Are you new to consuming cannabis A.K.A. marijuana? Do you want to improve your cannabis terminology? We have compiled a list of introduction words often used in dispensaries and in the stoner community when talking about cannabis products or consuming cannabis.
- ‘Gram, Eighth, Quarter, Half, Ounce’
First things first, it is important to know the measurements of how cannabis is priced and sold. All cannabis flower is going to be priced based on the amount in-weight you want to purchase. On menus, you may often see: eights, quarters, half-ounce, and ounce. If you get confused, please refer to the ‘Weed Math’ graphic above that breaks down the weight fractions with pizzas! Here is what each word means:
A ‘gram’ equals 1 weighed gram of cannabis.
An ‘eighth’ (⅛), is equal to 3.5 grams of cannabis flower. In an ounce there are 28.34 grams, therefore 3.5 grams is an eighth of an ounce, but instead of people having to say 3.5 grams, it can simply be referred to as an eighth. Pricing for eighth’s varies depending on the market and cultivation method; typically an eight is $20, but some can go for $55 or above. Pictured above is a pre-packaged eighth by Berner’s Cookies grown in Colorado by Veritas Cannabis.
Now, a ‘quarter’ is equal to two ‘eighths’. (Refer to ‘Weed Math’ picture above). Whereas an eight contains 3.5 grams of flower, a ‘quarter‘ contains 7 grams, meaning it is a quarter fraction of an ounce.
A ‘half’ or ‘half ounce’ is 14 grams of flower which is half of an ounce.
Lastly, an ‘ounce’ is 28 grams of cannabis flower. In the state of Colorado, an ounce is the legal daily limit for a Recreational Marijuana customer, while a Medical Marijuana consumer may possess up to 2 ounces. Visit WeedMap’s article on Laws & Regulation to find out what the limits in your state are.
- ‘Joint’ also known as a ‘J’
A ‘joint’ or ‘J’ is made up of finely ground cannabis rolled, like a cigarette, inside a thin paper. The sizes of paper vary as well as the types of paper material, some even have flavors. Joints can be rolled with a filter tip or ‘crutch’ which helps you hold the joint and keep the flower from getting into your mouth. Joints are also believed to be a little harder to roll since the papers can be very fine and thin, patience is key when learning to roll. Check out our Joint Rolling 101 article if you would like to learn more.
A blunt is finely ground cannabis flower, rolled up cannabis inside of a leaf made of either tobacco, hemp, palm leaf, or other plant based leafs. Blunts are considered easier to roll for first time rollers because it is thicker and easier to manage than rolling paper. Including a tip/crutch to the butt of a blunt keeps the flower from going into your mouth and aids in preventing burning your fingertips.
- Crutch or Tip
A crutch is also known as a tip. The tip is placed on the end of where you plan on placing your mouth to inhale the blunt or joint. The tip (or crutch) can filter cannabis crumbs from ruining your smoke session and to prevent burning of fingertips.
A roach is the small leftover end or butt of a joint or blunt, including small amounts of leftover flower. The roach can be saved for a later smoke session- makes great for a “Generation Blunt/Joint”- or it can be thrown away. If you choose to smoke the roach at a later time, be mindful that the flavor profile of the flower may be lost.
Now you know the first 5 basic need-to-know lingo in the cannabis smoking community! Stay safe, and if you need any papers, wraps, tips, or other smoking accessories come visit us at The Coffee Joint!
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