While it’s easy to collect your cannabis products from your local Denver marijuana dispensary, it’s important to give thought to how you’re going to store those products once you arrive home. Think about other consumables in your home (such as food and wine), and the parameters you adhere to keep the freshness and quality consistent. With this in mind, we’ve developed the following tips to ensure your medicine is stored safely and practically:
1) Keep your marijuana at the correct temperature
To prevent mold from growing on your marijuana, you should keep it below 77˚F. Keeping your marijuana cool will also ensure that your products retain their efficacy. However, you should be careful to keep your marijuana above 32˚F – any lower and you could damage its bud structure, which will weaken its potency. For further information, consult your local marijuana dispensary.
2) Store your marijuana in the dark
Marijuana should be kept out of direct sunlight. This is because UV rays degrade marijuana and can result in the deterioration of cannabinoids – the active ingredients in your product. Think about how leaves or grass cuttings on a lawn begin to dry out and turn brown after a day in the sun – to keep your marijuana in the best possible condition, store it in a dark cupboard or container.
3) Keep your marijuana in an airtight container
Oxygen causes marijuana to degrade over time. If you do not expect to use your supply of medical marijuana for a long time, you should consider storing it in a vacuum-sealed jar to maximize its longevity. In a vacuum-packed container, medical marijuana could last for over two years in perfect condition.
4) Avoid humidity
Moisture content can have an adverse effect on the quality of your marijuana. While too much moisture makes it susceptible to mold, too little will dry it out and weaken the structure of the bud. The “Goldilocks zone” (in other words, just right) for marijuana involves a relative humidity between 59 and 63 percent.
By sticking to these golden rules, you’ll ensure that your marijuana remains in peak condition. Whether you intend to smoke it or ingest it in edible form, a little bit of quality control will help you to enjoy a superior quality product.