how to weigh weed without scale

How to Weigh Weed Without a Scale


Accurately measuring the weight of weed is important for various reasons. While using a scale is the most precise method, there are times when you may not have one available. In such cases, you can still estimate the weight using alternative methods. This article will discuss a few simple ways to weigh weed without a scale.

Method 1: Using Coins

One popular method is to use coins of known weights to create a makeshift scale. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Find various coins like quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.
  2. Start by weighing a known quantity of weed (using a scale if available) and note its weight.
  3. Add one type of coin to the other side of a balance (like a seesaw) until it balances with the known weight of weed.
  4. Once balanced, remove the weed and place the unknown quantity on the empty side.
  5. Add coins to the opposite side until it balances again.
  6. Count the number of coins needed to achieve balance and use the known weight of weed to estimate the weight of the new quantity.

Method 2: Visual Estimation

If you are familiar with various quantities of weed, you can visually estimate the weight using your judgment. Here are some tips:

  • Familiarize yourself with quantities you have weighed previously.
  • Compare the new quantity to the ones you know and make an estimate based on visual similarity.
  • Consider factors such as density, compactness, and moisture content to make a more accurate guess.
  • Remember that this method may not provide a precise measurement, but it can still give you a general idea.

Method 3: Water Displacement Method

This method can help estimate the weight of smaller quantities using a regular kitchen scale. Here’s how:

  1. Fill a container with a known volume of water and measure its weight on the scale.
  2. Gently drop the weed into the container, ensuring it doesn’t splash water out.
  3. Measure the new weight of the container with weed-filled water.
  4. Subtract the original weight of the container to get the weight of the weed.


Please note that these methods offer approximate measurements and may not provide precise results. It is always recommended to use a scale for accurate measurements, especially if accuracy is crucial.

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