In recent years, the use of cannabis for medical as well as recreational use has been on the rise. There are multiple ways to consume marijuana but one of the most popular at the moment is vaping. A lot of people are switching to cannabis vaporizers because they offer a healthier option than smoking, and they come in many shapes and sizes. They are discreet and portable, like those found on MagicVaporizers here, and if you’re looking for relief from chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, or other conditions with few side effects as well as no risk of lung damage, vaporizers may be your best bet. If you are experienced in vaping you probably have your favorite strain. However, the question arises, what is the best way to store your cannabis for vaping? One of the most vital things to do when storing your weed is to ensure that it is always kept in an airtight container. Doing this will ensure that no unwanted odor can get into the pot which can ruin the taste. This is just one thing to consider, there are many more considerations and this article will take a closer look at how to correctly store your cannabis for vaping.
Store your cannabis in a cool, dry place
The ideal temperature that your cannabis should be stored in is 70 degrees Fahrenheit because if you store cannabis in warm temperature for long periods, the terpenes as well as some of the cannabinoids will start to degrade. High levels of humidity also allow mold and mildew to develop on your cannabis so you need to keep your cannabis in a location with low humidity. You want to store your flower in an airtight container that blocks any light. To further control moisture levels, you should invest in freshness packs that you can place inside of your jar. If stored correctly, your bud can last up to a year after purchase. You also need to store different strains separately to maintain the individual flavor profiles of the bud. You should not be mixing aromatic cannabis counterparts because you should be maintaining the integrity of each strain’s scents and terpenes. UV rays are very harsh and can burn up your cannabis while light will break down the cannabinoids and terpenes
of your weed which renders it useless. For optimal storage, you should consider an opaque container and it should be placed away from sunlight.
Keep it away from other strong scents
You need to ensure that your cannabis is stored in an area with a container that separates it from anything else. You want your cannabis to be completely isolated and you want to keep it away from other strong scents because cannabis flowers are very vulnerable and can easily be influenced by outside smells which will have an impact on the taste and smell of your cannabis. To retain the authentic taste of your cannabis, store it in an airtight container away from everything else.
Properly label all jars or containers
Storing your cannabis in an airtight container away from sunlight is good, however, you want to top it all off by labeling your containers with the name of the cannabis strain, the date it was harvested as well as the date it was stored.
This process might seem unnecessary however, it is vital because it can help you keep your cannabis fresher or much longer. It is also recommended that when you purchase your cannabis, that you purchase smaller portions rather than larger portions. Storing smaller portions together is better for the bud than stuffing large portions into a container because the weed can adequately breathe in the jar which is very important.
Lastly, you want to ensure that you store your cannabis as far away from children as possible and make sure that your containers are child-resistant.
A better option is to invest in a lockbox for an extra layer of protection. Many people purchase weed without any idea how to properly store it. A common mistake made by most people is to leave the cannabis stored in the plastic bag that it is purchased in which is the worst way to store your weed.
Remember, weed needs to be stored in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and humidity. You also want to avoid mixing your strains at all costs because this interferes with the individual flavor profile of your bud. Another thing to avoid is exposing your cannabis to strong scents as this influences the taste of the bud. Lastly, don’t forget to label all your jars.
Michael is the editor of the Cigar Lounge Blog. An avid Cigar lover, he is passionate about the industry. Michael’s claim to fame is his collection of Cigars from 15 different countries. He own’s an Adorini Cabinet Humidor.