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How Much Weed Costs and How Much to Buy

So you’re going to get some weed. Hooray! But wait… how much should you get? How many joints would that be? How much will that jar or bag of buds cost? How much does the average person consume per day, anyway? All reasonable questions, which we’re here to help answer.

This guide will give you some reference points on how much weed to buy during your next Colorado weedcation, and it’ll give you a good idea of how much you’ll pay for your stash. No one wants to overpay for pot and then have so much extra they leave it behind. Be sure to have a plan for traveling with your stash safely!

Table of contents

Gram or 8th: Buying Weed Samples
How Expensive is a Quarter: Weed for Strain Variety
How Much is a Half Ounce: Price Breaks on Weed
How Much Does it Cost to Buy an Ounce of Weed?
THC Bang for Your Buck
High-CBD Hemp Flower: Weed Without the High
Frequently Asked Questions About the Cost of Weed
Quick Weed Weight & Price Guide:
What is the price of weed?
How much is an ounce of weed?
How much does a gram cost?
How much does 3.5 grams of weed cost?
How much does 7 grams of weed cost?
How much does 14 grams of weed cost?

Gram or 8th: Buying Weed Samples

If you’re new to a strain, a gram or an eighth (3.5 grams, an 8 th of an ounce) would make a perfect test sample (Read our article on the normal weights to buy Cannabis). For reference, dispensary pre-rolls typically weigh in at a gram. Grams will cost anywhere from $5-15 and are the least efficient from a cost perspective, though they’re good for trying a strain before you commit to that full ounce.

If you’re looking to give a strain a couple tries and get a real feel for it over several sessions, we recommend an 8 th . It’s the most common weight purchased by most cannabis consumers due to its affordability and convenience.

The price of an eighth can vary greatly around the country, but they generally range from $25-$55 in Colorado and West Coast, to upwards of $60 on the East Coast. Most people will be happily buzzed on a budget of 1-2 grams per day. I’ve tested it, and you can even fit a full eighth of cannabis or raw organic hemp flower inside a safety case.

How Expensive is a Quarter: Weed for Strain Variety

A quarter is 1/4 of an ounce and weighs 7 grams. Quarters typically range from $50 to $80 in legal markets with premiums in prohibition states that can exceed $120 in some areas.

If you like having different strains on hand – like sativa in the morning and indica in the evening and maybe even some Raw Hemp Flower or CBD Kief (for varied effects) – this quantity is perfect for keeping a good sized stash on hand without going overboard. Minor price breaks can sometimes be seen at a quarter (depending on the specific dispensary or caregiver), but don’t expect them. Note that price breaks refer to price per gram as opposed to total cost.

How Much is a Half Ounce: Price Breaks on Weed

Weighing in at 14 grams, this quantity is where you’ll start to see more substantial price breaks. Half ounces generally cost between $90 and $160 in dispensaries. Once again, pricing is typically higher in areas where no legal market exists.

We recommend buying at this quantity if you’re a heavier smoker or have a high tolerance. It might be a good idea to keep some Raw Hemp Flower from a trusted source like Canna Comforts on hand to ‘extend’ the life of your cannabis. It’s much less expensive and runs around $30 for an eighth. It’s legal to buy Hemp Flower online and have mailed to you.

If the dispensary lets you mix and match the eighths of cannabis that comprise the half ounce (some do, but again, don’t expect it. Just ask your budtender), you’ll get a nice balance of affordability and strain variety.

How Much Does it Cost to Buy an Ounce of Weed?

Looking for the most for your money? Get ready to shell out for an ounce. This is the legal limit one person can purchase in many legal markets. Most dispensaries have ounce specials that range between $100 and $300. Almost any caregiver or dispensary is going to offer an ounce special in some capacity, and the price per gram is much lower than it would be in smaller quantities.

THC Bang for Your Buck

Additionally, some dispensaries will let you mix and match strains in eighth or quarter quantities that, when combined, weigh an ounce. This is the smart quantity to purchase if you’re a heavy consumer, and it’s also a great way to stock up the entire smoking circle.

High-CBD Hemp Flower: Weed Without the High

Even if you don’t live in a legal state, you can still reap the benefits of whole-plant, full-spectrum cannabinoids with raw organic hemp flower. We like Canna Comforts because they produce effective, enjoyable products that meet our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria for safety, potency, and efficacy.

We especially enjoy the strains Lifter (shown below) and Special Sauce (add a sprinkle of Elektra kief for even more powerful symptom relief), but Canna Comforts‘ diverse collection of hemp flower strains ensures there’s an option for every need. Smoking hemp flower induces fast-acting relief from a broad range of symptoms in an enjoyable, natural, truly whole-plant form.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Cost of Weed

On the off chance you still have some unanswered questions about weed pricing, we’ve put together this handy FAQ section where you can quickly learn the answer. Keep in mind, that prices vary due to quality, availability, and many other factors.

Quick Weed Weight & Price Guide:

Weed Measurement Weight In Grams Price Range:
1 gram weed 1 gram $3 – $15+
1 eighth ounce weed 3.543 grams $25 – $55
1 quarter ounce weed 7.087 grams $50 – $80
1 half ounce weed 14.175 grams $90 – $160
1 ounce weed 28.345 grams $100 – $300

What is the price of weed?

The answer to this question varies based on how much you buy. Typically, the price per gram of weed decreases as you buy more quantity. Meaning a single gram of cannabis can range from $3-$15+ depending on whether you’re buying by the gram or by the ounce.

