In the cannabis world, there are many terms and lingos that consumers need to be aware of when purchasing or using the herb. Terms can range from describing the amount of marijuana to describing how it makes you feel. With all these different terms, there are a select few that you should understand. One of those is a zip of weed.
In short, a zip is an ounce of marijuana. The term’s lineage is pretty simple: the abbreviation of “ounce” is “oz.” Take that “z” and turn it into “Zip,” and there you have it. Now grab me a zip of Amnesia Haze at Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop and let’s get together for a meandering conversation about the meaning of life.
There are 28 grams in an ounce, (technically 28.3 grams), which should keep you busy for a while. How much weed do you need? If it takes you a week to get through an eighth, then a fresh zip will last for eight weeks.
The price for a zip varies widely depending on the weed strain as well as the quality and freshness of the cannabis. A zip of weed can cost more in a state where weed isn’t legal.
In legalized states, a zip will often be more expensive in a popular, downtown cannabis dispensary than a dispensary located in more desolate areas of town. This is due to the price of rent for the dispensary owner, among other factors. A zip of some top-shelf, two-month-old buds will carry a heftier price tag than, say, some mid-range herb that was grown six months ago. Got it?