An ounce of cannabis is considered to be 28 grams. Cannabis is measured in a variety of different ways, and this gives the consumer much more flexibility in how much they want to buy at a certain time. If the consumer doesn’t want to commit to buying a huge amount, then they can settle for less, but if they want to purchase
in higher quantities, then stocking up on an ounce will surely last a while. Users that will purchase an ounce of weed at a time are usually the ones that enjoy using it on a daily basis. Or, sometimes a popular strain of cannabis at the dispensary runs out quick because it is in such high demand, so people will just get a whole ounce instead of risking it being sold out the next time they come back to buy.
When you purchase cannabis at dispensaries, they are typically measured in units of an eighth, quarter, half, and then an ounce. An eighth is just that, ⅛ of an ounce of cannabis, a quarter is ¼ of an ounce, and a half is ½ of an ounce. For the user that just wants to buy in small amounts, grams are the most common ways to purchase cannabis.
Many dispensaries will all have gram scales to measure how much cannabis is being dispensed. Knowing these measurements is important to understand in case the dispensary or someone else tries giving you less than the full ounce, if that is what you are purchasing. To break things down, an eight is 3.5 grams because that is an eighth of the full 28 grams that makes up an ounce. This makes a quarter to be 7 grams, a half to be 14 grams and if you want to go even higher, a pound is 16 ounces or 448 grams.