While football may be a game of inches, when it comes to the sport of cannabis, it’s all about grams and ounces.
And while many of us know someone who swears they can eyeball an eighth or a quarter ounce with precision even when standing across the room, the truth is it isn’t that simple. Certain strains of flower can be more dense and heavy, while others are fluffier but may still seem bigger to the naked eye.
This is where a precise digital weed scale comes in handy. These scales give the user the peace of mind to know that they’re truly getting what they paid for even if they can’t tell an ounce of weed from a dime bag.
Here’s a closer look at our top picks for weed scales in 2021.
★ = $0-$15
★★ = $15-$30
★★★ = $30 and up
Batteries: 2 AAA (included)
Size: 5 x 0.8 x 3 inches (pocket size)
Precision: 0.01g to 100g
Scale is accurate enough for the price point. At the threshold of accuracy the scale can be off by 10 or 20 mgThomas Galvin
The actual measuring surface is much smaller than I anticipated. Pocket really means pocket in this case. You can fit this in the front jeans pocket of an average sized person with ease.John Hendrix
The Smart Weigh is a truly pocket-sized scale that should be able to handle any measurements from 0.01g to 100grams.
It has a simple three-button interface and a sleek, blue digital screen that couldn’t be easier to read. It also has a versatile range of measurements, including gram, ounces, grain, and carat, in case you want to moonlight as a jeweler.
In addition, the case has a lid that can be closed in an instant, for safekeeping when traveling.
Batteries: 2 AAA (included), with automatic shut-off after 60 seconds
Size: 3.85 x 2.48 inches (pocket size)
Precision: 0.1g to 500grams
Use it for baking, love being accurate!Jen
Splashing “Cheech & Chong” and a cartoon depiction of the comedy duo across the top is probably not the best way to make a discreet weed scale, but the Infyniti Cheech & Chong Virus Scale is so small that chances are people won’t notice anyway.
Measuring just 3.85 x 2.48 inches, it fits the smallest of pockets.And along with its solid lid that doubles as a tray, it’s ideal for traveling.
The scale can weigh up to 500 grams in increments of 0.1g, and has a 30-year lifetime warranty if anything goes wrong.
Batteries: 2 AAA (included)
Size: 6.8 x 4.4 x 1.35 inches (may be slightly over pocket size)
Precision: 0.01g to 200 grams
I love it so much I bought 2 to have in different areas. I recommend only this scale to people!Tracy Stafford
Packing was perfect, everything came as expected, just too sensitive. Not accurate because of that; so much as the air conditioning blowing would change the read out on the device, I wouldn’t recommend it.Noah Rice
With decades of experience in the mini scale market, it’s perhaps no surprise that Truweigh knows what they’re doing.
The company’s crimson collapsible bowl scale is a precision scale that can read from 0.01g to 200 grams with ease, by way of a simple, single button calibration. The scale comes inside its own silicone carrying case, and has a number of handy features including an auto-shut off that turns the scale off after 3 minutes to save battery life.
Also, the collapsible silicone carrying case can be expanded into a bowl to be used on the scale.
The scale is a bit larger than some other options and is considered more of a countertop scale. Nonetheless, it’s built for travel with its carrying case.
Batteries: 2 AAA (included)
Size: 5.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches
Precision: 0.01g to 100 grams
Is it a tool kit or a scale tailor-made for concentrates? The ProScale Slick is a precision digital scale that fits in your pocket and is designed for use with concentrates.
The scale comes with two silicone containers to hold concentrates as well as a metal tool and a slick silicone mat to make handling concentrates much easier.
The scale also has a sturdy stainless steel weighing platform, an easy to read blue LCD display, and comes with a 2 year warranty in case anything breaks.
