Whether you are a medical marijuana patient or a recreational user, weighing your marijuana is an essential part of the cannabis experience. Properly weighing your marijuana can help you control your intake, make sure your getting what you paid for and accurately measure the remaining quantity. However, with so many types of scales available on the market, it can be challenging to determine which one is right for you. In this article, we will explore the different types of scales available, the factors to consider when choosing a scale, and the tips for weighing marijuana.
Weighing Marijuana: Choosing the Right Scale
- Importance of weighing marijuana
- Different types of scales available (digital, mechanical, pocket, tabletop,)
- Factors to consider when choosing a scale
Why Weighing Your Marijuana is Important
Weighing your marijuana is important for several reasons. First, it allows you to control your intake and ensure that you are not over consuming. Second, you can make sure your getting what you paid for or of course measure your harvest if your a home grower. Finally, weighing your marijuana accurately can help you know how much you have left and when it is time to purchase more.
Types of Scales Available
There are different types of scales available on the market, and each has its pros and cons. Here are the most common types of scales:
Digital scales are the most common type of scales available on the market. They use electronic components to measure weight and display it on a digital screen. Digital scales are easy to use, accurate, and can measure weight in different units. usually coming in a tenth(1.0) and hundredth(1.00) of a gram sensitivities. They are usually relatively affordable although the batteries may need frequent replacement if used regularly.
Mechanical scales are a little more primitive and thus they are less common in general. They use a spring to measure weight and a dial to display the weight. They are durable, reliable, and do not require batteries. However, they are not as accurate as digital scales, and they can be challenging to read.
Usually digital, pocket scales are small, portable scales that can fit in your pocket. They are ideal for weighing small quantities of your chosen herb, and they are easy to use. However, they usually have a limited weight capacity. I recommend the triton line of my weigh scales, I highly recommend the "T2 mini" it has a 400 gram capacity and a nice flat lid to use as a tray while still being under $40.00
Tabletop scales are larger scales that are designed to sit on a tabletop. They have a higher weight capacity than other smaller scales and are commonly more accurate. However, they are not as portable and can be expensive.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Scale
When choosing a scale, there are several factors to consider, including accuracy, capacity, size, durability, ease of use, and cost. Here is a breakdown of each factor:
Accuracy is the most crucial factor when choosing a scale. You want a scale that is accurate and can measure weight to the nearest decimal point. Commonly found going to the tenth(1.0) of a gram and to the hundredth(1.00)
The capacity of the scale is the maximum weight it can measure. You want a scale that can handle the amount of marijuana you need to weigh.
The size of the scale is essential if you need a portable scale. You want a scale that is small enough to fit in your pocket or backpack.
Durability is essential if you plan to use the scale frequently. You want a scale that can withstand regular use and is built to last. This is where the table top units really shine. Again I particularly like the Triton line of my weigh scales, they are available in an "armoured" variety that can withstand some drops and bumps better than many competitors.
Ease of Use
Ease of use is essential if you are new to weighing marijuana. You want a scale that is easy to read and has a simple interface. Though most modern digital scales are fairly self explanatory.
Finally, cost is a factor to consider. You want a scale that is affordable and within your budget.
Tips for Weighing Marijuana
Here are some tips for weighing marijuana:
- Calibrate your scale regularly to ensure accuracy. Bring your scale down to any Shell Shock for free calibration if your concerned its not accurate.
- Use a clean and flat surface to weigh your marijuana, A large clean and lightweight cup or something similar is a popular option as well.
- Measure with the container on the scale first, then tare to get an accurate reading.
- Use a scale that is appropriate for the amount you are measuring.
In conclusion, weighing your marijuana is essential for controlling your intake and accurately measuring the remaining quantity. There are different types of scales available on the market, and each has its pros and cons. When choosing a scale, consider the accuracy, capacity, size, durability, ease of use, and cost. By following these guidelines and by shopping at Shell Shock, you can choose the right scale for your needs and weigh your marijuana accurately every time.