How to Harvest Marijuana: A Step by Step Guide

The payment for all the research, work, risk, expense, and the long, patient wait is a bountiful harvest. Strong, healthy, well-grown clones and seedlings yield the heaviest harvests. A well-organized pre-harvest and harvest are essential to preserve cannabis quality and decrease the workload.

Harvest when plants are at peak ripeness, Depending upon the high you like, which is discussed below, harvest timing is critical. The peak harvest window is open for about five to seven days.

Once harvested, most growers manicure buds before drying them slowly and evenly so THC is preserved. After drying, buds should cure to achieve full aroma and flavor, Like a fine wine, aging or curing improves taste and fragrance. Once cured, proper storage will ensure buds retain all of their essential qualities.

Before Harvest

Fragrance is often a problem before, during, and alter harvest. Control fragrance by keeping drying and manicuring rooms well-vented. If possible, allow plenty of fresh circulating air to pass through the drying room to remove odors quickly. If air in and around drying and manicuring room is stagnant, odors linger and accumulate. Keep temperatures below 70°F (21°C) so essential oils in cannabis do not volatize and release pleasant but unwanted fragrances. Contain cannabis fragrance in sealed drying and manicuring rooms. Filter air before expelling with a carbon filter. See "Odor" in Chapter Thirteen for more information on controlling fragrance.

Avoid the taste of organic or chemical fertilizers in harvested buds by flushing with plain water or a clearing solution to remove any residuals and chemicals that have built up in soil or plant foliage. Ten to fourteen days before harvesting, flush the garden with distilled water or water treated with reverse osmosis. Use a clearing solution such as Final Flush «- if you have to use plain tap water that contains dissolved solids. Some growers fertilize until three to four days before harvest and use a clearing solution to remove fertilizer residues. Apply this water just as you would apply nutrient solution. Always let at least ten percent, preferably more, drain out the bottom of containers. If using a recirculating hydroponic system, change the water alter the first four to six days of application. Continue to top off the reservoir with "clean" water.

How to tell when fertilizer will affect taste

  1. Leaf lips and fringes are burned
  2. Leaves are brittle at harvest
  3. Buds crackle when burning
  4. Buds smell like chemicals
  5. Buds taste like fertilizer

Do not water for one or two days before harvest. The soil should be fairly dry, but not dry enough that plants wilt. This will speed drying time by a day or more and not affect the quality of the end product.


Growth stops at harvest and the THC content cannot increase. It will stay the same or decrease after harvest. Proper handling is the key to retaining THC potency. Prolonged periods of light, temperatures above 80°F (270C), friction from fondling hands, and damp, humid conditions should be avoided because they all degrade the THC

The THC chemical is produced in leaves, flowers, and stalked glandular trichomes, lovingly referred to as "resin glands" or simply "trichomes." Stems and roots may smell like they should be smoked, but contain few mind-bending cannabinoids, if any, and the resin is not very psychoactive. Male plants contain much less THC and are harvested before they pollinate females. Female plants are harvested when trichomes show peak ripeness. Leaves are harvested first.

Peak Trichomes Harvest

Manicuring plants takes a long time. One pound (454 gm) takes four to six hours to manicure by hand with scissors and one to two hours to manicure with an automatic trimmer.

Growers hang plants upside down because it is simple, convenient, and effective; not to drain existing THC-potent resin into the buds. Also, boiling roots to extract THC is crazy!

Inspect resin crystals with a SOX microscope to discern the exact time to harvest.

Weed Buds All Colors

Harvest Marijuana

This 'Thaitanic' is not ready for harvest. The white pistils arc just starting to turn color.

Exact Ripe Cannabis

This 'Thaitanic' is at the paint of harvest. Note that many of the pistils are turning color.


Once the large leaves are fully formed, THC potency has generally peaked out. Smaller leaves around buds continue to develop resin until buds are ripe. Peak potency is retained, as long as leaves are healthy and green; nothing is lost by leaving them on the plant. Harvest leaves if they show signs of disease or rapid yellowing that fertilizer has failed to cure. Once they start to yellow and die, potency decreases somewhat. This is true especially with fan leaves that grow before the buds. The large leaves turn yellow when nitrogen-rich fertilizer is withheld during flowering.

Cut the entire leaf, including the leaf stem (petiole) and loss it into a bag. Paper bags breathe well and can be closed by folding over the top. Plastic bags do not breathe, so the top must be left open. If the petiole is left on the stem, it shrivels and dies back. This little bit of dead plant attracts moisture and mold. Removing it will avoid mold problems.

