How Much Is 3.5 Grams of Weed?

Last updated: September 21, 2019
Marijuana being measured

Marijuana is usually weighed in either grams or ounces. Commonly used terms when referring to amounts like “An Eighth” or “A Twenty Sack”.

3.5 grams is equivalent to ⅛ (an eighth) of an ounce.

Here is a breakdown of commonly purchased amounts of weed:

  • A Dime Sack: Around 1 gram
  • A Twenty Sack: Around 2 grams
  • An Eighth: 3.5 grams or ⅛ (an eighth of an ounce)
  • A Quarter: 7 grams or ¼ (a quarter of an ounce)
  • A Half: 14 grams or ½ (a half of an ounce)
  • An Ounce: 28 grams or 1 whole ounce

The actual size of the weed can vary depending on the strain, as Indica strains tend to be more packed and dense – whereas Sativa strains are more light and fluffy.

With pricing, this can vary depending on your location and the quality of marijuana that will be purchased. As a general rule of thumb (in the United States at least) it’s helpful to think of pricing in terms of $10 per gram of weed.

Many times, prices will be cheaper than this especially in locations where it is legal. So a rough pricing guide for the amounts above would be:

  • 1 gram: $10
  • 2 grams: $20
  • 3.5 grams (⅛ ounce): $35
  • 7 grams (¼ ounce): $70
  • 14 grams (½ ounce): $140
  • 28 grams (1 Ounce): $280

How much is enough?

This depends on what you’re planning on doing. 1-2 grams should generally be enough for one person when smoking by themselves as you can generally roll a couple of joints per gram. A group of people might easily smoke through an eighth or a quarter ounce of weed.

Will 3.5 grams get me high?

Unless you’re Snoop Dogg or Wiz Khalifa, 3.5 grams is probably way too much for you to be smoking by yourself. A person that doesn’t have a high tolerance should be able to feel the effects of smoking a small amount, such as a half of a gram or less. An eighth of an ounce should last one person quite a long time.

Are you smoking regularly? If so, how much?

If you spend a lot of your hard-earned money on weed, there are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • How long does the weed that you purchase last you? Are you finding you need to re-up every couple of weeks? Every week? Every few days? Every day? The more frequent these are, the more serious you should start taking these questions.
  • How much does it take for me to get high? Maybe you can take a puff and be good? Maybe you need to smoke an entire bag to get high. A major sign you should watch out for, is that each time you need to smoke more and more to get the same effect. This can start to lead to addictive behaviors that can be out of your control.
  • When I get paid, what is the first thing I spend my money on? If the answer is weed, that may be okay for a while, but it won’t be okay for long. Eventually you’ll notice that your hard-earned money is literally going up in smoke.
  • Am I spending money on weed that I should be spending on other things? Maybe you want to save up for something, or maybe you need to pay off some debt. Pay these things first.
  • Do you find yourself needing weed to sleep? Marijuana can have significant effects on your sleep patterns and REM cycles. This can affect how you handle your day-to-day activities and also affect your anxiety.

If you find yourself in a situation where weed is starting to take a bigger priority in your life than you would like, then it might be time to start thinking about reducing your usage or cutting it out altogether.

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