Posted April 3, 2018 by Jana Hepbun

How to Store Your Dried Flower

Woman storing dried flower

Unlike other prescriptions, storing dried flower isn’t just about keeping it away from other people in your household (although that is incredibly critical). In addition to safety, the specific way cannabis is stored can greatly affect its quality. Without proper storage, cannabis can easily lose its aroma, taste and even efficacy over time.

The three main points to consider are humidity, light and temperature. Cannabis needs to be kept out of sunlight and in a cool, dark place. Too much heat or light can dry out the cannabinoids and terpenes. The ideal humidity is also essential in order to keep mildew, mold and other contaminants out of the cannabis. Some licensed producers offer a moisture-regulation pack with each dried flower order to effectively control the perfect environment. When using your medical cannabis, open and close the container as quickly as possible—don’t leave it out with the lid off more than needed. After putting the lid back on, make sure to tighten the seal as much as possible, minimizing any unnecessary airflow. This will ensure you always get the absolute most out of your medicine, every time.

We advise our patients to always keep their medication locked up and away from children. How and where is up to you. Many people prefer storage bags or boxes that can be securely locked, while keeping the dried flower cool and away from the light. This is especially important if you’ve made edibles with your dried flower, as candy or baked goods are especially tempting to both kids and adults alike.

Additional Storage Tips

  • Don’t store cannabis in the refrigerator or freezer. The fluctuations in humidity in the refrigerator can increase chance of mold or mildew. And freezing temperatures can cause the bud’s fragile trichomes to become brittle and break off.
  • Make sure to separate strains to help maintain their individual flavour profiles.
  • If you’ve made edibles with dried flower it’s usually recommended to store them in the refrigerator or in a cool, dark place.