An “ounce” is a common unit of measurement used to quantify the weight of cannabis. It is equivalent to 28 grams, making it one of the standard measurements for buying and selling marijuana. In many states, an ounce is also the legal limit for the maximum amount of cannabis that can be purchased and possessed at one time.
The term “ounce” is widely used in cannabis culture, and it has become a standard reference when discussing larger quantities of weed. Additionally, an ounce is often referred to by the slang term “zip,” which originates from the practice of packaging an ounce of cannabis in a small Ziploc bag.
“An ounce of weed is enough to get me lit for a month.”
“I like Wedding Cake so much I bought an ounce.”
“How many grams are in an ounce of weed?”
An ounce of cannabis is a substantial amount, and for regular cannabis consumers, it can last for several weeks to a month, depending on individual usage habits. In legal cannabis markets, dispensaries often sell cannabis in various quantities, and an ounce is usually the largest amount available for purchase. Consumers can choose to buy an ounce of one strain or divide it among different strains, such as purchasing two half-ounces of two different strains or four quarters of four strains.
To provide additional perspective, an ounce of weed can be broken down into other common cannabis measurements, including 8 eighths (3.5 grams per eighth), 4 quarters (7 grams per quarter), or 28 joints (1 gram per joint).
The cost of an ounce of weed can vary based on location, quality of the cannabis, seasonal factors, and dispensary inventory. On average, an ounce of weed can range in price from $100 to $300, excluding taxes.
Visually, an ounce of weed typically looks like 20 to 30 nugs or buds, or it can be rolled into approximately 28 joints. The appearance of an ounce may vary depending on the strain’s density and trichome content, making some strains look more compact and others appear more voluminous, even though they weigh the same.