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Pop quiz, hotshot: indoor weed vs. outdoor weed? Answer quickly. Is one better than the other? Put another way, would you rather smoke bud grown indoors or outdoors?
Not sure which to choose? That’s OK. The all-things-cannabis experts at Honest Marijuana are here to help.
In this article, we discuss the various aspects of indoor vs. outdoor weed so you can decide for yourself which variety is best for your next smoke sesh.
Does Indoor Vs. Outdoor Weed Apply To You?
In a word, yes, the debate over indoor vs. outdoor weed applies to you in one way or another. How so?
Most cannaenthusiasts fall into one of two categories:
Granted, you can be both a grower and a consumer, but the majority of people we talk to either grow their own pot most of the time or buy it at their local dispensary.
If you choose to go the DIY route and grow your own product, you’re faced with one of two options: inside or outside. The environment you choose will affect all the other choices you make as you nurse your marijuana to maturity.
If you choose to go the consumer route and purchase your cannabis at a dispensary, you may, at some point, be faced with the option of deciding between weed grown indoors and weed grown outdoors.
What does that choice mean for you, the end user?
We’ll answer that question based on two different variables: location (for the DIY growers amongst us) and final product (for the consumers amongst us).
We’ll start by learning about the three — yes, three — different types of grow locations.
Three Types Of Grow Locations
Most do-it-yourselfers, and some commercial growers, cultivate their weed crops indoors. They may grow one plant in a closet or spare room or 100 plants in their basement or a dedicated facility. They may use a single grow light or opt, instead, for a high-tech hydroponics setup.
The bottom line is there’s no single, correct type of indoor grow — it can, and will, take many forms.
But, when it comes to the indoor vs. outdoor weed debate, indoor grows generally enjoy three benefits:
Add to those benefits the fact that indoor operations allow you to grow weed all year long, and it’s easy to see why this is a popular choice.
As a DIYer, or even a commercial grower, you could choose to raise your pot plants outdoors.
In places where the climate is conducive to cannabis, many choose this route because the plants themselves will benefit from the natural light and the day/night cycle that is essential for the flowering stage of development.
In addition, many growers think that cultivating plants outdoors will make the final product organic. Unfortunately, that’s not always true.
Growing weed outside increases the potential that the plants will be exposed to pesticides, environmental pollutants, heavy metals, and other toxins that can contaminate the buds.
Even if you, the grower, don’t intentionally apply them yourself, toxins can still find their way into the soil, roots, and leaves of your plants, thus rendering moot the whole concept of organic marijuana.
A third option that adds to the indoor vs. outdoor weed debate is the greenhouse.
Most everyday DIY ganja growers don’t have access to this type of hybrid environment, but some commercial growers may find a greenhouse to be a nice compromise between the control of an indoor grow and the natural elements of an outdoor grow.
With a greenhouse, plants benefit from the sun and the day/night cycle that comes from being closer to the outside, while growers will enjoy the temperature-, humidity-, and pest control that comes from being closer to the inside.
If you can swing the expense, greenhouse grows make a nice halfway point between indoor vs. outdoor weed.
Indoor Vs. Outdoor Weed Comparison
When people ask which is better, the information we discuss next is what they really want to know. Are characteristics such as flavor, potency, and high better in indoor weed or outdoor weed?
Read on to find out.
Color is one of the defining characteristics that separates weed grown indoors from weed grown outdoors.
Here’s how the two compare:
Cannabis grown outdoors will be a darker green
Cannabis grown indoors will be a lighter, brighter, more vivid green
Cannabis grown outside will turn a deep, striking purple
Cannabis grown indoors will stay a lighter shade of purple
Cannabis grown outdoors will contain more brown than orange
Cannabis grown indoors will contain more orange than brown
As a general rule, cannabis grown outside will have darker, more muted tones than cannabis grown inside.
Flavor is one of those characteristics that is largely dependent on the strain itself rather than the growing medium and environment.
That said, weed grown indoors will usually have more intense flavors than weed grown outdoors.
So, for identical strains of Fruity Pebbles, Cherry OG, and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies — one grown indoors, one grown outdoors — the plants grown indoors will have more fruit flavor, more cherry flavor, and more chocolate/mint flavor respectively than the plants grown outdoors.
Size is one of the first visual differences between indoor vs. outdoor weed.
