What Can I Do With Disappointing Weed?

What Can I Do With Disappointing Weed?

Published on 1/21/22

Despite more and more states and nations worldwide legalizing cannabis in some form or another, there are still some massive hurdles to overcome before cannabis can be vaulted fully into the mainstream. One of the biggest stumbling blocks that still remains is the huge price tag that can often be attached to legal weed. 

A 2020 study found that, despite 15 states legalizing cannabis for recreational use and 48 of the 50 states allowing some form of medical use, the prices are still outrageously high. According to the study, the average cost of just an ounce of medium-quality cannabis flower was $266. That price spiked to $326 for the highest quality cannabis products on the market. That's a whole lot of money for just an ounce of cannabis, especially when you consider the current state of the economy due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. 

So what happens when you pay all of that money to get your hands on cannabis, and it doesn't live up to your expectations? What are your options? Well, don't worry, we here at Where's Weed have got your back. 

This article will break down what to do with bad weed, tell you how to tell if my weed is good, and what your options are to make the best of it regardless of the overall quality. Let's get right into it. 

What to Do With Weak Weed


Just like any other type of crop, plant, or product you get at your local grocery store, cannabis can sometimes let you down. Maybe the cannabis you got in the package wasn't up to its usual high standard of quality. Maybe you got unlucky enough to end up with some buds that had molded, gotten too stale, or might be a bunch of seeds and stems. Or maybe the cannabis you purchased just ended up being mid when it was supposed to be gas.

Well, don't worry too much about it because you can still milk some value out of even the worst quality weed as long as you're willing to put the right amount of work into it. Instead of sitting there and punching stuff like "how to make weed better" into your favorite search engine in hopes of finding some magic secret to turn your crappy weed into some top-shelf product, you're better off following our advice to get the best out of it that you can. Here are a few simple yet effective things you can do to get the best out of the disappointing cannabis you ended up with. 

Mixing Different Strains

One of the best ways to give your disappointing cannabis a quick and simple boost is to mix it with another strain, one that you know you already like and actively get the best out of. Let's say that you have a disappointing kush, for example. What to do with weak kush, for example, can be a real struggle. You likely paid top dollar for a strain like that, so when it doesn't hit like a truck for whatever reason, it can be a real letdown. So your best bet is to mix it up with another strain that you already know is effective. 

All you need to do is grab a bud of the good stuff and a bud of the disappointing stuff, throw them both in the grinder, then pack your bong, one-hitter, or joint like normal. The blend of the two strains will likely give you a unique experience that's different, if not better, than the two separately.  

This method works best when you have, for example, one strain that's THC dominant and one that's CBD heavy. As a rule of thumb, try to get the ratios as close to 1:1 as possible. That will cause the entourage effect to happen and enhance your effects, even more, allowing you to get the absolute best out of that disappointing strain you ended up with. 

Make Edibles 


If you're ever looking to figure out how to make mids better quickly and easily, then look no further than making cannabis-infused edibles. While it is undeniably easier to go to the dispensary to purchase some pre-made edibles, that won't help you use up that disappointing cannabis you have sitting around. 

Not only will making edibles be a great way to use up that leftover disappointing cannabis up quickly, but the edibles have a completely different effect on those taking them than smoking cannabis does. It's possible that ingesting that disappointing strain instead of smoking it could get the best out of it when you thought all was lost. 

As we know, edibles take longer to hit and often hit stronger than that same strain would if you smoked it. It's also much easier to take higher doses of edibles than to smoke weed, so that's a factor to consider. That's why we always recommend the "low and slow" approach to dosing edibles. Start with a tiny piece, wait about a half hour or so, then see how it affects you. Then repeat that process until you work out the perfect dose for you! 

While it might take a little bit of practice and patience to learn exactly how to make cannabutter or cannabis-infused cooking oil that you'll need to make edibles, it's likely worth it to be able to use up the rest of that disappointing strain and get your money's worth. 

The Bottom Line   

Buying anything is always a bit of a gamble. Whether you're buying a car, a new stereo, or some new technology fresh out of the box, it's always possible you won't get all that you paid for. The only difference between cannabis and those other products I mentioned is that you can't just return most cannabis products.  

That's why it's up to you to do your research on strains and growing companies before you buy, try out a variety of products to see what you like, and, most important, try to figure out a way to milk as much value out of what you got. After all, there's no sense crying too much over some mid. 

Will you try making edibles with your disappointing weed? Let us know if you have any tips & tricks for making edibles below.

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