The immediate answer as to whether you can dry wet weed is yes. But there are important considerations to take first.

It’s a big yes if your weed just recently got wet. However, if it’s been wet for an unknown amount of time, you could be running the risk of it being moldy. And consuming moldy weed is far too risky to chance it.

Also, consider the source of the water. An accidental spill of clear water or, let’s say, bong water, is okay. If you’re trying to salvage weed that fell into a pool, on the other hand, forget about it.

The Best Ways to Dry Wet Weed

Once you’ve established that your weed isn’t moldy or soaked with pool chemicals (or whatever else), let’s first look at some ways to NOT dry your marijuana.

As benign as it might seem, laying your weed out in the sun is not a reliable way to dry it effectively. you also run the risk of converting the THC into CBN and thus changing the potency. (Although this could be a good thing if THC makes you anxious.)

If you’re tempted to use a blow dryer on a low setting, well, it might work. But only if you’re dealing with moistened buds on the smaller side. For bigger buds, the air won’t get in there enough to get the job done.

Finally, as convenient as your microwave may be for heating up a burrito, it is NOT the way to go about drying out weed. While the industry may irradiate weed to control bacteria, it’s not something you want to try yourself.

That said, here are four things you can do:

  1. Pop It in the Oven

The quickest route is to try the oven – allowing your weed to get baked, as it were. This will decarboxylate your cannabis though, so once it’s done, it’ll be better suited for edibles or tinctures than smoking it.

Simply set the oven to 245°F. Then crush the weed and lay it out on a tray. Place the tray in the oven for 30-40 minutes until it’s dry. Then place it in a cool and dark place until it’s room temperature.

  1. Immerse It in a Jar of Rice

A wet bud is not much different from a wet smartphone.

As such, you can fill a major jar halfway with rice, settle the bud into it, and then fill the jar the rest of the way up with rice. Don’t put a lid not the jar though. Place it in a dark and dry space for 24 – 48 hours.

If you have a fan or dehumidifier, you can point it at the jar to circulate the air. Once you remove the weed from the rice, it should be completely dry. If there’s any remaining moisture though, move on to step #3 below.

  1. Wrap It in Paper Towels

Wrapping your wet weed in paper towels sounds simple enough. But you’ll definitely want a fan or a dehumidifier nearby for this one. What’s more, you’ll need to rotate the bud and change the paper every few hours to ward off mold growth. It typically takes 24 – 48 hours to get it back to dry and firm.

  1. Add a Humidity Pack

Finally, if you’re your weed is just damp but not sopped, consider popping a humidity pack into your storage container. Then wait three days. The pack will help draw out moisture while adding moisture should the weed get too dried out in that time.

You Could Always Buy More

As cannabis lovers ourselves, we know what a drag it is to get your weed wet. And if you’re certain the cannabis hasn’t grown mold, then go ahead and try one of the above methods to dry wet weed.

But if you’re fortunate enough to live in a state where marijuana is legal and plentiful, you may be better off just buying more.

And if you’re a cannabis business owner looking to boost your presence in one of the legal states, then contact us today. With our expertise, we’ve got the know-how to get your business growing.