Medical cannabis is just that – medicine. It’s important that you take care when storing it no matter what. Not only is this product potentially harmful in the wrong hands, but you want your medical cannabis to remain fresh and potent for as long as possible.
Keep reading for helpful information from INDIVA about how to store your dry medical cannabis or cannabis extracts.
Note: medical cannabis edibles should be stored in accordance with the general food safety rules.
Keeping your medical cannabis fresh and effective
When you receive your medical cannabis order from your LP, the medicine will arrive contained in packaging that has been designed specifically for this purpose. The packaging will keep odours from leaking out and will provide an air/moisture tight seal to ensure your product arrives in perfect condition.
Once opened this packaging may become damaged or may not provide the best option for storing your medical cannabis long-term. However, medical cannabis ordered from INDIVA arrives inside re-useable packaging.
How to choose a medical cannabis container
There are several important features that should be included in any container you’re thinking about using to store your medicine in. The interior surface of the container should be smooth and made of a non-conductive material. This is to reduce the amount of trichomes that are broken or rubbed off as the medical cannabis is moved around inside the container. The trichomes can be seen as dusty powder which accumulates on the sides or bottom of a container. These trichomes house the valuable cannabinoids and terpenes. This is also a big reason why many LP’s original shipping containers may not be the best long-term storage solution.
When looking for a suitable container, rule out anything that could build up static electricity, or isn’t smooth on the inside. Any container you consider must also have a secure, air-tight lid. Metals should not be used as they can be conductive. Paper, Kleenex or tin foil should also be avoided as they can extract trichomes and oils from the cannabis. There are lots of suitable container types available at grocery stores, hardware stores, dollar stores or of course, at your local head shop.
Another aspect that is important when it comes to choosing a cannabis container, is size. The size of your container should vary depending on the amount of cannabis you wish to keep inside. The less air (empty space) … Read more ...