The history between weed and plastic bags is oh too long. Good, reliable storage is hard to come by, at least the kind that doesn’t damage taste. So what can you do about it?
The best way to keep your weed fresh may have finally been discovered thanks to examining past packaging and modern improvements. If storing weed is a concern to you, keep on reading.
A Very Brief History of Packages
Big pharmaceutical companies have been looking into marijuana packaging since the 1800s. Most used containers were airtight but caused the product to lose its potency. Apothecaries who sold cannabis even used ceramic jars to keep the freshness intact.
Before we get into how to store weed and what keeps it the freshest for more extended periods, here’s an introductory chemistry lesson to help you understand better.
The three main factors affecting how fresh and potent your weed is air temperature, humidity, and light. It’s best to choose a storage spot located in a cool atmosphere, cool, not cold.
The cannabinoids in weed lose their kick if left out in the heat and may become subject to mildew and mold if left in 77 degrees Fahrenheit weather or warmer.
To make matters worse, the medical properties and medicinal benefits will dry out, making for a harsher and less healthy smoke.
Keep in mind that freezing it will cause a whole other section of issues to open up. If you put buds in the freezer, the trichomes will break off, ruining your harvest’s smoking potential.
Humidity has a great deal to do with how long medicinal properties will be viable. Too much, and you risk mildew. Too little, the trichrome resin dries out and degrades the cannabinoids.
For best results, keep a relative humidity around 59-63% for freshness. Many people consider 62% RH to be the best for smoking purposes, while vapers find 54% RH to do the trick.
Serious connoisseurs use 2 way humidity packs to monitor RH levels, showing the best results overall.
Light rays from the sun can bleach buds and harshen your weed. It’s even the most salient factor in the stability rates of cannabinoids in long-term scenarios.
Studies have shown that plants best maintain potency in dark, temperature-controlled rooms.
Storage for Cannabis Users
Packaging has changed a lot since the 1800s. Serious users now use airtight glass jars to keep their flower safe from the elements.
They can come in many different shapes and sizes and are usually pretty cheap. Glass jars don’t allow any unwanted oxygen to seep in. They see little to no effect from residual humidity and stable temperatures.
However, weed stored in glass jars does run the risk of drying out. This is why placing a small 2 way humidifier with your weed for safekeeping is a good idea.
Make sure to keep the different strains separate and in correctly sized containers. Vacuum sealing jars are an option once you’re ready to put them aside for a final precaution.
We must mention what you should never do with your weed under no circumstances.
Never leave it out in the open, totally exposed.
Don’t stash it near electronics or other devices that give off heat.
Don’t leave it near intense aromas (i.e., perfume, deodorant, paint).
Please don’t leave it in the fridge.
And, please, for goodness sake, don’t leave it on ice in the freezer.
NEVER EVER, EVER add fruit peels for extra ‘flavor.’
All of the things mentioned above can damage your goods. So please, take our word for it and don’t do it.
Say Yes to Humidi-Cure™ 2-Way Humidity Control Packets
Adding weed moisture packs to your storage container can be very beneficial. They keep your buds fresh and at the perfect humidity (62%), preserve the terpene profile, and help prevent mold.
Humidi-Cure™ humidity control packs do not contain liquid, and you don’t need to worry about leaks like with some products.
The packs come with our free RH level indicator cards that allow you to accurately measure the humidity without physically opening your storage containers.
HumidiShield™ 2-Way Humidity Control Jars
If you use a mason jar or other storage container for weed, here’s your chance to step up your game.
HumidiShield™ jars come with innovative 2-way humidity control discs fastened inside the lid of the container, which keep your buds fresh, terpenes intact, and mold-free.
These discs can also be applied to other jars like standard mason jars to turn any jar into a 2 way humidifier.
ruksak™ 2-Way Humidity Control Bags
It’s not the 1800s, and bags have come a long way.
Time to say goodbye to Ziploc bags and traditional cannabis storing bags. ruksak™ bags are helping paint the future of what weed storing bags should look like.
Most curing bags have standard features such as child-resistant zippers, UV protection and offer airtight solutions.
However, few bags have 2 way humidity control technology built right in like our ruksak™ weed storing bags.
Keep in mind our tips on your next trip to your friendly neighborhood weed dealer. Enjoy!