5 ways to keep cannabis fresh

Cannabis fans are aware that in order to reap the full rewards of this plant, freshness is essential. Keeping your cannabis fresh is crucial for getting the most out of your buds, from maintaining the terpene profile and flavour to retaining the power of the cannabinoids. But how can you make sure that your buds stay fresh for as long as possible when there are so many variables that might impact the quality of your cannabis?

We’ll give some quick tips in this blog post to assist you keep your cannabis fresh. These suggestions will enable you to maintain the potency, flavour, and quality of your buds for extended lengths of time, regardless of whether you’re an experienced cannabis user or a novice. from humidity to suitable storage methods we’ll cover everything you need to know to keep your cannabis fresh and enjoyable. So let’s get started!

Green cannabis buds in a clear glass mason jar

Proper Cannabis Storage 

One of the most important factors in preserving the freshness of your cannabis is proper storage. How you store your cannabis can impact its potency, flavour, and aroma. Here are some tips for storing your cannabis properly:

 

 

Choose an Airtight Container

The first step in proper storage is to choose an airtight container. Mason jars, plastic containers with airtight lids, or specially designed cannabis storage containers are all great options. Make sure the container you choose is big enough to hold your cannabis without overcrowding it.

 

Avoid Clear Containers

Clear containers may look nice, but they’re not ideal for storing cannabis. Light can degrade the quality of your buds, so it’s best to choose a container that is opaque or coloured to protect your cannabis from light exposure.

 

Store it Separately

Finally, it’s best to store your cannabis separately from other cannabis or tobacco. Storing them together can transfer their flavours and aromas which is not ideal 

By following these proper storage techniques, you can help ensure that your cannabis stays fresh and potent for as long as possible.

Cannabis Humidity Control

Humidity control is an important aspect of proper cannabis storage. Too much humidity can cause mold and mildew to grow on your buds, while too little humidity can cause your cannabis to dry out and lose potency. The ideal humidity range for storing cannabis is between 59-63%. Here are some tips for controlling humidity and preserving the freshness of your cannabis:

 

Check the Humidity Regularly

Finally, it’s important to check the

 humidity of your cannabis storage container regularly to ensure that it stays within the proper range. A simple hygrometer can help you monitor the humidity levels inside your container.

 

Use Humidity Packs

Humidity packs, also known as humidity control packs or humidity regulators, are a great way to control the humidity inside your cannabis storage container. These packs come in different sizes and can maintain the ideal moisture

 level for cannabis. Boveda and Integra Boost are two popular brands of humidity packs that can help you maintain the proper humidity for your cannabis. Or invest in a Dewbie Rehydrating Humidity Stone

 

Invest in a Humidity Control Jar

Humidity control jars are another option for controlling humidity in your cannabis storage container. These jars come with built-in humidity regulators that maintain the ideal moisture level for your cannabis. The CVault and Tightvac are two examples of humidity-control jars that can help preserve the freshness of your cannabis.

 

 

Cannabis Temperature Control

Temperature control is another important factor in preserving the quality and potency of your cannabis. Exposure to high temperatures can cause the cannabinoids and terpenes in your cannabis to degrade, which can lead to a loss of potency and flavour. Here are some tips for controlling the temperature of your cannabis storage and preserving its freshness:

 

Store it in a Cool Place

The first step in temperature control is to store your cannabis in a cool place. A dark cabinet or closet is ideal for storing cannabis. Make sure to keep your cannabis away from heat sources, such as radiators or heat vents.

 

Avoid Freezing and Refrigerating

While it’s important to keep your cannabis cool, it’s not a great idea to freeze or refrigerate it. Freezing or refrigerating cannabis can cause the trichomes to break off, which can lead to a loss of potency and flavour. Also if moisture gets in the jar, when it thaws it can make the weed damp. Not so good, best to avoid. 

 

Use a Thermometer

To ensure that your cannabis storage area stays within the ideal temperature range, use a thermometer to monitor the temperature regularly. The ideal temperature range for storing cannabis is between 15-21°C.




Proper Cannabis Handling Techniques

 

Proper handling is important to preserve the quality, potency, and flavour of your cannabis. Here are some tips for handling your cannabis properly:

 

Use Clean Hands

Always handle your cannabis with clean hands to avoid transferring oils, dirt, or other contaminants onto the buds. If necessary, be fancy and wear gloves to handle your cannabis.

 

Avoid Crushing or Overhandling

Handling cannabis too much can cause the trichomes to break off, which can lead to a loss of potency and flavour. Try to handle your cannabis as little as possible, and avoid crushing or overhandling the buds.

 

Use a Grinder Carefully

If you use a grinder to grind your cannabis, be careful not to overgrind the buds. Overgrinding can cause the trichomes to break off and lead to a loss of potency and flavour. Grind the cannabis just enough to break it up into small pieces. The silver lining here is if you fail at this, at least you will have a full kief trap!

 

 

Don’t fall for Random Cannabis Storage tricks 

There are many myths and tricks that people believe can help keep cannabis fresh, but many of them are not effective and can actually do more harm than good. Here are some random tricks that do not actually help keep cannabis fresh, they can make it worse!

 

Using a Damp Paper Towel

 

Some people believe that putting a damp paper towel in their cannabis storage container can help keep the buds fresh. However, this is a

 terrible idea. The moisture from the paper towel can cause the cannabis to become too moist, which can again lead to mold and mildew growth. Yuck.

 

 

Adding an Orange Peel

Some people believe that adding an orange peel to their cannabis storage container can help keep their buds fresh. However, this is not such a good idea. The moisture from the orange peel can cause the cannabis to become too moist, which can lead to mold and mildew growth.

 

 

Using a Bread Slice

Another myth is that putting a slice of bread in your cannabis storage container can help keep the buds fresh. However, this is not true. The bread can introduce mold and bacteria to the container.

 

In general, it’s best to avoid using random tricks or myths to keep your cannabis fresh. Stick to the tried-and-true storage techniques.

 

Enjoy your fresh Cannabis with proper storage and care

Proper storage, humidity control and temperature control, along with proper handling techniques are all crucial for preserving the freshness, potency, and flavour of your cannabis. By following these tips, you can ensure that your buds stay fresh and potent for longer periods of time. More importantly, avoiding random tricks that do not actually help keep cannabis fresh is key, as some of these myths can actually harm the quality of your buds rather than help. Follow these simple and effective tips and you will be able to enjoy the full flavour and quality of your cannabis for longer!

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