To cure marijuana, you will need to follow a few steps:

Time needed: 14 days

Dry and Cure Steps

  1. Cut the plant down and trim

    After harvesting the marijuana plants, trim the excess leaves and branches.

  2. Hang

    Hang the trimmed marijuana buds upside down in a dry and dark location with good air circulation. Make sure the room is kept at a temperature between 60-70°F and the humidity is between 45-55%.

  3. Check

    Check the buds every day to ensure that they are drying evenly. You can use a hygrometer to measure the humidity.

  4. Dry

    When the buds are dry to the touch, but still slightly pliable, it is time to begin the curing process.

  5. Jar

    Place the buds in glass mason jars and seal them tightly. Store the jars in a cool, dark place and open them daily to allow the buds to “breathe” and release excess moisture.

  6. Cured

    After about a week of curing, the buds should be ready to use. You can tell they are cured when they are dry to the touch, but still slightly pliable, and have a strong, pleasant aroma.

It is important to note that curing marijuana is a time-consuming process that requires patience and attention to detail. However, the end result is worth it, as cured marijuana has a much smoother, more enjoyable taste and a more potent effect.


I have been a pot smoker for 44 years, and have some experience with growing. I love marijuana and feel blessed to live in a state where it is legal (Illinois). It is also legal to grow here as long as you have a medical card