Long before weed became legalized in many countries and states around the world, dealers used slang terms to represent different amounts. At the time, it was so interactions could take place without being discovered. Today, those slang words still exist. So what is a dime, key or dub of weed? 


    What is a dub of weed?

    A "dub of weed" is a slang term that is used in the US to describe $20 worth of weed which is normally between 1-2 grams of dried bud.

    A dub is also sometimes known as a dub sack. This refers to the bag that holds it. It’s intended to hold a gram, or slightly more, of weed.

    Where did the term "dub of weed" come from?

    The term "dub" originated from street slang. It was originally a code word used to safely discuss buying weed, without the cops catching onto what you were discussing.

    It originated in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s when drug enforcement was intensifying. Using coded language like "dub" allowed individuals to fly under the radar and avoid getting into trouble with the law.

    Over the years, "dub" became more widely adopted and understood in weed culture. Today, despite increased legalization and decriminalization efforts worldwide, the term "dub" sticks around and now to most people simply means a $20 or a 1-2 gram bag of weed.

    How much does a dub of weed cost?

    A dub of weed typically equates to about 2 grams, based on the average price of $10 per gram. However, this isn't a hard-and-fast rule. The weight can fluctuate due to the quality of the weed, regional cost differences, the strain, and the dealer.

    If the quality of the weed is high, you might receive less than 2 grams for your $20. Alternatively, if it's lower quality, you could get more than 2 grams for the same price. The same principle applies to locations where weed is more or less expensive.

    What is a Dime of Weed? 

    The word ‘dime’ is a pretty common term used to refer to a ‘ten’ of something. This is no different with weed, either. A dime of weed is also sometimes called a dime bag of weed.

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    So, how much does a dime of weed cost? Ten dollars. That is the only thing consistent with a dime of weed. The amount of weed you get for that will vary depending on who you’re buying from.

    So, how much does a dime of weed weigh? Some dealers may sell dime bags at a gram. Others may only give you enough for a joint. Dime bags, the smallest baggie you can purchase to hold weed, are designed to hold anywhere from half a gram to a gram of weed. This is only about 0.02 of an ounce, and 0.00075 of a kilogram.

    What is a Key of Weed? 

    Just as people may be familiar with the term ‘dime’ to refer to a weight, they may also be familiar with the word ‘key.’ The only time you’ll need to use it though, is if you’re purchasing large amount of marijuana.

    How much is a key of weed? It’s a kilo of weed, or a kilogram of weed. Kilo means one thousand, which in the case of key of weed, refers to one thousand grams. For those that like to bulk in different measurements and are wondering how many pounds in a kilo of weed, it’s 2.2 pounds.

    Before jumping in to purchase a kilo of weed, note that the price is not as consistent as it is with dime bags or a dub of weed. It will vary greatly depending on the strain, the person you’re purchasing from, and the fair market price of marijuana at the time of purchase.

    Truthfully, the terms dub of weed, dime bags, and key of weed aren’t used that much today. There’s simply not the need for them there once was and as more young people fill the marketplace, they’re not as accustomed to them. Still, for those interested in pot culture, or that are still buying in areas that haven’t legalized yet, they are good terms to know.

    Different weights of weed compared

    Key of weed: A key of weed is 1,000 grams.
    Pound of weed: A pound of weed is 453.592 grams.
    Ounce of weed: An ounce of weed is 28.3495 grams.
    Eighth of weed: An eighth of weed is 3.54375 grams.
    Dub of weed: A dub of weed is 1-2 grams depending on where you buy it.
    Dime of weed: A dime of weed is 0.5-1 gram depending on where you buy it.

    Now that you understand the terminologies around weights, you will have a better understanding how much your cannabis seeds yield, what each harvest might be worth and what slang is used to describe the different quantities of weed on the street.