So maybe you’re new to the weed thing or have decided to smoke again after a long break. Either way, you have decided to buy some weed. You head down to the local dispensary and point out the strain that looks most pleasing to you.
The budtender tells you that they have specials on eighths.
You have no idea what he’s talking about. He might as well be speaking a different language. How much weed is that? Is that a good price for weed?
Some of the stoners out there definitely know the lingo from before marijuana was legal.
It’s probably the most common thing dealers would sell.
Nowadays, those less familiar with marijuana are giving it a try.
So if you fall into this category, don’t be ashamed.
We all didn’t know at some point or another. After all, the customary system vs metric system can be confusing.
Let’s get you up to speed on what an eighth is and how much an eighth of weed really is.
What Exactly is an Eighth of Weed?
Ah, yes. The marijuana eighth.
Truly an old popular stoner favorite.
In Colorado, the legal limit to sell any one person (without a medical card) is one ounce. This weight system helps the marijuana industry stay in compliance and not over-sell to anyone. The most common weights for marijuana are grams, eighths, quarters, half-ounces, and ounces. Depending on the smoking method used, an eighth of weed will usually last between 8-10 bowls.
Okay, So How Much Does an Eighth Weigh?
An eighth of weed weighs about 3.5 grams.
It won’t always look the same, however. Sometimes the jar looks incredibly full and other times it looks like the budtender forgot to give you some.
Cannabis buds (the part you smoke) tend to vary in density and overall size from one strain to another. Someone’s eighth might only be made up of one big nug. While you might have one with lots of tiny nugs.
Each batch is new and exciting to check out.
For the best reference, that eighth of weed will more or less get you between 3-7 joints (depending on how big you roll them).
How Much is an Eighth of Weed and What You Can (Typically) Expect To Pay
In Colorado, this is going to depend on the city you live in. Each county has different rules and regulations when it comes to marijuana.
Whichever pricing you see whether online or in-store do not always account for the individual city’s sales taxes.
Though here in Denver, you will find some of the best prices the country has to offer.
An eighth will typically cost you between $15-$50 dollars (depending on quality and sales promotions at the time).
Pricing of eighths and other marijuana weights can also depend on the kind of strain you pick out as well.
Potency is usually a big factor when determining pricing for marijuana. The higher the THC percentage, the higher the price. The lower the THC, the lower the price.
Many dispensaries offer different tiers when selling their cannabis to be pretty wallet-friendly.
And at the end of the day, simple supply and demand will determine the price of your marijuana on any given day.Continue Reading