The Best Ways to Store Your Bud

Trying to keep your weed funky fresh? It’s important to consider where you are storing your stash, especially when dealing with larger quantities. Weed is like wine, it can get better with age, and keeping it in the right conditions makes all the difference. There are a plethora of storage containers and accessories on the market, and a number of DIY tips that will help preserve the freshness and taste of your cannabis. Here are some of our favorites methods for stash storage.

Tips for Storing Your Bud

Ditch The Plastic

Plastic bags and containers are some of the worst ways to store your weed for a few reasons. Static from plastic can destroy the little hairs on the flowers, called trichomes, which can lead to cannabinoid degradation, meaning you’ll wind up with less potent flower.

Plastic bags and containers are neither air or light proof, making your bud susceptible to UV light and undesirable temperatures. This exposure can cause your bud to dry out and lose its potency very quickly. You should only use plastic for short-term transportation of weed, and not as a long-term storage system. We recommend using foil or paper instead of plastic if you’re in a storage pinch.

Maintain Ideal Temperatures

Conditions that are too hot or cold will damage the plant material and result in loss of cannabinoids. Don’t put your weed in the fridge/freezer and avoid storing it in place where the temperature fluctuates. The ideal temperature range for cannabis is 32°F and 68°F.

Control Humidity

The average stoner is more concerned with their weed drying out, but too much moisture can be a problem as well. If your weed is too moist, bacteria and mold can grow on the flowers, ruining your experience and making it potentially dangerous to inhale. It’s best to maintain humidity levels between 59%-63% to avoid degradation from excess moisture or drying. Products like the Bodeva Humidity Pack are great accessories to keep handy for humidity control.

Avoid Extended Light Exposure

UV light is one of the biggest accelerators of cannabinoid degradation. It’s important to store your weed in a cool, dark place where there will be little to no light exposure.

Best Storage Containers for Cannabis

The Classic Mason Jar

If you’re a stoner on a budget, a mason jar is a perfect place to store your bud. Glass is a great material for storing weed, as it does not emit or absorb the smell. It’s important to keep the jar in a cool, dark place to ensure it maintains a temperature between 32°F and 68°F and is not exposed to light to avoid cannabinoid degradation. Humidity is also a factor, so for those that want to be extra careful, we recommend getting a humidity control accessory such as the Herbal Boveda Pack to keep in the jar as well.

Stainless-steel Containers

Stainless-steel containers are more expensive than glass jars, but offer a bit more protection overall. They are made with food-grade materials and have an airtight seal that locks in odor and protects against excess moisture. Stainless-steel containers are also opaque compared to glass, so they safeguard against UV light exposure.

There are a number of stainless-steel products available, ranging from basic tin canisters to larger containers with humidity control additions. We recommend a CVault Cannabis Container if you want a little more from your storage product without spending too much.

Cannabis Humidors

Typically used to store cigars, you can now get humidors made specifically to keep your weed stash from getting moldy or dry. Humidors were originally made from cedar, a very porous wood that absorbs moisture and secretes oils that add to the tobacco flavor. Cannabis humidors are made from more neutral woods such as Mahogany, Cherry or Walnut, which are still very porous but won’t disrupt the natural flavor of the weed. Some humidors also come equipped with a humidifier and hygrometer to further maintain humidity levels.

Cannabis humidors are perfect for a stoner who appreciates the finer things (strains) in life. They are definitely an investment, but their sleek design makes them portable and discrete, and they come in a number of sizes. We recommend checking out Cannador if you’re interested in getting a classy cannabis humidor.

Stash Boxes

Stash boxes are great for a stoner on the move. Cheaper than a humidor, the low-profile, compact container fits all your essential smoking paraphernalia. They come in all shapes and sizes, and some may include additional smoking accessories. They are also smell-proof, discrete, and offer protection from light exposure. Stash boxes help keep all your accessories organized and easy to access. They are not airtight, so we recommend using them for travel or short-term storage.

Silicone Stash Containers

Silicone containers are great for those who enjoy cannabis concentrates. These containers are made of medical-grade silicone and are airtight and odor proof. They are designed to be small and discrete and make using concentrates like wax and oil easy and mess free. Silicone containers are also inexpensive and great for both long and short-term storage.

