When we truely cure cannabis, in the true sense of the word. the idea is to get rid of chlorophyl and phytol and sugars(which burn black, if ever burnt sugar u know what i mean), which by definition would mean change in color from green to more brownish. Now while it is a smoother smoke, terps tend to degrade loss of monoterps and everything that we describe as LOUD is for the most part gone or mostly lost.
The second is what I think of is "cannabis cure" which is when nugs are dried quicker then to "truely" cure. phytol is lost and a little bit of sugars, but remains green so not truelly cured. While not as smooth as true brownish cured cannabis(think tobacco), it retains more terpenes including the mono light terpenes.
The main thing in getting smooth smoke and terps is to allow the plant to use up its stored carbohydrates ie sugars that are very harsh and burn black. this is main reason why flushing works to make better smoke. NPK as salts dry when heated to white NOT black. its the sugars that are black. cannabis is an accumulator so yes can get extra salts if over feed. and why soil grown organic can still be good burning and tasty without a flush, just need to allow to yellow and let sugars used up. and of course get rid of phytol which is 1 reason Fresh frozen can be a little harsh.
I think it is something that needs to be discussed and more understood by newbies as I always hear they fucked up the drying. but usually they try to really cure buds and put in jars moist to dry slow which as i said basically destroys alot of the smell.
please discuss how u think I am wrong
or any points u feel I have missed. cheers!