In general, buds grown outside will be bigger than those grown inside. Even the plant itself — and, most notably, the stems — will be bigger, thicker, and more robust when grown outside.
For most cannaenthusiasts, the question of potency is the number one concern when assessing indoor vs. outdoor weed.
Because indoor grows allow more control over the environment, plants cultivated inside will have a higher potency than those cultivated outside.
That said, tests have shown that weed grown outdoors generally has a higher proportion of cannabinoids (including lesser-known varieties such as CBG, CBN, and THC-O, just to name a few).
Wouldn’t that mean they’d be more potent? Yes, but that answer comes with a caveat. The studied cannabis grown in the great outdoors was only more potent than cannabis grown indoors when the grower achieved perfect conditions.
How often does that happen? Not very. Nature is just too unpredictable.
If potency is an issue for you, ganja grown indoors provides a more consistent final product and experience.
Indoor Vs. Outdoor Weed: Is One Better Than The Other?
In the debate between indoor vs. outdoor weed, everyone wonders if one is better than the other. The answer is, no, one is not better than the other — both options offer a unique experience.
That’s why we always recommend that you try both indoor and outdoor weed and decide for yourself which one is right for you.
And, when it comes right down to it, there’s actually a characteristic that affects the cannabis experience more so than where the plants were grown. That characteristic is quality.
Choose Quality Weed Over Where It Was Grown
For the future of the cannabis industry, the debate over indoor vs. outdoor weed is an essential one to have. But for you, the end user, the question of quality is the most important thing to consider.
That’s why we always recommend that you choose quality weed over where it was grown.
Cannabis deficiencies are a very real part of raising weed — whether you do it on your own or as part of a commercial grow operation.
Whether you’re a brand new gardener, or you’ve been digging in the dirt for a long time, nutrient deficiencies are one of the most common problems you’ll encounter on the way to homegrown bud.
Often, the solution is fairly simple. But, sometimes, keeping your pot plants happy and healthy takes a bit more effort.
We’re here to help!
In this article, the experts at Honest Marijuana discuss how to recognize and fix cannabis deficiencies for a perfect crop of Mary Jane every time.
Common Cannabis Deficiencies
1) Boron Deficiency
Signs Of Boron Deficiency
Here are the major signs of boron deficiency to look for in your plants:
Abnormal leaf tips
Thick leaf tips
Chlorosis (yellowing) of new leaves
Boron plays a significant role in cell growth, so you’ll see this cannabis deficiency express itself at the growing tip of both roots and shoots.
General symptoms of this nutrient deficit include stunting and distortion of the growing tip that can lead to tip death, brittle foliage, and yellowing of lower leaf tips.
How To Fix Boron Deficiency
For best results, start your seeds in a high-quality soil that already contains boron.
If you begin to see symptoms of this cannabis deficiency, try these easy treatments:
Stop using reverse osmosis (RO) or heavily-filtered water
Adjust the pH of your soil
Use a humidifier in your grow room
Ensure the plants have adequate moisture
In most cases, the number one cause of boron deficiency in cannabis plants is a soil pH above 6.5. Adjust the pH to between 6.0 and 6.5 for best results and then continue watering with tap water instead of filtered water.
2) Calcium Deficiency
Signs Of Calcium Deficiency
Here are the major signs of calcium deficiency to look for in your plants:
Malformed leaf tips
Dying leaf tips
Death of root tips
Yellowing at the leaf edges
Yellow or brown spots
Calcium is an essential component of both cell walls and cell membranes. If your plant suffers from this cannabis deficiency, new leaves and root tips will show unusual growth, discoloration, and curling.
How To Fix Calcium Deficiency
Unlike some nutrient issues, the remedy for calcium deficiency isn’t to add more calcium to the mix.
Instead, focus on these four fixes first:
Irrigation — increase the amount of water you give to your plant
Temperature — increase the temperature in your grow room
pH — raise the pH of the soil to between 6.0 and 6.5
Humidity and airflow — add fans to your grow environment to prevent stagnant air
If all of these factors seem to be at optimum levels, you can try adding calcium to your soil with products such as lime (for low-pH soils), gypsum, or bone meal.
Keep in mind when adding products to your soil that they may also contain other nutrients besides just calcium.
