Keeping your weed fresh can be tricky and sometimes confusing. We’ve all that heard storing it in a regular baggy, or throwing it in the freezer, maintains the freshness and life of marijuana. However, as convincing and logical these storing methods may sound, improper weed storage can decrease the potency of your herb, which inevitably leads to your secret stash being ruined. It’s important to know the right ways to store your weed so that it doesn’t lose its freshness, potency, and ultimately your money. Here we’ll go over some of the best ways to keep your weed fresh.
But first, let’s go over a few key factors of what maintains the freshness of marijuana.
Key Factors in Maintaining the Freshness of Weed
- Temperature –– Ideally weed should be stored in cool (not cold) temperatures below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only will cooler temps preserve the potency of your herb, it will also maintain and extend its life as well. This is why storing in the freezer or refrigerator is not ideal for weed. Cabinets, cupboards, closets, and drawers are great examples of well controlled temperature areas.
- Light exposure –– Light and UV rays actually cause the cannabinoids to deteriorate. According to a 1976 study, researchers determined that exposure to light is the main factor that breaks down and degrades weed. The solution to this issue is storing it in a dark place.
Humidity and moisture –– Storing your pot in a highly humid area can cause moisture to set in, which leads to mold and mildew. However, even no moisture can be harmful to your pot, causing it to dry out and break down the potency. One way to maintain the right humidity for your pot is by using a salt-based control pack.
Now that you know what maintains the freshness of your wacky tabacky, let’s go over how you can store it.
Ways to Keep Your Weed Fresh
One of the most popular ways to store cannabis is in a mason jar. Mason jars are most famously used for canning fruits and veggies, but they are highly recommended in storing cannabis as well. Mason jars are made of glass and come in various sizes. For the most part, mason jars have a screw top that eliminates air from entering into the jar. However, it’s important to remember that because mason jars are made of glass, exposure to light can still be an issue despite how airtight and secure it is. Purchasing a dark tinted mason jar is best for storing your ganja.
Another way to effectively store your sticky icky is in our awesome smell-proof stash baggies. What makes these baggies so unique is the smell-proof, spill-proof barrier which helps maintain the freshness of your pot. Cheap store-bought baggies can ruin your weed by light and high temperature exposure which then leads to too much humidity and moisture. Our stash bags have been thoroughly tested for any signs of odor leakage, and are marked with our Dime Bags logo. Not only are these bags proven to be effective, they’re practically indestructible as well.
Technically there is no expiration date for weed, but remember that fresh weed has several determining factors, such as good color, feel and smell. When storing your herb, these factors should never fade away if stored properly. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you. Keep everything contained with these handy smell/spill proof pouches .