Temperature, humidity and exposure to air and light are a few important factors to consider when keeping your cannabis fresh.
Stale weed is harsh, hard on the lungs and can make the entire experience far less enjoyable. If you’ve ever left your cannabis for too long or failed to close the cap properly before putting it back in the box, you’re familiar with the disappointing realization that your dense, sticky buds have turned dusty and dry.
Here are four proper storage tips for keeping your cannabis fresh, potent and flavourful.
Consume it within the recommended time period
Dried flower should be consumed within six to eight months of its harvest date, and pre-rolls should be smoked within three months.
Keep it airtight
Transferring your cannabis into an airtight container can help prevent oxidation that leads to dryness and degradation. Glass is recommended over plastic or metal for the sake of effectiveness and preserved aroma.
Avoid extreme temperatures
Depending on what you Google, a lot of conflicting recommendations exist online for the proper temperature to store cannabis at. The general consensus comes in at roughly 70 degrees Fahrenheit – anything too hot can dry out the flower or even cause it to mold, and anything too cold can damage the bud structure and impact the potency.
Mind the relative humidity
Moisture content is key when it comes to quality cannabis – too much and you risk mold, too little and it gets brittle. Cannabis should be stored at approximately 59% to 62% relative humidity (RH).
Humidity Packs can help control the quality and consistency of your flower by absorbing and releasing excess moisture as needed.
Even if you don’t do any of the above, at the very least, please keep your weed out of the freezer and don’t be adding fruit to the container. Google said people do that, and we don’t approve.
If you have any questions on keeping your cannabis fresh and potent, swing by the shop and chat with one of our budtenders or drop us a line at (587) 349-0511!