Keep the paper bag in a closet or area with 10-60 percent humidity and 60-70°F (15-2I°C) temperature. Reach into the bag once or twice a day and stir leaves by hand. Leaves should be dry to the touch in five to seven days. Once dry, place in the freezer to get ready to make Ice-O-Lator hash.

Marijuana Trim Area

Trim large leaves from plants before manicuring small leaves around buds. Make sure to remove leaves including petiole at main stem to avoid promoting mold.

These big bags of dried leaf and trimmings arc ready to be made into hash.

Drying Weed Paper Bags

Put leaves in an open plastic bag to dry. Stir once or twice daily to mix moist and dry leaves. These big bags of dried leaf and trimmings arc ready to be made into hash.

Male Harvest

Male flowers can produce pollen as early as two weeks after changing lights to the 12-hour day/night schedule. Watch out for early openers. Three to six weeks after initiating flowering, pollen sacks open and continue producing flowers for several weeks after the first pods have begun to shed pollen. Once male llowers are clearly visible but not yet open, THC production is at peak levels. (See "Sinsemilla Harvest" below for information on trichome glands,) This is the best time to harvest. Once males release pollen, the degradation process speeds up and flowers fall.

Harvest males carefully, especially il close to females. Cut the plant off at the base, taking care to shake it as little as possible. To help prevent accidental pollination by an unnoticed open male flower, carefully cover the male plant with a plastic bag, and tie it off at the bottom before harvesting. Or, if you can see an open pollen sack, spray it with water to make pollen unviable. Keep males used for breeding as far from flowering females as possible. Make sure to install fine screens for air coming into the flowering room and wet them down regularly to discourage rogue pollen. Isolate males until needed, After a month, the male will start reverting to vegetative growth even though it retains viable sacks of pollen. Males can also be cloned and held in the vegetative stage until needed. Induce flowering about three weeks before viable pollen is needed. Within three to five weeks, the male will be full of viable pollen sacks.

Put leaves in an open plastic bag to dry. Stir once or twice daily to mix moist and dry leaves.

Trim large leaves from plants before manicuring small leaves around buds. Make sure to remove leaves including petiole at main stem to avoid promoting mold.

Marijuana Male Plant Bud

Spray male plants with water to deactivate pollen before harvest

Harvest Marijuana

Cut a male branch from the plant to store and use later before harvesting.

Pollen Sack Cannabis

Store male branches in a glass of water (or several days. The pollen sacks will continue to open.

Prolong male harvest by removing flowers with tweezers or fingernails as they appear. New flowers soon emerge after plucking old ones. Continue to remove pollen sacks until females are two weeks from full bloom. Picking off individual male (lowers is a tedious, time consuming process, and it is easy to miss a few.

Harvesting most of the branches, leaving only one or two pollen-bearing limbs, is practical. A single male flower contains enough pollen to fertilize many female ovules; a single branch full of male flowers is necessary to produce enough pollen for most home breeding needs.

Sinsemilla Harvest

Sinsemilla flowers are mature from 6-12 weeks after the photoperiod has been changed to 12 hours. The best time to harvest sinsemilla is when THC production has peaked but not yet started the degradation process. Established indoor varieties are bred so the entire plant reaches peak potency at the same time. Lower (lower tops that received less light are not as heavily frosted with resin as upper branches and could be slower to mature. Varieties that ripen all at once tend to go through lour to five weeks of rapid bud formation before growth levels off. The harvest is taken one to three weeks after growth slows. Pure indica varieties and many indica/sativa crosses are picked six to ten weeks

Cut a male branch from the plant to store and use later before harvesting.

Store male branches in a glass of water (or several days. The pollen sacks will continue to open.

Blossom Bags Cannabis Pollen

Cover male plants with a plastic bag to help contain pollen before removing from the garden.

Mature Ripe Buds

Carefully inspect buds far peak ripeness.

Marijuana Peak Ripeness

Trichâmes fight for limited leaf space on this ripe bud. Notice all the pistils have died back and the trichâmes are at peak maturity for harvest.

Trichome Ripeness And Development

Female calyx development is shown in early, middle, and late stages.

Carefully inspect buds far peak ripeness.

Trichâmes fight for limited leaf space on this ripe bud. Notice all the pistils have died back and the trichâmes are at peak maturity for harvest. Long thin trichomes are common on most satlva-dominant strains. The underside of this leaf is packed with clear glands, some of which are turning amber. Trichomes in the center of the photo have turned amber, and many have lost the ball on top. The plant was harvested to curtail further trichome degradation.

