If you improperly store your cannabis, it may begin to grow mold, mildew and other organic matter. In fact, temperature and humidity play a huge role in how long your cannabis lasts.
When stored properly, cannabinoids can remain stable for up to 24 months – if they are stored and cured properly.
This means more than just throwing a rolled-up baggie of cannabis in your underwear drawer.
Believe it or not, even with the factors above, proper marijuana storage doesn’t have to be difficult.
With a bit of information and a few tips, you can ensure your cannabis has a long shelf life.
Marijuana Storage: Containers to Use
If you are trying to find ways to ensure your cannabis lasts as long as possible, the right container is key.
If you are traveling or going somewhere cannabis may not be “accepted,” then storing it properly is a must.
The good news is, there are some apps out there that can help you find cannabis friendly locations, like hotels.
However, just in case – use the methods for storing your weed listed here.
1. Glass Containers
The best container to use to store your cannabis is glass.
It isn’t static like plastic, and it won’t affect the taste of the product like metal containers can.
Also, it provides an airtight seal to protect your weed against oxidization.
However, unless you can find glass with an anti-UV coating, the clear view won’t protect your weed from light that will speed up the degradation of the THC (what makes you high) into CBN (what causes the sleepy feeling).
A great way to combat this is by wrapping your glass container in a towel. Another option is to store it in a dark place.
2. Tupperware with Parchment
You don’t have to avoid plastic completely, but if you opt for this storage material, be sure to use parchment paper, too.
Use the paper to wrap up your bud before you put it inside.
An added bonus of using this storage method is that you will have a built-in surface for breaking apart nugs and rolling joints.
Another option for storing your weed is aluminum wrap.
This material will protect your cannabis from air, heat, and light.
However, this is best for short-term storage.
For example, are you only planning on opening it one time – similar to leftovers from a restaurant?
If you baby your foil wrapped weed, it can last for weeks outside of the refrigerator.
However, if you open it often, the storage abilities will be minimized significantly, and your weed will need to be used quickly to ensure it maintains it’s integrity.
4. Use a Humidor
Humidors keep cigars at the proper temperature and humidity, which is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and between 68 and 72 percent humidity.
This can work for your weed, too.
However, you will have to reduce the levels slightly, with 63 percent humidity being ideal.
As a result, if you use a humidor, you will have to choose – cannabis or tobacco.
Believe it or not, paper can also serve as storage for your cannabis. You can use any type of paper – paper towel, printer paper, a clean napkin, etc.
Before wrapping up your nugs, soften the paper by crunching it up.
While cling wrap and plastic bags may seem easier, the paper protects it from odor, without destroying your bud.
Marijuana Storage: Now You Know
As you can see, when it comes to marijuana storage, you have several options.
While glass is best, if you are in a pinch, there are other viable options, too.
If you want to learn more about storing your weed, feel free to reach out to us.
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