3) Copper Deficiency
Signs Of Copper Deficiency
Here are the major signs of copper deficiency to look for in your plants:
Leaves turn dark with blue or purple undertones
Tips and edges of leaves turn bright yellow or white
Leaves develop a shiny or metallic sheen
Leaves may feel stiff and start turning under
Buds do not ripen or grow very slowly
In most cases, leaves directly under the light will show signs of copper deficiency first. In other cases, some strains develop copper deficiency during the flowering stage when their leaves will develop a dark purple or reddish hue.
How To Fix Copper Deficiency
Like most of the other cannabis deficiencies on this list, the first steps you should take to fix a lack of copper isn’t to add this nutrient to the soil.
Instead, focus on correcting these issues first:
Adjust soil pH to the correct range (around 6.5)
Keep plants hydrated with tap water (filtered water has very low levels of copper)
Don’t overwater (doing so can lead to root problems)
If you’re unsure where to start with these fixes, we recommend adjusting the pH before the other two. Copper tends to get locked into the soil at certain pH levels, and this will prevent your pot plants from absorbing the nutrient properly
4) Magnesium Deficiency
Signs Of Magnesium Deficiency
Here are the major signs of magnesium deficiency to look for in your plants:
Leaves develop spotty, speckled, or patchy patterns
Plant or leaves develop twisted growth
Leaves curl under
Leaves curl up
Leaves wither or droop
Plant withers or sags
These symptoms will start in the lower leaves and eventually work their way up to the middle and upper part of the plant. If left untreated, the growing shoots of the plant will go from pale green to white, and the petioles and stems will turn purple.
How To Fix Magnesium Deficiency
To fix magnesium deficiency in your cannabis plant(s), you’ll need to add nutrients to the soil. Take a trip to your local garden center and purchase one of the following:
Then, follow the instructions on the package to get started. We recommend trying Epsom salts first because it’s relatively cheap, easy to find, water-soluble, and super easy to work with.
Here’s how to fix your soil, cure magnesium deficiency, and put your pot plants back on track.
Add 1 teaspoon of Epsom salts to 1 gallon of water.
Hydrate your plant as usual.
When that gallon runs out, add ¾ teaspoon to 1 gallon of water.
Hydrate as usual.
When that gallon runs out, add ½ teaspoon to 1 gallon of water.
Hydrate as usual.
Continue to reduce the amount of Epsom salts by ¼ teaspoon per 1 gallon of water.
It’s also essential to continue monitoring the pH of the soil throughout this process. The nutrients in the soil and the pH of the soil are the two biggest culprits when it comes to magnesium deficiency.
Keep track of both and your pot plants will be fine.
5) Nitrogen Deficiency
Signs Of Nitrogen Deficiency
Here are the major signs of nitrogen deficiency to look for in your plants:
Larger leaves turn from pale-green to yellow and white
Leaf stems and smaller leaves turn reddish or purplish
Veins and petioles become reddish
Stems acquire vertical purplish stripes
Vegetation bursts into forced flowering
Chlorosis (yellowing) spreads from lower parts to the top of the plant
Leaves curl and shed
Tissue develops necrosis
Yield volumes considerably decrease
Plants fade prematurely and die
Early signs of this nutrient deficiency start with a slight discoloration (lighter than usual) in more mature leaves. As the plant grows, it appears pale and thin due to insufficient branching and will eventually fade and die.
How To Fix Nitrogen Deficiency
As cannabis deficiencies go, lack of nitrogen in the soil is extremely common. The nice thing is, it’s very easy to put nitrogen back where it belongs to keep your pot plants going strong.
Work organic matter into your soil to add nitrogen, to improve overall soil structure, and to help retain moisture longer.
Good sources of organic matter that contain nitrogen include:
Other nitrogen-fixing plants (e.g., legumes)
Coco peat (coir pith)
If you plan on adding manure to your soil, keep in mind that fertilizer from different animals contains different concentrations of nitrogen. Do a bit of research to find the best option for your plants.
Avoid Cannabis Deficiencies With High-Quality Weed
If you grow your own weed, you’re going to have to watch out for cannabis deficiencies of all kinds.
But, you can avoid this DIY pitfall completely — and experience marijuana the way it was meant to be — by buying high-quality weed at your local dispensary.
And we’re not talking just any Mary Jane. We’re talking the fresh, organically grown ganja gold from Honest Marijuana.
Sure, you could save some coin by buying regs or mids, but they may suffer from cannabis deficiencies — and, thereby, deliver a less-than-stellar experience.
Instead, whenever possible, always buy the best beasters — or headies if you can swing it — to ensure that you get what you pay for.
