Cannabis can be expensive and there’s nothing worse than a stash that’s dried out or grown mold. The only way to avoid this is to practice proper storage methods. The most potent parts of the cannabis plant also happen to be the most fragile. We’ll give you all the tips and suggestions you need to properly store your cannabis.
Exposing cannabis flower and other cannabis products to excess air, moisture, and light will quickly bring your top-shelf bud down a few notches. Allowing in excess air or heat quickly diminishes the shelf life of your weed by drying it out and reducing potency. Your flower may also become brittle and the beneficial terpenes can fall off. On the other hand, leaving your stash in a moist environment can lead to gross mold.
If you want to keep your buds aromatic and potent for as long as possible, you’ll need to store them properly. There’s no set way to determine the expiration date on cannabis flower and other THC products. According to HelloMD, the shelf life of cannabis depends on the type of product or extract but can last longer than you think when stored correctly:
Dried Flower: Remains viable from 6 months up to 1 year
Concentrates: Concentrates like waxes and dabs
Edibles: Depends on the type of edibles (candies or lozenges last longer than baked goods)
Topicals: Can last a year or more when stored properly
Now that you know the importance of proper weed storage, we’ll give you a few tips and best practices to keep your flower stash fresh.