When browsing our menu, you’ve no doubt noticed our prices vary according to weight. But what is a “g?” “1/8?” “oz?” Those who are new to medical cannabis sometimes it is difficult to understand weight regarding measurement. Here’s what you need to know about measuring cannabis.


The Metric System

If you’re not a scientist or a baker, you likely haven’t used the metric system since high school. Not to worry, there’s only one metric measurement you need to know to measure marijuana, and that’s the gram (g.) Beyond the gram, cannabis is measured using the imperial standard of the ounce (oz) and fractions of the ounce.


Defining Our Terms 

The smallest unit of purchase for marijuana is the gram. This small sampling (once familiarly called a “dime”) is typically enough to make two cannabis rolls. A more common purchase is the “eighth,” a measurement equivalent to approximately 1/8th of an ounce.

Here’s where it gets a little confusing.

In converting metric to imperial, we come up with unnecessarily accurate measurements. One ounce is equal to 28.3495 g. A cannabis purchase of one ounce will typically have a true weight of around 28 ounces even. Likewise, a purchase of an eighth won’t be a true 1/8th of an oz (3.54688 g) but rather a more math-friendly weight of 3.5g.

Using that standard, it’s easy to calculate ¼ oz (7g) ½ oz (14g), etc.


Visit Revolutionary Clinics to Learn More

Our staff is passionate about medical cannabis and knowledgeable in all aspects of the industry. If you’re a medical marijuana patient in the greater Boston area and want to learn more, come to Revolutionary Clinics in Somerville and talk to us. Don’t forget to check out our deals!