Cannabis Ripening Stage

Photos on this page courtesy of Joop Dtimay, the "Crystalman." www,

Early Harvest: These resin glands are in the early stages of formation. Harvest when the trichomes start to turn milky white to amber (or the most potent THC.

Late Harvest: Colored light in this photo accentuates the amber color trichomes turn as the harvest window fades.

Photos on this page courtesy of Joop Dtimay, the "Crystalman." www,

Peak Harvest: Resin glands sta to turn creamy white after trichomes are fully formed. These trichomes signify harvest time!

afler inducing flowering, while indica crosses with more dominant sativas, such as 'Skunk #1', may not be ready for ten weeks. Commercial growers often pick immature six-week-old buds so they can harvest one more crop every year.

Pure sotiva varieties, especially Thai and Asian strains that were grown from native seed, take longer to bloom after turning the light to 12 hours. They could take four months to finish blooming! These types tend to form buds at an even rate throughout (lowering with no marked decline in growth rate. Few indoor growers have the time or patience to grow pure scitivci varieties because of their long flowering period, leggy stature, and low yield, Buds at the lop of the plant often reach peak potency a few days to a couple of weeks before lower buds. Long-blooming equatorial sativas may require several harvests.

Close Pistil Sacks Cannabis

Close-up of a single resin gland was shot with a scanning electron microscope at 37QX. THC is concentrated at the base of the "baft." 370X electron scanning photo courtesy Eirik,

Cannabis Trichomes Chart

Tn'chomes are very delicate and can be ruptured easily. Note the torn head on one trichome and the one in the foreground has lost Its head completely! OCX electron scanning photo courtesy Eirik.

Pistils turn from white to brown or brownish-red as the flower tops ripen. Pistils changing color indicates plants are turning ripe; however, it is not the best indicator of peak ripeness. After more hands-on research, I have learned that it is difficult to tell peak ripeness by the color of pistils in all strains. The best gauge of peak ripeness is the color of the resin glands or tri-chomes.

Resin glands change colors as they ripen. At lirst, glands are clear. As they continue to mature, they turn a translucent milky color and, finally, they turn amber. Resin glands that are bruised from being squeezed or jostled about deteriorate quickly. All glands do not change trichome is a "plant hair." The trichâmes found on drug cannabis are glandular and secretory in character. These stalked glandular trichomes are comprised of a stalk with a resin head. They look like a post with the knob at the top. They form on buds and small leaves. The highest concentration of THC is located at the base of the resin head. The best time to harvest is when these trichomes have developed a spherical head and are still transparent. Senescing glands start to turn brown and get smaller; they are decomposing, and THC content diminishes. Check buds every day starting the sixth week of flowering. Check several buds from different plants to ensure the maximum amount of trichomes are ripe for harvest.

Marijuana Cystolith

This scientist from Canna measures the exact THC content of harvested buds with a gas chromolograph.

Milky Trichomes

You can dearly sec stalked trichomes, the clear column with a ball an top that contains mudi THC. Hair-like painted cystolith hairs contain virtually no THC.

Milky Trichomes

The glandular trichomes in this photo are short and stout. Crystalman added color to this photo to provide perspective, Photos on this page courtesy of Joop Dutnay, the "Crystalman.*

This close up photo by Crystalman shows a single long (all resin gland that is perfectly ripe.

Cystolith trichomes have a pointed tip and are often long and hair-like. These protective trichomes are most common on leaf undersides. I Cystolith glands exude insecti-cidal and miticidal substances to gum up pest mouthparts | and repel them, but they have no THC.

You can dearly sec stalked trichomes, the clear column with a ball an top that contains mudi THC. Hair-like painted cystolith hairs contain virtually no THC. The glandular trichomes in this photo are short and stout. Crystalman added color to this photo to provide perspective.

This close up photo by Crystalman shows a single long (all resin gland that is perfectly ripe.

Harvest when half (50 percent) of the tri-chomes have turned a creamy translucent color for absolute peak ripeness. At this point, the high will be both cerebral and physical with a good head and body stone.

Harvest when the majority of trichomes have turned amber for a body stone. Pure inciica, afghani, and /nd/cc-do mi riant strains harvested at this late point will possess a heavy body, or couch-lock, stone. Waiting to harvest pure sativo and softVo-dominant varieties until this stage will not take advantage of the strains. Such strains are best harvested when resin glands are clear to milky colored.

