The good news is that most marijuana strains last long enough that you don’t have to worry about spoiling. Assuming your flower bag has been grown, harvested, dried and cared for properly, you can expect your weed to last from six months to a year. If you store the herb well and don’t care if some of the original aroma and potency begins to fade, it can be stored for up to two years. Even basic adherence to the principles of long-term storage means that your weed should be stored for at least a year.
Therefore, the first thing to note is that if you store the weed correctly in the correct container, it will last longer. Even if you store the weeds in plastic bags in crates, you still have six months to lose their potency and undergo some very serious scientific changes. If it is properly harvested, dried, pickled and stored, your weeds can stay fresh for six months to a year. The good news is that any herb that is professionally harvested, dried, dried and stored can be kept fresh for a longer period of time, usually 6 months to a year.
Once your weed is harvested, there is an end timer for freshness and effectiveness. The longer you wait before smoking, the less the impression will be. This can help keep your weed fresh for up to a year, but after a year it will begin to lose its THC potency. If you do it the old-fashioned way and just keep it rolled up in a plastic bag, your weed will start to dry in a week or less.
If your weed has been well dried and cured, and you store it in a cool, dark place with the right moisture-dry balance, it can last over six months, even a year or more, before it begins to lose significant flavor and strength. If your cannabis has been in poor storage conditions for too long, is exposed to too much light and outdoors, it can dry out quite quickly. In addition, any weed that has been stored for a long time in poor conditions will be fairly dry, resulting in harsher and more irritating smoke. Poorly dried and dried herbs are susceptible to mold and have an unpleasant odor and taste because the plant chlorophyll has not been properly broken down.
Under good storage conditions, properly harvested, dried and cured weeds will retain their full vigor for six to twelve months. Using it after this time will not hurt you, but the weakness of its effect may disappoint you. Cannabis does not necessarily have a shelf life, as you can safely consume it as much as you want, but over time it will actually lose its potency, resulting in a feeling of less than high. Smoking dry, dusty grass will not kill you, but it will not help you, so it is best to throw it away.
Well, the good news is that a weed never gets “bad” in the sense that it becomes dangerous to use it once it gets too old, provided you don’t leave it in a humid environment where there is mold or mildew may develop. In short, this old herb may be fine on its own, but if it has been poorly stored, you probably won’t feel the impact as strong as from a fresher bud. If your weed is very old and not stored properly, the buds will dry out and you will most likely suffer very harsh smoke. If stored improperly, cannabis flowers will begin to dry out and become difficult to smoke within a few days.
Do not store your herb in the refrigerator or freezer as this will cause temperature fluctuations, which can increase the chances of mold and mildew formation. If your weed is kept in a humid environment, the air carried by the water vapor is likely to return moisture to your weed stash. While keeping weeds in a humidity controlled environment is good, too much humidity can cause mold to grow, which is very bad. As mentioned above, controlling the humidity in which cannabis is stored will be one of the most important factors in keeping marijuana fresh and safe.
Relative humidity above 65% can significantly increase the likelihood of mold on weeds. Mold usually develops above 65% humidity, so it is important to stay below this threshold, although storing at too low humidity will speed up the drying of the grass. Too little moisture can leave you with a weed that is too dry and brittle, which can be sour smoke.
This results in a loss of potency, so you probably won’t experience the same level of impact when consuming stale herb. When a weed is left in an unsightly state for too long, it can start to decompose and the cannabinoid, THC, actually turns into CBN (cannabinol), which is known to be present in high quantities in old weeds.
Once your cannabis has been cured, how long it stays fresh depends a lot on how well it is kept. Heat, light, and moisture are the enemies of long-term storage of marijuana, so if you want your marijuana to taste good a few months after purchase, store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. If you store and care for your weed properly, it will last longer and be more enjoyable. In addition to getting the bad weed sick, keeping it fresh will give you a better cannabis product and experience.
To keep the weed in perfect shape for as long as possible, avoid exposure to light, moisture, oxygen, and extreme temperatures. Unless you’re using a temperature and humidity controlled storage facility, don’t expect your weed to last a full year. Without humidity controlled storage containers, and assuming your weed is exposed to light and the temperature may not be ideal, don’t expect to be able to get rid of the weeds for an entire year. After four years, even storing cannabis correctly will likely have no impact on you.
But even if you are not going to store cannabis for that long, knowing how to properly store marijuana will help you get the most of your cannabis enjoyment. If you know you want to store the weed for more than six months, you will need to consider more advanced storage options, such as a dark, cool and dry root cellar. And while that doesn’t mean you have to invest in your bank vault or coffee table-sized bio-dome to isolate your herb from the world, with a little effort you can make sure your herb stays in top condition, no. no matter how long it takes to complete your stash. In this article, we’ll take a look at why it’s important to store a weed correctly, how to keep it fresh, and how long the weed will last under ideal conditions.