How Many Grams In An Ounce? (And My #1 Pro Tip On Weed Weight)

Since you’re reading this, you probably just asked yourself the question of “how many grams in an ounce of weed?”, while cursing yourself for not paying more attention during math class.

Alright, perhaps not so much that latter part..

But no one wants to get ripped off when buying weed, am I right =)? And thus sometimes a little basic math knowledge can go a long way in making sure you get the most high, I mean bang, for your buck.

And when I say basic, I mean it, because the good news is that marijuana weight conversions are actually super simple once you get the hang of the terms involved!

This is actually a really common question among fellow weed smokers, so let’s clear it up once and for all:

How Many Grams In An Ounce Of Marijuana?

The straight answer is 28. An ounce of pot amounts to 28 grams of weed.

(Actually, it’s 28.349523125 grams in an ounce to be precise, but for our purposes 28 is a lot more relevant).

But to be fair, 28 grams is a lot of herb, especially so if it’s for personal use. Therefore you’re likely more often than not looking to buy considerably smaller amounts than that at a time.

So in order to improve your weed street smarts with close to no effort at all, keep reading.

Pro Tip – The Digital Pocket Scale

How many grams in an ounce of weed? Pocket scale to make sure
A pocket scale is a great tool for checking the exact weight of the weed you buy or how much you smoke in a session

But wait a second now.. Even if you know how many grams an ounce is, how do you know that’s actually what you’re getting?

You don’t!

This again goes back a bit to not wanting to get ripped off, but even if you know a certain guy wouldn’t do that to you on purpose, it never hurts to double check that you’re actually getting what you paid for.

From the headline and image you already know what I’m getting at: A digital pocket scale!

This is actually a great little tool to have in your green arsenal.

Besides the above reason mentioned (when buying), it’s of great help when you want to split your stash into smaller portions and know how much those amount to. When grinding your weed for example. Or when rolling spliffs, to know exactly what strength you put in each. And the list goes on.

It’s also a great way to figure out how much it takes for you personally to get a satisfying high.

If this is something you’d have use for, I recommend this one from Amazon, which is my current favorite. From the reviews others seem to agree. It’s cheap, accurate, and of perfect size to fit the pocket. You may want to get a calibration weight with it.

But now, on to the common weight terms used when buying weed, which are very helpful to know if you’re ever buying weed:

Common Weed Weight Intervals And Conversions

The below weight intervals and terms are the ones most commonly used. It’s worth to note that you generally get a significantly better price per gram for each increased interval.

  • Gram – A gram is pretty much the standard smallest amount of weed you’ll buy. It may last you anywhere from one (an epic one at that) to several smoking sessions, depending on your tolerance.
  • Eighth – An eighth equals 3,5 grams and the name refers to 1/8 of an ounce. Generally more suitable than just a gram for the regular cannabis user. Sometimes half an eight can be bought, which translates to 1/16 ounce, or 1,75 grams.
  • Quarter – A quarter refers to 1/4 of an ounce, which is 7 grams, or 2 eights. For personal use, this should definitely last you a while.
  • Half – Again, as the name suggests, this refers to half an ounce, which is 14 grams.
  • Ounce – Deserves repeating to not confuse things: There are 28 grams in an ounce (and as you know by now, there are also 2 halfs, or four quarters, or eight eights).
  • Pound – A pound is 16 ounces, or 448 grams. Now this is some serious weight of green right there, and unlikely for personal use, so most of you need not concern themselves with this one as it relates to weed.
  • Kilo/Kilogram – A kilo is 1000 grams, but again a very large weight when talking marijuana, and mainly here as a reference if you’re going to be using the metric system.

There it is, I hope you at the very least feel slightly wiser now!

Again, if you’re dealing with this stuff (weed) on the regular, don’t underestimate the value of a pocket scale. It really does make things a lot easier in the long run, and can be used for a lot more than just weed as well (that’s a completely different topic though).

And, just so you don’t ever forget, there are 28 grams in an ounce.

3 thoughts on “How Many Grams In An Ounce? (And My #1 Pro Tip On Weed Weight)”

  1. I smoked a $20 bag of weed in 3 days by myself,and haven’t smoked in 16 days. I have a drug test in 1day, for getting a job. Will I pass it? I’m 5″9 and only weigh 157 pounds.

    1. Hard to say, but at such short notice best would probably have been to test yourself with at home testing strips and if not clean use synthetic urine instead

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