If you are saving cannabis from a marijuana dispensary for a special occasion, you may be wondering how long you can store it. The answer to this question varies greatly depending on the conditions that it’s stored in. While there are many factors that influence the shelf life of cannabis, these are some of the most important ones to keep in mind:
- It’s best to store it in a dry environment without sunlight
The humidity in the location that it’s stored will make a huge difference. Therefore, it’s best to choose a stash box that reduces the humidity inside of it. Keeping it out of the sun will also play a crucial role in preventing it from losing potency.
- If you store it for a long period of time, it will degrade eventually
Eventually, your batch of cannabis is guaranteed to degrade. However, the length of time that it takes will depend on the strain you have and the storage conditions.
- The strain of cannabis makes a difference
Strains with a higher THC percentage will be at a higher starting point potency wise. Therefore, these strains are likely to remain relatively potent even after a substantial amount of time has passed.
- Cannabis that has been stored for a long time does not necessarily become inactive, but the nature of the effects may change
THC breaks down into CBN over time, which tends to have strongly sedating effects. This means that your high is likely to be more sedating than cerebral if you use cannabis that you have stored for a long time. This process is significantly accelerated by storing cannabis in sunlight, which is why keeping it out of the sun is essential. Even if it’s only exposed to sunlight for a day or two, it could negatively impact the effects that you experience.