Q&A with Jorge
I just picked up some Master Kush bud and it still feels a little moist, like it hasn’t dried all the way. Everyone says the nuggies should be dense stinky. How can I cure it myself and get the max potency out of it?
You bought wet dope—something all too common in America! About 75% of the weight of a bud is water; wet buds weigh more, and that’s why they sell them that way. You will need to let the bud dry out slowly over a few more days. I like to wrap it in a sheet of newspaper or put it in a paper bag and set it in a dry place. Do not set it in the sun, on the radiator, or somewhere overly warm: Heat, air and friction from fondling hands all degrade cannabis potency, so avoid those factors whenever possible. Store drying cannabis on the top of a bookshelf or in a similar place. The newspaper will attract the moisture, and in a few days the bud should be dry enough to cure.
To cure the dry bud, put it in a glass jar that has an airtight lid. Leave the bud in the sealed jar overnight. Open the jar for a few minutes the next day to let new fresh air in. Open the jar for a few minutes several times during the next few days. Examine the bud: You will find that it is dry all the way through. The consistency of the leaves also changes from soft and supple to rigid and pliable. Keep the bud at maximum potency by storing it in a cool, dark, dry place.