How to tell if marijuana is too dry is definitely a learned skill of any good grower. In general, marijuana is properly dried when you bend a stem and it snaps. Marijuana buds that crumble, like a powder, when you break them up, are way too dry. Smoking marijuana that is too dry will be very harsh on your throat. Get ready to “cough to get off!” Here’s a quick fix…put a few lettuce leaves in with your over dry marijuana buds to give them some moisture back. Here’s the lesson…Be a savvy smoker and snap a bud before you buy a bag! ​(NOTE: See our other articles on how to tell if marijuana is too wet.)