Cannabis Information That Will Help Smokers To Buy the Right Type of Product

Dispensaries are the best places to buy any cannabis product, and now, with the online availability of cannabis from websites like, buying is effortless. At the dispensaries, you will find a wide range of offerings for various cannabis products, from flowers to vapes and concentrates as well as edibles, as these are in most demand. At some places, you will even find topical creams and ointments. The most common form of cannabis is the flower which aptly establishes the link to the weed, but knowing exactly what you need to satisfy your smoking needs will make buying easier. Smokers know very well that they need the flower only but which type would suit your smoking method matters most. The device used for smoking like pipes, bongs, and joints or just rolling it in cigar paper determines the choice of cannabis flower. 

Information needed for ordering

Besides deciding on the type of cannabis product, which in this case is the flower, you need to know the norms of ordering in terms of weight and understand how much it translates to in terms of volume because cannabis flowers are very lightweight. Knowing the commercial unit of selling and buying marijuana will make it more convenient for you to order the item. 

Unit of measurement 

Gram– Across the world, cannabis is sold in grams,’ the metric unit of weight. One gram is the minimum purchase quantity that is sufficient for a joint. This amount is ideal for starters or when trying out some new strain to minimize monetary losses if the product does not suit you and you want to try out something else.

‘Eighth’ is another unit of measurement for commercial transactions of cannabis flower, and it means 1/8 ounce, which is equivalent to 3.5 grams. Whenever you buy more than a gram of cannabis, the measurement unit would be ‘ounce.’  For a better understanding of the amount signified by an ounce, it is good to know that you can roll 14 quarter gram bowls or 7 half gram joints with an Eighth of cannabis flower. For those who do not often smoke, an eighth is the most satisfying serving. 

Quarter – Quarter is equivalent to ¼ ounce or 7 grams and is the choice of heavy smokers who can smoke the weed for a longer time.

Half Ounce – It is double the quarter and equal to 14 grams. Going by the smoking trend of heavy users, this is quite a fair amount that should last for a much longer time. 

Know what to need

Cannabis is available in various strains that serve a different purpose, and some are for recreation only. Some Cannabis strains help in anxiety relief; some others are good for relaxation, while some others might encourage creativity. Ascertaining the purpose of using cannabis will help to identify the right strain for ordering.

Cannabis plants belong to three species – Sativa and Indica are the most known species along with Hybrids. Knowing which species meet your needs will help select the right type of weed that gives you maximum satisfaction. 



Helen is a multi-published, award-winning author of over 30 books, including the delightful Ivy & Bean series. She has written novels for young adults, including YA romantic comedies, and has written BBC drama.

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