Plus, with a high-quality, organic strain like those grown at Honest Marijuana, you’ll need less weed to experience the effects you’re after. A toke or two from our high-quality bud goes a long way.
With Honest Marijuana, you’ll get the freshest, tastiest, highest-quality strain possible and avoid the stress of cannabis deficiencies that can harsh your buzz.
For more information on all things cannabis and to check out our 100% all-natural marijuana products, visit HonestMarijuana.com today.
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Ever wonder what gives your favorite cannabis strain its pungent peppery smell and taste? Chances are, it’s caryophyllene.
If you’re like most people, you’ve never heard of it. And that doesn’t surprise us the least little bit. That’s because caryophyllene is a chemical component of cannabis that often gets lost in the glow of its cannabinoid cousins THC and CBD.
And even if you have heard of caryophyllene, it may have been pronounced so incorrectly that you wouldn’t in a million years connect it to the topic of this article.
But don’t let caryophyllene’s lack of notoriety and difficult pronunciation fool you — it’s an important part of the cannabis experience.
In this article, the all-things-cannabis experts at Honest Marijuana tell you everything you need to know about this tasty terpene.
What Is Caryophyllene?
Caryophyllene — β-caryophyllene (beta-caryophyllene) to be more precise — is a terpene that is extremely common in modern marijuana strains.
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, caryophyllene is responsible for producing many of the warm, spicy, peppery flavors and smells you’ve come to enjoy in your ganja.
If you’re trying to imagine what caryophyllene smells and tastes like, think cinnamon, cloves, basil, and oregano — all of which express high percentages of caryophyllene in combination with other terpenes.
Other common plants that contain high amounts of caryophyllene include:
So, if you’ve ever run across any of those things growing in your garden, you’ve got a pretty good idea what caryophyllene tastes and smells like.
A Bit About Pronunciation
We’ll be the first to admit it: The word caryophyllene is a bit of a mouthful. It doesn’t help that it’s got multiple Y’s, a PH, and a double L crammed into the space of five small syllables.
Lucky for you, in addition to being experts on all things cannabis, we’re also experts on how to pronounce the complicated words that come with it.
Now, even though caryophyllene can technically be broken into five syllables (ca-ry-oph-yl-lene), we’re going to break it into four because the first two actually form an extremely common word. This makes it easier to get the hang of.
Here are the basics:
Ca + ry = Carry
Oph = Off (the major stress within the word goes here)
Y = Uh
Llene = Lean
Say those four words slowly several times putting the bulk of the stress on the second, and then gradually speed up until the syllables flow together just like any other word you’re familiar with.
Carry — Off — Uh — Lean
Keep practicing, and you’ll get it!
Throughout the beginning of this article, we’ve mentioned repeatedly that caryophyllene is a terpene. But what exactly does that mean? Read on for the answer.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are a large class of chemical compounds (often taking the form of oils) that, when detected by your nose and tongue, produce an entire range of smells and flavors.
The general category of terpenes can be subdivided into monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes.
Monoterpenes — such as myrcene, limonene, and linalool — are light terpenes (think weight) that are responsible for a wide range of floral scents including rose, apple, geranium, kiwi, and jasmine.
Sesquiterpenes — such as caryophyllene, humulene, and cardinene — are heavy terpenes (again, think weight) that are responsible for a wide range of pungent scents including diesel fuel, skunk, tea tree, musk, and patchouli.
So, for example, the terpenes that give mint and chocolate their unique flavor can, with the right breeding, be produced in everyone’s favorite “baked” cannabis strain (Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies).
What’s more, combinations of terpenes can yield novel smells and tastes like skunk and diesel fuel (two decidedly non-plant aromas).
But the cool factor doesn’t stop there.
Terpenes — be they of the mono- or sesqui-variety — are not unique to sativa, indica, and ruderalis. In fact, all plants produce terpenes in various combinations and quantities.
That’s why all the flavors and aromas in the image at the start of this section are named after plants. Terpenes are responsible for creating those flavors and smells.
Terpenes also produce a wide range of health benefits and are useful for treating ailments, including:
Lack of appetite
That doesn’t mean you can use caryophyllene to treat all these disorders, however. Caryophyllene has its own unique effects and benefits.
