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How to Get the Most Out of Your Bud: A Beginner's Guide

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As a weed connoisseur, you should know how to get the most out of your weed. Every single bud counts and you could be getting more cannabis bang for your buck with a few simple tips.

Weed has gotten more popular and that means two things have changed. There are a lot more cannabis users, and cannabis prices have risen accordingly. Combined with inflation and the rising cost of living, it’s imperative you maximize those buds.

We've put together some tips covering everything from storing your weed to smoking better. Check out these tips to make the most out of every ounce you buy.


Know How to Store Your Weed

Knowing how to store weed properly is the key to making the most out of your bud. Here are the essentials for storing weed.

First up is where to store weed. You should always store your weed away from direct sunlight and in a place that stays at a cool room temperature. Light, temperature, and humidity are the three biggest risk factors that could spoil your weed.

In order to combat humidity, we recommend storing your weed in the classic mason jar. This keeps the humidity out and keeps that wonderful aroma in check for some added discretion.

Picking up a few long-lasting weed strains also helps you get the most out of your storage.


Know When It Will Go Bad

It can be a little bit challenging to spot weed that is gone bad but there are a few signs that you should look for.

The first thing you should keep your eye out for is visible mold. This is a sure sign that your weed has gone bad and you should probably toss it rather than risk it.

You should also look out for any bad aromas. Spoiled weed often smells like straw or mildew.

As long as you do not see or smell mold, older weed is perfectly fine to smoke. Old weed loses potency and flavor, but is otherwise usually safe to enjoy. Don't hesitate to learn more of "weed's expiration dates".


How to Properly Smoke Your Weed

Did you know that there are different ways to smoke weed?

Whether you want the classic apple bong or you’re using a high-tech vaporizer, you have more options than ever for lighting up.

Smoking your stash is the single best way to prevent it from going bad. However, you want to make sure that you have a good smoking experience and avoid common myths about smoking weed.

Make sure to enjoy your smoking experience. Don’t just smoke whole nugs! We even wrote an entire article on why should you grind your weed.

A great smoking experience helps you to make the most out of weed.


…Or How to Make Edibles

Making edibles is a great way to enjoy weed that you don’t feel like smoking. Edibles can even last longer or they can give older buds a second wind.

The first thing you need to learn is how to decarb weed. Decarboxylation is the process of heating weed to transform THCA into THC—the actual chemical that gets you high.

The sky is your limit when it comes to edibles. You can make a classic weed brownie or get culinary with something new like making cannabis sugar.

Learning how to make your own edibles as a rite of passage in the cannabis community. You can also take the time to learn how to make cannabis-infused basic ingredients you might need for quite a lot edible's recipes out there.


Rehydrate Dried Out Buds

Every cannabis fan needs to know how to rehydrate your dry buds.

Contrary to popular belief, cannabis buds are entirely dry. In fact, if your buds dry out too much your smoking experience can be harsh and lead to a lot of unpleasant coughing.

Older, dried out weed can be easily rehydrated by putting fruit slices into the mason jar. There are plenty of other ways to easily rehydrate weed, but fruit slices also add a little citrus taste.


Know Your Cannabis Limits

The key to knowing how to get a better high is understanding your boundaries with weed.

Having a bad high happens to us all, but there are steps you can take to lower your risk.

Taking it slow with edibles, avoiding situations where you could feel pressured to smoke too much, and taking the time to learn how your body responds to different strains all help you have a great time.

After you master the basics of cannabis safety, you can start to flex with how to get your high last longer. This means topping off with another bowl and even preparing for a sesh by stocking the fridge with snacks.

You can even read these tips on how to enhance your high with dabs, edibles, and a few stone-tested THC secrets.

Knowing your limits with weed also helps you figure out how much to buy. While few people have ever had the “too much weed" problem, it's still good to know how much you go through before you start spending.


Consider Microdosing

One of the best ways to get the most out of your bud is to start microdosing. If you find that you're not going through your stash before it starts to go stale, taking a few microdoses here and there can help you avoid not getting the most out of your weed.

Microdosing can be great for helping to relieve anxiety, assisting with sleep, and a variety of other benefits. Taking low doses of cannabis doesn't have to get you high, but it can still get you the other therapeutic benefits that are associated with weed.

Now you're ready to make the most out of every single gram you buy. Always make sure that you have a high quality grinder for your fresh herb and you'll unlock everything from smoother smoking to delicious edibles.

Make sure to check out our other blogs that cover the ins and outs of cannabis.



Author: Grant M.

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