I reside in a relatively small space that doesn’t allow me anywhere to dry my bud except the actual marijuana grow room. Is it harmful to dry the bud in a lit space?
Light, elevated temperatures, and oxygen tend to deteriorate THC. Ideal smoke is produced from bud that’s first been cured in a room with average moisture, cool temperatures (between 60 and 70F), and proper ventilation. This helps the leaves stay alive. Starches and sugars are used which helps mellow the smoke. After a couple of days, the marijuana plants need a dry environment that’s about 85F so that water can be evaporated. The breezy area needs to be lit only dimly so that THC won’t degrade.
For best results, try to put the marijuana in the restroom for a couple of day with a fan to promote ventilation. Use a temporary cover for the window and then close the door. Keep the area cool at first, but use a dehumidifier to heat it up and remove water.
When the buds dry up, vacuum pack them or put them in a vacuum bag that has been infused with CO2. You might prefer mason jars which can be placed in the freezer to mitigate THC deterioration.