Marijuana Dispensaries Meet Cannabis Storage Needs

Medical marijuana is best obtained from a recognized dispensary for one very good reason: the drug is rather sensitive to changes in temperature and moisture levels. Excess heat and humidity outdoors may cause the drug to lose some of its potency, thereby reducing its therapeutic effects. Consequently, it is recommended that medical marijuana be consumed as soon as possible.

In most cases, marijuana can tolerate temperatures ranging from about 65°F to 78°F; anything beyond this range may already cause the drug to spoil. Tissue damage is likely to occur at 40°F and can become permanent if the temperature dips to the mid to low thirties. In addition, the drug is best stored in a cool, dark place because excess light (especially sunlight) can damage the trichomes, the tiny resin glands found on the leaves and buds that contain active medical ingredients called cannabinoids.

Household storage options are considerably more limited as excessive handling and indoor activity can introduce moisture, dust, particulates, and the like to the drug. If there’s no other option but to store the drug at home, an airtight mason jar should be used. The jar should then be refrigerated, not frozen, to keep the contents cool and fresh for use.


Posted on July 15, 2014, in Dispensaries, Health, Health Services, Marijuana, Products, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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