Effects And Benefits Of Caryophyllene
In the case of caryophyllene, the effects and benefits are all rolled into one category. While THC will send you on a psychedelic trip (an extremely obvious effect that might not be considered a good thing), it will also reduce nausea and increase appetite (a definite benefit).
For terpenes and other minor cannabinoids (such as CBN, CBG, and THC-O-Acetate), the effects and the benefits can’t be so easily separated.
To make things as clear as possible, we discuss the effects and benefits of caryophyllene as if they were the same thing (because they pretty much are).
Studies using caryophyllene to treat everything from osteoarthritis to allergies have shown that the terpene may one day be a major contributor to the care and management of chronic inflammatory diseases.
It’s important to note that the studies were conducted with higher levels of caryophyllene than you’re likely to get in any one smoke sesh, but the results were promising for the future of caryophyllene for treating medical conditions.
Another beneficial effect of caryophyllene is that it has the ability to act as an antioxidant.
Antioxidants are chemicals that help remove free radicals (unstable atoms that can damage cells and cause illness and aging) from your body.
It may also have uses as an additive in sunscreen and anti-aging lotion.
Because caryophyllene has potential as a powerful anti-inflammatory, it may also serve as an anti-tumoral.
Recent studies delivered promising results that indicate that caryophyllene may play a role in encouraging anti-metastatic activity (preventing spread) in cancer cells.
However, the researchers warn not to take these results for more than they’re worth because the tests were only performed on single cells. More research is necessary to determine if caryophyllene has any effect on high-mass, malignant tumors.
Marijuana’s tendency to act as a sedative and contribute to sleep is well known (couch-lock is one of the most common side effects of high-THC strains).
Now, research indicates that very high doses of caryophyllene may have a sedative effect in laboratory mice.
Again, more research is needed, but it’s easy to see how even small amounts of caryophyllene can, when combined with the sedative power of THC and CBD, contribute to your desire to catch some Zs.
Will Caryophyllene Get You High?
No, caryophyllene by itself will not get you high. The only way to experience the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana is to consume THC.
So, don’t conclude that just because your pot contains caryophyllene that you’re going to start hearing colors and get the munchies later on.
Caryophyllene is not the cause of your high — be it a contact high or direct ingestion — THC, and only THC, is responsible.
The Best Caryophyllene Strains
There are so many cannabis strains out there that it’s easy to get confused about which one to purchase — especially if you’re looking for a high-caryophyllene strain.
We’ve taken the time to do the research for you.
Below is a list of the best caryophyllene cannabis strains. Beware, though, that most of these contain some percentage of THC, so while you’re getting a healthy dose of caryophyllene, you may also be getting a healthy dose of everyone’s favorite psychedelic cannabinoid.
Choosing organically grown marijuana that doesn’t rely on harmful fertilizers, heavy metals, or pesticides is a good idea however you consume your pot — whether that’s smoking, eating, or dripping it under your tongue.
Plus, choosing a high-quality organic bud (or insisting on high-quality organic strains in the products you purchase) will ensure that you get the most caryophyllene possible.
For more information on all things cannabis and to check out our 100% all-natural marijuana products, visit HonestMarijuana.com today.
Learning how to put out a joint and save it for later is an essential skill for all cannaenthusiasts. In fact, it’s right up there with the likes of packing a bowl, using a grinder, and cleaning a dab rig.
But, how, exactly, should you extinguish your joints for best effect? And how can you save the leftovers for later?
In this article, the all-things-cannabis experts at Honest Marijuana answer those questions and walk you step-by-step through the process of learning how to put out a joint.
How To Put Out A Joint
The easiest way to learn how to put out a joint is just to leave it sitting in an ashtray.
Before you say, “Great!” and click away, this isn’t the absolute best way to extinguish your J because the bud inside will continue to burn just a little bit. It won’t burn a lot because there won’t be enough airflow to really ignite, but it will still smolder before going out completely.
Try this method to see if it works (and how you feel about it). Just be sure to ALWAYS leave the smoldering joint on or in an inflammable container like an ashtray, a metal can, a plate, or a glass cup.
This is one of our favorite ways of learning how to put out a joint for the simple reason that it’s so completely counterintuitive. You wouldn’t think that it’d work, but it does!
Here’s how to do it: Blow into the joint for 10 seconds. That’s it!
The air blowing out the burning end of the joint isolates the cherry from the fuel (the ground plant matter), makes it burn faster, and, basically, causes the tip to consume itself.
Stubbing is, perhaps, the most familiar way of learning how to put out a joint.
