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What Does One Gram of Cannabis Look Like? A Visual Guide to Cannabis Quantities

What Does One Gram of Cannabis Look Like? A Visual Guide to Cannabis Quantities
(Elysse Feigenblatt/Leafly)

A gram, an eighth, an ounce–what does it all mean? We’ve all been there at one point. Attempting to make sense of the names associated with different cannabis quantities can be challenging. Central to the confusion is conceptualization of weight, which depends on both product size and density.

If you are new to cannabis, we hope this video and visual guide will provide you with a general framework to wrap your head around the common sale quantities for both flower and concentrates. Keep in mind that these depictions are approximations, given that density varies (at times drastically) between products.

Cannabis quantity range by weight, from one gram to an eighth-ounce, quarter-ounce, half-ounce, and ounce. There's also a comparison of a half-gram and full-gram pre-rolled joints.
Click to enlarge. (Elysse Feigenblatt/Leafly)

For reference, here is a quick conversion guide from ounces to grams.

  • 1/8 ounce = 3.5 grams
  • 1/4 ounce = 7 grams
  • 1/2 ounce = 14 grams
  • 1 ounce = 28.35 grams