It is extremely important to store your cannabis in a cool environment to avoid the formation of molds and mildew which can thrive in temperatures between 77°and 86°F. Hot environments can dry out the plant and result in an unpleasantly harsh smoke. Colder temperatures on the other hand, slow down the decarboxylation of cannabinoids (the process that converts THC-A into the psychoactive THC) and can eventually degrade into CBN. Keeping your cannabis in a cool environment will go a long way in preserving the plant’s terpenes and cannabinoids.
Controlling the humidity of your cannabis is another incredibly important factor to consider. The idea of keeping your cannabis at the perfect humidity, however, can be tricky. Our good friends at Boveda have formulated 2-way humidity control packets that can drastically increase the shelf life of your cannabis. Simply snag your RMC re:stash mason jar, fill it with your favorite strain, and add your Boveda packet! Whether you’re taking a tolerance break or on vacation for a month, Boveda provides a stress-free solution to maintain the right humidity level for your cannabis.
Harsh UV light can drastically break down plant materials. Just like how your grass turns brown on a hot summer day, the same can happen to your cannabis over time. Studies in the 1970s concluded that UV light is the biggest factor in the degradation of cannabinoids. To avoid this, we recommend storing your cannabis in a dark environment away from UV light.
Oxygen can also drastically affect your cannabis. Too little oxygen can affect the relative humidity levels and too much oxygen can accelerate the degradation process of the exposed organic material. We suggest keeping your flower in an air-tight mason jar to better preserve the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes.
Infused edibles and tinctures will, however, have different storage guidelines. Please refer to directions listed on the product’s packaging for appropriate storage.