Freshly purchased weed has the perfect amount of moisture and texture. Here are some simple tips on how to keep your weed from drying out.
Tumbleweed, mummified weed, whatever you want to call it. Smoking dried out weed can be harsher on your throat and respiratory system. As a result, making you cough when you inhale the smoke. Dried out weed also has a different flavor. It loses its green, earthy, piney flavor as it gets old and dry. In addition to harshness and flavor change, cannabis can lose its potency. Here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent your weed from becoming dried out.
First, Why Does Weed Dry Out?
Freshly bought weed is perfect. It smells green and alive. Cannabis farms go to great lengths to make sure their product retains the right amount of moisture. It usually feels a bit moist and does not crack and crumble when you squeeze it. Cannabis retains some moisture even after it is hung and dried. The moment the cannabis flower is cut off from its stalk, it loses the source of water. As a result, the bud will continue to dry out. Furthermore, home environments during the winter months can be extremely dry while the heat is running.
The Best Way to Keep Your Weed From Drying Out
Transfer Your Cannabis Flower from Plastic Bags To a Sealable Container
First, always transfer your weed from a plastic bag to a sealable container. Plastic bags are not airtight. Cannabis will dry out immediately in a plastic bag. They are usually non-opaque too—more about that below.
Keep Your Weed in a Airtight Container
Be sure your weed container has an airtight seal. If your container is not airtight, the dry air in your home can further evaporate the moisture from your bud. After you pack your bowls and bongs, quickly seal your bud. Don’t leave it out to dry on your coffee table.
Store Your Weed in a Opaque Container
Store your weed in an opaque (not see-through) container will keep sunlight and other UV lights from drying your weed. An opaque container can help block light from further drying out your stash. There are many other household products that require freshness are stored in dark, opaque containers. A few examples are olive oil and beer. UV lights can give beer an undesireable skunky flavor. During the 19th century, brewers started bottling beer in brown, opaque bottles.
Herb Guard makes a blacked-out weed container. The container is air-tight and comes with a humidity pack to keep your weed fresh for months.
Keep Your Weed Away from Sunlight and UV Light
In addition to storing bud in a non-opaque container, keep the container out of the sunlight. For instance, instead of leaving your weed on your coffee table; leave it in your cupboard. Leave it in a cool and dark place. Some good places are in your cupboard, drawer, medicine cabinet, pantry, etc. Also, don’t leave your weed stash outside in the sun, near a window, or in your car.
Avoid Storing Your Cannabis With Your Pipe
While we’re on the subject of weed storage. Storing your cannabis with your pipe doesn’t necessarily dry out your bud, but it does make your weed stink like old smoke.