Whether it is edibles, tinictures, blams or cooking oils cannabinoids begin to breakdown under the same conditions. These conditions include, prolonged exposure to heat, light and oxygen. It is vital to keep these conditions well controlled to ensure the longest lifespan for your cannabis infused products. Keeping your products cool, dark and sealed are the measures you want when storing any infused product. First is temperature control, fridges are the best choice for controlling temperature, introducing a cannabis infused product into a refrigerator will help improve the conditions and the shelf life by either a few days to a couple of weeks.To keep your product away from light and oxygen, you should always seal infusions in a storage device such a tupperware and keep it away from any light as possible. If you plan on storing your infused product for a long period time, always store in a glass container as plastic containers or bags can influence the infusion overtime.
There are a few tried and true options you can take when best storing your cannabis edibles. Cannabis can be stored indefinitely under the correct conditions, and by choosing the right storage method it can expand the lifespan of an edible even further. Here is a list of storage options that can help with increasing the longevity of your edibles.
Silicone container: Perfect for short term storage, you want to make sure the container you use is similar in size to edible you are storing. This reduces any risk of moisture build up.
Airtight Container: If you’ve got some homemade concentrates and want to keep them for up to a month, wrap them in small pieces of parchment paper, then into a ziplock food bag. Once you’ve wrapped them accordingly place them into an airtight container.
Glass Jars: Small jars, glass containers and mason jars are very effective when storing edibles long term. Good for products that don’t stick to glass and will work with vacuum-sealed jars that can be placed in dry storage and the fridge.
Refrigerators aren’t the only option when storing edibles long term. The likes of butters , cooking oils and baked good edibles can greatly extend the shelf life by keeping them frozen for a long time. When storing things like cooking oils, or butters you should pair them with herbs and freeze them into ice cube trays. Tinctures if stored properly in the freezer can last indefinitely as long as it has certain ingredients. Tinctures with glycerin will breakdown much faster then those of pure alcohol distillations. Any tincture that contains alcohol infusion and is well stored can last years even decades without degrading.
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