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And now we’ve made it to the full ounce! In many parts of the country, this is more or less the end of the road for legal bud. In California, and many legal states, the legal maximum amount of marijuana an individual is able to own at a given time is one ounce.

The price of an ounce can vary pretty substantially based on quality.

Yep, more slang. The mathematical name for this increment of cannabis is offset by some nicknames that make it a little bit less formal.

Full Ounce or Zip | 28 Grams of Marijuana

You can get a QP for around $800 in Colorado, but other places, where cannabis isn’t so abundant the number can be significantly higher.

In short, if you smoke around one gram of bud or less a day, a half ounce will last you around two-three weeks.

As always there is no single price that you can expect to encounter. More a range. In this case, we are talking about a range of $50-70, depending both on where you get the cannabis, and the quality.

The most common term that you will hear for an ounce is “a zip”. As in “I’d like a zip.” You might also hear an ounce referred to as “O Zone,” or a Lid.

Once you have your equipment, check out our guide on how to buy marijuana seeds and how to get your clones started.

Even with information on how to grow marijuana, it can be daunting figuring out where to start when buying equipment. In particular, growing indoors requires a bit of setup and gear.

Below is a set of guides to help you get started. There are some tips on how to set up an indoor grow inexpensively, how to shop for a grow tent, and how to pick the best lights for growing.

Read more of Leafly’s guide to growing marijuana

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If you haven’t bought marijuana since college, things have changed. Today it’s all about picking a variety that gives you the sensation you want with the flavors and aromas most enjoy. “You don’t have to trust some dude to tell you it’s strong,” says David Drake, founder of CannabisReports.com. One of the best things about legalization is that it’s brought transparency to weed transactions. “Most sellers are treating both the plant and the customer very respectfully,” says Drake, meaning that like a good bartender, most “bud tenders” are happy to walk newbies through their choices. And you have a lot of choices. Currently, Cannabis Reports is tracking 8,000 different varieties of marijuana, including strains from as far away as Afghanistan and Thailand. He compares each of these strains to wine varietals: While Oregon pinots boast a certain terroir, so too does sativa from Mexico. Follow these basic guidelines for a high that feels good and a product that pleases your senses.

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