The Best Way to Store Weed: And the Science Behind it
Smoking dried up, brittle buds that crumble in your fingertips blows. The weed burns way too fast, and I think we can all agree that it tastes nowhere near as good as a sweet n juicy, sticky bud. But what is that best way to store weed so that it doesn’t dry up on you? Today, I am going to teach you all about storing your marijuana so that it will stay fresh.
What’s the Best Place to Store Weed?
The quick answer is you want to store your bud in a place where it is dark, devoid of air, cool, and slightly humid. This isn’t an easy environment to create, though.
Studies have shown that “Exposure to light (not direct sunlight) was shown to be the greatest single factor in loss of cannabinoids.” To be specific, it’s the UV (Ultraviolet) rays that do the damage. This same study showed us that air oxidation led to massive decomposition. However, when oxidized in the dark, it resulted in an increase in CBN (cannabinol). CBN, though, is a weak psychoactive by nature, so what you are essentially doing is trading THC for CBN–which, will just make you sleepy.
You want there to be moisture, however, too much moisture and you’ll have a bigger nightmare on your hands than just some powdered weed. Mold; it can spread rapidly if you store your bud in an airtight container with too much moisture. 50-65% humidity is ideal for cannabis, it keeps the leaves and trichomes hydrated, keeping them nice and sticky.
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