What is a Zip of Weed? (Prices and Conversions Explained)


As someone who’s been part of the cannabis community for years, I’ve often heard a discussion: how much is a zip of weed? It’s a topic that’s discussed among enthusiasts, but the answer isn’t always straightforward. Let’s delve into this topic together and explore the nuances of purchasing marijuana in larger quantities.


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What is a Zip of Weed?

Before we dive into the pricing details, let me clarify what exactly a “zip” of weed is. In our circle, we commonly refer to a “zip” as an ounce of marijuana. It’s a term derived from the good old ziplock bag, which conveniently holds around one ounce or roughly 28 grams of cannabis.

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Definition of a Zip of Weed

So, when we talk about a zip, we’re essentially referring to that magical quantity of marijuana that fits snugly into a standard ziplock bag.

Common Terms of a Zip of Weed

In addition to “zip,” you might hear other terms tossed around, like “ounce,” “O,” or simply “an ounce.”

How Much is a Zip of Weed?

Now, let’s tackle the million-dollar question: how much does a zip of weed cost? Well, it’s not as simple as quoting a single price. Several factors come into play, influencing the final price tag.


3 Factors that Affecting Price of a Zip of Weed

Quality, location, and legal status all play significant roles in determining the price of a zip of weed.

1. Quality:

Top-shelf strains often come with a heftier price tag due to their potency and overall appeal.

2. Location:

Prices can vary drastically depending on whether you’re purchasing from a legal dispensary or the black market.

3. Legal Status:

In regions where cannabis is legal, taxes and regulations can drive prices up.

Regional Variations

Speaking of location, prices can vary widely from one region to another. In states where marijuana is legal for recreational use, competition tends to drive prices down. However, in areas where cannabis is still illegal, prices might be inflated due to the risks involved in the underground market.

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Understanding the Weed Measurements

Conversion to Grams

For those unfamiliar with imperial measurements, it’s helpful to know that one ounce is roughly equivalent to 28 grams.


Conversion to Ounces

Conversely, if you’re more accustomed to metric measurements, keep in mind that one ounce is approximately equal to 28.35 grams.


Other Common Weed Measurements

Grams, Eighths, and Quarters

While a zip is a handy measurement, it’s certainly not the only one in the stoner’s vocabulary. You’ve also got your grams, your eighths (an eighth of an ounce, or about 3.5 grams), and your quarters (a quarter of an ounce, or about 7 grams). 


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Halfs, Lbs, and QPs

On the higher end of the spectrum, you’ve got your half ounces (14 grams), your pounds (453.6 grams), and your QPs (quarter pounds, or about 113.4 grams).  But unless you’re a serious smoker or a dealer, you probably won’t be dealing with quantities that large.


How Long Does a Zip of Weed Last?

Depends on Your Smoking Habits

Okay, so you’ve got yourself a nice, fat zip of bud. Now the question is, how long will it last you? Well, that all depends on your smoking habits.

Joint Rollers vs. Bong Rippers

If you’re a joint roller, a zip can last you anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months, depending on how often you smoke and how generously you roll.  But if you’re a bong ripper or a heavy smoker, that zip might only last you a week or two. It all comes down to your personal consumption rate.

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No, the legality of purchasing marijuana varies by state and country. Make sure to familiarize yourself with local laws before making a purchase.


Generally, buying in bulk can result in cost savings per gram. However, this may not always be the case, especially if you prefer higher-quality strains.


Look for reviews, licenses, and certifications when choosing a seller. Reputable dispensaries and licensed vendors prioritize quality and safety.


Respect local laws and regulations. Engaging in illegal activities can have serious consequences.


Yes, buying from unregulated sources can pose risks such as contamination, poor quality, and legal repercussions.


Prices for zips of weed can vary depending on factors such as quality, strain, and location. On average, I’ve found that zips typically range from $100 to $300, depending on the quality and availability of the product.


While it’s legal to possess a zip of weed in regions where cannabis is legalized for recreational use, it’s important to familiarize yourself with local laws and regulations regarding travel with cannabis. In general, it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid traveling with cannabis unless absolutely necessary.


Yes, a zip is simply slang for an ounce of weed.


A zip (or an ounce) contains approximately 28 grams of weed.


The duration of a zip depends on your individual smoking habits. For moderate smokers, it can last anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months.


Other common measurements include grams, eighths (3.5 grams), quarters (7 grams), half ounces (14 grams), pounds (453.6 grams), and quarter pounds or QPs (113.4 grams).



In conclusion, whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a curious newcomer, knowing the ins and outs of weed measurements and pricing empowers you to make informed decisions in the ever-evolving landscape of cannabis culture. So, next time the question arises among enthusiasts, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to navigate the discussion with confidence and clarity.