Throughout this series we’ve examined four factors that impact how your cannabis strain turns out: the strain’s genetics, the environment in which it’s grown, the growing techniques used, and the harvesting methods. Today we’ll wrap up our series by exploring yet another factor that can impact your strain: the curing process.
Once the cannabis plant has been harvested, it’s ready to be dried and cured. The cure can be the difference between good cannabis and truly exceptional buds. As cannabis cures, the cannabinoid compounds in their acidic composition mature through the process of decarboxylation, transforming them into their psychoactive state.
There are many techniques and styles to sufficiently cure cannabis, but the most widely accepted method is to cure in glass jars, slowly releasing or “burping” any excess moisture content that builds up over the first phase. Once the excess humidity has been removed, the contents of the jar are sealed and left to temper, sometimes for months, before it is ready for consumption.
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