WHAT IS WEED?
Weed comes from the cannabis plant (marijuana). Weed plants grow in many tropical and temperate regions of the world. It can grow in almost any climate and is increasingly grown indoors using hydroponic techniques.
Cannabis “weed” is usually smoked using hand-rolled cigarettes (called “joints”) or special pipes (“good”). These tubes can be purchased or made from items such as orange juice containers, cans or even toilet paper.
THE BEST WAY TO STORE WEED
According to a study published in the journal Pharmacy and Pharmacology, cannabinoids can remain stable for up to two years when properly treated and stored. Of course, properly storing marijuana requires more than just putting effective sandwich bags in the sink. For optimal long-term conservation of cannabis, you need to create a perfect environment.
WEED REDUCTION ELEMENT
To understand how weeds are stored for the long term, it is important to first know exactly what kills insects in buds.
While proper drying is the first step in long-term storage of cannabis, there are other factors to consider. This is the most common thing that can destroy your weed and the steps you need to take to stop it.
There are many factors that can rot the cannabis flower, but the biggest factor that can break down your cannabinoids is light.
When storing marijuana, it is best not to directly contact the flowers with a light source.
Likewise, intense ultraviolet light can darken the color of your car or add color to summer hair and burn the most valuable compounds in cannabis plants, cannabinoids and terpenes. To avoid obsolete loss of these important chemicals, store cannabis in opaque containers away from sources of direct light.
When weeds age, exposure to the sun is the main culprit. This has been known since at least 1976, when a study published in the journal Pharmacy and Pharmacology studied changes in the stability of cannabis under various conditions. The conclusion is that light is the main cause of cannabinoid loss and breakdown, suggesting that “cannabis or carefully prepared plant or resin extracts can be stable for 1 to 2 years when stored in the darkness at room temperature.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays can still damage weeds, even if they are kept safe in jars. Although the translucent glass containers you see on the market are beautiful, they don’t protect your purchase like opaque containers. If you really want to see your cannabis, the brown water tank filters out visible UV rays – that’s why brewers use it like a bottle of beer. At the same time, the green water tank blocks about 30% of ultraviolet rays.
Over time, THCA is gradually converted to THC by prolonged exposure to light and air. At the same time, the existing tetrahydrocannabinol is converted into cannabinoids (CBN), which do not produce the intoxicating properties of tetrahydrocannabinol
Another important factor in the long-term storage of cannabis is the oxygen content. Too much oxygen accelerates the decomposition process, while too much oxygen changes the moisture content, causing mold or mildew. While vacuuming is the best way to protect cannabis from long-term oxygen exposure, it’s not always an option for those who don’t keep the vacuum seal in-house.
One of the best solutions for keeping cannabis sealed is an easy-to-close jar (there is no Tupperware bottle cap here).
When choosing a sealed container, be sure to choose the correct size. Even if no air enters the jar, the excess oxygen remaining in the jar can damage the product. We recommend using a container that can easily contain marijuana without leaving too much space and does not overfill the heads to prevent moisture from remaining in the tank.
Molds like water. To prevent growth, you should keep the heads dry. However, good sprouts should not be overdried without worsening terpenes and cannabinoids. It is therefore important to maintain sufficient humidity for the long-term storage of marijuana, preferably between 59 and 63 RH (relative humidity or relative humidity that water can keep in the air). The best (and cheapest) method is to use a humidity control solution like Evergreen Pods.
Evergreen Pod wet capsules are the perfect, eco-friendly way to properly store cannabis.
Evergreens is the first patented bidirectional moisture capsule in history that contains materials specially formulated to absorb or drain water as needed. Evergreen Pod keeps your cannabis flower in optimal humidity for the best taste and power. All you have to do is put the pillow (see above) on the glass bottle cap and let it work! With proper care, Evergreen capsules can be used for up to five years!
High temperatures cause the buds to dry out and terpenes to evaporate, which can cause thick smoke and an unpleasant taste. Since molds thrive at temperatures between 78 and 86 degrees, the ideal storage temperature for cannabis should be below this threshold. Although most people simply recommend storing cannabis in a “shaded place”, choosing the right environment for these conditions is a little more complicated.
To extend the lifespan of cannabis, it should be stored in a cool dark place or slightly below room temperature. The ideal storage temperature for weeds is below 70 ° C or 21 ° C.
High temperatures, high water activity, and relative humidity can cause mold and mildew. Molds grow at 32 to 120 degrees Celsius or 0 to 49 degrees Celsius and grow more actively at 70 to 90 degrees Celsius or 21 to 32 degrees Celsius.
High temperatures and a dry environment will dry your flowers and vaporize the delicate terpenes, which will ultimately change the effect and taste of the flowers. As a result, some growers do not dry, but rather make extracts of active resin to retain the monoterpenes lost during the drying process.
Lower temperatures are not a problem, but make it difficult to decarboxylate tetrahydrocannabinol (THCA) to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The lower temperature reduces the flowering power when blowing the flowers or makes the inflorescences on the plants fragile and causes the flowers to decompose when removed from the cold environment.
Keeping cannabis in a dark place in a closed container is a great way to save supplies.
For example, the shade may be cooler for some people while others do not recommend it because the moisture content increases. Even if cannabis is stored in the refrigerator (for long-term storage or to make small bubbles), freezing can cause sensitive hair to burst and lose its strength. Therefore, the best place to store marijuana is in a basement or closet in a dark corner.
Other important things to keep in mind when storing cannabis
THE TANKS ARE IMPORTANT:
Plastic cans can promote sweating. If vacuum sealing is not possible, use airtight glass (e.g. glass bottles) or ceramic containers to cool the shoots.
Use suitable materials to control humidity:
Some people recommend throwing the bowl in a pot of cannabis to rehydrate the buds and improve the taste. However, this can cause cannabis to absorb too much water, which can lead to moldy and relentless weeds.
STORE FLOWERS SEPARATELY FROM OTHER CANNABIS PRODUCTS:
When storing weeds for a long time, it is important to keep cannabis flowers only in containers. Holding a lighter, hose, or other accessory can cause weeds to absorb odors, resulting in a poor user experience.
DO NOT USE TOBACCO CIGAR BOXES:
Although it sounds like a good idea in theory, tobacco humidifiers are usually made from cedar. Wood oil can be absorbed by flowers, which can affect the taste of flower buds and lose their valuable terpene properties.