Harvest Step-by-Step

Step One: Stop fertilization seven to ten days prior to harvest. Latent nutrient accumulation in foliage imparts a fertilizer-like taste. Leach nutrients from the growing medium seven to ten days before harvest, Some growers continue to fertilize until three days before harvest if using a product such as Final FIusIt'". Such products expedite flushing built-up chemicals from cannabis plants.

Step Two: If sprays have been applied during the last week (not recommended), mist plants heavily to wash off undesirable residues that may have accumulated on foliage. The bath will not affect resin production. Gently jiggle buds after rinsing to shake off any standing water. To prevent fungus and bud blight, wash the garden early in the day to allow excess water on leaves to dry before nightfall. If bud mold (botrytis) is a threat, DO NOT wash buds.

Step Three: You may want to give plants 24 hours of total darkness before harvest, Many growers do this and say the buds are a little more resinous afterward.

Step Four: Harvest in the morning when THC content is at its peak. Harvest entire plant or one branch at a time by cutting near the base with pruners. Jerking the root ball creates a mess and is unnecessary. All of the THC is produced in the foliage, not in the roots.

Step Five: It is not necessary to hang plants upside down so all the resin drains into the foliage. Once formed, resin does not move. However, drying the entire plant by hanging it upside down is very convenient. When stems are left intact, drying is much slower.

Step Six: To harvest entire plants and/or branches:

  • Remove large leaves one or two days before actually cutting the plants down. Or remove leaves after cutting plants. Harvesting large leaves early gets them out of the way and makes manicuring easier and faster.
  • Harvest entire plants by cutting them off at the base before manicuring.
  • Or cut each branch into lengths of 6-21 inches. Manicure the freshly harvested tops, trimming away leaves with clippers or scissors. Hang the manicured branches until dry. Once dry, cut the tops from the branches, taking special care to handle tender buds as gently as possible.
  • Or leave larger leaves on brandies to act as a protective sheath to flower buds. Tender resin glands are protected from bruises and rupture until final manicuring, but, manicuring is much slower and more tedious when trimming dry foliage.


Once harvested, carefully manicure buds by cutting large leaves where they attach to the stem. Leaving the petiole (leaf stem) can cause mold to grow. Snip off smaller, low-potency leaves around buds that show little resin, so a beautiful THC-potent bud remains.

Manicuring is easiest when leaves are soft and supple immediately after harvest. Trimming off leaves now will also speed drying. Wailing until foliage is dry to manicure will make manicuring buds a tedious, time-consuming job.

Manicuring is easiest with a good pair of trimming scissors that has small blades to facilitate reaching in and snipping off leaf petioles at the main stem. An ergonomic pair of scissors with comfortable handles is indispensable when manicuring cannabis for hours.

Manicure over a fine silkscreen or a glass table. Scrape up fallen resin glands on the table or under the screen. This potent resin can be smoked immediately or pressed into blocks of hash.

Wear inexpensive rubber gloves to collect "finger hash." After trimming for a few hours, remove accumulated finger hash on gloves by bathing in a small portion of isopropyl alcohol. Set the hash-laden alcohol on the counter overnight to evaporate. Scrape up the remaining hash after all the alcohol has evaporated. Or put the rubber gloves in a freezer for a few hours. Cooling will make it easier to scrape and rub the accumulated hash from the gloves.

Scrape accumulated resin from scissors when it impairs blade movement. Use a small knife to remove built-up resin from blades. Ball up small bits of scraped resin by rubbing it together between fingers. The ball of hash will grow as manicuring progresses.

Budget enough time to harvest and manicure your crop. Properly manicuring one pound (454 gm) takes from four to six hours by hand with scissors and one to two hours when using an automatic trimmer.

Marijuana Plant Trimming Scissors

Looking at a wall of buds is impressive, but it tends to loose its luster after manicuring by hand for a few days.

Remove targe leaves by cutting the petiole where it meets the main stem.

Looking at a wall of buds is impressive, but it tends to loose its luster after manicuring by hand for a few days.

Container Gardens For Vegetables

Cut the main stalk at the base to harvest entire plant at once.

Cannabis Bonsai

Bonsai electric scissors work on AC or DC current. This great invention for guerilla and indoor growers cuts trimming time by two thirds or more. The poster in the background is Napoleon on the cover of Newsweek magazine!

