Drying your cannabis fast

Published Mar 2, 2019 12:20 p.m. ET

Wondering how to dry weed fast? There’s a lot of tools around the house that you can use for this task. Brown bags from the grocery store are one way to dry buds quickly. While it may not be the fastest way to dry weed, it’ll work in a pinch. This is not going to provide a wonderful aromatic bud for your enjoyment, but it will work. Put your buds in the bag, after 3 to 4 days remove the buds. Prepare an area where the fan from your computer blows out the air. Find those vents and place your buds on a paper towel in front of the fan. Rotate the buds every 10 minutes. You may have to wait up to an hour to obtain the dryness you want. You will now have quick cure marijuana that is smoke-able but could be harsh and not the best flavor or potency, but it may do in a pinch.  

Outdoor ganja growers have for years found a rock to dry the herb. Putting your herb in a paper bag in a secure place facing the sun will do the trick. Make sure to secure the bag on the rock. This will, however, affect the taste and degrade the quality. You are also dependent on the weather. The time frame may take a couple of days, so pray for no rain.

Around the house drying methods

Oven drying cannabis, this is a sure way of wasting your bud. This method is too hot and you will destroy the cannabinoids, you will have cooked your bud. The buds will now appear dry and crispy and will give you no effective high feeling.

Perhaps you would like to try microwaving the bud to dryness. You could use your microwave as a kind of marijuana heater, you will be steaming the bud by using the microwave. Place your bud in a paper towel within the container, close the lid then microwave at 40% for 1 minute. You will now remove from the microwave, open the lid to release the steam. You should be able to keep a better part of the potency and taste using this fast method as compared to other methods of quick dry.

Desperate times, desperate measures

The vents under the couch can be a method for quick drying marijuana. This will entail leaving your herb on a shallow plate or ashtray on top of the vent. Presumably, it is winter, and you can pump up the heat to over 85 degrees F. By morning the under the couch drying method should have produced your morning wake-n-bake. This method can be used if the summer season is here, you will just use the air-conditioner for the same purpose. Make sure that the vent will be blowing cold air all night. Circulating the air on and around the herb is necessary.

Care should be taken in providing the best humidity for drying cannabis. Too much can produce mold within the buds. I think it is important to be careful with the amount of heat that you are using to quickly dry your marijuana. Too much and you will end up with useless burnt plant material. The key to achieving quality tasting and potency of the bud is not in the fast-drying methods mentioned.  Patience and time are needed on your side, and the reward will be great tasting looking and potency that you have been waiting for.

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