Long before cannabis was legalized, people have been uncovering the best ways to keep weed fresh. Here are 3 of them.
We’ve all heard it before: The buds you’re grabbing from the government are dry, dusty and just plain sad. Although it sounds all doom and gloom, not all hope is lost. Amidst all the bogus buds, there is some sticky fresh weed waiting to be smoked, and when you can get your hands on it – it’s a beautiful day. The next question then becomes: What is the best way to keep my stash fresh, and why is it important to do this, anyway?
I’m so happy you asked…
Right now, when you purchase cannabis from your local dispensary or order from the government, there is one thing you should take notice of on the package: the date. This lets you know when the buds were packaged, but it doesn’t answer all the questions. For example, you don’t know how long the product took to get from the producer’s hands into stores, how long it’s been sitting on the shelf, or how airtight the packaging is.
Long before cannabis was legalized, people have been trying to figure out the best way to keep their weed fresh and have it last longer. One key component of the equation is where the buds are kept, and how they are kept. Many people online (and offline) have said that keeping weed in a cool, dark, and dry place is the best. Not only will this better preserve the flavour and potency, but it will be an easier smoke. Who doesn’t want that?
Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your weed as fresh as possible.
Buy an air-tight jar from the Dollar Store
The biggest killer of good cannabis is light and air, which a lot of people don’t realize. This is why an air-tight jar in a dark place is your friend. Buy chalk markers to write the name and date on it, so you know what you’re smoking. Only crack open the jar as needed, so you keep the nugs at peak freshness.
Order some Boveda Humidity Control Packets
Up until recently, we didn’t know anything about the Boveda packs. But honestly, they’re basically magic. The 2-way humidity control has the ability to standardize the moisture in a gram of cannabis. What does that mean for you? Your buds stay at their peak colour, aroma, taste, and efficacy for as long as you’re using them. Right now, a 10-pack sells for $13.99 USD.
Get a cannabis humidor or bust
Originally I had thought that a humidor was only for cigars, but nope. There are a lot of beautiful humidors on the market, exclusively made for cannabis use. If you’re a long-time smoker looking for a high-end, top-quality solution for keeping humidity and moisture from getting to your weed, this is it. The cedar-lined boxes will preserve the flavor and overall quality of your sticky icky.
Like pretty much everything else, weed just doesn’t last forever. Over time its molecular structure changes, but especially as it’s exposed to heat, light, and moisture. When these changes start to occur, the potency of the flower can degrade, and the taste and mouthfeel will change. In extreme cases, there could be mold. This is why understanding how to keep your weed fresh is key.