What is a Pound of Weed?

A couple of years ago, it would have been virtually impossible to purchase weed legally. Today, there are hundreds of dispensaries across the country with a wide array of amazing strains. When you visit a dispensary, you have the option of buying a gram, ounce, or a pound of weed. Most people just settle for a few grams.

How Many Grams is a Pound of Weed?

A pound of weed is equivalent to approximately 453 grams. And if you’re wondering how many ounces in a pound of weed, the answer is 16 ounces. In case you’re not conversant with these measuring units and you’re thinking ‘what does a pound of weed look like?’ Well, a pound of weed is enough to fill a tray or a massive resealable bag.

A single bud of cannabis doesn’t weigh much, so you need loads of buds to get a pound. A pound of weed can probably last you for six months or even a whole year if you smoke alone or with a small group of friends.

How much is a pound of weed? The price of weed tends to vary depending on the quality of the strain and the dispensary that you’re buying from. With that said, the average price of weed tends to be about $5 to $15 per gram.

a gram of weed

This means that a pound of weed can cost around $1500 to $4000. Admittedly, that’s a lot of money to invest in weed. Most people purchase weed in smaller quantities – one or two grams. Besides, some states have laws limiting the quantity of weed you can purchase at once.

Unless you own a dispensary or you’re making edibles, getting a pound of weed feels like an overkill. But there are some instances when buying a pound of weed is a good idea. For example, when you’re having a party, when you find that there’s a massive discount on your favorite strain, or when you find a hard-to-get strain.

If you’re looking to buy weed in bulk, you would get a much better price if you buy directly from a farm compared to buying from a dispensary. Dispensaries usually buy from farms and factor their profit into the price they offer to buyers.

So, when you buy directly from the farm, you cut out the added cost that the dispensary charges. There are some perks of buying weed in large quantities.

Benefits of Buying Weed in Bulk

1. You Won’t Run Out of Your Stash Quickly

One of the key benefits of buying weed in bulk is that your stash will last for a long time. It can be frustrating to run out of your favorite strain quickly and find that it is no longer available at your local dispensary.

When you buy in bulk, you can be guaranteed that you’ll never run out quickly. And, provided you store your weed properly, it won’t go bad so you won’t run at a loss.

Besides, it is always a good feeling when you have your buddies over and there’s enough weed in your stash for everyone to smoke. The peace of mind that you get from buying weed in bulk is priceless.

2. You Save Money

Just like anything else, buying weed in bulk is an economically smarter decision. Although the upfront cost may seem quite expensive, you’ll be saving more from buying a pound of weed compared to buying one or two grams at a time.

If you calculate how much you’d spend buying a few grams at a time compared to buying a pound at once, you’ll realize that you can get a few hundred dollars off the total price when you buy a pound of weed at once.

You may even get a wholesale price when you choose to buy a pound compared to just a few grams.

3. More Environmentally Friendly

Buying weed in bulk is a more environmentally friendly decision. As indicated above, one pound of weed is equivalent to about 453 grams. And if you buy a few grams at a time, you’ll save hundreds of resealable bags and containers.

4. Saves Time

Getting weed in bulk can save you a lot of time. Have you ever considered how much time it takes for you to go to the dispensary each time to purchase weed?

Even if you buy online, it takes a few minutes to research and place your order. Then there’s the waiting period for the delivery to be made. Ultimately, buying a pound of weed can help you save a lot of time.

5. More Weed to Experiment With

When you buy a pound of weed, you have a lot of buds to experiment with.

For example, you can make weed oil for edibles and tinctures or even make weed-infused desserts without worrying about your stash running low too quickly.

Who knows, you may stumble on some magical discoveries from experimenting that you’ll love and you may even start selling it.

What’s more, most dispensaries and farms offer perks when you buy in bulk. These perks include free delivery, sample packs of new strains, and even a few extra grams.

How to Store Weed Properly

One of the things you may be worried about when you’re thinking of buying weed in bulk is storage. The good news is that weed has no expiry date.

If you have ever had buds start to grow mold or become too dry due to improper storage, then you know that this is something you want to avoid as much as possible.

Here’s how to store your buds properly so they last long and don’t go bad.

The plastic bag your weed comes in is the last place you want to store it. The best way to store weed is to put it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

Ideally, put it in a mason jar locked in a cupboard or somewhere without direct sunlight.

Glass jars work better than plastic jars for storing weed. As long as the weed has been properly dried and cured for at least 4 weeks, it should last for a long time without going bad.

Although you may be tempted to do so, avoid storing your weed in the fridge or freezer. The temperature and humidity in the fridge or freezer can cause the buds to degrade faster.

Growing a Pound of Weed: What Do You Need?

Growing weed is more affordable than buying weed, and it gives you a more intimate connection with the plant. So, if you’re thinking of growing weed, you may be on to something.

Growing a pound of weed is easier and less cost-intensive than you may imagine. There are tons of tutorials online that can guide you step-by-step to grow weed successfully.

If you’re planning to grow weed, ensure the number of trees you plant complies with your state limits or you could end up on the wrong side of the law. The good news is that you need one or two plants to get a pound of weed.

If your plants are healthy and are grown under good conditions, you can get a pound of weed from just one plant.

Growing weed outdoors is the cheapest option. It will cost you just a few hundred dollars. All you need is healthy seeds, land (with ample supply of sunlight), a system for watering your plants, fertilizers, pesticide, and some time to weed around the plant, top it, and generally check on it.

If you’re growing indoors or in a greenhouse, you’ll need to invest considerably more money – possibly thousands. This is because you have to provide lights, electricity, and many other tools and products to simulate the outdoor environment and keep your plants healthy.

There are a lot of things you need to learn to successfully grow a cannabis plant such as topping, curing, drying, and more. And, as indicated above, there are a lot of resources online. The truth is that growing cannabis sounds way more intimidating than it is.


While buying or growing a pound of weed may be an economically sound and ultimately rewarding decision, it is important to ensure you’re complying with local laws in your quest to secure the bag.