| July 28, 2019 | Lifestyle
So you’re going to get some weed. Hooray! But wait… how much should you get? How many joints would that be? How much will that jar or bag of buds cost? How much does the average person consume per day, anyway? All reasonable questions, which we’re here to help answer.
This guide will give you some reference points on how much weed to buy during your next Colorado weedcation, and it’ll give you a good idea of how much you’ll pay for your stash. No one wants to overpay for pot and then have so much extra they leave it behind. Be sure to have a plan for traveling with your stash safely!
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Gram or 8th: Buying Weed Samples
If you’re new to a strain, a gram or an eighth (3.5 grams, an 8th of an ounce) would make a perfect test sample (Read our article on the normal weights to buy Cannabis). For reference, dispensary pre-rolls typically weigh in at a gram. Grams will cost anywhere from $5-15 and are the least efficient from a cost perspective, though they’re good for trying a strain before you commit to that full ounce.
If you’re looking to give a strain a couple tries and get a real feel for it over several sessions, we recommend an 8th. It’s the most common weight purchased by most cannabis consumers due to its affordability and convenience.
The price of an eighth can vary greatly around the country, but they generally range from $25-$55 in Colorado and West Coast, to upwards of $60 on the East Coast. Most people will be happily buzzed on a budget of 1-2 grams per day. I’ve tested it, and you can even fit a full eighth of cannabis or raw organic hemp flower inside a safety case.
How Expensive is a Quarter: Weed for Strain Variety
A quarter is 1/4 of an ounce and weighs 7 grams. Quarters typically range from $50 to $80 in legal markets with premiums in prohibition states that can exceed $120 in some areas.
If you like having different strains on hand – like sativa in the morning and indica in the evening and maybe even some Raw Hemp Flower or CBD Kief (for varied effects) – this quantity is perfect for keeping a good sized stash on hand without going overboard. Minor price breaks can sometimes be seen at a quarter (depending on the specific dispensary or caregiver), but don’t expect them. Note that price breaks refer to price per gram as opposed to total cost.
How Much is a Half Ounce: Price Breaks on Weed
Weighing in at 14 grams, this quantity is where you’ll start to see more substantial price breaks. Half ounces generally cost between $90 and $160 in dispensaries. Once again, pricing is typically higher in areas where no legal market exists.
We recommend buying at this quantity if you’re a heavier smoker or have a high tolerance. It might be a good idea to keep some Raw Hemp Flower from a trusted source like Canna Comforts on hand to ‘extend’ the life of your cannabis. It’s much less expensive and runs around $30 for an eighth. It’s legal to buy Hemp Flower online and have mailed to you.
If the dispensary lets you mix and match the eighths of cannabis that comprise the half ounce (some do, but again, don’t expect it. Just ask your budtender), you’ll get a nice balance of affordability and strain variety.
How Much Does it Cost to Buy an Ounce of Weed?
Looking for the most for your money? Get ready to shell out for an ounce. This is the legal limit one person can purchase in many legal markets. Most dispensaries have ounce specials that range between $100 and $300. Almost any caregiver or dispensary is going to offer an ounce special in some capacity, and the price per gram is much lower than it would be in smaller quantities.
THC Bang for Your Buck
Additionally, some dispensaries will let you mix and match strains in eighth or quarter quantities that, when combined, weigh an ounce. This is the smart quantity to purchase if you’re a heavy consumer, and it’s also a great way to stock up the entire smoking circle.
High-CBD Hemp Flower: Weed Without the High
Even if you don’t live in a legal state, you can still reap the benefits of whole-plant, full-spectrum cannabinoids with raw organic hemp flower. We like Canna Comforts because they produce effective, enjoyable products that meet our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria for safety, potency, and efficacy.
We especially enjoy the strains Lifter (shown below) and Special Sauce (add a sprinkle of Elektra kief for even more powerful symptom relief), but Canna Comforts’ diverse collection of hemp flower strains ensures there’s an option for every need. Smoking hemp flower induces fast-acting relief from a broad range of symptoms in an enjoyable, natural, truly whole-plant form.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Cost of Weed
On the off chance you still have some unanswered questions about weed pricing, we’ve put together this handy FAQ section where you can quickly learn the answer. Keep in mind, that prices vary due to quality, availability, and many other factors.
Quick Weed Weight & Price Guide:
|Weed Measurement||Weight In Grams||Price Range:|
|1 gram weed||1 gram||$3 – $15+|
|1 eighth ounce weed||3.543 grams||$25 – $55|
|1 quarter ounce weed||7.087 grams||$50 – $80|
|1 half ounce weed||14.175 grams||$90 – $160|
|1 ounce weed||28.345 grams||$100 – $300|
What is the price of weed?
The answer to this question varies based on how much you buy. Typically, the price per gram of weed decreases as you buy more quantity. Meaning a single gram of cannabis can range from $3-$15+ depending on whether you’re buying by the gram or by the ounce.
How much is an ounce of weed?
Also known as a zip, an ounce of cannabis typically costs between $100 and $300+.
How much does a gram cost?
A gram of weed costs between $5 and $15+.
How much does 3.5 grams of weed cost?
Also known as an eighth, 3.5g of cannabis costs between $25-$55 in Colorado and the West Coast, to upwards of $60 on the East Coast.
How much does 7 grams of weed cost?
Also known as a quarter, 7 grams of cannabis costs between $50 to $80 in legal markets with premiums in prohibition states that can exceed $120 in some areas.
How much does 14 grams of weed cost?
Also known as a half ounce, 14 grams of cannabis costs between $90 and $160 in legal dispensaries.