How To Preserve Cannabis Aroma
The number of people interested in learning all they can about cannabis is continuously growing. That’s why it’s surprising to note that there are others who know nothing about maintaining the integrity of their buds. Not on our watch though!
If you belong to this category or just need to refresh your marijuana preservation skills, these 10 commandments will get you started:
You Shall Leave No Terp Behind
Plastic is a sworn enemy of terpenes and cannabinoids as it degrades them. So, you know those cheap packaging your cannabis comes in from the supply chain? Do away with them already.
Instead, get yourself an airtight glass mason jar and store your weed in it. Make sure you also keep the glass away from sunlight. This way, you can be sure of preserving even the tiniest bits of terps.
Click to see a few more tips on how to store your weed.
You Shall Not Store Strains Together
Yes, they’re all cannabis. But no, they weren’t all made equal. Just like dogs have breeds with unique attributes, marijuana strains are as particular as they come. And every true cannabis lover knows not to downplay their uniqueness by mixing them.
You Shall Never Condon Foul-Smelling Resin
Did you ever expect to preserve the aroma of your cannabis with dirty glasses and stinking resins? Please don’t tell us you did. While we know that keeping glasses clean isn’t a walk in the park, you really can’t eat your cake and have it too.
So, what’s it going to be? Clean glasses and fresh-smelling cannabis or dirty glasses and foul-smelling resins?
You Shall Burn No Terp Prematurely
Terpenes are nature’s gifts, and you must treat them with the dignity they deserve. This means that on no occasion are you allowed to burn them before their time. So, if you’re guilty of leaving your terps to the gruesome hands of light and heat before you’re ready to smoke them, this is your cue to stop.
Flower must always be kept cool and dry and in a dark place till it’s their time. And even at that, they must be dabbed at minimal temperatures.
You Shall Use a Grinder
Are you ready to smoke or vape your cannabis? Be sure always to grind it first. That’s because firing an unbroken nug with a Bic Lighter after only mashing robs you of 80% of an enjoyable smoking experience. Meanwhile, not only will grinding your weed with a grinder make for easier use, it also makes your cannabis less harsh, more consistent, and easier to carry.
You Shall Use a Hemp Wick
If you use wooden matches to light your cigar, using a tiny bit of hemp wick to light your weed shouldn’t be a problem. But if you don’t, you can always learn. Bic lighters contain butane that masks terpenes’ natural taste and leaves your buds with similar dull/sweet flavours.
You Shall Smell Your Weed
Did you know that a direct relationship exists between our noses and memories? Now you do. And since an exhilarating cannabis experience has everything to do with our sensory organs, what better way to keep the good feelings stamped in your memory than by smelling it?
That’s right; we’re solidly behind the hippies and their belief in the real effects of aromatherapy. Besides, smelling your weed can help you choose the strains that are tailored to suit your needs and preferences.
You Shall Not Hoard Terps
We know that time passes quickly and can steal the opportunities you have to enjoy intense cannabis experiences in a heartbeat. So, when it comes to hoarding terps, the rule is simple—we don’t do that here. Being liberal and giving freely are the best ways to enjoy your terps.
You Shall Not Be a Terp Snob
You must always be ready to promote the benefits of terps humbly and gracefully.
You Shall Always Seek More Knowledge
Best believe, the ten commandments aren’t meant to be hard on you. But maintaining the integrity and culture around cannabis is so important; we just can’t compromise on some stuff. However, we’re aware of the fact that no one can know everything. So, there’s always room to make mistakes, learn, and relearn.
There you have it—the ten terp commandments to live by if you want your weed smelling as fresh as new anytime and any day. Which of these commandments do you already obey, and which ones do you hope to start?
Do you want to learn more about maintaining your cannabis? Then there’s more where those came from. Stay glued to our page for the best and latest news on marijuana maintenance. You’ll be glad you did!