When you’re new to cannabis, you’re bound to ask yourself this question at some point: How much is in a quarter? Or perhaps even before that: What is a quarter? Even the most seasoned cannabis enthusiasts may occasionally find themselves asking, “Wait, how many grams is a quarter again?”
Don’t worry, we’ve got you! In this blog post, we will cover everything you need to know, from common weed measurements like a quarter to tips for getting the most for your money.
Understanding Weed Measurements is Key
The simple answer is there are 7 grams in a quarter of cannabis. Oh, and “quarter” is just short for a quarter (¼) of an ounce.
For most people, it is sensible to buy cannabis in smaller amounts, such as quarters, or even smaller quantities like eighths. (And yes, you guessed it: an eighth is ⅛ of an ounce.) However, for folks who consume cannabis regularly or for medical marijuana patients who medicate throughout the day, it may make more sense to purchase by the half-ounce or ounce.
Ounces are one common standard of measurement for cannabis and are the base quantity referred to when we’re talking about eighths, quarters, or halves.
Cannabis Products Are Usually Sold By the Gram
More commonly, dispensaries will sell these quantities listed in grams rather than the common terminology based on fractions of an ounce. Usually, one gram is the smallest amount that you can buy (often in the form of a pre-rolled joint), while one ounce is the most that you can buy in one transaction in many states.
There are 28 grams in an ounce, and once you can remember that much, the remaining cannabis math simply falls into place with some basic fractions. Okay, fractions may not have been your best friend in elementary school—but in weed math, they’re pretty straightforward.
So, we already covered that a quarter is 7 grams, and an ounce is 28 grams. From there, it’s pretty easy to figure out the rest. How much is a half of weed? As twice a quarter, a half of weed would be 14 grams.
Common Quantities From Eighths to Ounce
The first thing you need to know when trying to decide how much bud to buy is to know how much you’re getting. Now that we’ve established that a quarter is ¼ of an ounce and an eighth is ⅛ of an ounce, let’s fill in the blanks:
Common Cannabis Amounts by Weight
- Pre-rolls = 2 grams or less
- 1/8th or “an eighth” = 3.5 grams
- ¼ or “a quarter” = 7 grams
- ½ ounce or “a half” = 14 grams
- 1 ounce, “a zip” or “an oz” = 28 grams
Weed Measurements and Prices: How Much Does a Quarter Cost?
The cost of a quarter of weed will vary greatly from one place to the next depending on the location, grower, dispensary, taxes, and much more. For example, the cost of a quarter can be as low as $40 in parts of Colorado and Oregon or as high as $80 in Chicago.
Average Cost of a Quarter Ounce of Weed
The average cost of a quarter of weed typically varies from $50-$100 depending on the part of the U.S. you’re in. Mission Dispensaries operates in Illinois and Massachusetts, where the prices can range from $65-80 per quarter ounce of weed, and we’re committed to providing a price point for every budget.
What Factors Influence the Price of Weed?
There are many things that can influence the price of cannabis, including where you’re buying it, whether it is grown outdoors or indoors, state laws and taxes, along with the quality, potency, and quantity of the product.
In the same dispensary, you can usually find quarters at multiple price points, where prices typically vary by the quality and potency of the bud itself.
What to Know When Buying a Quarter of Weed
There’s a lot to consider when you step foot in your local cannabis dispensary—but knowing basic cannabis math puts you past half the battle. If you know how much you’re looking to buy, you can start narrowing down your options based on your budget and personal preferences.
Consider Quality and Quantity
So you want to purchase a quarter. Now what? Should you purchase the least, or most, expensive option? There is no right or wrong answer, it really depends on your own personal needs, goals, and preferences.
You may be smoking the flower you purchase, in which case your decisions may be driven by the quality, flavors, aromas, or effects. Then again, when purchasing flower to make edibles or tinctures, many customers will go for more cost-effective options like pre-ground or minis.
Shop Sales and Deals
While you can always find top-shelf and high-quality strains for an undiscounted price, shopping sales can get you great deals on quality cannabis.
If you watch the menu at your favorite Mission dispensary, you’ll find flash sales, last-chance deals, holiday sales, and plenty of other opportunities to get premium, top-tier bud for a great price. Savvy Mission shoppers use the Mission App (available for iOS and Google) to earn loyalty rewards and to access exclusive offers and other perks for being a valued customer. You can also purchase your next quarter right in the app!
Mission Has Quarters of Weed for Any Budget
Mission Dispensaries offers premium cannabis to all adults aged 21+ and registered medical marijuana patients in Massachusetts and Illinois. Our rotating menus offer regular deals and sales to ensure that everyone can find a product that fits their needs and their budget.
Visit your local dispensary to take advantage of Mission’s latest deals whether you’re looking for an eighth, quarter, half-ounce, or more—we’ve got you covered!