As the popularity and acceptance of cannabis continue to rise in many countries, it becomes increasingly important to properly store it in order to maintain its freshness, potency, and overall quality. Improper storage of cannabis can lead to dry and tasteless buds that are not only ineffective but also unpleasant to consume. To prevent this, it's crucial to understand the proper storage techniques for cannabis. In this article, we will delve into the various methods of weed storage and provide tips and tricks to ensure that your cannabis remains in top condition and ready to be enjoyed at a moment's notice. Whether you're a seasoned smoker or a newcomer to the world of cannabis, it's important to prioritize storage and keep your herb fresh and potent.
Store in the Right Temperature
Proper storage of your cannabis is crucial to ensuring its freshness, potency, and longevity. The temperature at which you store your weed is a crucial factor to consider. The optimal temperature range for weed storage is between 50-70°F. Exposure to extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, can negatively impact the potency and flavor of your buds. High temperatures can cause the buds to dry out and lose their potency and flavor, while low temperatures can cause mold and mildew to form on your buds, further diminishing their quality. Direct sunlight is also a major contributor to temperature fluctuations and should be avoided to keep your cannabis in top condition. Maintaining the right temperature is a critical part of mastering the art of weed storage, so make sure to keep your cannabis in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and temperature fluctuations.
In order to maintain freshness and preserve taste we recommend using Boveda humidity packs. The Boveda pack manages the humidity without your help. It lays down a monolayer of purified water on top of your cannabis flowers. This layer protects and preserves the terpenes and their potency, preventing them from evaporating. The pack keeps relative humidity at an appropriate level and generally works for months.Inside of the color-coded lids of each Stori pod is a little place to insert a size 1 Boveda pack. Simply popping in the pack turns each Stori pod into its own little humidor, helping you to prevent your green from going stale and to preserve it in the pristine state the grower left it in.
Check out previous blog post: Weed Storage Tip # 1: Keep it moist, but not too moist to learn more.
Don't Mix Different Strains
When it comes to enjoying the unique qualities of different strains of cannabis, it's important to keep them separate and well-organized. Just as you wouldn't mix red and white wine in the same glass or two different beers in one container, you shouldn't mix different strains of marijuana in a single container. Mixing different strains can lead to intermingling, which can dilute the potency and flavor of each individual strain.
To preserve the unique characteristics of your cannabis, it is best to store each strain in a separate airtight container, clearly labeled with its name and any other relevant information. This will not only help you keep track of your different strains, but it will also ensure that each strain stays fresh and retains its intended potency and flavor. By taking the time to properly store and label your cannabis, you'll be able to fully enjoy the unique qualities of each strain and the benefits it has to offer.
Keep Your Stash Box in the Right Place
Another important factor to consider when storing weed is the location. You don't want to store your stash box in a place where it will be easily accessible to children, pets, or any other potential danger. Also avoid any place where temperature fluctuates. Don’t leave cannabis in your car, don’t put it in your freezer or refrigerator, and keep it away from window sills or heaters. If you’re comfortable sitting in a room, your cannabis will be comfortable sitting in that room. Top of your dresser, on a bookcase, or your bedside table are perfect places to put your cannabis containers. Stori, cannabis storage makes is easy for your to unstash your stash box and put your cannabis storage on display.
Use Airtight Containers
One of the most important things to keep in mind when storing weed is to keep it airtight. Air exposure can cause your buds to dry out, lose potency, and become brittle. Our airtight Stori Pods are perfect for this purpose. They help to keep out air and moisture, and prevent your weed from losing its freshness and flavor.
Avoid Plastic Jars
There are several reasons why you should avoid using plastic jars when storing cannabis:
Chemical Contamination: Plastic can contain chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates that can leach into the contents of the jar and contaminate the cannabis. These chemicals have been linked to negative health effects, so it's important to avoid storing food and other products, including cannabis, in plastic containers that could potentially release these chemicals.
Absorption of Odors: Plastic is known to absorb odors from its surroundings, which can be transferred to the contents of the jar and affect the flavor and aroma of the cannabis.
Poor Light Protection: Plastic is not as effective at blocking out light as other materials, such as glass or metal, so it's less ideal for protecting delicate, light-sensitive compounds in the cannabis.
Check out previous blog post: Weed Storage Tip # 5: Be mindful of storage container material
Don't use wooden cigar humidors
Wooden cigar humidors can give you that vintage vibe they are not recommended for storing cannabis because they're typically made of cedar wood, which can have a negative impact on the flavor and aroma of the buds. Cedar wood is commonly used in cigar humidors because it has natural antimicrobial properties that help keep cigars fresh, but it can also emit a strong, pungent odor that can mix with the fragrance of the cannabis. This can result in a unpleasant, musty flavor and aroma that can detract from the overall quality of the buds.
In addition, cigar humidors are designed to maintain a high level of humidity, which is important for cigars, but not necessarily for cannabis. Cannabis plants prefer a relatively low humidity level, typically around 59% relative humidity, to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. A high humidity level in a cigar humidor can create ideal conditions for mold and mildew to grow, which can be harmful to the health of the cannabis plants and negatively impact their quality.
For these reasons, it's best to store cannabis in airtight containers made of neutral materials, such as glass or aluminum, which won't emit any odors or affect the flavor and aroma of the buds.
Safely travel with you Cannabis
When traveling with cannabis, it's important to consider safety and security. A good way to protect your pre-rolls is by storing them in a child-resistant tube like the Stori tubes. Made of aluminum, these tubes provide added durability and cannot be easily bitten through by pets, unlike plastic tubes. Additionally, our child-resistant design adds an extra layer of protection in case the tube gets lost, ensuring that children cannot easily access the contents.
Get Smart About Your Strain Choices with the Stori App!
Maximize your cannabis experience by keeping track of all the strains you've tried with the Stori App. Easily keep track of each strain you purchased, its cost and your own preference notes, making it a smart choice for informed decisions. Discover which strains work best for different moods and moments and elevate your cannabis game with smart strain management using the Stori App. Of course if you don't feel like getting all techy, you can use the Stori dry erase marker to label your Stori pods.
Read our previous post about why Stori is the perfect stash box that you have been looking for.
In conclusion, mastering the art of weed storage is essential to ensuring that your buds stay fresh and potent. By following these tips, you'll be able to store your cannabis correctly and enjoy it to its full potential. So, invest in a good cannabis storage, store it in the right temperature, keep it airtight, and keep it in the right place. Happy smoking!