So you wanna know how to store your weed, as well as how to keep weed fresh?
You’ve come to the right place! Here, you’ll find four ways how to keep weed fresh for longer periods of time, as well as what not to do.
Oh, to heck with it! Let’s just get the “Thou Shalt Nots” out of the way, shall we?
What Not to Do
While the list of what not to do doesn’t exactly read like the Ten Commandments, the rules are consistent and proven:
- Allow your weed to be exposed to light and air. Light destroys the trichomes and keeping your buds out in the open can make them dry out (even if the air is warm) and too much humidity can produce the kind of green you don’t want on your cannabis. Mold, that is. Yeah, it’s not only a major “icky” factor, but you’ve also wasted good ganja!
- Freeze your buds. It makes the frosty trichome goodness fall off.
- Handle your weed too much. It damages the trichomes.
- Store your weed in plastic bags. Plastic, believe it or not, is porous, and can trap odors, even if you do the right thing by your weed by placing it in the fridge (which is cool and dark).
Best Storage Methods
1. Mason Jars
This is probably one of the best ways to how to keep weed fresh longer. These jars are classic storage options for three reasons:
- It’s a low-cost option, and you can pick them up at garage sales & thrift stores for a song.
- Mason jars have airtight seals.
- There are a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
When caching your herb in Mason jars, it helps to not just place your bud in “Smellyproof” bags to keep out odors (and to promote privacy), but also slip in Boveda humidifier packs to keep your marijuana moist and usable. The only slight downside to Mason jars is that they tend to be clear glass, so you’d have to store them in the basement or a dark place.
2. Tight Vac
Your next least expensive option is the Tight Vac storage system. They’re a collection of dark, airtight containers, and like Mason jars, they come in a variety of shapes & sizes, so you can store weed from a gram up to several ounces’ worth.
You can even get colored tops if that helps you sort and separate your sativa strains from your indicas, but while they have clear and colored bottoms, which look cool, it’s best if you stick with a dark bottom, at the very least, to keep light from hitting your hash.
If you accidentally left your weed out and it’s dried a bit, let Hydromate come to the rescue! It’s a storage system specifically designed for bringing moisture back to your dried buds. The sizes available don’t vary as much (storage capacity amounts to ¼ oz of nugs or ½ oz of ground up bud), but with the assistance of a Boveda humidifier pack, Hydromate will keep your hash at proper moisture levels for quite a while—weeks, in fact. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to replace the humidifier pack if you want your bud to last, but it’s only once a month.
If you like anything metal, or at least something that looks like it would come from “Fallout 4,” C-Vault is for you. (The logo is even somewhat retro-looking!)
This isn’t the cheapest storage system (highest price range is around 38 bucks), but it is essentially the best system, because it apparently does the best job at bringing your inadvertently dried dank back to the moisturized land of the smokeables. Sizes range from storing a mere 1/8 of an ounce, all the way up to 10 oz! That is a lot of weed!
Every C-Vault container comes with two Boveda humidifier packs, and has latches on the sides to keep things airtight and smell-proof. How beautifully “Vault-Boy” can you get?
So there you have it: the thou-shalt-nots of storing your weed, and the four best storage methods to make sure your collection of kush stays properly medicinal, while keeping the anti-sativa squares from prying into your biz.