A zip of marijuana is slang for an ounce.
I never knew the terminology until I moved to a recreational marijuana state.
I was living down south where recreational marijuana isn’tlegal. If I wanted to buy an ounce of marijuana from a guy on the street, I was going to pay about $200. The cost for that ounce of marijuana in the dispensary was even higher because the state only allowed medical sales. After I moved to the West coast, I started using even more recreational marijuana products. They were much easier to find and obtain. I met a couple of men this week when I went fishing at the reservoir. I was there most of the day in our kayak and there were some other men there too. They were smoking marijuana on the side of the water and I pulled up our kayak next to them to see if they had some buds that they could offer to me. One of the men named Jack gave me a joint and I sat and talked with the men while all of us smoked marijuana. The guy told me that he could offer me a zip of marijuana for $69. When I found out that it was the same marijuana that every one of us were smoking, I was ready to supply the guy currency. I had $69 in our trifold, thankfully. I did not have to go to an ATM or leave the area. I told the guy that I would happily take a zip of marijuana for 69 bucks, but before the guy left the lake that day, I got a fat sack of marijuana and the guy’s iPhone number so I can call him next time I need weed.