The Right Temperature
When looking for a place to store your weed, keep in mind the temperature. The ideal spot is a lower temperature, cool and dark space. However, this does not mean that you should store your weed in a refrigerator or freezer as doing so risks molding. Areas that are too hot will ensure that the cannabinoids and terpenes dry out affecting the flavor of your weed. Hotter temperatures also allow for the possibility of mildew and other molds to develop thereby wrecking your experience. Cooler temperatures will help your weed last longer and ensure that its high quality remains.
As with temperature, the humidity of where you store your weed needs to be just right. The space cannot be too dry nor too moist. Dry environments will make the trichomes frail and the essential oils will likely dry out lowering your weed’s effectiveness. Our earlier warning about storing weed in the refrigerator is especially relevant when it comes to humidity as such an environment is too moist and will lead to the growth of mold and other microorganisms. Relative humidity should be between 59% and 63% to best maintain flavor and color.
The Right Lighting
Perhaps one of the most important decisions you’ll make in helping preserve your weed is the lighting of your space. Ideally, placing your weed in a light-proof container will help ensure that it will maintain its quality and potency. The worst thing that you can do is to put your weed in any area directly contacted by the sun. Heavy exposure to the sun’s UV rays will degrade your weed. Direct light is likely the biggest culprit in the degradation of weed and other similar substances.