if its cold water theres more of a loss.
room temp or lukewarm water wont take as much trichs off.
as long as you dont agitate the plant material too much, its okay.
when i water cured buds i just sat some buds in a glass of water for a day and took them out,
dripped off the water, and dried em.
not much difference in trich content (keep in mind i didnt grind it up, just straight buds)
but the high is noticably cleaner (less inactives and other shit).
you get more of a thc high than a high with all the other shit thrown in.
like someone on here posted a while back,
the high you feel from cannabis is also a mild poisoning due to the other chemicals in the plant matter that are being burned.
Im not going to read these replies, but the whole point isn;t to increase potency, it's to remove fertilizers and anything you dont want i the bud. It makes the smoke much smoother but you often lose taste as well compared to a bud from the same plant that'd be cured in a jar compared to curing it in water. I have friends who do it, and it definitely doesnt lose potency, it loses taste if anything, but it is always the smoothest smoking bud you could ever imagine
+1 roger, I was also waiting to see if anyone realized the THC itself didn't increase , the % was raised relative to the weight of the washed bud. The weight of the washed away dirt, chemicals etc. MAY increase THC percentage, but that would require serious testing to prove....Overall washing Bud seems a bit strange, but there seems to be some stuuf to read about it, it's something I would try , just to see, it is fun to play with your buds.....
In theory this would work. The water would wash away most of the nasty foreign materials like dirt, would most likely also wash away CBDs to reduce the hazy effect. Since THC is hydrophobic you shouldn't lose a high amount unless the plant material is agitated and trichomes knocked off.
This sounds like a solid method. I would only use it on low-grade cannabis. My biggest concern however would the wet plant stuff getting moldy. It seems just a little bit too much moisture can attract it, and after wetting it it may take a while to dry completely.
My sativa was ground up so it dried fast in the open air. Whole buds would be safer in a food dryer to prevent mold. The high is different for sure. The trippy head feeling is so much stronger. I'm still smoking the same size bowls and this water cured weed gets me right up there pretty fast. I'll only take a couple of hits and my thoughts will follow a stream in a daydream. Eventually I come back and look at the pipe in my hand and then I'll take a couple more hits. Maybe water cure activates more THC? I mean your water cured weed will look smaller and shrunken and be more dense but lighter. Maybe the weed shrinks 20%, but it seems like the high is way more than 20% stronger for a similar size bowl.
Everyone should try water cure one time. I only soaked mine for three days and just changed the water at the end when rinsing. It's a more intense high and smokes smoother. Who can resist that?