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Learn | 08.19.2022

What To Do When Weed Gets Wet

Salvage your precious herb with these two easy drying methods.

When weed gets wet, it’s an embarrassing party foul, but is there any way to bring your buds back to life? Luckily, there is, and we’ve got you covered. It just might take…two to three days.

You might be thinking, “Two to three days?! I don’t have that kind of time!” But believe me, your bud will be back to smokeable quality if you follow these steps and wait.

After all, clumsy accidents call for some cleaning up. You’ll just have to sacrifice not smoking those buds until they’re completely dry.

Ever dropped your phone in water? It’s the same situation. You wouldn’t pull your phone out from the rice if you knew it wasn’t working yet.

Below, you’ll find the two most popular and easiest methods to dry your weed after it gets wet. Before we get to that, we’ve also tied in a few tips you must consider if you want your weed to stay potent and fresh.

When Weed Gets Wet: Avoid Heat & Light

I know it’s tempting to try some quicker ways to dry weed, like;

  • Using a blow dryer
  • Putting it in the microwave or regular oven on low
  • Putting it in the sun or under a lamp for a few hours.

We must warn you; these are not the best tactics for retaining your weed‘s integrity.

These methods can;

  • Degrade trichomes
  • Potentially burning off some of the herb’s THC count
  • Damage the cannabinoids and terpenes

Plus, drying weed with one of those methods is likely to make your bud harsher and less pleasant to smoke. When weed gets wet, it’s best to have patience, use one of the two methods below, and avoid shortcuts involving heat and light.

The Paper Method

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All you need for this method is a paper towel or brown paper bag.

    • Take your paper towel or brown paper bag and place your wet buds inside
    • Place the paper bag in a dark, dry place
    • If possible, make sure there’s some airflow in the room. Put on a fan or a dehumidifier if you have one
    • Replace the paper towel/paper bag and turn your wet stash every couple of hours
    • Be sure to check for mold when turning your weed

The Rice Method

  • This method is probably something you’re familiar with. If you’ve ever dropped your phone in water, reviving it is basically the same as reviving wet weed.
    • Put your wet weed in a mason jar and fill the jar with rice
    • Let the jar sit, uncovered for a day
    • Remove the weed and check it for mold
    • Again, have some airflow in the room to help prevent mold. Put on a fan or a dehumidifier if you have one
    • When the weed seems fairly dry, break the nugs up and use the paper towel method for a few hours to remove any residual moisture, if necessary

When Weed Gets Wet: The Final Toke

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An electric fan circulates the air for drying marijuana in a completely dark drying room. (Photo by Bob Berg/Getty Images)

When weed gets wet, the most important thing you want to avoid is mold.

If your bud gets moldy during the drying process, I’m sorry, but it’s officially trash: smoking mold is bad for your health.

Another important thing to note is if you’ve dropped your weed in the ocean or a swimming pool, you should just throw your stash away. I know that’s rough, but smoking or consuming salt from the ocean or chemicals from a pool isn’t a good idea.

However, if you’ve just dropped your weed in a bong or spilled a water-based drink on it, it’s probably still salvageable using the paper or rice method.

Because THC isn’t water-soluble, some spillage shouldn’t affect the strength of the weed. After our recommended drying processes, your bud may not look the prettiest, but it’ll still be usable.

When weed gets wet, don’t stress. Just follow our advice and wait it out.

When weed gets wet, the most important thing you want to avoid is mold.

If your bud gets moldy during the drying process, I’m sorry, but it’s officially trash: smoking mold is bad for your health.

Another important thing to note is if you’ve dropped your weed in the ocean or a swimming pool, you should just throw your stash away. I know that’s rough, but smoking or consuming salt from the ocean or chemicals from a pool isn’t a good idea.

However, if you’ve just dropped your weed in a bong or spilled a water-based drink on it, it’s probably still salvageable using the paper or rice method.

Because THC isn’t water-soluble, some spillage shouldn’t affect the strength of the weed. After our recommended drying processes, your bud may not look the prettiest, but it’ll still be usable.

When weed gets wet, don’t stress. Just follow our advice and wait it out.

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