What Is the Best Way to Store Cannabis Flower?  

Posted on November 18th, 2022 to Uncategorized by

When you track down your favorite strain or run across a good deal on a preferred flower, you will be naturally inclined to buy more than what you will smoke in one session. Ideally, your weed would last forever, but in reality, weed is a plant, and plants do degrade over time. The cannabis you purchase at the dispensary has been harvested at the peak of terpene and cannabinoid perfection and then cured for more longevity. However, if you want to keep your stash fresh for more than a few weeks, cannabis flower storage is an important topic. We’ve got the details on keeping weed fresh below.

First, Why Weed Goes Bad

The general lifespan of cannabis flower relies heavily on how you store it. With the best storage environment, well-cured weed can last for anywhere from half to a full year. However, if weed is not stored properly, it goes “bad” because the cannabinoids and terpenes dissipate. And, weed can also become too brittle or dry, or overly moist and prone to mildew and mold. Some studies suggest that weed’s THC content decreases by 16 percent a year.

The key to keeping weed fresh for as long as possible is to create an environment that keeps moisture levels where they should be and cannabinoids from breaking down. You have four environmental factors that contribute to creating the best weed storage environment:

  • Light exposure
  • Oxygen exposure
  • Humidity levels
  • Temperature levels

Both UV light and heat can cause THC to break down. Oxygen can lead to terpene evaporation and cannabinoid deterioration. The best temperature to protect the cured flower is about room temperature (70° F) or below. Ideal humidity levels should fall in the range of 55 to 65 percent.

What to Look for in the Best Cannabis Storage Solutions

The best cannabis flower storage container will help you control the four aforementioned factors. Therefore, you want a container that protects the cannabis from light, has an airtight lid, and some method for humidity control. You can directly control the temperature depending on where you place your weed container. Most people choose a cool, dry, and dark place.

It is just as important to know the best way to store weed as it is to know the cannabis strains that you prefer.

Proper storage is particularly important for cannabis flower, which by its nature as a plant that’s grown, dried, harvested and cured can be vulnerable to environmental conditions. Improper storage of your cannabis flower can leave it without smell and reduce its effect.

Proper storage under the right conditions can ensure your cannabis flower’s potency and taste can be maintained for the longest possible time, in some cases more than six months. These four factors impact the storage of cannabis flower.

  • Temperature: To keep the weed’s terpenes and cannabinoids from drying out, cannabis flower should be stored at a temperature under 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Humidity: An ideal balance between humid and dry conditions will help keep cannabis flower fresh, maintaining its color, flavor, aroma, etc. Too much humidity, and mold can form; too dry and the flower becomes brittle and harsh to consume.
  • Air: Exposure to air impacts the temperature and humidity affecting flower, so it’s important to limit contact.
  • Light: It’s best to store cannabis flower away from sunlight because UV rays can degrade the plant.

How to store cannabis flower

You have options when it comes to finding the best way to store weed so it doesn’t dry out. There are specialty containers available, like a CVault Twist, and you can opt for the basic glass jar.

First, the basic glass jar offers a good choice for weed storage. Glass, like a mason jar, helps preserve the taste and aroma of cannabis flower, along with its potency. For best results, an airtight glass container helps offer the best protection. There are UV-proof glass containers available, which goes the extra distance by protecting your weed from UV light.

It’s a good idea, too, to pack in as much of your flower as you can for storage. This will help eliminate space needed for oxygen to become trapped, which can impact quality over time.

Get the most protection for your weed from CVault

Many cannabis enthusiasts rely on the CVault container to provide the most reliable protection for their weed. In addition to serving as a preferred storage method to keep flower fresh, the CVault also helps:

  • Revive older flower
  • Control humidity in two ways.
  • Enhance taste
  • Improve smoothness
  • Increase storage time
  • Discreetly store pot

CVault’s performance in fighting moisture, light and changes in temperature ensure that it will provide ideal storage conditions for the experienced cannabis user to the first-time smoker.

Long-term storage options for cannabis flower

In addition to CVault, there are other options for long-term storage of your pot.

  • Vacuum-sealing: One of the best ways to maintain your cannabis flower’s freshness over many months is to vacuum seal it. The vacuum-sealing also helps significantly reduce the odor of your flower, which can leave indoor areas smelling like pot if your cannabis is not properly stored. Often the most fragrant strain can be more potent than others, but they also make it difficult to discreetly store your weed. If you want discretion and longer life from your flower, consider vacuum sealing with weed bags or typical food packaging you can buy online.
  • Canning jar: If you are into canning fruits and veggies, you can also seal your cannabis flower in a dark canning jar to help preserve it for more than a few months. It’s best to store these jars in a cool, dark place that is temperature controlled so the temperature and humidity are controlled.

Cannabis Storage FAQs

Can you store your weed in the freezer?

Storing weed may sound logical since you store other plant-based foods for prolonged keeping. But the cold environment is not good for weed. The freezing temperatures can cause the cannabinoid and terpene-rich trichomes to separate from the flower. And, the excess moisture in a freezer can contribute to mold growth on your weed.

What does bad weed look like?

Bad weed may have dark or white spots that indicate mold growth. Or, it may be extremely dry and brittle. You can also do a basic sniff test. If you only smell something reminiscent of dead grass (no pun intended!) or hay, your terpenes are probably gone and there is a chance the cannabinoids have dissipated as well.

How long can you keep weed in a plastic bag?

You should make it a goal to get your weed out of a plastic bag as quickly as possible. If you plan on keeping your stash for longer than a few days, go ahead and look for a better storage solution.

Find Your Favorite Strains and Storage Solutions at Neighborhood Provisions

From serving up your favorite cannabis strains to making sure you have the right weed container for storage, we’re here to help at Neighborhood Provisions. Take a minute to check out our menu, and feel free to head to the Neighborhood Provisions blog for more insightful information.

Copyright © 2024 Neighborhood Provisions |

Site by CannaPlanners

Are you over 21 years of age?

You are not old enough to view this website.