Fresh Tips for Marijuana Storage
Just like cigars or a fine wine, marijuana needs to be kept in specific conditions to retain its potency, flavor, and distinctive aroma. If you do not give much thought to how you are storing your bud, it might degrade and lose quality—as well as THC and delicate terpenes. To ensure that you are keeping your medical or recreational marijuana in prime condition, follow the tips below and enjoy a smoother, tastier hit next time you light up.
Choose Glass over Plastic
Plastic can be reactive to whatever is kept inside it, and the same goes for metal, so your best bet is glass jars. Select jars based on the quantity you want to store, so you do not have lots of air circulating in the container. If possible, vacuum-pack your jars for long-term storage. For short-term storage, stick to small glass jars with tightly sealing lids. Never, ever store bud in a plastic baggy. The flower can easily become smashed or destroyed, and the bag will do little to preserve the subtle flavor notes and prevent THC from breaking down.
Handle Your Buds as Little as Possible
Even when your hands are clean, they are covered in oils and bacteria that can harm your bud, so your best bet is to handle it as little as possible. If you buy in large quantities , keep a small amount to the side for daily use and leave the rest untouched until you need it. You might also use a pair of wooden tongs to remove large buds from the jar before breaking them up in the grinder.
Avoid Heat and Light
Light is the most damaging element to marijuana because it causes it to break down faster. Therefore, you should store your stash in a cool, dark place, but keep it out of the refrigerator or freezer, since the conditions inside can dry out the flower.
When you purchase flower, edibles, or tinctures from Golden Leaf Medical Marijuana, LLC in Steamboat Springs, don’t hesitate to ask their friendly budtenders for storage recommendations in person or at (970) 870-2941. As a leading purveyor of organic marijuana in downtown Steamboat Springs, CO, Golden Leaf is happy to help each customer find the product they want and learn how to use it appropriately.