The freezer is the place where you store anything that you won’t be consuming for a while, preserving its quality and taste. The freezer is the perfect answer for any and all consumable stuff, guaranteeing that nothing bad will happen to it. According to this logic, freezing your marijuana for freshness should work. Let’s break this down and see what would happen to your cannabis if it were to be frozen:
When you buy too much weed you put yourself in a tough spot, because humidity is the enemy and as the days go by, the herb loses its freshness and potency. Unfortunately, the freezer is not the place to store your weed because it ruins the trichomes of the plant and affects the decarboxylation process. This process is the one responsible for converting the THC-A – the “dormant” stage of the cannabinoid – into THC, which is the component that gets you high.
Freezing your marijuana will also ruin the plant’s trichomes, which are the small crystal-like particles on top of your bud, that contain the most cannabinoids and that give the plant it’s individual smell and taste. These trichomes will crystallize from the cold and will break off the minute you handle them.
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If you’re looking to save a small amount of marijuana for a short period of time, your best bet is to use a glass container with an airtight seal and to store it in a cool and dark place. This will prevent humidity, mold, and mildew. If you want to store it for a longer period of time, your best option is to vacuum seal and dehumidify your marijuana, storing the right amount of oxygen with your bud and keeping it fresh for a longer period of time.