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Whether it is an issue of too-wet or too-dry, bud that is less than optimal or completely stale can be much more difficult to smoke, and likely to make you cough. This guide will highlight 10 things you can do to keep your weed fresh.

Doing a little research and finding a good storage solution can help you to make sure your weed stays fresh. As a bonus, it will keep the smell contained, so you know your stash is discrete as well.

A cool, dry, dark place

The overall environment you choose to store your stash in should be cool and dark, to prevent any loss of THC content, and to keep it at the perfect balance. Even if you choose the right type of container, keeping the container itself in less than optimal conditions won’t do you any favours, so be sure to keep this tip in mind.

Avoid damp at all costs

Smoking damp weed is terrible. It’s difficult to grind up, difficult to handle, and so harsh on the lungs. Damp weed is much more likely to burn badly, clog your piece, and make you cough until absolutely everyone knows what you’re up to, so be sure to avoid extra humidity. If you buy a bit that is a bit too wet, let it air out a bit before sealing it away or smoking. You’ll notice a real difference in how well it burns.

On the other hand, weed that is too dry is a problem as well, dropping crystals, and generally much harsher to smoke than nice, fresh buds. So, when dealing with humidity, be sure not to go too far in drying it out.

Optimal when put into storage

When you use any storage solution, the idea is that you are preserving the ideal state that your bud is in before you start to store it. So, before you seal your stash away in any kind of container, make sure it is at optimal humidity and freshness, or you risk mould growth.

Use sealed glass jars

A classic for a reason. Sealed glass jars can be the perfect spot to store your stash, sealing out moisture and ensuring your nugs stay fresh. You can use mason jars, but even better are jars with plastic sealing to ensure total security. If you like to have a few strains on hand, you can even have a few small ones to keep the varieties separate.

Before you put your weed in jars, make sure it isn’t overly damp – too much moisture can cause mould growth, and wet weed does not make for a good smoke.

Buy a designer container

For those deeply invested in living the 420-lifestyle, there are a number of custom products you can buy specifically for storing your weed. If you’re looking for a place to hide it, you have the option of pretending it is deodorant, air freshener or even a can of pasta. You can also try a locking safe bag if you’re worried about people dipping into your stash, or pop it in a book to hide it on your bookshelf.

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