Weight: How Many Grams in an Eighth?
An eighth is 3.5 grams. This comes from the fact that it is 1/8 of an ounce. An ounce is 28 grams. Now, I know a lot of people are going to try and argue with me that an ounce is technically more than 28 grams. While you are correct, it is important to note that cannabis operates on a 28-gram ounce out of simplicity.
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Eighths are a popular buying option for individuals who are somewhat regular smokers. You will almost always get a better price if you buy an eighth instead of a gram at a time. Of course, buying more than an eighth will typically get you an even bigger discount.
Sometimes you’ll hear of someone selling half-eighths, which should be called 1/16 (sixteenth) in my opinion. Although, I will say it’s been a very long time since I’ve heard someone reference an half-eighth. It’s 1.75 grams.
For more info on weed weights check out this article: Marijuana Weight: Grams, Quarters, and Ounces. Oh my!
Price for 1/8 of Weed
The price is going to vary greatly depending on your location. With that said, I’ll try to do my best to put a range on the prices you would likely encounter.
At a dispensary, you’re going to pay between $35-50 with select strains costing more. Street prices are tricky. In legal states, the street prices tend to run slightly lower than what you would pay at a dispensary ($25-$40). In illegal states, the street price of 1/8 is typically going to be higher than what you would pay at a dispensary ($40-$60). Some illegal states (especially in small towns) see prices as high as $70. Any more than that is too high of a price as far as I’m concerned.
How much are you paying for an eighth? Let me know in the comment section below. Also, if you want to learn more about the price of different amounts of weed you should check out this article I wrote: How Much Does Weed Cost?
What Does an Eighth of Weed Look Like?
It is really important to remember that not all weed is the same density. That is, some weed is super dense which will make the amount look smaller. Other weed is fluffy which looks bigger. This means that not all eights are going to look the same.
With that said I do want to give you a visual guide to an eighth, so here’s a picture of exactly 3.5 grams of weed. I would say this weed is slightly on the denser side of the spectrum. Lighter for scale.
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That’s pretty much all I’ve got to say about eighths of weed. Make sure to drop a comment below, and have an awesome day.
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