Rehydrating Dry Cannabis
Rehydrating dry cannabis
There are 8 major cannabinoid acids produced by cannabis. These cannabinoid acids must be activated by heat, to yield the compounds that users are after (THC or CBD).
- CBGA (Cannabigerolic acid)
- THCA (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid)
- CBDA (Cannbidiolic acid)
- CBCA (Cannabichromenenic acid)
- CBGVA (Cannabigerovarinic acid)
- THCVA (Tetrahydrocanabivarinic acid)
- CBDVA (Cannabidivarinic acid)
- CBCVA (Cannabichromevarinic acid)
The breakdown of theses compounds prevents the user from experiencing the natural high and flavourful aroma of cannabis.
Relative humidity and its effect on cannabis
Relative humidity or RH, represents the amount of moisture in the air relative to the amount of moisture the air is physically capable of holding at a particular temperature. Terpenes are responsible for the essential oils that give strains their distinct tastes and scents.
The citrus method
Cut a few small strips of citrus rind and add it to your weed storage container. Not only will the cannabis take on a citrus note but it will become more moist. You can also substitute for a few pieces of fresh bread, banana skin or an orange peel. Just remember to remove the citrus or other products after 24 hours to prevent molding. I used to add fresh bread to hardened brown sugar to soften it up, before discovering this same method can be applied to cannabis. If you like cannabis with a citrusy taste check out Quick Greens new pineapple batch.
Do it yourself humidifier
Make your own DIY humidifier for your weed storage container. Use a damp cotton cloth, wrap it in tinfoil and poke a holes in the foil to allow moisture through. Leave in your cannabis jar for about 24 to 48 hours. If you are a cannabis aficionado you can use a professional humidifying device for keeping cannabis hydrated.
The fresh marijuana method
This is a simple method, put some fresh pot in an airtight container and add the dry pot in with it. Remember to add more fresh pot than dry pot for optimum results. The moisture from the fresh weed will be absorbed by the dry weed. The dry weed will also take on the characteristics of the fresh weed strain.
Distilled water method
Another easy method is spraying your cannabis with distilled water from a spray gun. Adjust the spray gun to emit a fine spray, make sure to coat the buds with a modest coating before resealing them in a glass jar. Repeat this process several times until the desired moisture content is attained.
Always use glass jars instead of plastic containers for the best quality.