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by Kat Helgeson
Whether you are an occasional toker or a seasoned grower, chances are you have at one time, or another wondered if you were storing your cannabis correctly. When it comes to storing cannabis, there are many things that you need to consider, and it’s essential to know what factors make a difference. Let’s take a look at these aspects in more detail, starting with the elements that can wreak havoc on cannabis being stored.
Four main things can wreak havoc on stored cannabis. These include temperature, humidity, light, and air. Here is what you need to know about each.
Temperature: Storing cannabis at high temperatures can cause your terpenes to diminish and your buds to dry out. This can create a very unpleasant flavor as well as a harsh consumption experience. Alternately, storing cannabis at too low of a temperature can also cause degradation of terpenes and cannabinoid content.
Humidity: Maintaining the proper moisture when storing cannabis is vital. High humidity is breeding grounds for mold and mildew, and lower humidity can result in your bud drying out and degradation of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Light: While cannabis plants thrive on light during the various growth stages, light can degrade your cannabis after harvesting quicker than anything. To avoid losing valuable terpene and cannabinoid content in your cannabis during storage, it is recommended to keep your stash away from a direct light source.
Air: Like the other leading aspects mentioned above, how much air your cannabis is exposed to during storage is vital. This is because high levels of oxygen can accelerate the degradation of cannabinoids and terpenes.
When it comes to storing cannabis, there are some things that you should never do. Here are three at the top of our list!
The golden rule is to always store cannabis in a cool, dry, dark environment. However, how dry, how dark, and how cool is key to success. Let’s take a look at the sweet spots when it comes to humidity, temperature, air, and light while storing cannabis.
If you have a little cash to spend on storing your stash, you may also consider purchasing a cannabis humidor such as the four-strain Cannador which is designed to perfectly preserve and store small amounts of up to 4 different strains of cannabis.
If the cannabis you are storing has been cured correctly for a minimum of at least four weeks and stored in the proper environment, studies suggest that cannabinoids and terpenes can remain stable for a period of up to 2 years. Do you have tips for adequately storing cannabis? If so, let us know in the comments below!
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