How Much Is an Ounce of Weed?

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Posted on May 22nd, 2023 to Education by

According to recreational use laws set forth by the state of New Jersey, you can buy up to an ounce of weed a day. So, how much is an ounce of weed by weight, volume, and price? We’ve pulled together a detailed breakdown below, so you feel confident about what you’re buying at the dispensary.

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How much is an ounce of weed, weight-wise?

An ounce of weed is 1/16th of a pound or one measured dry ounce of flower. So, it takes 16 dry-weight ounces to create a full pound of cannabis. For comparison, several everyday items weigh right at an ounce in most cases, such as a pencil, a teaspoon of sugar, and one slice of bread.

How many grams in an ounce of weed?

An ounce of weed is roughly 28 grams of cured flower, or 28.3 grams to be more exact. The gram is a common weed-weight reference and the smallest increment you will find for sale at a dispensary. However, you are more likely to find an eighth of weed than a gram. For reference, an eighth is 3.5 grams or an eighth of an ounce.

What does an ounce of weed look like?

An ounce of weed may look different depending on the strain and natural weight differences. However, you can generally expect an oz to give you two good handfuls.

While an ounce of weed is not all that heavy, an ounce of weed can be a significant amount of flower. Before cannabis buds hit the dispensary shelves, they go through a thorough drying and curing process, which means much of the plant matter and moisture is eliminated. Therefore, you end up with a group of flower clusters that isn’t heavy but is definitely valuable.

How much is an ounce of weed, price-wise?

An ounce of weed is said to run on average about $455 in New Jersey as of Spring 2023. However, costs can vary pretty substantially depending on what you are buying and where you shop. For example, we have some strains at Eastern Green like Marmalade GRND (pre-ground) that runs $70 for a quarter ounce, which is $280 for a full ounce.

Measuring out an ounce of weed.

FAQs About 1 Ounce of Weed

How many joints can you get from an ounce of weed?

An ounce of cannabis will give you enough flower to roll about 28 larger blunts (one gram per blunt as it is with most pre-rolls) or over 50 half-gram joints. This is a good reference to get a better understanding of just how much an ounce of weed actually is.

Are a zip and an ounce the same thing?

An ounce is commonly referred to as a zip, yes. The term “zip” comes from the fact that an ounce of weed once filled a standard zipper baggy pretty much full. Therefore, people would visit a local seller asking for a zip, and that terminology has somewhat filtered into the world of legal cannabis sales.

Do dispensaries always sell weed by ounce?

Not always, but you can likely expect to see higher availability in the future. An ounce is quite a substantial amount of cannabis. Therefore, if supplies are low, some dispensaries will only sell what they have broken down into eighths or quarters.

Count on Eastern Green Dispensary for Weed-Weight Insight

Whether you’re shopping for an eighth, an ounce, or otherwise, we’ve got you covered at Eastern Green Dispensary. And, if you have no idea how much weed you need, or you are confused about the weight terminology, just ask. Our budtenders will do all they can to help you walk away with a better understanding. Are you looking to secure an ounce of high-quality cannabis flower? Be sure to check out our dispensary menu to see our available inventory.

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