Well preserved, marijuana can last perfectly between one and two years in good condition. And we refer to optimal conditions when it does not lose an iota of its power or flavor. It can even be kept for longer. But there will come a time when cannabinoids start to degrade, just like terpenes. It will mean that it will slowly lose both potency and flavor.
Once the curing phase is finished, at 6 months, it can be said that we have the buds in better conditions to consume them. They can be consumed much earlier, but as we say, each day that passes, they will gain in aromas, flavor and potency. And this is something that anyone can check if they have a good amount of buds and the patience necessary to carry out both a good curing and good subsequent conservation.
3 ways to preserve marijuana
Knowing how to keep marijuana fresh is key to keeping it better for longer after careful drying and curing. But first of all, make sure the buds are well dried.
The ways to preserve marijuana can be: natural in glass jars, vacuum or frozen, never in the refrigerator. It is advisable to do it when it has already dried.
The space to store marijuana
First, you must bear in mind that, for the best conservation of the buds, they must be in optimal conditions, away from direct light and humidity.
Marijuana flowers are very delicate, and the appearance of fungus due to humidity could ruin the harvest. The air humidity should be between 59 and 63%.
For a better state of conservation, a cool place with a temperature below 25 degrees must be found. Excessive heat will lose the properties of the buds, and low temperatures slow down the decarboxylation process.
Heat sources to avoid can be sunlight, lamps, ovens, microwaves, electronics, and more. Don’t put marijuana nearby.
How to conserve marijuana
If you are wondering where to store marijuana, you should know that storage is usually done in glass jars with airtight lids, specific wooden boxes, special vacuum jars, waxed cardboard jars, snap-lid jars and more. The best are glass jars and wooden boxes.
A common mistake is storing in plastic bags rather than special weed bags. Because plastic bags do not provide enough protection to the buds, and the aroma ends up being transferred from the bag. It would help if you did not use the refrigerator either, as it is too cold.
In airtight jars, you should place the buds so that there is as little space as possible between them. Squeeze them so that they fill the pot well, but without forcing. Therefore, it is important that you choose the right pot size. Then, it would help if you closed the jar to store it in a cool, dry and dark place. For the first 5 to 10 days, you should open the jars daily and leave them open for an hour. You should keep the marijuana in these jars for at least six months.
You can also keep your marijuana frozen instead of in glass jars if you don’t like a mature weed, although this is not recommended. This freezing will be done in airtight bags or containers.
Now that you know how marijuana is best preserved, you will be interested to know that we can transport it once it has been vacuum packed. This can be done with a vacuum sealer using high-quality vacuum bags that will protect the marijuana.