Storing your weed - What is the best way to keep bud fresh?

Weed Storage, Weed in Mason Jars

Storing weed properly is an important part of the smoking experience. The right storage conditions can make all the difference between getting that nice, mellow high and just wasting your money on harsh, stale weed.

The aging process of THC

THC is a powerful cannabinoid present in the trichomes found on weed. The aging process of THC is when the THC is converted to CBN, which is a psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for couch-lock effect, sedative effect, and sleepiness.

The aging process can be accelerated by certain conditions:

  • Temperature fluctuations
  • Light exposure

Proper storage

  • Keep it in a cool, dry place.
  • Keep it away from sunlight.
  • Keep it away from moisture.
  • Keep it away from heat.
  • Don’t put it in the fridge or freezer – they dry out the bud, making them lose potency and flavor (and possibly cause mold).

How to store your weed

You can find many different methods for storing, but the most common is simply keeping it in a jar or container with a lid. Many have traditionally turned to orange peels before the invention of moisture packs. Today, many prefer to use Boveda moisture packs (which are designed specifically for cannabis) because they provide consistent humidity levels and don't require an additional step like peeling an orange.

To ensure your weed stays fresh as long as possible, make sure you have a label on the jar that indicates what's inside. If you choose not to use these packs, consider placing them in an airtight glass container with breathable mesh screens over top so that air can circulate while preventing mold from forming inside the jar itself. Lastly, keep all jars in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight—the fridge is not recommended because it will cause condensation from moisture being released from buds during normal room temperature changes throughout each day and night cycle (think about how much water vapor is present outside when it rains compared with indoors).

How to tell if your weed has gone bad

Weed that is past its prime will be difficult to smoke and will taste bad. It will also have a somewhat unpleasant smell and feel different than fresh marijuana.

You can use your nose to tell if your weed has gone bad, but there are other ways as well:

  • Check the smell: Stale weed tends to smell musty or stale, not fresh like it should. If you're buying from dispensaries, ask to smell some before you buy it so you know what good-quality cannabis smells like. The color of the bud should also be greenish-brown rather than black or brownish when fresh; this could be an indicator that it's older than it should be.
  • Check texture: If your joint burns too fast and tastes harsh, chances are good that this isn't fresh either! Dried up buds won't give off much flavor when smoked because there's no moisture left inside them--but even after having been dried out thoroughly beforehand (because of proper curing techniques), they should still retain some moisture content so as not to burn up too quickly when lit up again later down road.

Learning how to store and keep your cannabis for the long term will keep you from having to smoke harsh, stale weed.

The best method for storing your weed is by using vacuum sealers. These machines remove all the air from the container, preventing moisture and oxygen from reaching the marijuana. This means that you can rest assured your cannabis will stay fresh for a long time to come!

When storing cannabis, always use an airtight container with an oxygen absorber inside to keep out any unwanted odors or moisture. If you have some room left in the container, then you can add a small packet of activated charcoal as well (this will absorb any lingering smells).

The best place to store your weed is in a cool, dark place like a closet or under a bed where it won’t get too hot or cold – but also where no one else will be able to find it!


If you’re worried about your cannabis getting old, don’t be. Just make sure to store it properly so it doesn’t dry out and keep an eye on the freshness of your buds. That way, you can enjoy smoking that good herb whenever you want!

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