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Does Anyone Still Use Triple Beam Scales To Weigh Marijuana?


The Triple Beam Scale Should Be In The Marijuana Hall Of Fame.

When I first started smoking marijuana almost 20 years ago, the industry standard for weighing marijuana was the triple beam scale. If you are relatively new to the marijuana world, a triple beam scale is completely manual. It needs to be calibrated and you essentially balance the weight of the marijuana with the weight on the beams on the scale. Sounds like effort right? For decades that’s how almost all marijuana was weighed. I remember the shock and awe of seeing the first digital scale in my area. ‘It weighs marijuana exactly, every time to the tenth of the gram,’ my marijuana dealer exclaimed.

I remember when I was in junior and senior high school and people would try to steal the triple beam scales that were used to weigh out elements for experiments. In today’s day and age, a triple beam seems so Stone Age because everyone I know has a digital scale. Prices for digital scales are so cheap now days, even the average marijuana consumer can afford one. Only dealers used to be able to afford them in the early 1990’s, now they are as cheap as ten dollars in Oregon.

How is it in your area? Do you still purchase marijuana from someone that weighs their marijuana on a triple beam scale? Or maybe you are a dealer that is very sentimental about your scale, and refuse to get a new one. Or even yet another possibility, do you believe that triple beam scales are better than digital scales for weighing marijuana? After all, you never have to buy batteries with a triple beam! Below is a picture of a triple beam scale for any rookie readers out there that still confused.

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  1. Thanks for the link jackyb! I bought a scale from them and just got it today! get prices too! and they had this promo going where i got 100 free mini ziplock baggies. You know the ones with designs on them. there pretty sick.

  2. hahahah I used to have one of these!!! I jacked it from my chiemistry lab in hgih school yo! that shit was st8 dope! I used that thing for 10 years until the cop busted me and took it! I got a new one from http://www.scaleforweed.com tho so check that out if you still got one of these old n busted things!

  3. Problem is nobody has figured out a way to integrate this type scale with Medical Marijuana Dispensary software.  MarijuanaTech google it.

  4. I remember when the triple beam was all the rage. I also remember that it was one of the first things the cops looked for when raiding a house. If you had a triple beam you must be a dealer. That is why people started buying the digital scales in the first place. They were much easier to hide.Now they make digital scales that look like other things so the police do not notice them. And they are very reliable you don’t have to adjust anything. And as long as it has a battery it will be correct.

  5. I actually use an antique triple beam from the thirties. It was from an assay co. that measured precious metals. I love it!

  6. Hahah! Yes! I just moved up to Oregon 6 months ago and yes, my friend uses the exact triple beam in the picture! -_-

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