I screwed up and got things wet and didn’t dry my crop properly. Is there any way I can save some of it?
Drying converts THC from its non-psychoactive, crude, acidic form to its psychoactive neutral form. In other words, fresh green marijuana is not very potent. If buds are dried unevenly or remain moist, chlorophyll and other pigments, starch and nitrates are trapped within plant tissue, making it taste “green” and burn unevenly.
If mold hasn’t taken over, you should be able to save the entire crop. Trim buds from large branches and set on a screen to dry. Keep the air temperature between 65Â°F and 75Â°F and humidity from 45% to 55%. Make sure the buds are completely dry before placing in a glass jar to cure. To check for dryness, roll up a joint and see if it burns well and stays lit.
If the buds are wet and moldy, there’s little you can do to salvage them for smoking. Some growers will make Ice-O-Lator hash (go to pollinator.nl). This process separates resin from foliage with a cold-water bath and sieves. However, some of the mold could still be present in the hash.