After 12+ months, buds will begin to lose their potency and smell unless they’ve been stored properly
Note: Read the full article with step-by-step instructions on how to dry/cure your cannabis buds here. This article provides extra tips and hints for the best cannabis curing results, but the above link will give you detailed step-by-step instructions.
Never let buds touch each other during the drying process
(arrange them so buds don’t touch)
Harvest: Cut down your buds
Why Do Growers Cure Buds After Harvest?
Dramatically improves taste of buds after harvest
Continue curing buds for up to 6 months to further increase smoothness and potency (though it’s currently unknown if 2nd level curing has an effect on medical benefits of cannabis). Yes, buds actually seem to get more potent if you continue curing past 4 weeks. The exact process is not well understood, but it’s true. I encourage you to test your buds at all stages of curing so you can see for yourself!
After 6 months, you should prepare your buds for long-term storage. If it’s just going to be a few months, this means storing your jarred buds in a cool, dry place. If you plan on storing buds for longer than that, it’s recommended that you use a vacuum seal.
Trim buds on the stem and dry them by hanging upside down for a long, slow cure. It’s the best way to do dry your buds!
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