Thinking of buying a great digital marijuana scale at your local store is definitely being over-optimistic and even if you manage to grab one the odds of finding the best fit for your needs are even more bleak.
Marijuana is expensive and small quantities do matter so, before we get into different types of digital marijuana scales, let us quickly go through the factors that are a must to consider while buying one.
1. At least 0.1 gram precision
This is to make sure that your digital marijuana scale is able to weigh even the small quantities of marijuana with precision.
2. Factory Calibration
Factory calibrated marijuana scales are ultra precise because of the high-end calibration techniques employed.
3. Don’t settle for the lowest price
Don’t go for an unrealistically low price while buying a scale. Digital marijuana scales are precise instruments and are pretty distinct from the lowest price scales are often manufactured in China.
The latter lack quality and precision, and will have to be replaced pretty soon.
While these are some factors that should be considered for all digital marijuana scales, let us delve into specific types and details of scales, to see which one suits you the best:
These digital marijuana scales are best suited for personal use and can easily fit into your pocket. Their protective lid protects you from any external damage.
For weighing more amount of marijuana, most pocket scales come with an expansion tray.
With an expansion tray one can typically weigh five times more marijuana at a time.
Pocket scales are designed for personal use and if you want to measure ounces of marijuana, these are probably not the best fit.
A pocket scale typically costs $20-$60.
Stealth scales are best suited for people who don’t want everyone to know that they own a scale. These special scales are designed in a manner that they can be easily disguised as everyday items like CD cases, cigarette pack or a cell phone.
Most popular ones are the CD stealth marijuana digital scales. They can be conveniently kept in your house with discretion, and can typically weigh up to 1000 gms of marijuana at a time.
Stealth and pocket combo scales
These digital marijuana scales are perfect to simultaneously attain discretion with portability. The most popular looks just like a matchbox from outside and can easily fit in your pocket.
These scales generally have the precision of a pocket scale. They are battery powered and are generally factory calibrated.
Large table scales are best suited if you have to regularly weigh large quantities of marijuana. Weighing large quantities with small scales consumes a lot of time and effort, and often becomes frustrating at times.
The only downside of such scales is that they are generally not portable (absence of protective lid) and their pressure sensors can be easily damaged.
If you regularly require weighing small quantities of marijuana, milligram scales are your thing. Best suited for labs and research purposes, milligram scales can typically measure up to 0.001 grams.
The maximum weight these milligram scales can measure varies from 50g-70g.
There is no “perfect” digital marijuana scale and each one is suited to cater for a specific set of needs. On an ending note, don’t compromise on quality for a low price, when it comes to marijuana scales. After all, you get what you pay for!