How Many Grams In An Ounce?

How many grams are in an ounce? The tricky thing about this is that it mixes everything up. Technically, 1/8 of an ounce is the same as 3.5436904 grams.

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Trying to find out how many grams in an ounce?

This guide will show you exactly how many grams in an ounce of weed. Whether we’re talking about buying from a dealer, shopping at a dispensary, or understanding how much ganja you just smoked, you’ve got to know some basic units of measurement. Furthermore, sometimes all that talk about a gram, ounce, eighth, and whatever else can be a little confusing. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Measuring Weed: The Basic Units

Because cannabis is almost always measured based on the Imperial system (pounds, ounces, etc.), not the metric system (kilograms, grams, etc.). But unless you’re either super rich or the world’s most hardcore pot smoker, you’re probably not buying herb by the pound. You’re usually buying it in much smaller unit weight. Usually, you’re buying by the 1/8th. Ok, but how many grams are in an 1/8th? So, here’s how it breaks down.

There are 16 ounces in a pound. If you cut up 1 ounce into eight equal portions, you’ve got an eighth. And in most places, an eighth has become the standard unit for buying weed, whether you’re buying from a dealer or a dispensary.

So when you buy an eighth of weed, you’re buying 1/8 of an ounce. And in case you’re wondering, that equates to 1/128 of a pound.

Weight Conversions – How Many Grams In An Ounce?

So now that we’ve got some ganja basics under our belts, let’s get back to the question at hand. How many grams are in an ounce?

The tricky thing about this question is that it mixes everything up. We just got done talking about how we almost always buy weed in eighths, which is based on pounds. But now we’re converting metric grams into the mix, and things can get a little weird when that happens.

Technically speaking, 1/8 of an ounce amounts to 3.5436904 grams. And that means that there are 28.3495 grams in an ounce unit.

In the world of weed, however, people usually simplify all those numbers, usually, we just round everything down. An eighth of weed is the same as 3.5 grams of weed, and an ounce of weed would be rounded off to 28 grams.

Conversion Ounce:

Grams And Ounces In Dollars And Cents

All of this is important to know because you’ll run into situations where you’ll need to have an idea about what an eighth of weed is and what a gram of weed is. You don’t need to do actual calculations. You just need a general idea.

Depending on where you live and the quality of the herb, a gram of weed will probably cost you somewhere around $12 – $15. And you’ll need 3.5 grams to get a full eighth.

The price of an eighth should be roughly 3.5 times the price of a gram. That means that an eighth should run anywhere from $35 to $45. Of course, that number changes based on where you’re at and the quality of the herb. In most places, plan on paying around $50 for an eighth of good quality ganja.

How Much Am I Smoking?

Ok, all this math sh*t is fine, but what does it mean in the real world terms of actual smoking?

To figure that out let’s take a look at your standard joint, one study found that the average joint contains 0.66 grams of marijuana. Another study said that most joints only contain 0.32 grams.

For our purposes, let’s average them both together. Let’s say that the average joint has 0.49 grams of weed.

That means that you can get 2 good joints out of 1 gram. And that converts into 7 joints per eighth. For the final step, you could get 56 joints out of 1 ounces units of cannabis.

To bring it all together, here are the basics grams conversion:

  • 1 gram unit = 2 joints = $5 – $15
  • An eighth = 3.5 weight gram = 7 joints = $30 – $50
  • 1 ounce = 28 grams weight = 56 joints = $200 – $400

" Nick Lindsey : Nick is a Green Rush Daily writer reporting on all things cannabis. He currently lives in New York City.."