If you have ever stored weed for a long time, you may have experienced the sad situation when your marijuana becomes too dry, ready to crumble from any tiny shake. This problem troubles not only sellers or growers but also the average users who, for instance, move nugs from a moist to a dry climate.
Once you hold the dry marijuana in your hands, it may seem like a tragedy. Luckily, it is not. Of course, you cannot put weed directly into water—that would definitely ruin your stash. The secret is to find something that has moisture in it and that is able to give it away and to put that thing together with the dry weed in a closed container. Different remedies require different time to work, it may take from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the state of weed and what you use to revive it.
Regardless of what exactly you use for returning moisture to your weed, you need to be careful and let it spend time in a closed container, but not longer than it needs to revive. If cannabis gets too much moisture, it risks getting mold or mildew.
This is probably the easiest and the most popular way of giving back the moisture to your weed. Lettuce does not add any scent or flavor to your product, so if you are picky about the properties of the strain, this would be a great option.
Take a thick part of the lettuce; it is better to choose the base of the head, a part that your would not want to eat anyway. Put it together with the dry weed for about three hours. If the weed is very dry, it may take you a bit longer, but generally, three hours is enough.
Fresh citrus peels work as well as lettuce does, but they add a specific smell to the weed. Some growers dry their weed together with oranges on purpose so that the marijuana gets new hues. It works the same way when you revive your weed. But if you prefer to use marijuana without any additional odors, citrus notes may irritate you.
Lemon and orange peels take about two or three hours to return moisture to your weed. You may also want to use mandarin peels as they work fine for this task. However, they can give your weed a bitter taste that you might not like.
A very cheap way of reviving your dry cannabis is a small wet cotton ball wrapped in tin foil. The size of the ball depends on the amount of weed you want to resurrect. Just soak cotton in water, wrap one or two layers of tin foil around it, poke several holes in it, and place the ball into a container with weed for a couple of hours.
Another cheap way of moistening your cannabis is to use a sponge (you can use a usual kitchen sponge). Cut it into small pieces, smaller than inch-sized, moisten them and wrap them in a paper towel. You can also wrap them in tin foil, but then do not forget to make holes in the foil so that the moisture can go out.
These cubes are easy to make, however, they may create a direct contact of weed and water, and that can provoke mold development. So keep an eye on your container with cannabis and do not forget to jumble it up.
Terracotta stones are usually used for tobacco, but they can serve you well with weed, too. Stones look like big orange pills made of clay. You need to put one of them into the water for about five minutes to let it absorb the moisture. Once you take a stone out of the water, dry it with the help of a paper towel and put it together with the dry weed in a container.
These stones may give back moisture too intensively, which can cause mold development, so keep an eye on the stone and take it out right after you notice that the weed is moist again.
When using a terracotta stone for the second time, it is enough to put a couple of water drops on it and use it the same way. You can use one stone up to five times.
Boveda packs are made for stabilizing humidity in any herb, whether it is tobacco, weed, or any spice in your kitchen. It comes with six different RH levels, so you can choose which one suits your situation best.
Once you get these bags, they are ready to use, so there is no need in activating them or worrying about using distilled water. The benefit of this remedy is that you can store it together with your marijuana for up to two months (it depends on the pack you choose), and it will not cause mold. You can even store your cannabis with these bags in order to prevent your weed from drying out.
The only disadvantage of this remedy is a relatively high price compared to other products.
You can use Zeppelin blimpifier for pretty much everything, even for a pack of old papers you want to save, but for weed we would recommend choosing a mini version, which looks like a tiny black egg with numerous holes in it.
Place a blimpifier into the water for 15-60 seconds (depending on how much moisture you need it to give away), shake off the drops of water from the surface, and put the blimpifier into a jar or container with weed.
Since the blimpifier does not provide direct contact with moisture, you can store it together with weed all the time, and you can be sure your cannabis will never get dry. However, it is recommended to re-moisturize the gadget at least once a week.
To avoid haying down your cannabis, try not to store it for too long and check your storage once in a while to notice the changes on time.