When you cut a plant or plant part and hang it to dry, the transport of fluids within the plant continues, but at a slower rate. Stomata close soon after harvest, and drying is slowed since little water vapor escapes. The natural plant processes slowly come to an end as the plant dries. The outer cells are the first to dry, but fluid still moves from internal cells to supply moisture to outer cells which are dry. When this process occurs properly, plants dry evenly throughout. Removing leaves and large stems upon harvest speeds drying; however, moisture content within the "dried" buds, leaves, and stems is uneven. If buds are dried too quickly, chlorophyll and other pigments, starch, and nitrates are trapped within plant tissue, making it taste "green," burn unevenly, and taste bad.

When dried relatively slowly, over five to seven days or longer, moisture evaporates evenly into the air, yielding uniformly dry buds with minimal THC decomposition. Slowly dried buds taste sweet and smoke smooth. Taste and aroma improve when pigments break down. Slow even drying-where moisture content is the same throughout stems, foliage and buds-allows enough time for the pigments to degrade. Hanging entire plants to dry allows this process to take place over time.

Remove individual branches and hang from drying lines after manicuring to speed drying and reduce workload.


After harvest, marijuana must dry before smoking. Drying converts THC from its non-psy-choactive, crude, acidic form to its psychoactive neutral form. In other words, fresh green marijuana will not be very potent. Drying also converts 75 percent or more of the freshly harvested plant into water vapor and other gases.

Bonsai electric scissors work on AC or DC current. This great invention for guerilla and indoor growers cuts trimming time by two thirds or more. The poster in the background is Napoleon on the cover of Newsweek magazine!

Before And After Marijuana Trim Pictures

The Aardvark trimmer attaches to a vacuum which whisks all trim into a tidy bag. Put llexible hose in the freezer and shake out accumulated resin an hour later.

To speed drying time, remove large leaves and stems upon harvest. Fresh supple leaves are easier to work with than when dry. When you are looking at manicuring 10 pounds (4,5 kg), you make it as easy as possible!

Plants with outer "fan" leaves intact take longer to dry and require much more time to manicure. The outer leaves form a sheath that helps protect delicate trichomes when drying, but this practice turns trimming dry leaves into a tedious, messy, two-step job.

Circulation and ventilation fans will help control heat and humidity and keep them at proper levels. You can also use a dehumidifier to control humidity. An air conditioner is ideal to "dial in" temperature and humidity in warm climates. Large drying areas may require a healer to raise temperature and lower humidity. Do not train fans directly on drying plants; it causes them to dry unevenly.

For best results, drying should be slow. Ideal air temperature is between G5 and 75°F (18-24°C) and humidity from 45 to 55 percent. Temperatures below 65°F (18°C) slow drying, and humidity often climbs quickly. Humidity above 80 percent extends drying time and makes the threat of bud mold imminent. Temperatures above 75°F (24°C) may cause buds to dry too fast, and humidity can also fall below the ideal 50 percent level more easily. Temperatures above 85°F (29°C) cause buds to dry so fast that smoke becomes harsh. Relative humidity below 30-40 percent causes buds to dry loo fast and retain chlorophyll, giving them a "green" taste. Fast-dried buds become crispy and crumble. Low humidity also causes buds to lose flavor and odor. If humidity is between 30 and 'lO percent, allow for minimum air movement to slow drying. Always use an accurate maximum/minimum thermometer and hygrometer to ensure temperature and humidity are kept in the ideal range.

Trimmer For Buds

The Grass Chopper is one of the many new medium' sized bud trimmers that feature vacuum leaf removal,

Scrape resin from scissors and ball up into hash. Remove accumulated resin from g/oves with alcohol or put in the freezer to facilitate separation.

Overripe Cannabis Buds Pictures

Trim buds over a screen or glass table to collect resin glands. Scrape up glands and press into hash.

This ingenious grower made a bud trimmer by duct taping a couple of pieces of metal and a drill to a workbench.

Sinsemilla Crop

This grower dried his one-pound (450 gm) crop in a small closet. Two levels of drying lines were stretched across the closet.

Drying Rack Cannabis

Shantihciba (Mr. Nice Seeds) constructed drying racks from Mecalux angleiron and put wheels on the bottom to facilitate handling and storage.

Small harvests can easily be dried in a closet, cabinet, or a cardboard box [hat is a fraction of the growing area's size. Large harvests require much more room. If drying space is a problem, a staggered planting schedule, or planting varieties that ripen both early and late, carries over to a staggered harvest that frees up drying space as buds dry.