How much is an ounce of weed?

Also known as a zip, an ounce of cannabis typically costs between $100 and $300+.

How much does a gram cost?

A gram of weed costs between $5 and $15+.

How much does 3.5 grams of weed cost?

Also known as an eighth, 3.5g of cannabis costs between $25-$55 in Colorado and the West Coast, to upwards of $60 on the East Coast.

How much does 7 grams of weed cost?

Also known as a quarter, 7 grams of cannabis costs between $50 to $80 in legal markets with premiums in prohibition states that can exceed $120 in some areas.

How much does 14 grams of weed cost?

Also known as a half ounce, 14 grams of cannabis costs between $90 and $160 in legal dispensaries.

This guide will give you some reference points on how much weed to buy during your dispensary visit, as well as how much you'll pay for your stash.

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How Much is 3.5 Grams of Weed? Is That, Like .. a Lot?

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You enter the dispensary for the first time and the budtender asks what you’re looking for. You know you want weed, but you don’t know the answers to the other questions, like “how much” or “what strain?”

Don’t fret. We’re used to people from all walks of life and experience levels coming in to shop for cannabis products and we’re here to help. But sometimes, you just want to know the answers before you get flustered at the checkout counter.

One of the most common questions people have when buying cannabis is, “how much is 3.5 grams of weed?” or, “how much is an eighth?” This is one of the most commonly purchased amounts in dispensaries, so you’ll want to have an idea of how much you’re working with when making a purchase.

At a recreational Cannabis store, you may hear people asking for a “quarter” or “eighth”. Don’t worry – you won’t have to do much math, and once you’ve got down the most commonly purchased amounts of weed, you won’t even have to think about it.

Commonly Purchased Amounts of Weed

Let’s start at the beginning. When you go to the weed store, you’re going to specify how much weed you want. This usually comes from using terms like a gram, an eighth, or a quarter.

A gram is usually the smallest option of flower available, though you can get pre-rolls and other products with less. If you buy a gram, you can expect to be able to roll a couple of joints or smoke a few bowls before using it all up.

The next size up is usually an eighth or 3.5 grams . It’s usually cheaper to purchase an eighth rather than three and a half grams separately. This is a popular choice for many people because it’s more than just a few joints worth and can last a while if conserved properly.

And then there’s a quarter, which refers to 7 grams of cannabis. If you’re a heavy user, you may be more likely to purchase larger amounts like quarters.

Wondering where the word “eighth” or “quarter” is coming from? It means that fraction of an ounce. Most of the sizes you’ll run into at a Washington dispensary are using an ounce as a frame of reference. So an eighth is an eighth of an ounce and a quarter is a quarter of an ounce.

Dispensaries also sell ounces, which are typically purchased by heavy users who want to stock up and save money in the long run.

Pretty simple, right?

Is an eighth the same as 3.5 grams?

You’ll get the same thing whether you ask for an eighth or you ask for 3.5 grams at the dispensary. But there’s one thing to clarify here: dispensaries round down. An eighth is technically not 3.5 grams, but actually 3.5436 grams.

If you were to take an ounce of weed and divide it by 8, you’d end up with slightly more weed in your eighth than you’d receive at a dispensary.

How much does 3.5 grams of weed cost?

If you’re buying weed at a Washington dispensary, you’ve got seemingly endless options to choose from. And that means a huge range in prices, too.

For example, our Seattle weed store has 3.5 ounces of weed available for a variety of prices ranging from $20 to $50. It varies across the state and from dispensary to dispensary.

As a frame of reference, one 2016 report found that the average price for an ounce of cannabis in Seattle dispensaries is $240. That comes out to an average of about $30 for 3.5 grams of weed.

The price for 3.5 grams of will vary based on quality, brand, and the dispensary you shop at. With such a large range in prices, there’s an eighth out there to fit most budgets.

Visualizing 3.5 grams of weed

Is an eighth too much, too little, or just right? If you don’t spend a lot of time surrounded by cannabis culture, you may struggle to visualize exactly how much cannabis you should be buying.

If you ask for 3.5 grams of weed, your budtender may show you several packages and allow you to pick the one you like the most. You may notice that the buds in each package vary greatly in appearance despite all being labeled at 3.5 grams. Some buds are compressed and tight, while others are more fluffy and airy. It all comes to the same weight.

Because the actual appearance of 3.5 grams of weed varies based on density, it’s difficult to give a comparison of what an eighth of weed looks like. It generally is enough to fill the palm of your hand or the bottom of a sandwich bag, though.

Buying 3.5 grams of weed from a Washington dispensary

Struggling to decide how much weed to buy? If you’re considering getting an eighth, you would be in the majority of the shoppers who come in for flower. So many people come in asking for an eighth because it’s the perfect amount for their needs.

Some people will come in and buy 3.5 grams of weed and be set for weeks. Others buy this amount to get them through a few days before purchasing more.

How much you should buy from a Washington dispensary is totally up to you. If you are not sure how quickly you’ll go through the stash, you probably don’t need to buy a large amount. An eighth may be the perfect size to get you acquainted with a new strain over time.

However, if you’re feeling apprehensive, you can always buy a smaller amount. Buying a gram, for instance, will give you enough weed to try out a couple of joints or bowls to see if you like the strain before committing to a larger purchase.

Don’t hesitate to ask our budtender questions. They’re here to help and point you in the right direction for a product you’ll love.

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