oh and yes you can smoke it straight out the dryer,, but i cure mine,, not even for the taste or smell,,,which do improve w age but so when you burn it it burns to a nice white ash. smoke it right out the dryer you still get high but it burns diferently and you end up with black char in the bowl,,, but thats my opinion,,also trueSo there you have it 2 truly honest, factual, and experienced versions. Both completely different from the other. Now you as the OP or anybody else who is curious about curing, can form their own opinion.
As I have read the same thing that this person posted, its in every marijuana cultivation book, you can't disagree with what he say cuz the scientist came up with all these neat weird words that makes it seem real fancy.
The one thing I do know though, is once my weed is dry it's ready to smoke. Regardless of strain. That means it's ready to sell. I do not hang my bud on the stem. I break my harvest all up in the nice little tiny dense nuglets and use a drying net. 5 days they're done. Then weighed, then into a ziplock baggie. Then into a customer's hand my bud will not survive long enough to cure. My weed goes 4 $500 a QP to people that are important to me. And 600 for everybody else, I am negotiable depending on strain.
Each level holds a half pound dry.