If you’ve been smoking marijuana for awhile, you’ve probably heard advice on how to properly store your flower. Some say sticking it away in the freezer is best, while others claim that it really doesn’t matter. If you don’t use cannabis every day or you prefer to buy in bulk, you’ll want to make sure to store it safely.
Much like fine wine, cannabis ages well in a cool, dark place. Mold and mildew on your plants will thrive in temperatures between 77 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit, and they also love humidity. Excessive heat exposure will cause the cannabinoids and terpenes that have taken months to develop to dry out.
Two other factors to consider are light and air. Harmful UV rays break down many organic and synthetic materials, and they will degrade your cannabis products over time. And while cannabis needs plenty of oxygen to grow, too much air will speed up the degradation process once it’s being stored. But if it gets no air at all, the relative humidity will be affected.
The ideal way to keep your flower properly stored is in a glass jar or similar container, stashed in a cool, dry place away from the sunlight. Also, keep your strains separate if possible to maintain their individual flavor profiles. And don’t worry about putting it in the freezer — those freezing temperatures can cause the little trichomes to become brittle and break off.