Buying hemp flower can be slightly intimidating for a newcomer, especially when it comes to quantity. Should you buy a gram, an eighth, a quarter… or more? And what do those terms even mean?
Last update: July 3, 2023
- A gram is the smallest weight option for CBD flower. A pre-roll is typically a single gram and is ideal for testing different strains.
- An eight equals 3.5 grams and can cost between $30 and $45. This option is more cost-effective than buying a single gram.
- A quarter equals 7 grams and can cost anywhere between $55 and $80. A quarter is the best option for regular smokers.
- A half-ounce weighs 14 grams and is perfect for those looking for bulk discounts. This weight option is recommended for making potent CBD flower butters and oils.
- An ounce (a zip) of hemp flower is 28 grams and can cost between $150 and $220. It’s the absolute most cost-effective option for bulk purchases.
- Mr. Hemp Flower offers a variety of USA-grown hemp flower strains in different quantities. Our product line includes delta-8 THC and THCa flower.
Hemp flower measurements don’t have to be confusing and time-consuming. In this visual guide, we’ll help you understand what to expect when buying any quantity of cannabis.
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Hemp Flower Gram: How Much Is It?
A gram, also known as a “dime bag,” is the smallest weight option of a CBD flower that you can get in a store.
Visually, a gram, or 28 of an ounce, would easily fit in your hand because it’s typically a single, average-sized nug of CBD flower.
One gram of hemp flower is enough to comfortably roll 1 to 2 pre-rolls without leftovers.
Mr. Hemp Flower’s offers a full one gram of CBD flower pre-rolls, delta 8 THC hemp flower pre-rolls and THCa hemp flower pre-rolls. Each of these types is perfect for beginners, light consumers, or users who love trying new flavors. Our pre-rolls are also an excellent option for those who don’t want to roll their own.
The density of cannabis flower varies between strains. A gram of certain strains may look compressed and small, while others may appear airy and fluffy. So, take that into consideration when choosing a strain. A gram of CBD flower typically costs between $10-$15.
Eighth (3.5 Grams)
An eight equals 3.5 grams of CBD hemp flower, which translates to 7 half-gram pre-rolls.
If you’re looking to score some CBD flower, “an eight” is a term you’ve probably come across. So, what’s the scoop on this? Well, an eight is just what it sounds like — it’s one-eight (⅛) of an ounce, or 3.5 grams.
If you’ve got an ounce of CBD flower and want to divide it into eights, separate the flower into eight equal parts, and you’ve got yourself an eight. This CBD flower weight option is a goldilocks kind of deal for many — not too little, not too much, just right for a weekend wind-down or sharing with friends.
An eight can roll you around seven half-gram joints and is easier on the pocket, because it means more bang for your buck compared to buying a single gram.
However, the cost can vary, ranging from $30 to $45, depending on the quality of the strain, local market prices, and applicable taxes.
Remember, the density and size of the buds can vary, and the only accurate way to measure an eighth of cannabis is with a scale. Choosing an eighth over larger quantities like a quarter (7 grams) often provides a more affordable option for regular users.
Quarter (7 Grams)
A quarter, “quad,” or simply “Q,” is 7 grams of CBD flower and is the ideal amount for regular smokers.
If you’re a seasoned CBD flower user or just someone with a hefty appetite for hemp flower, then you’ve likely been acquainted with “a quarter.” A quarter is a term for 7 grams of cannabis hemp flower, making it one-fourth of an ounce, hence the name.
To get a quarter from an ounce, chop the CBD flower into four equal parts — and you’ve got yourself material for about 12 to 14 half-gram pre-rolls and 7 full-gram pre-rolls. You can expect to pay $55-$80 per quarter of CBD flower, depending on the quality of the bud.
Remember, quads are not as commonly pre-packaged as grams and eights, so you might need to grab a couple of eights to make up a quarter.
To the naked eye, a quarter ounce of CBD flower is about the size of an apple. Compared to other amounts on the cannabis spectrum, a quarter of CBD flower weighs less than an ounce but more than a gram of CBD flower.
Half-Ounce (14 Grams)
Half an ounce of CBD flower equals 14 grams and comes with noticeable bulk discounts.
Half an ounce, or “half-O,” is the perfect amount of CBD flower for those who enjoy this plant on the regular. This flower weight offers the convenience of buying in bulk, so it’s a lot of flower that should last you for about two weeks if you’re using it medically or recreationally.
Size-wise, a half-ounce of CBD flower is roughly the size of a grapefruit and should fill about 30 half-gram pre-rolls. Although a bigger stash comes with a higher price tag, you’ll enjoy some pretty good bulk discounts with this weight option. You can buy a half-ounce from Mr. Hemp Flower for $99.99.
If you’re interested in making your own butter or oils from hemp flower, a half ounce is recommended as a starting point to ensure potent results.
Ounce (28 Grams)
An ounce of hemp flower, also known as a “zip of CBD flower,” equals 28 grams.
