If I understand this right, you can decarbox a bud right after harvest and it will be just as good as drying and curing. Really? Learn something new every day. I'm experimenting with this right now. My idea that makes me feel like a genius, even though I'm sure someone else has thought of it, is to snip a little bit of bud off the last few weeks of flower, do a few experiments with the decarbox bud, and see exactly when it is really killer. Narrow down the harvest time. I swear, I recently have heard, "I wish I would have waited a week or harvested a week earlier." WTF?? Can we not narrow it down better than this? And I am preaching to the choir. I really after being an experienced (yeah, right) grower of five years now want to say I am still struggling on when to harvest. I've just about given up on the trichome idea for so many reasons. Presently I'm counting weeks of flower and looking at the bud growth and white arms. Again trying to figure out best harvest time. Plus, really? Can you really skip the drying and curing by decarbox? Man that would solve a lot of problems...since most people don't dry and cure the correct way.