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How to rehydrate weed

Published Mar 17, 2019 01:30 p.m. ET
Notice your marijuana plants are dehydrated? Do they look or feel too dry? Follow this easy guide for 5 easy ways how to rehydrate weed

If you have ever had a bag of herb go to dust on you than chances are you have wondered if it is possible to safely put some of the moisture back into a bud. Whether it’s due to over-drying, a bag left open, or a stash that’s just laid around for too long, being able to rehydrate weed is a great skill to have and comes with more than a few benefits. Most of the techniques used to add moisture back to bud involve finding something safe that contains water and adding it to a bag or storage container for awhile to help rejuvenate it. Here are 5 of the most commonly used methods to rehydrate cannabis.

1. Greens - You can use lettuce or celery to add moisture to dried up weed. Iceberg lettuce is recommended as it will not taint the bud with a bitter taste and contains significant amounts of water in a form that is easy for plant material to absorb. Though this may not be the best choice if you are just looking to lightly freshen up your bud as it will add a lot of water. Just drop a leaf into your bag and let it sit for 24 hours. Make sure to remove it immediately after the 24-hour mark to avoid moldy weed.

2. Fruit peels - Almost any kind of fruit peel can be used to rehydrate weed, and they come with the bonus of additional flavor. Watermelon, pear, apple, banana, orange, pineapple, and just about any other kind of large fruit peel you can think of can be added to a bag for 12-24 hours to add some moisture and sweetness to your overdried bud. This technique is perfect for a quick freshening up of older bud that may not be over dry yet but could be saved and last longer with a little extra moisture.

3. Tinfoil & cotton - Cotton is the most recommended, but even toilet paper or paper towel could be used this way to add moisture to your weed. You will need something that will absorb water that can be wrapped inside an aluminum foil ball. The trick is not to add too much water to avoid potential moldy weed, instead be sure the absorbent material is no thicker or larger than a cotton ball that is lightly dampened. One of these aluminum foil balls can be dropped into a baggie or jar of weed and will continuously add moisture for several weeks.

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4. Bread - One slice of bread holds enough moisture to completely rejuvenate even the driest quarter of bud. The downside of using bread is that it needs to be fresh so it doesn’t give you mold potential, and it takes longer than other methods. Drop a piece of bread into your storage container along with the dry herb and leave it for 4-7 days. Once the bread is dry and hard, it should be removed.

5. Fresh bud - If you are lucky enough to have some fresh herb that contains an abundance of moisture you can use it to rehydrate your weed. The problem is, for this to work they will need to be mixed at a ratio of around 50/50 to work. The only time you could use less is if you have a freshly picked bud that hasn't been cured yet. In that case, just one bud could be enough, be careful as fresh weed can turn into mold quick under the right conditions.

If you have ever had a bag of herb go to dust on you than chances are you have wondered if it is possible to safely put some of the moisture back into a bud. Whether it’s due to over-drying, a bag left open, or a stash that’s just laid around for too long, being able to rehydrate weed is a great skill to have and comes with more than a few benefits. Most of the techniques used to add moisture back to bud involve finding something safe that contains water and adding it to a bag or storage container for awhile to help rejuvenate it. Here are 5 of the most commonly used methods to rehydrate cannabis.

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