If you don’t know how to store weed properly, it can end up drying up or growing mold. Dry weed will have lost a good portion of the flavor and potency while moldy weed is unsafe to smoke.
If you’ve got quality weed and you want it to stay that way, you’ll have to try harder than a jewelry or sandwich bag. Especially if you’re planning to make it last for a while. Leaving the job to a bag alone will turn your sticky buds brittle within a weeks time.
A few simple measures will ensure your stash is still smokable the next time you reach for it. There are a few ways to better store weed for extended periods of time.
Factors That Degrade Weed
Temperature, humidity, light and air all have the ability to degrade your weed. As a result, simply leaving nugs in a plastic bag on a table is not enough to store weed for extended periods of time.
Before we go into how to store weed, let’s start with methods you shouldn’t bother with. You might assume a fridge or freezer will keep buds fresher for longer like they do with food. However, the temperature and humidity of various refrigerators fluctuate which isn’t ideal for preserving the quality of your weed.
We don’t recommend freezing it either. Freezing is one way to make hash because the cold temperatures make trichomes separate from the buds. Trichomes contain all the stuff we use cannabis for like cannabinoids and terpenes.
So, unless you want to risk mold or having your trichomes fall to the bottom of your jar stay away from the fridge and freezer. You’re better off leaving weed somewhere with a more stable temperature and humidity level.
The cold isn’t the only thing you’ll have to worry about. Keeping your weed in a hot place like near an oven or radiator will cause it to dry too quickly.