Batteries: 2 AAA batteries
Size: 4.2 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches
Precision: 0.1g to 1000grams
This is the second pocket scale I have purchased and hands down this is the better of the two. I really enjoy itJoseph DiTucci
Really happy with this. Accurate, compact, calibrates well (although I did have to buy a separate 100g weight for calibration). No complaints!Amy Amazon
The AWS is a well-built, dependable pocket weed scale that also features an innovative “blade style” retractable design that swings out from beneath the sale.
The scale has a stainless-steel measuring service and two clear plastic covers that can also be used as trays. The high precision scale is truly pockets sized at only 2.7 x 2.7 inches, and it comes with a 10-year limited warranty included.
Batteries: 2 AAA
Size: 5.5 x 3.25, x 1 inches
Precision: 0.01g to 400 grams
Given the price point, the build of the case, and the design. I can say, this is my favourite scale far out classing, the rest I have used.Jason
It’s not bad for the price, but it could be better.Shelly Stanley
Described by MyWeigh as “an enhanced version of the proven and affordable Triton,” the Triton T3 is a highly accurate and durable scale that can truly take a beating, with fully-rubber padded outer case, shock-mounted internal components, and a crosshatch soft rubber shell.
In other words, you can take this pocket scale on the go and not worry about wear and tear.
The removable cover also doubles as an expansion tray if you’re weighing higher qualities.
Also, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, it’s hard to go wrong.
Batteries: 2 AAA
Size: 4.7 x 2.8 x 0.4inches (pocket-size)
Precision: 0.1g to 300 grams
Not a bad scale for the price, good features and works well.Andrew
It does work perfectly, but I will have to buy a larger scale soonCaitlin M
Described by ProScale as “your go to gram pocket scale,” this sleek and durable scale is perfect for weighing herb at home or on the go. It features a sliding hard cover that protects the screen and buttons inside, which, along with its small dimensions, helps make it a great portable pocket scale.
Also, with an attractive blue screen display and an easy two button interface, it doesn’t need any sort of expertise to operate, and comes with a 2-year guarantee either way.
Why would you buy a weed scale?
A weed scale may seem like a relatively niche product, but they’re useful and affordable enough to be a necessary gadget in any cannabis user’s stash box.
A precision scale can give you an idea of just how generous the pours actually are at your local dispensary, and can let you know whether or not you got a fair shake from your dealer. A scale can also tell you whether or not the amount of weed you just packed in your suitcase exceeds the amount permitted for personal use in your state. Also, considering that so many weed scales are sold as “kitchen scales” designed to make life easier for bakers, it should be no surprise that a weed scale can truly come in handy for anyone who is looking to get into making their own edibles.
And for medical marijuana patients, a scale can help them stay on top of their daily regimen.
What makes a good weed scale?
It should probably come as no surprise, but when shopping for a weed scale, precision is key. Make sure to find a scale that can measure down to 1/100th of a gram. There probably isn’t an occasion in which you’d need to parcel out 1/100th of a gram, but this is a good indicator of the precision of the scale.
And as long as you are only purchasing or holding weed for personal use, you probably won’t need a scale that can measure more than 1,000 grams.
The scale should also have the capacity to measure ounces.
You’ll also want to take a close look at the battery life. Does it use rechargeable batteries? How long should it work on new batteries? Scales can also feature an auto-shut off to shut things down when not in use, helping you conserve your batteries.
Size is also a consideration. Do you want a pocket-size scale that you can take with you when heading to a friend’s house to divvy up the herb you went in on together? Or do you only plan to pull it off the shelf at home? This can make a huge difference in which weed scale is best for you.
Most scales should also come with a bowl or tray for easy weighing, and the ability to first tare or zero the scale before calculating the amount.
Can’t you just use a regular kitchen scale?
There are kitchen scales that can reach the same 1/10th or 1/100th of a gram precision as pocket weed scales, but this is not always the case. In addition, most kitchen scales are meant to be used…in the kitchen. They aren’t designed to slip discreetly into your pocket or to be easily taken on the go on a regular basis.
A regular kitchen scale could help you in a pinch, but you’re much better off buying one of these weed scales.
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