What Is The Best Way To Store Your Weed?
What Is The Best Way To Store Your Weed? If you’re on this blog already, you probably know how and where to get the best weed online in Canada – that is no longer a mystery and no one needs to visit their old high school friends basement window with the exact amount of cash in your pocket anymore!
But do you know how to store your hard bought flowers so they don’t’ lose potency, freshness and that rich smell over time….. Here’s a few tips.
Weed has a long shelf-life. And when stored properly experts say weed can be kept stable for up to two years and sometimes even longer. Some even believe it can ‘age’ to smell and taste better over time (But that’s for another Blog post)
So even if you somehow dramatically over estimated how much you needed, you can still store it for future use… just take proper storage precautions.
Best Way to Store Weed
First off, if you have several strains, we suggest labeling each container so you know which is which.
General consensus by many professionals in the cannabis business is that the storing marijuana in airtight, glass jars in a cool, dark place is the best way to help preserve it.
Another plus to using glass jars is that they allow you to store the weed without it smelling/ stinking up the joint (see what we did there). Store your stash-pot in a low cupboard, basement, or cellar because heat rises and a high heat environment can dry your herb out quickly. Make sure you don’t put it near, around, or above electronics, appliances or devices that give off high heat.
Just remember, as this is very important… let your weed ‘cure’ for some time before you put it away for storage. Yes, it really is that simple but if you’d like to know more… keep reading.
Sealed containers are ideal. Glass jars work great. But the key is for it to be airtight, so the warmer air doesn’t dry it out. Try to find a container that’s the right size for your needs. You don’t want one that’s too big or too small, since allowing air to fill the container will dry the weed also. At the same time you shouldn’t jam the weed inside because this means the bud will lose its resin if packed too densley. As long as you don’t leave your weed out in the open, this part of storage is hard to mess up.
Avoid the using plastic baggies! Yes, we’ve all done it and it’s a very common practice (probably because it’s so convenient and easy. Not to mention that is how you have bought it for the past 100 yrs) but it’s also one of the worst methods of weed storage. Not only for longevity but also for potency as some plastic bags will steal your valuable crystals and small pieces. (Look carefully at a plastic bad after you have stored some great strains)
Temperature is super important. Cannabis likes to be kept in a cool environment – cool means around 25ºC. Too much heat dries the cannabinoids and terpenes, causing the mail order marijuana to lose its properties. Weed that’s kept too cold can end up losing its quality, since this slows down the process of decarboxylation, which is what turns THCA into THC (this is what gets you high).
Humidity is another important factor to consider. Keep cannabis away from moisture, which can contaminate the product by encouraging the growth of mould and mildew. The humidity in the air should be kept in the range of 59%-to-63%. You don’t need to 100% precise about this, but do try to stay somewhere close to or within this range as it’ll help to ensure that bad contaminants will have a hard time taking hold. If you bag or weed do get damp for some reason, make sure to try and dry or ‘cure’ them to the best of your ability before storing in airtight spaces. But don’t dry them too much!
The other really important factor is lighting. UVA rays can reduce the lifespan of any organic material, and marijuana degrades the more it is exposed to sunlight. So it’s really not a good idea to leave your online dispensary weed anywhere where it can be hit by direct sunlight for any great period of time.
Storing Weed in Freezer or Fridge
Both of these options are very contentious points in the cannabis world. Some people say it can be done… if it’s done properly, but many others say just don’t do it! If you are considering using either of these storage methods, spend some time researching into them and then proceed as you see fit. For a reference point, we at Hoot do not keep our flowers in ice boxes.
Marijuana Storage Do’s & Don’ts
To simplify things, here is a good point form list of some of the things you can do, and some things you shouldn’t do, when it comes to storing weed.
*do store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight
*do store in glass jars or other containers that have a neutral charge and airtight lock
*do vacuum seal the storage jars/containers to minimize oxygen exposure
*do separate the strains into their own containers to maintain strain flavour and profile
*do label the containers so you know what is in each one
*don’t store in the fridge as fluctuation in humidity & temperature can have harm your weed
*don’t store in the freezer as this causes the fragile trichomes to become brittle & break-off
*don’t store above/around electronics or appliances that give off heat
*don’t store in plastic baggies/containers as these often have a static charge
*don’t use a tobacco humidor as they may contain oils that can transfer to your pot
*don’t use grinders, pipes, or other paraphernalia as burnt cannabis lingers & will stink up storage containers
Enjoy Your Stash For Years To Come
If stored improperly your marijuana stash is going to lose its flavour and potency, but now that you know how to store weed properly you don’t need to worry about that and can instead focus on smoking great weed for years to come… a little knowledge goes a long way!
All that is left if to your order yourself some of the best mail order marijuana available on the the planet from Hoot Supply Co. – Online Dispensary Canada.