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The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Weed

by in Medical Marijuana August 17, 2022

Ozark MMJ Cards has been devoted to bringing natural and green supplements to the forefront of the health industry. What began as Arkansas’ first and only organization to initiate doorstep delivery for marijuana card certifications, is now a dedicated team of medical professionals striving to modernize healthcare.

Our experts educate and inform our clients while making medical marijuana an accessible and affordable remedy for everyone. Learn all there is to know about how to measure weed so your journey to wellness can be a smooth one.

A Nature-Based Supplement

Marijuana is harvested from the Cannabis sativa plant and has been a popular herbal remedy for centuries. This nature-based supplement covers a range of areas for treatment, including physical and mental distresses. Marijuana is also a cheaper and safer alternative to most drugs.

Over the decades, researchers and physicians have studied the impact of medical marijuana on a number of symptoms, some of which are:

  • Anxiety
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Seizures

A Safe Alternative to Opioids

Those struggling with chronic pain often get prescribed opioids. However, these strong drugs can be highly addictive when consumed in large quantities over time and an accidental overdose can even prove to be fatal.

Therefore, substituting chemically constituted drugs with weed as a treatment supplement instead is a safer measure in the long run. Opting for medical marijuana to cope with your condition will bring you much closer to nature and prevent you from getting addicted to medications that may be harmful.

In fact, medical marijuana has shown better results than opioids to cope with pain. Such findings have led administrations to take measures to increase the medical conditions that can be treated with weed. Contact our team to learn more or to see if you qualify.

Ozark MMJ Educates and Informs

Although anxiety alone is not a condition that would warrant treatment with medical marijuana in Oklahoma or Arkansas, it may be a symptom of conditions such as PTSD and depression. We strive to educate and inform our clients about the extent of medical marijuana eligibility in different states and help you renew your certification, or get certified for a Medical Marijuana Card.

Learn How to Measure Weed

Woman rolling a joint

At first glance, you may assume that measuring weed is simply a matter of knowing quantities and weights. But, there are actually a few factors that bear consideration when measuring weed.

If you haven’t heard of the term “8th” – or if “joint” is a word you only ascribe to knees and elbows – it may be worth a minute to skim our handy guide of weed-related terms. Additionally, our chart for measuring marijuana will enable you to consume it safely, as per your condition or symptoms.

Know Your Slang

  • Joint: A hand-rolled cannabis cigarette made with a special kind of rolling paper
  • Blunt: Unlike pure cannabis joint, blunts also comprise a small measure of tobacco along with marijuana.
  • Edibles: These are cannabis-based food products, such as gummies or brownies.

A Quick Guide to Quantities

Pink gummies on a brown dish with a cannabis leaf


A single gram is the smallest weight of weed you can purchase at a dispensary. We suggest opting for this measure if you are trying out a new strain of weed or just don’t know your body’s capacity yet. A gram can fit in your palm and will be sufficient for rolling a joint or two. 

Eighth (8th)

This is the most common measure of weed and is counted as an 8th of an ounce of marijuana. An eighth of an ounce is 3.5 grams and is usually the perfect weight of weed for most users as it can be used to roll several joints.


Double of an 8th, a quarter of an ounce of marijuana is about 7 grams, rounded down. If you’re considering starting to make edibles at home, a quarter will be enough weed to accomplish this goal. Alternatively, you could also roll several blunts or joints and store them for later.


A half is twice a quarter and is equal to 14 grams. This amount will last you around 2 to 3 weeks.


An ounce is a full 28 grams and is generally the maximum capacity of weed you will be permitted to purchase at a dispensary. If you’re a frequent user of medical marijuana and prefer to fill your prescription in one go to get it out of the way, this would be the perfect quantity to purchase.\


This is a much larger measure of marijuana and is often used by dispensary owners and other people who work within the industry to purchase weed in wholesale quantities.

Measure of Weed



An 8th⅛-ounce3.5 grams
1 Quarter¼-ounce7 grams
1 Half½-ounce14 grams
1 Ounce1 ounce28 grams
1 Pound16 ounces448 grams

Things to Remember

Trying a new treatment method can be daunting. We’ll guide you through every step of the process. Our team will be happy to answer your questions about weed or the medical marijuana certification process at Ozark MMJ Cards.

Until then, here are some things you should keep in mind about weed measurements:

  • Different quantities of weed and different means of ingesting it will have varying durations and intensities of effect. So start slow and take it step-by-step.
  • Remember, it is important to understand your capacity since weed will last a different measure of time for everyone.
  • It’s important to get your money’s worth – and the only way to ensure that is by cross-checking the weight of your purchased weed yourself.

Apply for a Certification Today

If you’re considering starting treatment, we urge you to join us for a safe, private, and confidential consultation regarding your medical marijuana certification. 

The best part? In case you don’t qualify, we’ll refund 100% of your certification fee – no questions asked.

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