For those new to the cannabis world you might be wondering about the best way to store your dried flowers – especially if you start to buy in bulk. And for those really new to the cannabis world, yes the way you store your weed is very important.
Use an airtight container to manage oxygen
At the end of the day the number one thing you need to consider when storing your weed is the level of air (oxygen). Your buds will either wilt or flourish depending on how much air it is getting while put away. Using an airtight container is the best option. This allows for a tight seal that effectively regulates the oxygen levels. An airtight container from Ikea or your dollar store would be sufficient.
It is important to note that cannabis is a plant so it needs to be treated as such. That being said cannabis flowers are subject to the same complications as any other plant – diseases and blight.
The reality is – too much oxygen can speed up the deterioration of the bud and too little can create mold. At the end of the day an airtight container would prevent both of these issues.
And for those buying in bulk that need to go the extra mile – vacuum sealing your buds will offer a great long term storage solution.
Keep your cannabis out of direct sunlight
When it comes to plants – they need a few things to survive the right soil, the right water and light. Cannabis is not an exception to the rule. Even though we are not growing the buds – light still plays an important role in the quality of cannabis dried flowers.
Studies have proven that if cannabinoids are subjected to the wrong light it can degrade the bud. So the reality is – keep your bud out of direct sunlight if you want to make sure that your weed is working the way you want.
If you are wondering how this is possible, let us explain. Think about the grass you smoke like the grass on your lawn. Subjected to too much sunlight and it creates a brown, almost burnt, grass blade. Thus taking away all of the nutrients. It is the same thing for the grass you smoke – the more light, less cannabinoids.
Humidity COntrol for your weed
And the last thing that you need to consider when you are storing your weed is the humidity levels. The ideal bud is dry, but not too dry and this can be a bit difficult to accomplish. Potguides recommend that bud be stored at 59 to 63 relative humidity levels. Keeping it in this range will prevent moisture issues that can create mold. Using Boveda humidity packs are an easy solution to this problem. At Quadzilla we make sure that our premium bud is kept with the Boveda humidity packs!
what happens if your bud gets too dry?
Well it is pretty simple – the terpenes and cannabinoids degrade and your bud just isn’t as strong as it once was. By using Boveda humidity packs in your airtight containers you can avoid having to deal with such issues.
A Quick Review ON weed Storage:
- Proper Temperature: Store cannabis in a cool, dark place to prevent degradation of cannabinoids and terpenes. Avoid temperatures above 77°F (25°C) to prevent mold and mildew.
- Control Humidity: The ideal relative humidity for storing cannabis is between 59% and 63%. Excessive humidity can promote mold growth, while too little can dry out the cannabinoids and terpenes.
- Light Exposure: Limit exposure to light, particularly UV rays, which can degrade cannabis over time. Storing cannabis in a dark place can help preserve its potency.
- Airtight Containers: Use air-tight containers made from solid materials like glass or ceramic that don’t allow odors to escape or external smells to get in. Avoid plastic as it can promote sweating.
- Avoid Cross Contamination: Keep different strains separate to maintain their individual flavor profiles. Also, keep cannabis away from any strong odors, as it can absorb them over time.
A few common sense things NOT to do
So we have hit what TO DO when storing your weed, but you might also be wondering what not to do. First, and most importantly, don’t refrigerate or freeze your weed – no matter what you have heard. The reality is, doing this for your bud does nothing but potentially add more moisture. And our second do not – do not use a flimsy plastic bag. Doing this will allow moisture to hit your bud and no one wants that.
So just remember that if you want to enjoy your bud for a long time you need to treat it and keep it airtight!