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How Much is a Quarter, Pound, Ounce, or Eighth of Weed? 

When buying marijuana, either legally or through a dealer, its important to understand the different weights. Weed is sold by weight and as such, knowing the weights will provide a good indication as to how long it will last. The most common weights are a quarter of weed and an eighth of weed. However, frequent users also often purchase an ounce of weed or a half ounce.  

But what exactly do these weights mean? How much marijuana can you expect to get from any of these weights? And, what will you pay for them? 

Factors that Affect the Cost of Weed 

An eighth of weed in one area may be much cheaper than it is in another geographical region. Likewise, two different strains in the same dispensary can also have very different price points even when they’re the exact same weight. So, why the difference in prices? There are a number of factors that greatly affect the cost of weed.

what is an ounce of weedWhether or not weed is legal where you live will greatly affect the price of your marijuana. All sellers will mark up the price of weed slightly. This is the way they make money by selling it to you. However, legal dispensaries only mark up the price moderately. Due to the fact that dealers are putting their freedom on the line by selling you weed where it is illegal, they will likely mark the price up a little higher. 

Of course, the quality of weed you purchase will also affect the price. If your container is full of seeds, completely dried out, or just doesnt come from a very good strain, you can likely get a better deal on it. Just keep in mind it may still not be worth the price. If you get fresh buds though, that are nicely trimmed and from a quality strain, youll likely end up paying a bit more. This marijuana will be very worth the higher price youll pay for it.  

Its also important to remember that the marijuana industry is a business like any other. The more dealers that are in the area, or the more dispensaries there are, the less your weed will likely cost.  

Those that look forward to outdoor harvest time every year will know that the time of year also affects the cost of weed. Outdoor harvest typically occurs within September and so, for the next few months, those that purchase outdoor from a dealer or dispensary may find its cheaper during this time.  

How Much is a Pound of Weed? 

pound of weed is 16 ounces of cannabis or, 448 grams. Typically, those that purchase in pounds are dispensaries and licensed distributors. The cost of a pound varies greatly. Some say pounds of weed are sold in the Santa Cruz area for approximately $300, which is a great price for so much marijuana. Typically prices will range between $1,000 and $2,000 for a pound.  

pound of weedHow Much is an Ounce of Weed? 

An ounce of weed contains 28 grams. While it’s possible to find ounces of weed sold at dispensaries for approximately $99, that weed is likely fairly low quality. The average price for an ounce is usually between $250 and $350.

How Much is a Quarter of Weed? 

When referring to a quarter of weed, what you’re really saying is a quarter of an ounce. Since an ounce is 28 grams, a quarter is then seven grams. Quarters are one of the most popular weights with consumers. They usually cost between $70 to $90 in a dispensary, while costing anywhere from $80 to $120 on the street.

How Much is an Eighth of Weed? 

By far the most popular choice, an eighth of weed is an eighth of an ounce or, half of a quarter. As such, it weighs 3.5 grams. In dispensaries these typically cost between $35 to $50, while street prices are a bit more and fall within the range of $40 to $60.

Worldwide Marijuana Street Prices 

As previously stated, the cost of weed greatly varies depending on where you live. The United Arab Emirates has the highest price of marijuana in the world, with one gram costing $110. India on the other hand, has the lowest prices for weed with one gram costing as little as eight cents.  

The United Arab Emirates isnt the only area in the world with expensive pot, though. In Brunei, one gram will cost you $74, while the same amount costs $38 in Japan and $40 in Cyprus. Norway, Singapore, Australia, Finland, Estonia, and Israel all have similar prices between $20 and $30 a gram.  

American Dispensary Weed Prices 

Just as marijuana prices vary throughout the world, they also vary throughout the United States. Colorado is known to be one of the most progressive states on marijuana reform and as such, these are the prices youll find at a typical Denver dispensary.  

  • An eighth of weed: $25
  • A quarter of weed: $55
  • Half an ounce of weed: $75
  • An ounce of weed: $120

A gram of wax in Denver dispensaries is usually priced at about $20, while a game of shatter costs about $25. Colorado was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana and as such, theyve had time to regulate prices and make weed more affordable. California didnt legalize recreational marijuana until 2016, which is one reason prices are still a bit high on the West coast.  

Its important for any consumer to know the weight of weed, as these are the weights they are sold in, whether on the street or in a legal dispensary. Its also just as important that you understand the approximate prices of those different weights. Thats the only way to know if youre paying too much, or if a low price may indicate a lower quality strain. Knowing the proper weights and how to ask for them will also make you look like a true connoisseur the next time you walk into your local dispensary.  

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