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How Much Cannabis Flower Will Fit In A Jar?

Determining what size container you need to package your freshly grown flower may be more complicated than you think. There is no one standard unit of measurement when it comes to cannabis packaging. Containers like jars are often measured in ounces, while pop tops are more likely to be measured in drams. Some containers are even measured in milliliters. 

How Much Cannabis Flower Will Fit In A Jar?

To complicate things further, these units of measurements don’t necessarily translate as practically as one would think. For example, a two-ounce jar isn’t going to two ounces of bud. This is because the weight of something isn’t necessarily congruent with its mass. Think about a pound of feather vs a pound of bricks – the feathers are going to take up much more space. Mass is also going to differ between individual batches of cannabis. Things like moisture and density are going to play huge factors in determining how much space your flower will take up.

Because sizing is so complicated, we’ve created this handy guide to help you approximate how much bud will fit in a container.

One Gram of Cannabis
A 2 ounce jar is a typical size container for a gram of bud.

If you’re looking for a pop-top vial, you’ll find that they are traditionally measured in drams. Drams began as a unit of measurement in the old English apothecary system, and one dram is equivalent to ⅛ of an ounce or 3.697 milliliters. Don’t worry, you won’t have to do any math. One gram of cannabis will typically fit in a 13 - 16 dram pop top.

Breaking it down to milliliters, expect to need a 60 ml container to hold one gram of cannabis.

Five to Seven Grams of Cannabis
The average quarter of cannabis will fit neatly inside a 5 ounce jar. That translates to around 40 drams or 160 milliliters. 

Ten Grams of Cannabis
 When we get up to 10 grams of sticky icky you can expect your buds to fit in a 6 to 8 ounce jar depending on density. That’s the equivalent of 60 drams or 220 milliliters. 

Fifteen Grams of Cannabis
At fifteen grams of cannabis, expect to need a 10 ounce jar. This is equal to 300 milliliters. Currently, drams come in the following sizes: 6, 13, 19, 30, 60, 90. At a half ounce and above, you’ll want to select the largest size of 90 drams. Depending on how fluffy your bud is, a 90 dram pop-top may be a little cramped.

Sizes Will Vary    
The most important thing to remember is that these are just general guidelines. All cannabis is going to have different densities, which means that all cannabis will take up more or less space. Use these guidelines as a jumping off point, and determine what container you’ll need based on the mass of your individual cannabis buds.
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