What's a Zip of Weed & Other Important Terms
So, you've smoked some weed and now you want to go buy more. If you're new to the world of weed, or even if you've been smoking for a while, you might not know all the terminology. Don't worry, we're here to help!
But what the hell is a zip of weed? And how much should you buy? This guide will help you be an informed consumer and make the most of your marijuana purchases. From grams to eighths to zips, we'll cover everything you need to know about buying weed in today's market. Keep reading for the 411 on cannabis lingo!
What is a Zip of Weed?
A zip of weed is basically an ounce of weed. The name comes from how you can put an ounce of weed into a zip lock bag and carry it around. For people that don't know how much an ounce is, it is 28 grams which is a hefty amount of weed for one person.
People use slang terms like a "zip" for when they reference the amount of weed they have in public without letting everyone know. Since back then weed was a lot more illegal and people couldn't openly talk about weed. A zip of weed is how much weed you can fit inside a regular sized zip lock bag. It takes up very little space so it is easily transported without anyone knowing what it is. Some people consider anything less than an ounce to be called a "half" or nicknames like "fifths." However, these are unofficial terms and only used by some people.
How Much is a Zip of Weed?
Depending on where you live and the quality of weed you get it can range from $150-$350. A zip is the largest amount of weed you can buy legally at once so the price range is to be expected.
Zip prices are usually higher in areas that have only recently legalized marijuana for recreational or medical use, due to a lack of competition. Prices are likely to drop over time as more people become informed about the legal availability of marijuana.
The most expensive cities per zip are Denver, Colorado at around $220 and Seattle, Washington is one of the cheapest at $150. Zip prices can be found using an online Zip Price Calculator.
The price of weed has dropped drastically over the past few years, making it more accessible to people across all income levels. The cost of growing has gone down along with retail prices encouraging states like Colorado and Washington to tax pot in order to gain revenue, while at the same time bringing down the price.
If you live in New York City, your zip will be much more expensive than someone who lives in an area like Seattle, where prices are around $150 per zip. Prices vary depending on quality and location.
Other Important Cannabis Terms
When it comes to the terminology used for weed measurement, they're many other words you may hear. We will break down what an eighth, a dime, and a dub mean when it comes to measuring out your weed. There are other words you may hear people use, but these are the most common.
An eighth is 3.5 grams of weed or the equivalent of one-eighth an ounce. An 8th is commonly referred to as a "standard" measurement for single purchases when buying weed in most places around the United States and Canada, especially where cannabis has recently been legalized. Eighths are what you'll typically see in dispensaries and also online.
When you're looking to buy weed, a dime will mean a gram of weed, which is a "standard" amount for quick hits, or what people sell as the standard price per gram. A gram of weed is usually around $10, but can be more or less depending on the quality and strand of the weed.
A dub means two grams of weed, or 20 bucks worth of weed. If someone offers to give you a dub of weed for any lower price, that means they are willing to give you a dubs worth of weed for less. Basically a discount, so 2 grams which would usually be 20 they may be giving for 15 or around there.
How Long Does a Zip Last?
The answer to this question varies from person-to-person, due to the time it takes for a single person to smoke an ounce of weed. For a casual smoker who smokes once or twice a month, an ounce can last two months or longer. With generous friends and sharing, the duration of one ounce could be cut down to under a month.
For an "everyday" smoker, the average ounce of weed will last around a month depending on how often you smoke throughout the day. On average, if you are smoking weed regularly for at least one month, it is expected that you will go through one ounce of weed per month.
Why Use These Terms?
When it comes to buying weed in public or anywhere where there's lots of people around, these terms are more discreet. They're easy to use without giving too much away and for anyone who doesn't know what each term means, they won't be able to guess what you're talking about.
These terms are also important if you're shopping online or ordering from a menu as they can help determine what quantity to order, which is key when buying weed for the first time online. If someone is not experienced with weed and orders an entire ounce (or a zip) of a strand that's too strong for them, they could end up wasting their money. This is why it's important to know what a zip vs an eighth means, so you get the right amount of marijuana.
Also, you can alleviate confusion when talking about weed with other people by using terms like zip and eighths instead of saying ounces or grams.
So now that you've read this blog, hopefully you have a better understanding of cannabis lingo. You can shop for your favorite strains online and chat about your stash in public without anyone listening in! Just remember - it's always best to be discreet when discussing these topics with friends or colleagues who may not share your interest. Be sure to read up on all the lingo so that next time someone offers you an eighth, a dime, or a dub, you'll know how much it is. Hopefully, with this knowledge under your belt, you'll be able to understand more slang as well! But otherwise, go ahead and enjoy the benefits of being part of a fabulous new community.