Whatever the case, dried out bud sucks. There’s no better way to feel like you just wasted good money than to discover that your top-shelf ganja has been reduced to rubble. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to save your dried out marijuana and help restore it to its former glory. Here we will teach you easy hacks to saving dried out weed. We promise every one of them will be more enjoyable than trying to smoke enough dry weed to get high.
Rehydrate Your Dried-Out Weed
You’ll need to toss in humidity packs or fruit peels to return the moisture to your weed. Using a sharp knife, very carefully peel off the outer layer of skin from a piece of fruit. We recommend using an orange, lemon, or apple. Place the fruit peel into a glass jar with your dried out bud and seal the lid. Let it sit for no longer than one day. Be sure to check on the herb regularly. The dry marijuana will eventually absorb the moisture from the fruit peel and will become much more usable. You may even get a bit of residual flavor from the fruit when you smoke it. If you use this technique, you need to be very careful that you don’t leave the fruit in the jar for too long. The fruit peel will start to rot and get moldy within a couple days, and if that happens, your dried out bud is now moldy bud.
Turn Your Old Weed Into Edibles
One way to make use of your archaic weed is by using it to make edibles. Trimmings which have lower levels of THC get turned into cannabutter all the time. If you do it right, you should expect good results, even when using older weed. But if you only have a small amount of old bud don’t even bother. You’ll want to put in more than you normally would to compensate for any THC lost from aging.
Dry Sift It
You can essentially mine your old weed for gold. The dry sift technique allows you to sift out and separate all the trichomes by isolating kief. Trichomes have high concentrations of cannabinoids like THC and CBD, as well as tons of terpenes. Using a series of fine screens you can isolate and dab the trichomes. This method is safer than making concentrates with combustible gas like butane. The dry-sifted material will be purer than extracts made using solvents.
Vaporize Your Old Weed
Vaporizers work better with dry weed. You may have noticed your vaporizer barely hits for the first few pulls when you pack it with fresh weed. That’s probably because your weed is still moist. Additionally, you should be able to get dense clouds of vapor without the harshness of smoke. If your weed is old, the terpene content is likely low. Therefore, it won’t taste that great. If you don’t want to taste old weed you’re better off turning it into edibles or cannabis concentrates.
Turn It Into Concentrate
People with high tolerances may have to smoke tons of old weed to get slim to no high. Fortunately, you can turn your old stash into a more potent concentrate and dab it. You can run this the same way you would BHO. The only difference is slightly smaller yields. The older your buds, the darker the final product will look.