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Storing Your Cannabis

How to Properly Store Your Cannabis

If you’re headed out on vacation, leaving for an extended stay, or have so much cannabis you need to save some for later, you’re probably looking for the best way to properly store your cannabis.

Here, we’ll talk about some simple mistakes that you can avoid and tips on storing different cannabis products.

Let’s start with the original cannabis product.

How to store dry flower

If you want to quickly learn to store your buds, you just have to know who the enemies of your storage are.

Sunlight, heat, air. Those three things should be fought off when storing cannabis.

Fighting sunlight is easy, you just need to keep your cannabis in some type of package that doesn’t permit light. Even a plastic bag wrapped with duct tape can accomplish that.

However, to keep the heat out, you’ll want to store your cannabis in a cool place. A refrigerator isn’t a bad idea, but as long as it’s stored in a temperature-controlled environment, it should be okay.

Lastly, you’ll want to protect your stored cannabis from the air. Simple. Use an airtight package.

In other words, to properly store your dry herb cannabis:

  1. Place your cannabis in an airtight container.

  2. Store it in a cool, dark, dry environment.

How to store edibles

The most important thing to note about edibles is that they look exactly like regular food. So, however you choose to store your edibles, you should always mark the products and label them as being infused with cannabis.

From there, storing edibles is much like storing dry flower, except you’ll almost always want to store it in the fridge. If you’ve made your own edibles, they’re like perishable, so you’ll also want to date your edibles. Knowing how long you can store your edibles is just as important as knowing how to store them.

To make it simple, if you want to store your edibles, follow these steps:

  1. Place edibles in a food-friendly container.

  2. Date, mark as infused, and keep out of reach of children.

  3. Consume before the “best before” date that is associated with your product.

beautiful cannabis buds in jars

How to store oils

When in doubt, store oils in the fridge. It’s not completely necessary to store cannabis tincture in the refrigerator, but it has no ill effect on the products, either.

Many tincture oils come in clear bottles which allows more light in. This makes it even more important to store them in a dark place. Placing the bottles inside of a small cardboard box within the fridge keeps them safe from light even when the door is briefly opened.

So, when you want to properly store your cannabis, remember to fight off:

  • Light

  • Heat

  • Air

If you can keep your cannabis safe from those three, you’ve stored it properly.

With these tips and tricks, you should be able to confidently store your cannabis without having to worry about it. 

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