Posted 17 August 2008 - 07:43 PM
One "official" ounce is by weight 28.349 grams. Let's call it 28.3g (even though some call 1oz at 28.4g). By using this as a starting point:
One half ounce is 14.15g; call it 14.2g.
One quarter ounce is 7.075g; call it 7.1g.
One eighth is 3.53g, call it 3.5g.
If one eighth is 3.5g, and costs half of your cost of a quarter of the same pot, you should be spending $15 - $20 on this. Based on that, cut it in half and you have a dime:
One dime would be approximately 1.768g (still coming from 28.3g as one ounce).
One nickel would be approximately 0.884g - half of a dime, since it costs half the price.
I have never in my life bought a dime that I didn't get at least 2 joints out of, sometimes 2 joints and a bowl or even 3 joints. That sounds correct because my joints weigh in at just about .75g (x2=1.5g). This is based on the fact that the more pot is broken down, it has more "work" put into it, and thus costs more. This is why a quarter can cost $30, but a full ounce of the same pot from the same dealer only costs $100 or $110, when 4x$30=$120. Thus, you would actually say that your smaller bags (dimes & nickels) actually cost way more than your quarter/half/full ounce. With that in mind, our dime should actually weigh out to LESS than the calculated number of 1.768g.
With all this said, most dimes have weighed 1.5g in my 8 years of smoking. Most nickels have weighed about 0.75g.
Remember that you should always ask to see your weight on a digital scale, and see it be zeroed out with nothing on it. Also, if you can peek UNDER the table of the scale, some crooked dealers will add weight to the bottom of the weight table - this only works if they don't show you when they zero it out and add the pot. You can get a good small set of your own digital scales most anywhere for about $20. Also remember that Ziploc-type bags weigh more than the foldable sandwich baggies, which weigh anywhere from 1.0g to 1.3g themselves, and the variance comes from manufacturing - no two bags in a back are going to weigh the EXACT same. That +/- 0.3g can be found within any box of bags.
Hope all this helps your dispute.