There is a wrong and a right way to store your cannabis products. We organized some tips and tricks to help you store any and all of your cannabis products; from flower to tinctures to edibles. We hope this helps you keep your products stored effectively to last as long as you need them to.
Safe Storage of Cannabis
- Store in a cool, dark place.
- Temperatures lower than 77° F will allow mildew and other molds to thrive.
- Excessive heat over 86° F will dry out the cannabis yielding a hot, harsh smoke.
- Store out of direct sunlight.
- Control exposure to air because too little air affects relative humidity, and too much air increases exposure to oxygen- and both reduce quality.
- A vacuum-sealed jar is one of the best means of storage because humidity can be controlled.
How to Best Store Cannabis
- Store out of the direct sunlight in a cool, dry place.
- Store in a glass jar that can be sealed.
- Use a vacuum sealed jar to lessen oxygen exposure.
- Store various cannabis strains in separate vacuum-sealed containers to maintain their unique terpeneflavor profiles.
How Not to Store Cannabis
- Do not store in a refrigerator. Humidity and temperature fluctuations encourage mildew and mold growth.
- Do not store in a freezer. Freezing damages the leaves and reduces the quality.
- Do not store in plastic bags or containers. Plastics carry a static charge, which could affect quality.
- Do not store around electronics or appliances that give off any sort of heat. Heat rises and can dry out the plant material. In this case, it would be more ideal to store cannabis in low cupboards or a basement.
- Do not store with used grinders, pipes, or other paraphernalia because burned ash and resin will linger and alter the terpene flavors.
How To Best Store Edibles
- Edibles infused with cannabis should be stored as directed on the package.
- Storage is generally similar to ordinary food-based items.
- The FDA requires stability data on food packaging, indicating the recommended storage conditions and "use by" date. Follow all such recommendations.
- Rotate stock to ensure that products are sold before the “sell by” date, applying a first-in, first-out (FIFO) Method.
How to Best Store Tinctures
- Alcoholic tinctures and various concentrates are less susceptible to mold.
- Follow the basic guidelines for cannabis plant materials- store in cool, dark places.
- Make sure that containers are tightly sealed to prevent evaporation and spoiling.