An ounce of CBD flower is the holy grail for seasoned users and bargain shoppers. The top tier in hemp quantity, the ounce weighs in at a substantial 28 grams and is affectionately referred to as a “zip.” Why zip, you ask? Well, it shows the perfect amount of hemp flower that you can put into a zip-lock bag and carry around.
An ounce is a hefty amount of CBD flower. With this amount, you can whip up about 60 half-gram joints. Visually, an ounce is about the size of a coconut. In terms of weight comparison, think about 28 paper clips or 6 sheets of paper, or maybe even a handful of AA batteries.
An ounce of CBD flower may look like 20-30 nugs, but this can vary as different strains have different densities and weights.
One strain’s buds may be small but dense and packed with trichomes, while another’s might be less dense with fewer trichomes, making an ounce of the second strain look larger since it’s not as heavy.
If you’re looking to buy hemp flower in bulk for your retail store, an ounce will give you the most bang for your buck. An ounce of flower will usually run you anywhere from $150-$220, and it’s the best option for daily smokers.
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Comparing Flower Weight Side by Side
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Whether you’re interested in buying a few different strains of high-CBD buds or you want to make your own potent, full spectrum CBD oils, you’ll find what you need among Mr. Hemp Flower’s high-quality hemp flower.
We’re proud to offer a diverse selection of USA-grown organic hemp flower strains in various options, including grams, eighths, and ounces.
Quick Hemp Flower Weight Reference Guide
|Quantity||Nickname||Weight (in grams)||Size comparison||Approx. Price (as of 2023)||Difference from previous|
|1 gram||“A single” or “A dime”||1||Size of a bottle cap||$10-$15||Smallest weight option|
|Eighth||“Slice” or “Cut”||3.5||Size of a golf ball||$30-$45||2.5 grams more than a gram|
|Quarter||“Quad” or “Q”||7||Size of an apple||$55-$80||3.5 grams more than an eighth|
|Half Ounce||“Half-O”||14||Size of a grapefruit||$110-$160||7 grams more than a quarter|
|Ounce||“O” or “Zip”||28||Size of a coconut||$150-$220||14 grams more than a half-ounce|
Is Delta 8 Flower The Same as CBD Flower?
No, delta 8 THC flower has high delta 8 THC content, so it’s not the same thing as CBD flower.
In most cases, delta-8 flower is not grown but produced by applying delta 8 distillate to hemp flower. Some manufacturers are breeding strains to have a higher natural concentration of delta 8 THC, so it’s definitely doable but expensive. While this flower might contain some CBD, its defining feature is its delta 8 THC content.
At Mr. Hemp Flower, we take high quality hemp flower and infuse delta 8 distillate into it. Because of this, delta 8 flower will have psychoactive effects, while CBD flower won’t. So, it’s important to check the cannabinoid content of the CBD flower strain you’re interested in purchasing to ensure it will produce the effects you want.
A gram of delta 8 THC flower or a single pre-roll can cost anywhere from $5 to $15, depending on strain quality. An eighth of delta 8 THC flower typically goes from $20 to $40, while the price for an ounce of delta 8 THC flower ranges from $100 to $150.
Remember that terpenes may heavily influence the final effect of CBD flower, so don’t forget about the terpene profile. You can read more about hemp terpenes here.
Don’t Forget to Grind Your Hemp Flower
Grinding your hemp flower will ensure that you get the most out of your buds, helping it to burn slower and more evenly.
You can do this by hand, but we recommend picking up a high-quality grinder to do the work for you.
What’s The Difference Between Hemp Flower and Weed (Marijuana)?
The main difference between CBD hemp and marijuana is their THC content.
THC is the main active compound in marijuana that causes mind and mood-altering psychotropic side effects, but it’s only found in trace amounts in hemp. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, while the average marijuana strain contains up to 20% THC.
Because of the difference in their THC content, hemp is a non-intoxicating cannabis variety, while marijuana will get you “high.”
Hemp grown for its resinous CBD flowers is essentially identical to marijuana in outward appearance. This is because both hemp and marijuana are two different types of cannabis species.
If you’ve ever had a negative experience with marijuana, it likely comes down to consuming too much THC. THC can often induce an overwhelming sensation of anxiety or panic in some users.
CBD-rich hemp flower contains little to no THC content, so you don’t have to worry about the adverse effects associated with marijuana use.
Hemp Flower Weight FAQ
How many grams are in a quarter pound of hemp flower?
A quarter pound of hemp flower is equivalent to 113 grams, or 4 ounces.
How many grams are in a quarter ounce of hemp flower?
A quarter ounce of hemp flower weighs in at 7 grams.
How many grams in an ounce of hemp flower?
An ounce of hemp flower contains 28 grams.
How much is an eighth of hemp flower?
There are 3.5 grams in an eighth of hemp flower.
How many eighths are in an ounce?
An ounce of hemp flower contains 8 eighths.
What does an eighth of hemp flower look like?
You can find photos of an eighth of hemp flower, along with several other denominations, if you scroll up on this page.