Knowing cannabis measurements can help you buy the right amount of weed for your consumption habits. Savanna Durr/Insider
- Cannabis flower is typically priced by single grams and eighths, or 3.5 grams.
- A gram is the smallest amount of cannabis flower you can purchase at a time, while an ounce is typically the legal limit of possession in the US.
- The amount you should purchase at a time depends on your needs and consumption habits.
Among the many choices a person makes when visiting a dispensary, the amount of cannabis to buy is always part of the decision. And if you’re a newcomer to the world of weed, figuring out how much flower you want could feel like you’re trying to solve a math problem.
Across the world, cannabis flower is measured and sold in increments within an ounce. Of course, you can purchase weed in smaller increments, typically weighed in grams. Even pre-rolls are sized in grams.
Similar to buying any item in bulk, the more cannabis you purchase at a time, the friendlier it is for your wallet. But the amount of weed you should purchase also depends on your consumption methods and whether you’re a casual or habitual smoker.
Here’s your guide to the most common cannabis measurements and weights on the market today.
Understanding state cannabis laws
If you live in a place where adult-use cannabis is legal, it’s important to recognize that every state has different rules and regulations for cultivation, use, distribution, and possession.
An ounce may not sound like much, but for cannabis, it’s a large amount. In most legal markets, there is a limit on the amount of cannabis one can possess.
In Colorado, people may possess up to 2 ounces, or 64 grams, for personal use. In California, adults over the age of 21 can possess just over one ounce, 28.5 grams. In Massachusetts, you can only carry up to one ounce at a time, but you can have 10 ounces in your home. Every state varies.
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