Best Way to Store Cannabis, Concentrates, Edibles, and Seeds

Here’s a helpful tip for you: there is a best way to store cannabis, concentrates, edibles, and seeds. So, don’t think you can buy a cannabis product and throw it in a box to keep it fresh.


Cannabis, concentrates, edibles, and seeds eventually go bad. But, the good news is that you can prolong these products' shelf life with proper storage.


In an undisturbed environment, cannabis tinctures last for years with nearly no degradation. But, since you’ll likely be handling cannabis often, knowing how to keep your products from perishing prematurely is paramount.


There are some handy tricks and best practices to live by when storing cannabis, concentrates, edibles, and seeds. Not only will you enjoy fresher cannabis if you adhere to the following words of wisdom, but you’ll also retain your products’ quality for as long as possible.


How to Store Cannabis Products


No matter what type of cannabis you use, it will degrade with time when exposed to oxygen, heat, and light. This means that you have to make sure you don’t subject your products to these factors.


The perfect place for cannabis storage is a cool, air-sealed, and dark place. You can keep your cannabis in the refrigerator, but make sure you place it in a container that isn’t see-through (doesn’t let light in).


Opaque brown bottles are ideal for cannabis storage. They don’t let much light in and they’re air-tight. Many of the cannabis products you’ll buy from Foothill Wellness will already come in opaque glass bottles.


Some people find that storing cannabis in silicone containers works well. If you want to use silicone vessels to store your cannabis, concentrates, edibles, and seeds, take the time to find ones that properly fit your products’ size (too-large containers run the risk of moisture build-up). Silicone is also not an ideal storage solution for cannabis that you want to tuck away for a long time.


What Causes Cannabis to Go Bad?


Cannabis’ taste, smell, and effectiveness go to the wayside naturally over time. So, if you want to enjoy your product for longer than a couple of days, you should know what will cause it to go bad:


  • Humidity (moisture) causes cannabis to go bad, so you should keep your home and storage container within the 59% to 63% range.

  • Light is bad for cannabis, so store your products in dark containers in places that don’t get a lot of light.

  • Heat ruins cannabis quickly, so place cannabis products in the refrigerator if you don’t need them quickly (you won’t enjoy them when they’re cold) or at least in an air-conditioned room.


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