It’s similar to the technique employed by cigarette smokers: press the tip of the joint against a flat, hard surface.
The only difference is that you should be gentler with a joint because the paper is thinner and more liable to break. If you stub too hard, you’ll squash the skunk stick and ruin its shape.
The goal of flicking is to physically separate the burning cherry from the rest of the joint. Without the burning plant matter, the J will go out, and you can store it for later.
To flick correctly, hold the joint gently in one hand and flick the tip toward the ashtray with the bottom of your lighter, a finger on the opposite hand (try using your fingernail), or some other hard object.
In terms of how to put out a joint, grazing is similar to stubbing, but with a lot less force.
To graze your joint out, position it horizontally and then gently rub the burning cherry (left to right or up and down) against the walls of the ashtray.
Doing this will cause the burning plant matter to fall away, extinguish the joint, and allow you to save it for later.
A surefire way to extinguish your burning Js so you can save them for later is to cut the cherry off the tip with a pair of sharp scissors or a knife.
You can either hold the joint in one hand and snip or cut with the other hand. Or, you can place the joint on a plate or ashtray and perform a bit of simple surgery to separate the burning plant matter from the rest of the roll.
How To Save A Joint For Later
Once you’ve learned how to put out a joint, the next step is saving it for later. But you shouldn’t just leave your doobies lying around exposed to the elements for days on end. That’s a recipe for ruination.
The best way to preserve a half-smoked doobie for later is to store it correctly.
Effective Storage Methods
A glass canning jar with a lid is perfect for storing half-smoked Js. Mason jars are impermeable to oxygen, aren’t affected by residual humidity, and are inert to temperature fluctuations.
In addition, glass doesn’t secrete any chemical compounds that will kill the fresh aroma of the terpenes (e.g., humulene and myrcene) in your joint.
Unfortunately, most clear mason jars won’t protect your ganja from becoming dry and brittle due to sunlight or heat damage. That’s why opaque or dark, tinted glass jars are always a good option.
If you can’t find dark glass jars, just use clear glass and store it in a closet or cabinet away from residual heat sources.
If you can’t find a glass container with a lid, an airtight container made of titanium is your next best option to preserve your half-smoked joints.
And the container doesn’t have to be huge. A simple titanium tube with a lid — a cigar– or cigarillo-sized container, for example — is sufficient to store the leftovers once you’ve learned how to put out a joint.
You don’t need a lot of room to store multiple joints because you’re going to come back and finish that sucker off today or tomorrow, right?
Another good option for long- or short-term storage after you learn how to put out a joint is a resealable can.
Honest Marijuana, for example, sells its loose bud in metal containers that are about the size of tuna cans. The idea of preserving food and other perishables in metal cans has been around for more than 200 years, so you know it works.
HMJ’s cans even come with a resealable plastic lid that locks in the freshness and keeps the bud (or the joint) inside from going bad. You can use empty cans to store all kinds of pot-related material — from half-smoked joints to leftover wax and shatter.
Avoid Plastic Bags
Whenever you can, avoid storing your joint — extinguished or otherwise — in a plastic bag.
Plastic is positively one of the worst ways to save a J for later. The most notorious culprit is the plastic baggie.
Plastic baggies do absolutely nothing to keep light, air, heat, cold, or moisture out of your marijuana. You’d be better off just leaving the joint sitting on the windowsill and saving the plastic baggie for your munchie mix or olive loaf sandwich.
In addition, plastic is a horrible material for keeping pot fresh because it has a static charge that can pull precious trichomes from the plant matter onto the plastic and create a fine, sticky, powdery mess that you’ll never be able to get out of the bag back into the J.
As we mentioned earlier, if you’re going to blaze the rest of the joint in a couple hours, you’ll be fine just leaving the remains lying in the ashtray. No need to toss it in a plastic bag.
If you’re going to wake and bake before breakfast and may need to put the joint out halfway through, plan to store the remains in a glass jar, titanium container, or resealable can.
Learning How To Put Out A Joint Starts With What You Put In
When you’re learning how to put out a joint, make it easier on yourself by thinking about what you put in the joint at the start. Whether you buy a J at the local dispensary or roll your own at home, always use the best bud whenever possible.
Anything less than the best, and you run the risk of having a bad trip. No one wants that.
Plus, the best weed burns better and smoother and will go out easier when it’s time to toke and run.