Since Canada legalized recreational cannabis back in 2018, persons over the age of 18 can purchase recreational and medical marijuana. If you fall into this category, you may want to know about the best way to store your weed to preserve its freshness. Cannabis has a shelf life of about a year, and a cannabis humidor will give you added control over variables that can affect it like moisture and air to maintain its quality. Learn from our experts what to look for when considering investing in a cannabis humidor.
Size of the Cannabis Humidor
Cannabis humidors range in size. Seasoned collectors will have large ones to accommodate varieties of weed, however, for the casual user, a portable, smaller humidor is usually the best option. It’s better to start small, especially if you’re new to cannabis storage so you can become acquainted with how a humidor works.
Humidity is important to preserve the effectiveness of the compounds found in cannabis. These include the trichomes that store terpenes, which give the scent and taste of marijuana as well as cannabinoids that account for its effects. Trichomes are very susceptible to humidity. Ideally, cannabis should be stored at a relative humidity (RH) level ranging from 59 percent to 63 percent. Anything outside of that range will deteriorate it.
A cannabis humidor will measure RH to better manage moisture and also help to prevent the formation of harmful molds. Many humidors come with hygrometers, devices that measure the level of humidity. Humidors that have built-in hygrometers are what you want to look for in a cannabis humidor.
When buying a humidor, look for one with an airtight seal. Air, like moisture, can break down the trichomes and contribute to the formation of mold.
Cannabis humidors, like cigar humidors, are made of woods that don’t impact the smell or taste of the marijuana. Woods like cherry, mahogany and Spanish cedar are what you want to look for when shopping for a humidor.
Maintain Your Cannabis Collection with a Cigar Star Humidor
For almost 20 years, Cigar Star has served the cigar community with products and accessories designed for quality and optimal function for protecting and maintaining tobacco’s freshness.
All of our cannabis humidors are made of mahogany and Spanish Cedar, so the taste and smell of your weed remains fresh. Further, our humidors monitor humidity levels and provide an airtight seal to avoid the breakdown of marijuana’s unique compounds. We also realize that safety should be foremost when storing your weed, so we’ve added safety locks to keep your weed out of children’s reach. Browse our extensive selection of high-quality humidors to properly keep your cannabis products in the very best shape.