Have you been thinking about investing in a quality digital scale to weigh your weed? Back in the day if you wanted a digital scale it was simple. You had one choice, a triple beam scale.
Now a days you have hundreds of different scales to pick from and you can’t even really find a triple beam scale anymore. Many people that want to invest in a digital scale make the mistake of trying to go to the local retail stores like officemax, walmart, target, and such. If you have been there looking for a digital scale in the past you already know why it’s not a good idea. If you haven’t you saved yourself some time and let me explain why.
Big Box stores don’t stock the type of scales we need.
Despite the fact that marijuana is starting to hit the mainstream and become widely accepted both medically and recreationally corporate stores are slow to respond. If you go to most (if not all) big box stores today and look for a digital scale you will find two different types of scales. “Food” scales and “postage” scales. Well, a scale is a scale you might ask yourself. That is true however, most people that are using food and postage scales are weighing multiple ounces at a time and don’t need to be accurate down to the 1/10th of a gram.
When you are using your scale to weigh weed being accurate down to an ounce just doesn’t cut it. You need a digital scale that can weigh down to 1/10th (0.1g) of a gram. Unfortunately you will not find a digital scale that is that precise at a big box store. If you want to buy a digital scale to weigh your medical marijuana you really only have one good option. Which is to buy it online. I know, I know. A lot of people don’t like to have things like a digital scale shipped to their house. The last thing tyou want is your neighbor to see you get a weed scale delivered to your house. So my first recommendation would be to find a website that ships in a plain box with no obvious labels on the outside.
What are the new types of scales on the market today?
With all the advancements in technology going on in the last 10 years you would imagine that digital scales have gotten pretty creative – and you would be correct. Some of the new digital scales on the market today are really neat as well as functional. Have a look at some of the cooler ones I’ve seen lately.
You can still get a large scale that is as accurate as a small pocket scale.
Many people like to have the option of a large weighing surface in order to make it easier to weigh their medicine. It can be a very annoying experience to try and do the ole weed stack pyramid on top of a small pocket scale just to weigh a couple of grams. Here is a few scales that we found that weigh down to 0.1 or even 0.01 grams but weigh over 500 grams and offer a large platform (4 inches or bigger, some even as big as 9 inches). So just because the scale is big DOESN’T mean it cant be accurate too. You just have to get the right scale and unfortunately big box stores only sell big and not-so-accurate digital scales for food and postage that weigh by the ounce.
What about those weed scale apps?
Weed scale apps don’t work. Let me repeat that. Weed scale apps do not work. It is a cute idea and I wish they did work but they simply don’t work. As far as I have seen every single one of them is a scam. Save your 99 cents and get a real scale. You can get a good digital scale for less than $20 so there is no reason to waste money on something that doesn’t work. Don’t believe me? Read what hightimes has to say aboutweed scale apps.
Where should I buy a digital scale?
If you are looking to buy a weed scale you can go with eBay.com which can be a great place to buy a digital scale for some folks. The only downfalls is they mostly sell cheap Chinese made scales that are actually shipped directly to you from China so shipping takes a few weeks and you can’t send them back when/if they break. The prices are cheap though which is nice but a lot of times you get what you pay for so buyer beware. When I ordered one from eBay last time it was from china and had “digital scale” on the customs form on the outside of the package so it isn’t exactly stealthy. I got about 5 months of use out of it before it broke on me but for $20 I guess its not bad.
The other option would be to buy a scale from a specialty online shop. One of the top shops is Herbscales.com because they specialize in scales so they have very reasonable prices and they appear to only offer quality scales (the one I bought was excellent quality at least, I’ve had it for over a year and she is still going strong!). They also ship discreetly (mine came in a plain envelope with no obvious shipping return label name) and at the time I ordered they had free shipping on any sized order which was a plus and also gave away free mini baggies. Don’t quote me on that because I’m not sure if they will have those offers forever. The only downfalls I saw with them is they only have about about 30 different scales for sale. Maybe they will add more later but they did have a wide selection of different scales so you could still find something that would do the job. And because they are designed to weigh herbs they all weigh down to either .1 or .01 grams so you can’t go wrong with any scale from that site.
No matter where you decide to buy your digital scale one thing is for certain, You need to buy a digital scale. With the price of quality medical marijuana and the lack of trust and regulation in the industry a digital scale is always a good inexpensive investment that ensures you get exactly what you paid for. One short bag can more than pay the cost for a digital scale.
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