Large outdoor and indoor crops need large spaces in which to dry. You can use the grow area as a drying room if not growing any plants. Do not dry plants in the same room in which plants grow. Different climates are required for growing marijuana and drying it. Fungus and spider mites can also migrate from dead plants to live ones. Inspect drying buds daily for any signs of fungus, mold, and spider mites. Smear Tanglefoot""' around the end of drying lines to form a barrier which keeps mites from migrating to live plants. Mites congregate at the barrier and are easy to smash.

A cardboard or wooden box makes an excellent drying space to hang small harvests. The air flow in the enclosed area is diminished, and buds and leaves must be turned daily to even out the moisture content and discourage mold. Thread a large needle with dental floss, and string the floss back and forth through the box near the top to make drying lines, If the box is tall enough, you can install several levels of drying lines. Lock the flaps on the box and set it in a closet or spare room. Open flaps to allow air circulation as needed. Or, cut holes near the bottom and top of the box to allow air exchange and circulation. Check daily lo see how buds are drying. If tops dry too fast, open the box-top and set the box in a cooler location.

This harvest took longer to dry because it was not manicured until after it dried.

Hanging plants is a labor-saving way to facilitate slow, even drying. Large, moist stems can also be removed and small branches hung from the ceiling to cut drying time by a few days.

Use clothespins to attach branches to drying lines, or poke a paper clip through the base of branches and hang clip from line. Another option is lo trim branches to lorm a hook and hang from the "hook."

Use a portable foldable clothesline to make a quick mobile drying room. Unfold clothesline, hang buds from lines, and cover with a large, black bed sheet or cloth. The cloth sheet allows the exchange of air and maintains darkness. Train a fan on the outside of the sheet so air circulates underneath and dries buds.

Building a small drying room is as easy as tacking some plywood together at right angles and hanging lines across the enclosure. Or you can make walls from black Visqueen'" plastic by tacking or taping it to the ceiling and floor to form walls,

Drying a large harvest can require a large space. If you have a large space such as a bedroom, barn, shed, etc,, cut plants at the base and remove large leaves, and hang on drying lines in the room, Cut branches from 12-40 inches (30-100 cm). Manicure each branch and hang on drying lines to complete the drying process.

Save space by building or buying drying racks for the buds. Make drying racks from window screen or plastic agricultural netting. Stretch the screen or netting over a wooden frame and secure with staples. Put three- to six-inch (8-15-cm) spacers between framed screens to allow adequate airflow. Or build a drying box with removable screens. See photo above.

Hang manicured buds lo dry for a day or two before placing on drying screens to allow the bulk of the moisture lo dissipate. Once on screens, buds should be turned daily to ensure even drying.

Marijuana Drying Cabinet

A simple drying box is easy to make. Wooden spacers between boxes allow for adequate air flow.

Manicured buds can also be placed in boxes to dry. Move buds daily so new surfaces are exposed to air. Buds dry slower, because the air flow is reduced. Line boxes with plastic or aluminum foil to contain for collection resin glands that fall to the bottom, To contain resin glands, seal cracks in boxes with tape.

Drying time depends upon temperature, humidity, and bud density. Most buds will be dry enough to cure in five to seven days. Big, fat, dense buds can take three to four days longer. Gently squeeze buds after they dry for a few days to check for moisture content. Bend stems lo see if they are done. If the stem breaks rather than folds, it is ready lo cure.

Check for dryness by bending a stem. The stem should snap rather than fold when bent. The bud should be dry to touch, but not brittle. The bud should burn well enough to smoke when dry.

Light (UV rays), heal, and friction hasten biodégradation and are dry and drying, marijuana's biggest enemies. Keep dried marijuana off hot car dashboards and away from heat vents, etc. Friction and rough handling bruise and knock off resin glands, Even with proper drying and curing, brutal handling of harvested marijuana will diminish THC content, Baggies and fondling hands rupture millions of tiny resin glands in the world every minute! To keep dried marijuana in mint condition, store it in a dark, airtight, glass container, and place it in the refrigerator, Ordinary canning jars allow buds to be admired as well as protected. Glass containers do not impart any plastic or metal odors and contain the pungent fragrance of fresh marijuana buds. Placing an orange or lemon peel in the jar will add a citrus aroma to the bouquet.

Cannabis Mints Breez

This outdoor crop is hanging in the entrance to a bam. A breeze flowing through the opening carries away evaporated moisture and fragrance.

Spanish grower wrapped newspaper around plants to prated them from light

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