Two ounces of weed is a good amount of weed. But just what does that entail? Here's all you need to know about two ounces, like purchasing and possessing, as well as just exactly how much two ounces of weed proves to be.
Before we start our discussion, we want to make one point clear. THIS ARTICLE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. This is not legal advice.
There are a couple of reasons we state this:
For the purposes of this article, we will stick to cannabis flower.
Most sources consider 30 grams (gm) of cannabis flower to be equal to one ounce.
The first question you may ask is if it is even legal to possess 2 ounces of weed, at one time.
The only place where the answer is yes, for recreational users, is in Michigan.
However, medical marijuana users who have a medical card (license) can possess 2 ounces or more, in many states.
For the purpose of this article, we will discuss the states of Arizona, Colorado, and Illinois, for now.
In Arizona, recreational users can possess up to one ounce, while medical marijuana patients can purchase/possess 2.5 ounces every 14 days.
In Colorado, recreational users are allowed to possess 1 ounce of flower, while medical marijuana patients are allowed to possess 2 ounces of weed (flower).
In Illinois, in-state residents are allowed to possess 30 gm, which is approximately one ounce, while medical marijuana patients are allowed to possess 2.5 ounces of weed, which is the same as the amount that can be purchased every 14 days.
So, what can you do with 2 ounces of cannabis/weed? Well, quite a few things.
Rolling papers can be used to create items such as joints, blunts, and spliffs. These can all be different sizes (and prices).
Classic joints involve rolling white paper, which can now be made of various materials, including hemp, soy, rice, and flaxseed (also referred to as flax). There are also clear rolling papers made from plant cellulose. The benefit of the cellulose paper is the ability to see the cannabis; however, some users claim that it affects the taste of the joint and they can even taste the cellulose.
The major difference between a blunt and a joint involves the rolling paper that is used. A blunt is rolled with cigar paper (also called blunt paper). There is an obvious difference since the wrapping paper is brown and much thicker. The paper is made out of tobacco and gives the user that extra “kick” when smoking. The tobacco-made wrapping paper helps the blunt burn slower than a joint.
There are numerous flavors of blunt paper including different kinds of fruit flavors. Usually, the blunts are larger than joints, but that is not always the case.
The amount of cannabis in a joint can vary from 0.25 gm to 1.5 gm. This is in contrast to a blunt, which usually contains 1-2 gm. The amount of cannabis can vary, but typically, a blunt has more cannabis, even though it is not always the case.
However, you could theoretically put together a very large wrapping paper (for a joint) or a very large cigar wrapper (for a blunt), and use it to wrap two ounces of weed. You’d probably have to get creative with the wrapper.
As of the time of this publication, the largest blunt in the world was produced in LA, called the “bazooka” blunt, which weighed 5 pounds. According to the article, this blunt took 4 hours to be smoked.
The largest recorded joint ever made was done by Tommy Greenhand (yes that is his name). In 2016 he rolled a joint that weighed 4.2 pounds, over a 5-day span.
The thinner rolling paper used for a joint does not contain tobacco. The blunts contain tobacco because it’s present in the rolling paper, not because of tobacco added to the cannabis.
When tobacco is added to cannabis, a spliff is created. Basically, a spliff is a joint that contains cannabis and has added tobacco, unlike joints that contain only cannabis. The addition of tobacco gives the spliff a peppy lift. A spliff can be rolled from white rolling paper or a cigar (blunt) wrap.
Some of the pre-rolls have filters, in cannabis terms called a “crutch.”
With 2 ounces of weed, you can roll quite a few blunts, joints, and spliffs. However, if you do not enjoy rolling, then you can place the two ounces into a bowl. The bowl is the part of a pipe or bong (water pipe) that holds the cannabis. In bongs, the bowl usually slides out, to allow the chamber to be cleared, while the cannabis smoke is inhaled. Most pipes are packed ½ gm at a time, so with 2 ounces of weed, you could pack 60 bowls.
Vaporizers are considered a safer alternative to smoking since the cannabis leaves are not burned; thus, fewer to no carcinogens are produced.
The THC is extracted from the cannabis leaves by heating, and not burning them. Most vaporizers take ¼ gm to ½ gm of weed. So, with 2 ounces of weed, you could fill and refill a vaporizer over 100 times.
Before you just open your bag of two ounces of weed and start chowing down, it needs to be in edible form before you do so – "decarbed."
For those of you that don’t enjoy smoking or vaping, edibles are a great way to consume cannabis. Cannabis-infused butter or cannabis oils are used to make brownies and cookies.
As you see, there are quite a few ways that you can use 2 ounces of weed. Don’t forget to check out our special deals on ounces of cannabis.