Campfire Cannabis Education Corner: What Is a ‘Zip of Weed’?

Since several states have legalized recreational use, the world of marijuana has seen a drastic change in the last few years. With these changes, many newcomers now need to navigate slang and terminology that has already been in place for years. Before legalization, these “code words” addressed the taboo topic of weed. 

It can be intimidating for newbies to show up to a dispensary and communicate what they need while being surrounded by experts that seem to have all of the inside knowledge. We welcome newcomers and pride ourselves on making weed shopping enjoyable for all. 

We’re here to break down one of the most common slang terms and answer your burning question: What is a zip of weed? We’ll give you the inside scoop and teach you all you need to know when it comes to purchasing your next zip of weed.

What Is a Zip of Weed?

A zip of weed is a term that is easy to remember, as the name gives a huge hint to its meaning. A zip of weed is a way of referring to an ounce (or 28 grams) of weed. The name comes from the idea that an ounce of weed will fit nicely into a one-gallon Ziploc bag. An ounce may not sound like a large measurement, but in terms of marijuana, it is considered a large “bulk” purchase.

How Long Does a Zip of Weed Last?

Like other weed quantities, the amount of time a zip lasts depends on your usage. A zip can equal 28-56 joints (depending on size), up to 56 bowls, and 9-14 blunts (depending on size). Using these equivalents will help you decide if a zip of weed is a reasonable purchase for you. If you’re wanting to purchase a zip, be sure that you can make the most out of it before its shelf life is up.

How Much Does a Zip of Weed Cost?

The cost of a zip depends on the strain and where you shop. To give you a cost estimate, we pulled some prices from our shop:

These prices might seem alarming, but remember that buying a zip is like buying in bulk. In other words, buying an ounce at a time is typically more cost-efficient than purchasing smaller amounts over time. If you are a frequent smoker or plan on sharing, buying a zip might save you a few bucks and an extra trip to the shop.

Your Next Purchase: Quality Over Quantity

Although a zip of weed sounds great, we want to remind you that quality is always more important (and beneficial) than quantity. If you purchase a large amount of weed but skimp on the quality, you won’t be getting the most for your money. At Campfire Cannabis, we offer the quantity you’re seeking at the quality you deserve. We are your one-stop shop for quality marijuana products and are eager to help you navigate the wonderful world of weed.

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