After months of rearing, nurturing and caring for the plants, the hemp flowers are ready to dry. Basically, the buds can be completely dried and consumed after a few days.
True professionals and enthusiasts however cure their crops which can significantly increase the quality of the product.
The three main arguments of curing are:
This ripening process takes about 4-6 weeks but can be continued over a good period of time in which the residual moisture in the flower is kept by at least 25%. Hemp in this case behaves like a wine and the smoke quality is significantly increased with age and maturity.