Cannabis can be a costly investment, much like the finer cigars and tobacco products you gladly tuck away in a humidor. For the most part, people opt for simplistic cannabis storage solutions. These options include glass stash jars, metal cans with an airtight lid, and even the commercial container the weed was sold in at the dispensary. However, if you intend to store your cannabis long-term, it’s important to look for a more viable solution.
We recommend storing bud in a cannabis humidor, since cannabis storage in a standard cigar humidor is not going provide the correct conditions for long-term storage. Below is a closer look at cannabis storage and humidors.
Storing Weed in a Cigar Humidor
Cigar humidors are wooden boxes with humidity control features. However, these storage boxes are designed specifically with retaining the quality of tobacco in mind and not cannabis. Cannabis does best when stored at lower humidity. Plus, cannabis needs to be stored in a container that is non-porous. The high terpenes in the plant matter, as well as the cannabinoids, can deteriorate when not stored in the right kind of container. For example, a cigar humidor made of softer wood naturally absorbs some terpenes of the plant.
Ideal Conditions for Cannabis Storage
Under the most ideal conditions, cannabis can retain most of its quality for up to one or two years. To keep cannabis fresh, however, several factors of the environment must be controlled, including:
- Humidity levels
- Sunlight exposure
- Air exposure
Weed degradation is a natural process when cannabis is exposed to light. The cannabis should be stored at a temperature between 0 and 20 degrees Celsius and the humidity levels closely monitored.
Maintaining Relative Humidity for Cannabis Buds
The relative humidity (RH) level of stored cannabis should be kept between 59 and 63 percent. Otherwise, the cannabis flower can start to mold. Anything above 65 percent can contribute to mold growth. RH below 55 percent will cause the trichomes of the plant to get too brittle. Both situations can make cannabis no longer consumable.
Investing in a Cannabis Humidor
If you intend to store cannabis long-term, it is important to invest in a storage solution that is actually designed to create the ideal storage conditions. Cigar Star supplies weed humidors to provide the ideal environment to store cannabis. The humidors are specially designed from woods like Spanish cedar or mahogany, which help to maintain the RH level. The cannabis humidors hold 62 percent RH, but also feature safety locks to ensure the weed is not accessible by children.
Store Your Bud in Quality Cannabis Humidor
The best storage conditions ensure the cannabis flower you spend so much on is protected and fresh. Cigar Star’s cannabis humidors are designed to do just that. Be sure to look at our full collection to find the ideal weed humidor for your valuable cannabis.