Last updated: June 1st, 2021
It is best to dry in a dark environment. Sunlight would reduce the THC. Darkness will also help to reduce the leaf-green (chlorophyll) which scratches in the throat.
The key to drying marijuana is to do it slowly. But not too slow because it could develop mould. Never dry in the sunlight. It will lower the quality of your weed and make it harsh for the smoker.
Also don’t ever use ovens, hot air fans, microwaves or anything like that for drying marijuana. It will ruin your pot.
You want to dry as slowly as possible. This way, the pot develops its charismatic smell. During the drying, certain components convert into THC.
Spread your trimmed buds on sheets of paper, or hang them on wires. In the above picture, I have put them into open plastic containers. It does not matter as long as air can circulate around them.
Now leave them in a dark, ventilated spot.
Even after it has dried completely, it will still get better. Marijuana drying is a bit like winemaking. The weed will become stronger over the next approximately 3 months. But you can already smoke it earlier.
After the weed has dried completely, put it into airtight containers. Glass containers are the first choice. Keep it in the fridge. Not the freezer.
Open the lid every now and then to let some oxygen in and check for mould.
Cannabis can be kept in airtight glasses in the fridge for 2 years or longer.
The next step is Curing Marijuana.