Cannabis doesn’t have an expiration date or “best before” sticker on it – sometimes we really have no way of knowing just how new or old our weed is. If you’re growing your own, then you can track your cannabis flowers from seed, to harvest, to that glorious day when you pack a bowl or roll a fat blunt with much anticipation. If you’re not a greenthumb, you are relying on cannabis producers to uphold freshness, but as we all know supply-demand can fluctuate and sometimes the end consumers get whatever is available (no matter how fresh or old the buds may be). That being said, you can take certain steps to ensure that your marijuana storage is optimized, so that you can smoke the highest quality weed whenever suits your schedule.
Some avid stoners consume cannabis at a daily-clip, so there’s no real need to worry about how to keep weed fresh – it’s all gone within a day or two! Nevertheless, we’ve all been gifted that one magical batch of buds, or bought an exciting, new strain that truly wins us over with a potent high or dazzling array of scents and flavors. When you come across these memorable strains, you want to hold onto them for future get-togethers with friends & family, or save some for your birthday or anniversary. Like a favorite bottle of wine, many potheads have a secret stache of choice buds that they save for special occasions. So, do you know how to store marijuana properly? How can you be sure that your cannabis storage is sufficient enough to maintain the quality of the buds that you so covet?
It’s time to discuss the “freshness principle” – no, not ‘Fresh Prince’, but the principle of maintaining freshness through control of 4 major factors: light exposure, oxygen, humidity (moisture) and temperature.