To all the novice pot smokers out there that are curious about the proper way to store your cannabis, this little guide is packed full (just like your bong) of useful tips and methods to consider. After all, isn’t keeping your green fresh, potent and smokable one of the most important rules of stonerism? That being said, at ca.thechrono.is it’s our job to educate you about the key elements to consider such as storage temperatures, humidity factors, surrounding light source and a couple other helpful weed storage tips.
What temperatures should you store your cannabis in?
Ironically, while marijuana flourishes in warm, bright environments during the growing and budding phase of its lifecycle, once the decadent buds are matured and harvested, it’s important to store your cannabis in a mildly cool, dark place if you want it to thrive for long periods of time. Although you probably smoke through a lot of your stash in a short period of time, this storage method is important if you’re the kind of stoner who keeps your supplies rather large. Excessive heat dries out the cannabinoids in the plant material making the substance a much harsher smoke, while lower temperatures slow the process, keeping your green ripe for the smoking.
Humidity factors to consider
Controlling the humidity levels of your storage area is paramount in keeping your stash in prime conditions. So, if you want to keep mold and mildew away, you’ll need to keep your weed stored in a controlled environment. A properly sealed container or an impenetrable baggy will maintain the color, consistency, aroma and flavor of your preferred weed strain.
Store your cannabis in the right lighting
UV rays can be harmful to organic materials and degrade your weed over time. So, it’s incredibly important to store your cannabis in a dimly lit environment — ideally in a cupboard or drawer. Keeping your weed out of direct light will also help you to control the surrounding temperature.
A couple extra do’s and don’ts
- Consider separating your strains in order to maintain their flavor storage.
- Use vacuum sealed jars to minimize oxygen exposure.
- Keep your cannabis out of your refrigerator and/or freezer (the temperature and humidity of the environment fluctuate too much).
- Don’t store your green above anything that gives off heat (ex. microwave)
- Keep your weed paraphernalia away from your cannabis so that the burnt materials don’t interact with the fresh buds.
Do you have any other questions about how to store your cannabis? Drop a comment below and we’re happy to answer your questions.
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