Did you know that cannabis can stay fresh and stable for up to two years if stored properly? Of course, you need to create the proper environment. You don’t buy organic weed just to keep it in a sandwich bag and toss it into a drawer. If kept in ideal conditions your weed can remain fresh and last for quite a while.
Cannabis quality and cannabis cultivation have come a long way. We are proud of our organic weed and know that if you buy organic cannabis, you’ll be likely to want to keep it in prime shape when you store it. Now, cannabis products most likely come with a harvest date. They do not, however, come with an expiration date. Knowing how to keep your weed fresh for as long as possible is critical, especially considering the level of quality.
Factors to Consider to Keep Your Weed Fresh Longer
The first thing you need to know is how important moisture is to keeping cannabis in good shape. Not only is drying out bad for quality but over-moisturizing is bad as well. Mould and mildew can grow in overly moisturized plants. Moisture can be the biggest threat to the shelf life of your weed, and there are even serious health consequences. Mouldy weed contains mycotoxins that can result in anything from mild coughing or flu-like symptoms, progressing up to chest pains, an allergic reaction, and respiratory problems.
You need to know that any humidity over 65% is going to cause your weed to grow mould. Typically, the drying process will reduce the moisture content to 15% or less, then the curing process reduces the remaining moisture to retain the volatile oils.
Keeping a consistent and correct moisture level is the right thing to strive for. Too much moisture is as bad as too little moisture. Either one can lose the integrity of your flower. Both potency and taste can be affected by too much or too little moisture.
“Relative humidity” is the amount of moisture in the air relative to what it can hold. You should try to keep your cannabis between 59 and 63 RH. The easiest way to do this is to use an Evergreen Pod for consistent humidity control. An Evergreen Pod contains specially formulated materials to absorb or discharge moisture as needed.
If you don’t want to damage the cannabinoids and terpenes, the cannabis must be properly cured, allowing the moisture trapped inside the bud to slowly dissipate. Place your flower into a package in which oxygen has been removed (typically between 6% and 9%).
The Best Temperature
70 Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) is the ideal temperature to store your weed. When you combine higher temperatures and higher relative humidity, it can lead to mould and mildew.
This is probably one of the worst things that can happen to quality cannabis. So be sure to store your weed in a cool place and out of the sun.
Higher temperatures can also dry up terpenes. This is important to remember for vaping. The combustion process of smoking will burn up and destroy most of the flavour-filled terpenes.
Light has the most destructive effect on cannabinoids. A cannabinoid called CBN is the result of prolonged exposure to light. THCA becomes THC and THC becomes CBN, which is non-psychoactive.
Like higher heat, prolonged exposure to light also has a negative effect on terpenes, oxidizing them, and giving your weed a grassy, hay-like smell.
Oxygen is another damaging element for cannabis. The smallest air-tight container possible for your amount of weed is preferable. Obviously, the need to open and close your air-tight container to access your weed is inevitable but try to keep the need to open your container to a minimum.
Get Weed Delivery in Canada & Keep It Fresh Longer
Once our weed delivery service delivers right to your door, your proper storage of this high-quality cannabis is simply a matter of common sense. You will quickly determine how to maintain the condition of your stash and with proper knowledge and forethought, prevent a premature loss. The pitfalls of poor storage involve light, too much moisture, heat, and exposure to air. If you keep those factors in mind, you can maximize the shelf life of your surplus of cannabis. Our Canadian online dispensary is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality cannabis anywhere.