We get asked all the time to translate dealer and user-speak into plain English and simpler mathematics: How much is in a teenager? What’s an 8-ball? If I buy a quarter-ounce, how many grams will I get? Those of us still in the game have boned up on our weights and measures to make sure our dealer is giving us what we’ve paid for. We learned what lingo equals what weight and then what that weight looks like in its little baggie. No one wants to get ripped off, right?

The savvier shoppers among us know that the price of a stash might be negotiated, especially when we can be flexible about the amount we buy. In the ever-changing drug marketplace, there can be Costco-sized discounts available for customers who have the cash to buy in bulk. That said, we think it’s really important to know how much we’re consuming, especially if we’re buying in bulk. Eating a pint of ice cream isn’t the same thing as downing a half-gallon, now is it?