I’m impulsive. If I see a good deal at a Collective I buy more than I probably should. The biggest problem I have is figuring out how to store weed and keep it fresh. You might find yourself asking how to store your bud, if so, remember this post!
Why Should I Store My Bud
Marijuana does have a long shelf life and has two enemies, mold and oxidation. Your bud won’t follow you to the grave, with a little help it will stay fresh for a long time.
How To Store
The first thing that you will need to do is head to your local big box or grocery store and pick up your supplies. Make sure that you purchase the correct supplies. Don’t half ass it. Take the right steps to ensure that you do not lose quality or get mold!
When choosing how to store your marijuana, you can also choose to store your stash in
- Mason jar
- Plastic bags
- Glass jars with corks
The optimum choice is the Mason jar. You have a great seal and it keeps your bud the freshest, the longest. If you use a plastic bag, you can be guaranteed that your bud will lose a lot of quality in about 2 months. Plastic bags are known to have static electricity which will pull off the trichomes. If you plan on only storing for about a year, then a glass jar with a cork seal is a good option. After a year, the bud will begin to lose taste and quality will degrade.
When you place your marijuana into the jar remember to not shove and pound the bud into the jar; leave some room so the buds are not squished. You also need to think about how often you will be taking marijuana out of your storage jars. If you plan on making daily trips, then you must use multiple small jars for storage. The more times you open the jars, the less fresh the bud will keep. Store your new tightly sealed buds in a cool dark area.
You have the option of storing the jars in a refrigerator, but remember to not freeze the buds! If your marijuana has any moisture it will freeze and then cause the buds to burst, along with the THC, and thus a large degradation in quality.
If you want to smoke some of your packed away bud, remember to get what you want out quickly. If it is a bit dry, you can place a very small amount of lettuce with your weed to restore the moisture. Lettuce will restore moisture without changing the taste of the bud. If you add an orange peel, you get a citrus flavor. Toss in the orange peel or lettuce for a few hours and then remove it.
If you get mold, you have a decision to make. Should you go forward and chance smoking mold or toss the batch? The correct answer is toss it. If you chance it and get sick, you will puke your guts up, and run a chance of getting an infection in your respiratory system. A lot of people are allergic to mold. An allergic reaction to mold could make you very sick.
The best way to keep you weed safe is to keep it dry and stored properly. After you take your marijuana out of storage you should always smell your weed to make sure that it does not have a musty nasty odor. If your weed smells like a locker room, you have a problem. Don’t be fooled by mold. It can often look like some of the crystalline features on the herb, but look for any signs of webbing on the plant.