There is no singular secret to growing great cannabis. Premium cannabis flower is the final result of months of meticulous growing, pruning, trimming, drying, and sometimes a little luck. But the final step of the process, curing the cannabis, can make a tremendous difference. While a precise and patient cure will not elevate flower that was poorly grown, a sloppy, impatient cure can ruin quality flower.

The necessity of this final step cannot be understated. A proper curing process is critical to producing a smooth, flavorful, and even more potent smoke. In this article, we review what curing is, the benefits of drying and curing marijuana, and how to cure cannabis yourself.