What is a dub of weed?

Ever wondered what a “dub” of weed is besides just sounding cool? Let’s look into where this term originates and find out how much weed you should really be getting inside your dub bags!

Why is $20 called a dub?

If you’ve ever bought weed from a dealer, you may have heard the term ‘dub’ being used to describe a $20 bag of weed, but where did this originally come from? Back in the 80’s, cannabis was often sold in $10 bags. But if you wanted a $20 bag, you would ask for a double (as in a double $10 bag). This was clearly too long for most people, and it eventually got shortened to “dub”.

How much does a dub of weed weigh?

A dub of weed traditionally weighed 2 grams, however, as the cost of weed has increased with inflation the actual weight of a dub bag has decreased. The price of a dub has remained the same and will cost you $20 however, what used to be $10 per gram in some states is now closer to $20 per gram. If you are lucky, you will get a $20 dub with 2 grams of bud, but most often it can weigh anywhere between 1 and 2 grams.  

How much does a dub of weed cost?

A dub of weed costs $20. This price is generally consistent regardless of where you live because a dub means $10 + $10. However, it is the weight of a dub that can vary. If weed is more expensive in your region, then you can expect 1-1.5 grams of bud in your $20 dub bag.

How long will a dub of weed last?

Again, this depends on how generous your dealer is. If you get a dub bag that weighs exactly 2 grams, and you roll joints that use 1 gram of cannabis each. How long it actually lasts depends on how frequently you smoke. If you tend to smoke a joint each day, a dub will cover you for two days. However, if you smoke less often, it could last you for several days or even longer.

How many joints can you make with a dub bag?

2 joints that have been rolled from a dub of weed

With a dub bag, you can typically make two joints if you use the average amount of 1 gram per joint. However, if you prefer smaller joints or want your dub bag to last a bit longer, you can roll three to four joints by using 0.5 grams for each.

How does a dub compare to other quantities?

QuantityWeightTypical CostEquivalent in Dubs
Key1 kilogram$6,000 – $10,000500 dubs
Nick0.5 grams$50.25 dubs
Dime1 gram$100.5 dubs
Dub2 grams$201 dub
Eighth3.5 grams$35 – $501.75 dubs
Quarter7 grams$70 – $1003.5 dubs
Zip28 grams$200 – $30014 dubs

Now that you’re up to speed on what a dub of weed is, you’re ready to navigate the cannabis world with confidence. Whether you’re saving for a rainy day or just planning your next session, knowing your dubs can only help. Liked what you learned? Share this article and spread the knowledge!

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