Whether you are a veteran grower, occasional smoker, or seasoned cannabis enthusiast, chances are you have wondered if you were storing your herb correctly. When it comes to storing cannabis, there are many things that you need to consider, and it’s essential to know what factors make a difference. Let’s take a deep dive into these aspects, starting with the importance of why you should store your flower properly, as well as elements that can ultimately destroy your stash.
Why proper cannabis storage is so important
Your cured cannabis is a delicate flower that needs protecting. According to the American Herbal Products Association, the drying process will dehydrate cannabis until it has a moisture content of less than 15%, and the curing process is where the remaining moisture is slowly removed to retain the volatile oils.
When cannabis is properly cured, it allows the moisture that is trapped inside the bud to slowly dissipate from the flower without damaging the cannabinoids and terpenes. Once the flower has the perfect moisture content (typically between 6% and 9%), it is placed into packaging from which excess oxygen has been removed. When you take it home, it’s important to try to maintain that balance.
Top three things to avoid when storing cannabis flower
After you’ve picked out the best flower for you, you must avoid exposing your marijuana to the following three conditions:
- Too much light
Exposing your marijuana to excess light is the fastest way to age it. To avoid losing valuable terpene and cannabinoid content during storage, it is recommended to keep your stash away from a direct light source. If you are unable to store your container in a dark environment, it is recommended to use opaque containers or to cover any areas on the container where light may enter with stickers or tape.
- Too Much Air
When bud is exposed to air, it begins to dry out and oxygen begins to degrade the terpenes, cannabinoids, and other phytonutrients making your flower much less potent. To protect your stash from excessive amounts of air, keep it in an airtight container.
- Too much heat or humidity
The best way to end up with moldy buds is to allow them to come in contact with moisture. For this reason, we don’t recommend storing cannabis in the refrigerator. The ideal temperature is approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius), but no less than 55 degrees (13 degrees Celsius).
Glass mason jars are great for cannabis storage but are not very discreet. A quality alternative to flower storage is the recently launched Cubbi – the bento box for weed.
The perfect stashbox for the modern-day cannabis enthusiast
Cubbi is a simple and stylish cannabis stash box for the modern-day adult. The entire box is completely smell-proof and thoughtfully laid out to provide a seamless experience for cannabis consumption. The opaque box keeps light, moisture and heat away from anything stored inside allowing for your products to remain fresh, potent and useful.
Cubbi’s patent-pending dual air-tight seals effectively contain unwanted odors from seeping out of the box and keep your cannabis as fresh as possible. The first seal is on the hardwood lid (which doubles as an amazing rolling tray) and the second seal is for the integrated cannabis chamber. With dual airtight seals, you can be confident your cannabis is in good hands.
The box has specialized compartments for your cannabis, lighter, papers, and a premium 5-piece grinder (included with the box). Plus, there’s extra space for whatever other goodies you want to add.
Cubbi is available in the original white or the newly released grey color which blends in perfectly with any living room aesthetic.
No matter where you decide to store your cannabis products, the most important thing is to remember the tips mentioned above. By storing cannabis in an airtight container, in a cool, dark environment, you drastically lower the risk of degradation to your cannabinoids and terpenes by avoiding exposure to extreme temperatures, air, light, and humidity. All of these aspects can ruin the potency and flavor of cannabis. So next time you get ready to store your stash, remember these tips and be sure to share them with friends and family!