Freezing can also increase the harshness of the taste. Freezer burn can also occur if containers are not sealed 100% securely.
Oxygen absorbers, or rH packs (Relative Humidity Packets), help prolong the life of stored buds.
If you notice any of the above warning signs then you have a few option in salvaging the buds before mold sets in.
After a container is empty, it should be cleaned with soap and water. Allow the container to dry completely before using for storage again.
Consuming cannabis with mold can have serious health effects based on the method of consumption.
Since mold spores are airborne, be sure to take special precautions in each step of the growing process. HEPA filters and ventilation for grow rooms or storage locations is recommended to prevent mold. These filters are highly effective, but can be costly in certain applications. Luckily, they aren’t the only line of defense again mold growth in storing cannabis.
A cool, dry, dark place is ideal for storing cannabis long term. The cool (below 75°F) temperature, absence of moisture, and lack of UV light reduces the likelihood of bacterial or fungal growth to prevent mold.
Cannabis buds can be frozen for long term storage solution, but this comes with it’s own assortment of problems.
One of the most important things to consider when storing cannabis is how to prevent mold. Mold can occur in any phase of cannabis and hemp cultivation due to how mold reproduces. It sends microscopic spores up into the air in hopes they will find a nice damp place to land and grow.
The most important thing to consider when storing cannabis is how to prevent mold. However, mold can occur in any phase of cannabis and hemp cultivation.