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What is an 8th of Weed? Cannabis Amounts Explained

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The old days of measuring cannabis are a thing of the past. New regulations have ushered in an era of standardized packaging that prioritizes potency more than weight, so you’re less likely to ask for a dime bag or a dub of weed, and more likely to ask for an 8th, a quarter, or an ounce.

Still, it can be pretty intimidating to visit a dispensary for the first time and know what you need to ask for. How do you know how much to get? And what even is an 8th of weed? 

In this post, we’ll talk about the different sizes and amounts of cannabis that are generally sold at dispensaries across the US. Keep reading to learn more.

What Amount of Weed Should I Get?

While it’s not as streamlined as in countries in which cannabis is federally regulated, most states where medical marijuana and recreational cannabis are legal have a maximum personal possession amount of at least one ounce. 

This leaves dispensaries with a clear outline of the amounts they can provide to their customers. 

While state laws vary (and are constantly evolving), as it currently stands, most dispensaries sell cannabis flower either by the gram or in the following amounts:

  • An 8th
  • A quarter
  • 5 grams
  • A half-ounce
  • An ounce

The amount you should get is entirely dependent on your preference and tolerance level.

If you are purchasing medical marijuana, your medical practitioner should be available to answer any questions you have regarding this. You should always consult with your doctor before looking to the internet for answers to your cannabis-related questions.

If you are looking for legalized recreational cannabis, you can always ask your local budtender for advice. Budtenders are a great source of information on the brands in your area.

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What is an 8th of Weed?

An 8th of weed is the equivalent of 3.5 grams. Most dispensaries provide cannabis flower in this amount in a range of potency options. An 8th of weed can also come in other packaging options such as prerolls.

How Much is a Quarter of Weed?

A quarter of weed is the equivalent of 7 grams. Just like 8ths, quarters of weed can come in a variety of packaging options.

How Much is a Dub of Weed?

This is where it gets a bit complicated. Typically a dub of weed referred to $20 worth on the illicit market. The amount that is to can range drastically based on the local market. 

Since you should never under any circumstances purchase weed from the illicit market, this term is now fairly obsolete. If you ask your local dispensary for a dub of weed, the budtender may be able to suggest an alternative size option. But it’s best to go in prepared with a good idea of the correct term for what you’re looking for. 

How Much is a Half of Weed?

A half of weed is a half ounce or 14 grams. This is half of the legal possession limit in some states.

Find Cannabis Information You Can Trust in Qredible

As more and more states vote to legalize recreational cannabis, hundreds of thousands of Americans are dipping their toes into the cannabis market for the first time. If you’re a new or infrequent cannabis consumer, it can be intimidating to know where to begin.

Qredible can help.

Qredible was designed to make the cannabis and CBD industry safer. Here’s how we do that:

  • Providing a digital registry of validated and verified brands: in Qredible, you’ll be able to access verified information about the brands you love. This includes brand history, any records of FDA involvement, lab reports and ingredient lists, certifications, licenses, and quality control measures. This helps ensure that customers can always find the safest, highest-quality weed near them.


  • Providing a customer rating platform: see what other buyers have to say in Qredible’s rating system.


  • Read lab reports you can trust: brands in Qredible are committed to transparency. This goes beyond just allowing you to read the latest lab reports outlining potency and contaminants — it also encourages safe commerce by setting a new standard for quality control.

Qredible is starting a revolution in the cannabis and CBD industry. We want to make sure everyone involved, especially consumers, can enjoy these products safely and with peace of mind.

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