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What’s a Dub of Weed?

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It’s no secret that the world of weed vocabulary has grown a lot with the expansion of stoner culture. While terms like cold start dab or sploof are more niche, the dub or “dubsack” is a classic term any stoner should know.  Once you can explain the question, “What’s a dub of weed?,” to a fellow stoner, you’ll be ready to explore even more fun terms.

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How Much Is A Dub Of Weed?

A dub simply refers to $20 worth of weed. The term was coined in reference to the typical 1 gram “dime bag” sold for $10 by unlicensed vendors. A “dub” simply means double your standard gram of cannabis flower. Before local and federal governments even talked about legalization, the dub was the nickname for the $20 you’d spend on 2 grams of flower. Since many people carry $20 bills on them when paying with cash, the dub naturally became popular slang for that bill you’d hand over for a handful of weed.

What Does a Dub of Weed Weigh?

Nowadays, the amount you’ll get for a dub’s worth of weed varies so much. If you’re buying on the low, or in places where cannabis is still criminalized, a “dub’s worth” can equal anywhere from 2-3 grams of flower. The quality here will vary from purchase to purchase. Every sale depends on where the product is grown and the price set by the seller.  

Cannabis dispensaries everywhere use the word “dub” to refer to the sales of $20 worth of flower. Here, the weight of a dub, or 20 bucks worth of weed, can vary according to the quality of the flower. For example, you can typically get around 1-2 grams of indoor grown and premium cannabis for around $20. This isn’t always the case, though.  Sometimes, buying a dub’s worth can be a great way to get more bang for your buck. You can often find deals where you can get  get an eighth to 5 grams of flower for $20. This type of deal would probably consist of shake or outdoor flower, aka reggie weed

Other Terms Like Dub

When shopping for a dubsack, knowing the definition of other cannabis measurements will help you to know how much weed you’re really buying.

  • Dime bag: as mentioned before, a dime bag is $10 worth of weed. This term has been around in the weed world for a long time. It’s typically around a gram’s worth of weed and can yield about 1 large joint or two bowls. 
  • Eighth: An eighth of an ounce is the most common weight of weed sold today. An eighth weighs 3.5 grams and can cost anywhere from $15-$50.
  • Quarter: Since an eighth is 3.5 grams, a quarter is simply twice that mount, or 7 grams worth. They can cost anywhere from $30-$80 on average.
  • Zip: A zip is a nickname for an ounce of weed, or 28 grams. When speaking about an “eighth” of flower, the eighth is a fraction of a zip or ounce. 

What Does A Dub of Weed Look Like? 

A dub can get you a lot of different amounts of flower. Therefore, every dub you buy can look different as well. Typically, $20 worth of flower will look like a small handful of weed. With ground-up weed, such as shake or outdoor grown weed, you can get a small jar or bag’s worth for $20. 

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This jar of weed is typically the amount you can expect from an average dub of weed. (Source: Pixabay)

On the other hand, when buying premium or indoor grown flower, a dub may just be a few nugs. Nevertheless, that standard 2-3 grams you get out of your typical dub will yield about 2-3 joints of indoor flower, 4 bowls, or about 1-2 blunts.

The Dub of Weed, Explained!

Ultimately, a dub in weed form is $20 worth of flower, weighing anywhere from 1 to 5 or more grams. The weight of each “dub” depends on several factors, such as the quality or strain of the weed and where you are getting your bud from. Nevertheless, your local grower or retailer will definitely know what you’re talking about when you ask for a dub’s worth of flower.

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About Olivia

Olivia, our Oakland-based cannabis guides writer, graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She's an independent writer, cannabis enthusiast and Sales Lead at her local dispensary. She's also a recent grad, history buff, and has a passion for animals. You can reach her at [email protected].