If you’re looking to buy 3 grams of weed, expect to pay around $40. That’s the national average.
But keep in mind that savvy shoppers can almost always find this amount of cannabis for cheaper.
Of course, the amount you’ll pay depends on where you live, where you shop and even the season.
You can use our cannabis comparison tool to find the best deals in your area.
How much is 3 grams of weed?
If you pick up three grams, you’re buying a little less than an eighth. So … before you buy three grams, you should make sure to compare the cost of three grams to the cost of an eighth at any given dispensary.
Here’s a breakdown of the number of grams in an ounce:
- 1/8 ounce = 3.5 grams
- 1/4 ounce = 7 grams
- 1/2 ounce = 14 grams
- 1 ounce = 28.35 grams
Here’s what you’ll pay for 3 grams of weed this Spring in 5 cities:
In Denver, expect to pay an average of around $40.50 for three grams of marijuana, depending on what type of strain you’re purchasing. But make sure to check out dispensaries that are offering an eighth of the same strain.
For example, Blue Dream (a popular strain throughout the country) goes for $12.50 at Groundswell Cannabis Boutique in Denver. Yet Groundswell is offering an eighth of Blue Dream for just $35. That means for a couple of bucks less, you get more for your money.
Those are the kind of savvy shopping tactics that can help you spend less and get more bang for your buck.
You’ll pay an average of $37.35 in Portland for three grams of weed. The average for an eighth is just a couple of bucks more — $39.27. That means that, like in Denver, you’ll typically get more for your money by going with an eighth.
If you want to split it with some friends, ask your dispensary to weigh it out into even amounts before you leave. Some dispensaries will take that extra step for you.
For three grams in Seattle, you can expect to pay an average of $42.45. An eighth, on average, will actually cost you less — $41.13. And some dispensaries are offering deals on a gram or an eighth even lower than that.
Los Angeles, California
You can expect to pay around an average of $41.16 for three grams of weed in Los Angeles. But the average for an eighth is currently just $39.09. That means you generally can pick up more for less by going with an eighth of your favorite strain.
For example, ShowGrow LA is offering a gram for an average of $10 and an eighth for an average of $25. You can save somewhere around $5 just by using savvy shopping techniques. That may not seem like a lot, but it adds up over time.
It’ll cost you an average of around $42 to grab three grams in Phoenix. An eighth will cost you slightly more — $45. Yet for an extra half a gram, you only pay an extra $3. Considering the average for a gram in the area is currently $14, that’s a steal.
Just like shopping for any other big ticket item, comparison shopping for weed is crucial. Depending on how much you’re buying, where you’re located and the type of strain you’re picking up, you can save upwards of $1,000, or even $3,000 in some cases, over the course of a year.
Make sure to use our cannabis comparison tool to find the best deals in your area of the nation.