potency of pot?

Discussion in 'Cannabis' started by frotastic, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. frotastic

    frotastic Newbie

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    Dec 14, 2004
    if pot gets left out and dries out does it lose potency? i want to make
    cannabutter and i thought it'd be better if the pot dried out a bit so
    it would crumble up better and be more powder-like...is this a good
    strategy or does the pot lose potency when it dries out?
  2. purplehaze

    purplehaze Gold Member

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    Jan 28, 2005
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    Well you have to dry it before smoking.
  3. William_Again

    William_Again Gold Member

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    Jan 27, 2005
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    Its my understanding that its best to keep pot in a dry cool place
    (like a fridge) cause as it gets older and drier it does loose potency.
    You dont have to worry about that to make cannabutter, just grind the
    pot up and cook it for as long as possible to make sure you get all the
    THC in there and instead of leaving the pot in there, strain it out and
    squeezes it dry, get any and all butter out.
  4. sunyata

    sunyata Gold Member

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    Dec 16, 2004
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    Some people I heard of let their pot dry one year before smoking it and they say there's no reduction in potency. These guys are old hippies and have many years of experience growing. The reason they do this was to get rid of as much chlorofyll and other crap as possible.Just don't dry it above roomtemp.Edited by: sunyata
  5. Muirner

    Muirner Gold Member

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    Feb 19, 2005
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    I have never heard of people like this, but in theory it seems to work. I know someone who puts his bud in a cool dark place for a few weeks or as long as he can and when he gets it out instead of losing potentcy, it has crystalized and became better. I have had some of this pot and shit it's good. i think that leaving it somwhere cool and dark and letting it to cure would be a great idea

  6. Solidly-here

    Solidly-here Gold Member

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    May 3, 2005
    If You're making Pot-Butter, you can use damp Pot.

    I move away from the sub-question: the Aging Pot mystery (let it sit for a year, it will be better ... or worse).

    You can use 10-year-oldMexican Brown ... or Roaches, or anything that has THC in it. The act of making Pot-Butter takes out (almost) all of the THCthat is in it.

    Even though it is just cooking, a Chemical reaction of sorts is taking place. The THC is oil-base. So if the THC touches oil (or, in this case, Butter ... Cow oil) it moves into it and bonds to that oil. Just stir it up real good.

    In fact, once your THC is suspended in Butter, it would be very difficult to remove it from the Butter. So, if it happens, eat that Butter up quickly (hopefully in Cookies or Brownies). Pot-Butter, a Miracle of science. So, leave your Chemistry set in the Garage, just simmer some THC-laden Pot in Butter; it's easy, it's fast, and it tastes good.