoker. The term “eighth” comes from the amount, 3.5 grams, being 1/8 of an ounce.

A major benefit of buying eighths is that you will get a decent price break over a gram. Price breaks are usually the main benefit of buying more weed at a time.

Pro Tip: if you are friendly with your supplier, many will sell you a “half eighth” which is equal to 1.75 grams. This allows you to buy a smaller amount while still benefiting from the price break


1 Quarter = 2 Eighths = 7 Grams

Quarters are the bread and butter of most regular stoners. Grabbing a quad either means you are stocking up a bit or you are about to have some friends over.

Quarters are helpful because they allow you to cut down on trips to your dealer’s house to re-up on bud.


1 Half = 2 Quarters = 4 Eighths = 14 Grams

A half gets its name from being equal to a half ounce, get it? If you are getting a half, you are either very prepared or about to have a party. Either way, I’d like to get to know you better.


1 Ounce =4 Quarters = 8 Eighths = 28 Grams

The ounce, which has many nicknames from “O” to “Oscar” is a lot of weed for most normal smokers. If you’re looking for an O, you’re most likely looking to sell some to friends. You could also be vacuum sealing some extra to put in your fallout shelter.

Getting your first and even your 10th ounce feels awesome. Having this much ganja in your possession feels right.


1 Pound = 16 Ounces = 64 Quarters = 128 Eighths = 448 Grams

Alright, Scarface, we get it, you have a lot of weed. If you have a pound of bud, you most likely don’t need this article. This is some serious dealer level shit.

If you are below this level, you can buy half pounds, quarter pounds (Q.P.’s), and still be getting a solid price and selling.


For those using the metric system (wuddup everyone except the US?), you will be using kilos, or kilograms.

As my man Ghostface said, a kilo is 1000 grams, it’s easy to remember.

Non-Weight Measures:

There are a few other measures like the nickel, dime, and dub. These are not dependent on weight and can vary a little. These measures refer to price – $5, 10, and $20, respectively.

What about you? Do you have a weird measure of bud you buy? Let me know in the comments!