10 Dec WHAT IS AN EIGHTH (1/8) OF MARIJUANA?
An ‘eighth’ is a marijuana slang term for roughly one eighth of an ounce of marijuana. An eighth is 3.5 grams of marijuana. Now I know, some veterans may be thinking, what do you mean ‘roughly one eight of an ounce?’ I think even some experience veterans don’t realize that ‘marijuana math’ is a bit off. An ounce in the marijuana world is almost always measured at 28 grams. However, a true ounce weighs 28.375 grams. So one eight of that would be 3.54688 grams. Now before you try to call out your dealer, realize that most scales don’t measure 1/100ths of a gram. Also, it has been the socially accepted norm for many decades that an eighth is a flat 3.5 grams.