There are a few different ways in which to store cannabis edibles. Read out article for tips on how to store cannabis edibles properly. Edibles are one of the most popular and fun ways to ingest CBD, or cannabidiol. Chances are if you can eat it, it has been made into a tasty CBD treat. Actually, one of the most ubiquitous forms of CBD edibles are CBD gummies.
How To Store Cannabis Edibles
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March 1, 2021 by Pure Oasis
Cannabis edibles are among the many products that have become increasingly popular since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a recent New York Times article. If you are new to cannabis-infused edibles, you likely have several questions about this subject. You may be wondering, “How are these products made?”, “How long do the effects induced by edibles last?”, and “How to store cannabis edibles?” The detailed answer to this last question typically depends on the type of product. However, there are certain storage rules that apply to all types of cannabis edibles. Here is a close look at the best ways to store edibles.
Best Storage Materials For Edibles
Under the correct conditions, cannabis-infused goods such as gummies, chocolate, brownies, and root beer may be stored for long periods of time. However, the exact amount of time for which your treats will stay fresh largely depends on the type of product and the storage method you choose. Here are four of the most popular ways of storing cannabis edibles:
- Silicone containers: This material is perfect for short-term storage. Ideally, you should choose a container whose size is close to the amount of cannabis you wish to store in order to avoid moisture buildup.
- Airtight containers: To make your edibles (or concentrates) stay fresh for several weeks, simply wrap them in parchment paper and seal them inside a Ziploc® bag. Then, place this in an airtight container.
- Glass jars: You can use mason jars or other similar glass containers. For concentrates that are sticky, be sure to wrap them in parchment paper (aluminum foil or wax paper for edibles) before storing them.
- Freezer: Many edibles and concentrates can be kept in the freezer for up to several months without losing their quality or flavor. Once you take your products out of the freezer, it’s recommended that you defrost them slowly, given that sudden temperature changes can impact the taste.
In general, edibles (and cannabis-infused cooking oils) can best be kept fresh in the fridge. This is especially true of those that contain sugar, oil, or flour. If you have purchased a cannabis edible product, you can check the “best before” date on the package label to get a sense of how long it will remain fresh. Cannabutter may be stored in the freezer or fridge in a glass container.
Additional Tips For Storing Cannabis Edibles
Here are some additional tips for keeping your edibles fresh:
- Avoid clear containers; cannabis products should not receive any light.
- Write the date of packaging on all edibles so you know how long you have stored them.
- Always purchase edibles from renowned dispensaries. If you see cannabis that is not pre-packaged or if it comes in a plastic bag, it may not be fresh.
How Long Do Edibles Stay Fresh?
According to Scott Riefler, a top executive at the food product development company SōRSE Technology, cannabis edibles generally have a shelf life similar to their regular counterparts if cannabinoids are introduced correctly. Additionally, edibles that contain preservatives will typically last longer than those that don’t.
Signs That Edibles Have Gone Bad
If you’re unsure whether your edibles are still fresh, you can check for these signs that they have gone bad:
- Buildup of mold and mildew
- Loss or change in smell
- Condensation droplets in container
- Edibles feel rough, brittle, or dry
If you follow all of these recommendations, there’s no need to worry about your cannabis edibles losing their freshness. Be sure to speak to a cannabis expert for more information about this subject.
Speak To The Cannabis Edibles Experts
Reach out to the experts at Pure Oasis to learn more about the best methods for storing cannabis edibles. We are Boston’s first recreational marijuana dispensary and offer a user-friendly experience that includes staff who are extremely knowledgeable about all of our high-quality products. We carry several varieties of sativa, indica, and hybrid cannabis flower, as well as pre-rolled joints, edibles, and concentrates.
If you are new to cannabis and/or prefer not to smoke, edibles are an excellent alternative. Our edibles — which include fruit-flavored chewables, chocolate, and root beer — are made using safe levels of THC, which is infused into either cannabutter or canna-oil for baked products. For liquid edibles, tinctures or drops of cannabis extracts are placed in the drinks. The effects of edibles have a more delayed reaction compared to joints; the “high” sensation may take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes to become apparent. In any case, we always recommend beginning with the lowest recommended dose.
Regardless of your specific interests, Pure Oasis will provide you with detailed recommendations on how to store your cannabis edibles. Call us today at (617) 420-6837 or contact us online for more information.
Four Factors When Storing CBD Gummies
Edibles are one of the most popular and fun ways to ingest CBD, or cannabidiol. Chances are if you can eat it, it has been made into a great CBD treat. Actually, one of the most ubiquitous forms of CBD edibles are CBD gummies . Not only are most CBD gummies amazing, they come in a variety of eye catching colors and flavours, but they are extremely convenient and portable.Yet odds are you won’t be eating an entire container of gummies in one sitting. In fact, we would strongly urge against consuming more than the recommended amount. Therefore, it’s important to learn how to properly store your gummies. Proper care and storage of your CBD confections can extend their shelf life and ensure they do not lose their potency. Read on to learn about the four factors that could be affecting your CBD gummies:
One of the most important things to avoid when searching for your perfect CBD storage space is light. Direct sunlight (and heat) is extremely harmful to CBD and can cause the actual CBD content to degrade. Exposure to light can also encourage mold growth and premature decay. Optimally, try to find a dark place for your gummies to live and make sure they are being stored in an opaque vessel.
CBD gummies and moisture do not mix! Your CBD gummies will last a lot longer with no risk for mold or contamination if they are stored in a dry, humidity free environment. An ideal spot for gummies that is sufficiently dry and cool is your freezer or refrigerator.
Similar to light, oxygen has the ability to alter the chemical balance of CBD and can even trigger a process known as oxidative stress . Thus, it is of the utmost importance to make sure your gummies are sealed in an airtight and ideally non transparent container. Just like storing your last night’s dinner leftovers in a tupperware extends their eatability, keeping your gummies in a hermetically sealed container will lengthen their shelf life!
Just as you want to avoid excessive heat, huge fluctuations in temperature are no good for your CBD confections either. Optimally, CBD gummies need to rest in a space that is temperature stable which will allow them to maintain their physical state. Extreme shifts in temperature can lead to physical fluctuations which can alter the taste and texture of the candies. Gummies specifically need to be left in a cool spot, as in a warm locale their gelatin will start to break down.
So where is the perfect spot to store your CBD gummies? If you haven’t guessed by now…drumroll..your fridge! Cool, dry, sealed, and temperature stable, your fridge or freezer is the ideal place to store your CBD gummies. Any fridge real estate is great, but remember to avoid storage on the door as the constant opening/closing of this area makes food items left there vulnerable to temperature swings .