Cannabis enthusiasts all know that nothing ruins a smoking session like stale, spoiled weed. But fear not, for we have some tips and tricks to keep your bud fresh and flavorful.
Part of the magic of cannabis is the terpenes and the smells. There’s nothing like opening a new bag of freshly cured herb, and breathing in the complex range of smells.
First things first, let’s talk about the enemies of fresh cannabis: air, light, and moisture.
These three elements can cause your buds to dry out, lose potency, and even develop mold. So, how do we combat these foes?
Keep it in a dark, cool place.
Light and heat can degrade the THC and CBD in your buds, so it’s best to store them in a dark, cool place like a cupboard or a drawer.
Bonus points if you can keep the temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 Celsius).
- Use an airtight container. Air is the enemy of fresh cannabis, as it can cause your buds to dry out and lose their potency. Invest in a quality airtight container, such as a glass jar or a vacuum-sealed bag, to keep the air out and the freshness in.
- Watch the humidity levels. Moisture is important for cannabis, as it helps to maintain the buds’ natural oils and flavors. However, too much moisture can lead to mold and mildew. Use a humidity pack, like a Boveda pack, to keep the humidity levels at the ideal range of 59-62%.
- Don’t over-handle your buds. The more you handle your buds, the more you risk breaking off trichomes (the tiny, sticky crystals on your buds that contain the THC and CBD) and reducing the overall potency of your cannabis. So, handle with care!
- And last but not least, avoid storing your cannabis in the fridge or freezer. The cold temperature can cause your buds to dry out and lose their flavor and aroma.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to keep your cannabis fresh and flavorful, ensuring that your smoking sessions are always top-notch.
Keep it out of reach of children and pets: Cannabis should always be kept out of reach of children and pets, as it can be harmful to them.
Stay zen folks and enjoy your fresh bud.