Are you still storing your precious herb in an old wooden box or a beat-up shoebox? Yikes! Time to upgrade to a real storage solution, my friend.
It's time to say goodbye to vintage and stale cannabis and hello to fresh and flavorful buds. Think of it like spices in your kitchen cabinet - the longer you keep them, the less potent they become.
So, don't let your hard-earned stash go to waste by just shoving it in any old container. With legalization spreading like wildfire, you deserve to enjoy the full potency and flavor of your bud. Proper storage can keep your cannabis fresh for up to a year, but improper care will make it go stale faster than a day-old bagel. Get ready to upgrade your storage game and smoke your way to happiness!
Let’s compare the most common storage options for marijuana available against cannabis storage best practices.
Weed storage best practices
You don’t need to vacuum seal your cannabis but you should use containers that are airtight and are proportionally sized to the amount of cannabis you are storing. Storing a small amount of cannabis in a large container can contribute to a loss of freshness. Even if there is no air flowing into the container, excess oxygen that becomes trapped in the container can still degrade your cannabis products.
Light is the biggest factor that will degrade your cannabis quality. The exposure to UV rays diminishes the potency of dried flower. Although mason jars are a great cost effective solution that sure does beat a ziplock bag, if you don’t store the jar in a dark place light will still get in.
Cannabis should be kept in the ideal range of 55% - 65% relative humidity based on ASTM standards. Too much moisture is bad because it can create mold, but not enough moisture and your flower could become brittle and lose essential terpenes that affect potency and taste. Use two-way humidity control like Boveda to keep this simple. The control packs take the guesswork out of finding the perfect balance of relative humidity levels.
Storing your weed in the refrigerator or freezer is a myth, folks.
It's like thinking a unicorn's horn can cure all ailments. It sounds too good to be true, and it probably is.
Don't make the mistake of thinking your cannabis will stay fresh and potent in a freezer. It'll just end up tasting like an old hockey puck. Give your herb the proper storage it deserves.
So where should you store your precious pot? Think of it like Goldilocks and the Three Bears - you don't want it too hot, you don't want it too cold, you want it just right. The perfect storage temperature for cannabis is somewhere between "chilly" and "sweater weather."
So, find a cool and dry spot that's just right for your buds. The ideal storage temperature for cannabis is 15 - 20°C .
Cannabis storage options:
We conducted a comprehensive comparison of various weed storage options, including Ziplog bags, plastic jars, mason jars, and Stori pods, against the principles of effective weed storage. The criteria for evaluation included airtightness to preserve freshness of your green, protection from harmful UV lights, sustainability, maintenance of appropriate humidity levels, durability, and adherence to overall best practices in weed storage.
The Stori pods are a clear winner as they were purposely designed for cannabis storage and will keep your products fresh the longest. Stori pair and Full Stori come with a Stori dry erase maker so you can easily label your Stori pods and always know what you're smoking. So, save your ziplock bags for your sandwiches and your mason jars for jam 😉 and upgrade to the smart Stori stash box you deserve.
Want to learn more read out blog How to Master the Art of Weed Storage
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