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THC: Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol

What is THC in a simple explain? It is an abbreviation from: Delta Nine Tetra Hydro Cannabinol, often referred more shortly as Tetra-hydro-cannabinol, which is already better known as THC. Technically it is a chemical compound, and the main psycho-active component of medical marijuana, a.k.a. MMJ, rather new abbreviation for the weed now taking trend. That exact thing which takes you high. And that exact thing delivered in trichomes — the holy grail for growers.

And this is a form below how the THC compound appears to chemistry brainiacs…

 Here we go —  The famous formula of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol so well recognised from millions t-shirts and touristic merchandise:

Psychoactive compound THC and its chemical formula in a doodle style infographics

How It Works

Everybody knows? You close your eyes, relax and imagine a green valley of goodness and a sunshine and a girl. If it goes easy then your mind is open and therefore it works. But if not much green or a light purple haze on the horizon or not a valley… Well, it is a quite highlighted thing in all kinds of motion pictures.

Now recall this?

South Park. Kenny's cheesing dream girl, the cartoon Steampunk Femme Fatal
Kenny’s Femme Fatale, Psychedelic Cheesing Dream
South Park series by


Stop right there!

Let’s better wrap it up in a form of:

Frequently Asked Questions about THC:

#1 — Where it belongs

There is a direct relation to a so-called “Weed Porn”. The most valuable out of more than 80 cannabinols in a regular plant of cannabis – the THC – is stored in trichomes. The quantity and the condition of trichomes define the amount of THC in buds: read more how determine proper time of cut by colour of trichomes. How erect them practically big: find out here. And this may be considered as a primary reason that trichomes are so much “photogenic” and desirable in all its close-ups and portraits: they are the fabric of THC.

#2 — What’s up about Chemistry when you puff

On molecular level the molecular of THC has a very proper structure (in that far molecular low level) so that THC-particles may perfectly fit to and may interact with specific cannabinoid receptors in human body, which were specially designed by nature to accept cannabinoids. These cannabinoid receptors form into groups to be a sort of sites, and these binding sites altogether are an endocannabinoid system (wiki), working 24×7 to exchange cannabinoids. It’s not exactly that human brain or body by itself produce ‘controllable substances’ and have a delivery system and this makes you high free of charge – not that. But the full system is compatible with THC by luck.

My body is a cannabis producing plant by itself? How nice of you, Mother Nature, but thank you very much anyway.

Then THC when achieves one’s brain cells it connects to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and ignites the chemical processes and some of them finally change your behaviour along with way of thinking. The receptors concentrated in the parts of the brain responsible for movement, memory, and frontal cortex – the thing we think with. Obviously these three of your ‘properties’ are being altered when you puff. And it is individual if you loose part of memory or obtain new memorising capabilities for awhile: only remember that THC is not only component of a weed. Tons of them and they are all affect something on some chemical level. Stay reasonable and listen to your body carefully and no rush.

#3 — What is anandamide

Every time reading some FAQ in some other website one may think in a some similar situation, where you are now: is it a real-real frequently asked question “Hey buddy, I was always shy to ask you what’s up there with anandamide by the way”? It is said ‘frequently’ that may mean you are an average citizen, averagely like an occasional smoke of an average weed in a normal circle of average friends, but you damn can’t sleep to know what is anandamide. And which is more that this website is the only place to get this information, and this is how it became frequent. I think it can’t be true =)

The current study says that this is a problem:

Image source and a nice article about the subject

And this is below the original purpose of the system and those cells. For me looks pretty same, therefore maybe it is not a problem?

Image source and another great article about Understand-my-brain stuff

#4 — How much of THC in a weed

Should not we start with this one? Think 20-25% is a good quality for a good recreational weed in Amsterdam maybe some local cup winner even. Rumours state that in some countries the Government supply to Pharmacies and Dispensaries weed containing just few percent, maybe 2 or 5%, yet we have never checked this officially.

#5 — How THC has been discovered:

Professor Raphael Mechoulam

The name of the hero is Proffessor Raphael Mechoulam, an Israeli scientist, born in Sofia (Bulgaria). He has done to THC’s Science pretty everything: Discovered, Isolated, Fully Synthesized. As well as identified now already famous anandamide mentioned above in this article.