How Many Grams In A Pound Of Weed?

If you’re simply a consumer when it comes to weed, then chances are you won’t so much as even thought about a pound of weed before, let alone know how many grams there are in a pound.

This is because a pound of weed is way over the legal amount that anyone can own.

However, growers, buyers, and dispensaries all deal with much more weed than just a pound on a regular basis, and will have a more comprehensive knowledge of how many grams is in each quantity. 

How Many Grams In A Pound Of Weed?

So, if you want to learn more about pounds of weed, including how many grams are in a pound of weed, how long it takes to grow a pound of weed, as well as the different ways that a pound of weed can be split up, then this guide will contain all of the information you’re looking for! 

What Is A Pound?

While you might initially think that a pound of weed is another one of the many slang terms used for a particular measurement of weed, this time, it means exactly what it sounds like, and is simply a unit of weight.

A pound (which is often abbreviated to lb for short) is the equivalent of 16 ounces, which as you are already probably beginning to imagine, is a lot of weed. 

In fact, no weed consumer will ever (legally) see a pound of weed in their possession, and it’s a unit of weight that is typically reserved for the growers, buyers, and dispensary owners for weed.

Because cannabis flower doesn’t actually weigh much for its volume, knowing how many grams are actually in a pound of weed is the best way to understand the scale of a pound of weed. 

What Is A Gram?

Whilst everyone should know exactly what a gram is as a unit of weight, which is equal to a thousandth of a kilogram, it’s probably much easier to put a gram into the context of weed.

A gram of weed is enough to roll 2 to 3 medium size joints, or enough for a few small-sized bowls.  

When it comes to purchasing weed, if people aren’t regular smokers, or are simply looking to sample a new strain without committing to it, they will tend to just purchase a gram, which will allow them to sample it before they decide to buy more in the future. 

Many people who are regular smokers will tend to prefer to purchase weed in eighths, which is the equivalent of 3.5 grams, buying more than this at any one time doesn’t really make much sense for those who smoke regularly. 

How Many Grams Are There In A Pound Of Weed?

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As you might have guessed, there’s a lot of grams in a pound of weed, to be more specific, there are exactly 453.59237 grams in just a pound of weed. For the purpose of ease, rounding down to just 453 is better.

As you can imagine, this much weed could lead to a lot of joints, and if you use half a gram per joint, you could have 906 joints! Alternatively, you could easily pack over a thousand bowls. 

Whilst many stoners could only dream about having this much weed, the reality is that even premium weed, which can maintain its quality for 6 to 7 months, will go bad before even a frequent smoker would be able to finish off a pound of weed.  

What Are The Different Ways A Pound Of Weed Can Be Broken Down?

Before we can begin looking at the different ways in which a pound of weed can be broken down, let’s look at some of the main weed measurements for reference. 

  • 1 eighth is an eighth of an ounce, and is equal to 3.5 grams of weed. 
  • 1 quarter is a quarter of an ounce, and is equal to 7 grams of weed. 
  • 1 half is a half of an ounce, and is equal to 14 grams of weed. 
  • 1 ounce is equal to 28 grams of weed. 

Only when you compare these numbers to a pound of weed, which is equal to 453 grams of weed do you begin to realize just how much weed is actually in a pound! 

Since an ounce is usually the largest amount that anyone one person is able to purchase from a dispensary and because it can usually be broken down into smaller sizes, let’s take a look at some of the different ways you can break down a pound of weed using these measurements. 

  • 1 pound of weed is equal to 16 ounces 
  • 1 pound of weed is equal to 32 halves 
  • 1 pound of weed is equal to 64 quarters 
  • 1 pound of weed is equal to 129 eighths 

What Is Needed To Grow A Pound Of Weed? 

For people who are growing a mere few plants at home, the idea of being able to grow a pound is probably a little bit daunting, and it’s definitely a much easier process for the pros with a larger space.

However, this doesn’t mean it’s without challenge, and there’s a lot of work, money, energy, and experience that goes into being able to cultivate this much weed. 

According to a study in 2020, it would cost $100 to produce a pound of dried weed outdoors, $233 in a greenhouse, or $396 indoors.

In the hands of someone who is able to grow well and maintain the conditions well, they should be able to produce a pound of dried weed per square meter, or 45 grams per square foot. 


We hope this guide to pounds of weed has proven useful, and that you now have a much better idea of exactly what sort of quantity a pound of weed is, and just what it would take to grow this much weed! 

Zack Finch