Cannabis is like any other plant on the earth. Like any other flower buds of cannabis started to dry after they were plucked out of their plant. The initial drying-out process is necessary for cannabis buds to enhance their natural aromas and flavours. But the freshness of buds can disappear after they get perfectly cured.
The light and air can degrade the quality of the bud. If you buy cannabis concentrates, then keep them in a dark place. A bud can dry and waste in one night if left in the open space. The life of cannabis products depends on various things:
- Ingredients used
- Preparation method
- Temperatures processed under
- Packaging material
- Storage conditions
- Usage format
There are some methods to keep the freshness of cannabis products for as long as possible. Store cannabis products as per this list and see the result.
The cannabis-infused edibles products are most prone to get ruined. The primary reason for that is the ingredients used in making them, as most ingredients get ruined in a matter of days. The most important rule is to store them in a clean, dark, and cool place. You might want to wrap them in aluminium foil or wax paper before putting them in a ziplock bag or an air-tight container.
Plastic wrappers are known for breaking down the edibles as well as ruining the consistency and flavour. You can store cannabis products in the refrigerator, but plastic wrappers are strictly prohibited. The products like gummy bears, chocolates, and candy have a longer life. Always check the expiration date before purchasing them.
These products are the safest, as manufacturers store most cannabis-infused lotions and creams in air-tight locks. If you bought the product in tube form, transfer it to an air-tight glass container. Keep the jars in a cool, clean, and dark place to stop the chemical in the lotions and creams from breaking down.
The tinctures come in glass containers from the manufacturers. These tinctures last for a longer time compared to any other Cannabis-infused products. The small bottles of tinctures can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. The freezing temperature of the refrigerator prevents the product from degrading quickly. The life cycle for a tincture is long and strong for a long time.
Cooking oils and butter:
When cannabis extracts are mixed in the regular coconut or olive oils, it becomes Cannabis-infused oils. The rule of storing them in an air-tight container and keeping the products in a cool, clean, and dark place is also applied here. Do not use CBD oils at high temperatures. Mix some water and oil to prevent overheating.
Flowers and leaves:
If you have a fresh harvest of premium cannabis flowers, you must take extra precautions to save flowers from getting ruined. You can store them in air-tight glass containers and place them in the refrigerator or freezer. The cold temperature will allow the flowers to stay fresh for a long time. But if you carry dry buds, you must wrap them in plastic or aluminium foil.