Material Options for Storing Cannabis

Material Options for Storing Cannabis

Material Options for Storing Cannabis

Professor DeBacco

Keep the Environment Conditions Optimal
Regardless of the material selected, the environmental conditions are important to monitor to help maximize the storing cannabis while also maintaining high quality.

Different Material Options
Cannabis can be properly stored in a number of different materials.
Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages that a grower must recognize to determine the best fit for their situation.

Storing Cannabis in Glass
These are typically easy to acquire and commonly used for display and storage.
Mason jars are an industry standard, but there are other options that can be larger or smaller.

Storing Cannabis in Glass
Most are clear, which would require dark environmental storage
Different colors, but can also present similar challenges as clear

Storing Cannabis in Violet Glass
Violet glass blocks visible light with the exception of the color violet
Semi-permeable (depends on specific glass type and thickness) to UV-A, an infrared light, allowing about 40-60% to penetrate

Storing Cannabis in Violet Glass
Limits light penetration
Can help protect bud quality over clear materials
Wave lengths filtered may be low exposure to buds
Can be difficult to acquire

Storing Cannabis in Stainless Steel
Many cooking safe containers can easily be used for storing buds
These containers offer a great storage conditions
This material is less likely to become damaged compared to glass

Storing Cannabis in Stainless Steel
Inert material
Seals bud environment from the outside
Block light
Can be heavy
Limited sizes/shapes

Storing Cannabis in Plastic
Cannabis can degrade in plastic containers
Often can allow for easy stacking
Plastic materials can have a great degree of variability…
Plastic bags
Plastic buckets

Storing Cannabis in Plastic
Easy to acquire (bags and buckets)
Not likely to become damaged
Can lead to degradation of the buds

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  1. Tiago Braga on May 20, 2022 at 2:58 am

    Thanks for the video!

  2. Ty Brady on May 20, 2022 at 2:59 am

    Mason jar in my freezer works best for me.

  3. Mrs. Dukakis on May 20, 2022 at 3:03 am

    Thoughts on storing in Mason jars and/or vacuum-sealed plastic in an old, inoperable fridge? The fridge is kept in an outdoor shed that gets little, if any, sun so it rarely gets too hot in there.

  4. Scott Rose on May 20, 2022 at 3:03 am

    No mention of vacuum sealing? For long term storage I use 12" sections of 3" PVC pipe sealed in black vacuum seal bags.
    You need a Seal-a-Meal machine and rolls of the black plastic and your 12" sections of pipe and a few small brown paper bags and rubber bands.
    Cut the black plastic roll into 18" lengths and seal one end.
    Then insert one end of the pipe into a paper bag and wrap with the rubber band to cap off one end.
    Then fill the pipe with flowers.
    Cap the open end with another paper bag and rubber band. (note the rubber bands do not need to be super tight, just tight enough to keep the bag in place).
    Now place the filled pipe into the vacuum bag and vacuum seal it up. The pipe prevents the buds from being crushed. Jars can also be used but the glass is breakable so prefer the pipe.

    The point is to store in smaller amounts that you can use as needed, rather than breaking into a whole turkey bag every time you fill your jar.

    If you can store them at 50º-60º temperature they will store for years like this without browning out.

  5. celecirion on May 20, 2022 at 3:04 am

    Can you do an episode on Grove bags?

  6. billy the boxer , on May 20, 2022 at 3:05 am

    What about the Blume bags they say they preserve terps?

  7. Mike Parent on May 20, 2022 at 3:11 am

    How about Cookie Tins from the dollar store?

  8. MarcoPolo282 on May 20, 2022 at 3:20 am

    Hello sir, I just wanted to ask about Mylar bags with a humidity pouch inside? What are your thoughts in that?

  9. Jaberwoky on May 20, 2022 at 3:23 am

    Those steel cannisters are also really expensive.

  10. GoingCrazy on May 20, 2022 at 3:23 am

    what about mylar bags?

  11. Clayton Alexander on May 20, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Degredation of cannabis in plastic is caused mostly by what exactly? Due to to containers not sealing as well?

  12. trueherbsman on May 20, 2022 at 3:27 am

    when do you think will we see storage and packaging in hemp-based materials..?

  13. J Paradox on May 20, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Thank you so much!

  14. George Carlin on May 20, 2022 at 3:29 am

    We really need to push this page as much as possible and share it with others. It’s a great informative and easy-to-follow resource, plus the maker does a terrific job of compiling and presenting the information.

    I’m passing this channel along to every grower I know!

  15. bogart281 anderson on May 20, 2022 at 3:30 am

    !’ve used Ball storage jars for many years, I do change the lids out after every harvest the only thing different I do is that I spray two coats of flat black on the outside of every jar. This system has worked very well for me and I keep the jars in a cooler away from light, heat, and cold.

  16. Marvin Boodini on May 20, 2022 at 3:33 am

    Thank you for all your videos. I really appreciate all your information. God Bless you DeBacco!

  17. KING FISH / PHILL on May 20, 2022 at 3:39 am

    Very good information , Mason Jars are the best I say (🤔)

  18. Frantz Metellus on May 20, 2022 at 3:42 am

    I’m a fan. You do great stuff. Thanks