Inevitably if one consumes cannabis long enough, they’ll find themselves asking, “How long is my cannabis good for?”
While there is no steadfast expiration date for cannabis, there are a few key elements to consider and a few things you may do when storing cannabis for any extended period of time.
Ideal temperatures for storing Cannabis
Mildew and other molds on cannabis thrive in temperatures between 77 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit, basic precautions to keep your cannabis in a cool, dark place will go a long way. Excessive temperatures and heat can dry up your cannabinoids and terpenes. Once these essential oils get too dry the resulting smoke will be both harsh and hot.
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Why Do Growers Dry and “Cure” Cannabis Buds?
Your buds are ready for harvest, yet your job as a grower is not quite over yet. You still need to put your newly harvested buds through the cannabis curing process.
(When do I harvest?)
In order to ensure the best quality for your freshly harvested buds, you must prepare your buds with a process known as curing, which involves drying your buds slowly in a controlled environment, then keeping buds in glass jars over the course of a few weeks to let certain natural plant processes occur.
Full Drying & Curing Tutorial – Step-By-Step
Growers cure marijuana buds because they will not achieve their peak potency and quality if they’re uncured. If you started with great genetics and you’ve taken care of your marijuana plants properly during their life, then curing is what makes the difference between “just okay” and trophy-worthy buds.
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