Modified on: 01/09/2023
Do you want to store the marijuana and keep the taste and aroma unchanged? Read all the tips about it!
Although the number of legal CBD marijuana users is constantly growing, only the most informed really know what are the steps to follow in order to conserve the herb properly for a fairly long period of time.
Legal CBD marijuana derives from the drying of the flowers of the Sativa Cannabis plants, for which it releases numerous benevolent effects and has its own aroma. It is therefore essential to preserve the integrity of its active ingredients to always have a quality product available.
What factors compromise the quality of marijuana?
Before knowing the right conservation methods for quite long periods, it is good to analyze which are the conditions that cause the degradation of our legal hemp tops.
To ensure that CBD cannabis preserves its quality, in fact, it is essential to preserve it with care and in an adequate manner.
Among the variables that affect legal hemp deterioration, the first to consider is the temperature. Most bacteria form between 25/30 °C. Among these, there is the mold that makes it unusable.
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Too high temperatures also damage the compounds contained in CBD weed, cannabinoids and terpenes, significantly lowering their quality and decreasing their power.
Moisture is another factor to consider as excessively low levels lead to excessive drying of the hemp, spoiling the aromas, while excessively high levels favor the spread of mold and fungus.
In fact, the ideal humidity levels fluctuate between 59 and 63 °C.
Finally, light and air circulation can also play a fundamental role in the conservation.
UV rays are extremely harmful to CBD and THC.
If kept in the right conditions, therefore, it is possible to preserve the quality of your own legal weed for periods ranging from six months to a year.
Which containers to use?
The first rule to be respected to best preserve the inflorescences of CBD weed is to avoid plastic!
The plastic bags allow the passage of air and light, creating humidity inside.
Furthermore, plastic releases chemical molecules that should be avoided.
The plastic bags, therefore, are used only for transporting the tops.
The best containers for storing marijuana are the glass jars with hermetic closure to be kept in cool and dark places.
In addition it is necessary to open the can only when necessary, so as to avoid unnecessary and excessive temperature changes that would damage the quality of the hemp compounds, compromising their aroma and smell.
The glass jars are also ideal because they make it easier to keep the buds intact, so as not to damage the crystallized trichomes contained in the cannabis CBD, avoiding losing important quantities of resin.
In reality, it is also possible to find humidifying bags on the market that are useful for maintaining the humidity percentage stable, so as to be certain of having a quality product that lasts over time.
After having warned of the use of plastic bags, however, another myth must be dispelled: you don’t have to keep CBD buds in the freezer!
Temperature changes can damage the freshness of the product and promote the proliferation of bacteria.
The frozen peaks then transform the trichomes into small pieces of ice which, of course, will break, greatly reducing the power of the hemp itself.
How to tell if the hemp is still in good condition
Before using the buds set aside for a certain period of time, make sure they are still in good condition.
Cannabis CBD, in fact, like other living beings, is subject to deterioration caused by the passage of time and therefore, it would be better to check the condition of the buds so as to avoid CBD weed which is by now stale, dry and without taste.
The first suggestion simply concerns the observation of the peaks that, to be still of quality, must be covered by a layer of small crystals, as the trichomes, producers of cannabinoids and terpenes.
In fact, the therapeutic properties of legal marijuana are essential to preserve the power, but also its aroma.
The more trichomes are observed, the better the quality is!
A further check is given by the sense of smell. Terpenes are the first compounds exposed to degradation during a long storage period, and when their concentrations decrease, the aroma of our legal CBD cannabis and legal hash loses its intensity.
The state of the CBD bud can also be assessed through touch: quality buds must not appear either too moist or too dry, nor should they crumble at the slightest pressure.
If they appear wet or anyway soaked, they must be left in the open air, while if they are too dry they are fragile and then can be easily pulverized.
Does cannabis have an expiration date?
A more than legitimate question concerns a possible expiry date of legal cannabis.
The answer is no.
This is not a food that if consumed after several months can make us feel bad, but using contaminated cannabis is not recommended.
All of this simply means adopting suitable methods for its adequate conservation to avoid altering the compounds, aromas and flavors of our CBD flower.