Storing Your Cannabis
For ultimate freshness and safety, follow these guidelines when storing cannabis products at home.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place. (When THC is exposed to oxygen and light it will degrade over time.)
Do not store the flower in a fridge or freezer. This method will not help preserve freshness, and negatively elevates the moisture content of the product.
Store in a cool, dry, dark place. Read the product’s label (some may need to be refrigerated).
Store as you would any other moisturizer. If it’s oil, make sure to keep it at room temperature.
Store most concentrates (shatter, live resin, hash, wax) in the fridge. Store the cartridges for vape pens upright and in a cool, dry place.
Cannabis & Child safety
Child safety is of paramount important to us here at Garden Remedies. For parents who indulge in medical or recreational cannabis, keeping it out of sight and reach of children is priority number one.
From our friends at Colorado Children’s Hospital (CCH), please see the article below, a collection of tips and advice for preserving the safety of children in your home when storing cannabis/marijuana:
Excerpt from the CCH website article, “Marijuana Safety in the Home”:
If you have marijuana in your home, take the below precautions to ensure the safety of your children and young visitors to your home:
Keep marijuana up and away, and out of sight from curious children.
Pick a place your children cannot reach. Any kind of medicine or vitamin can cause harm if taken in the wrong way, even medicine you can buy without a prescription. Walk around your house and find a storage place too high for a child to reach or see. This is also important to remember when families are away from home and staying in hotels, or as guests in others’ homes.
Put marijuana away every time. Never leave it out on a kitchen counter or at a bedside, even if you anticipate using it again in a few hours. Always put every marijuana product and other medicine away every time you use it, including those you use every day.
Consider purchasing a medication lock box. Children, even young children, can easily access marijuana products in their original packaging. A lock box provides a safe, convenient and affordable method for securing marijuana products in the home or while traveling. Children’s Colorado believes everyone has a responsibility to safeguard their medicines and marijuana products, and protect children from gaining access to potentially harmful substances.
Talk to your children about marijuana. As with all medicines and marijuana products, teach your children about medicine safety. Tell your children what medicine is and why you must be the one to handle it.
Tell guests about marijuana safety. Ask houseguests and visitors to keep purses, bags, or coats that have marijuana products in them up and away and out of sight when they are in your home. If you use a babysitter, choose those who are mature, trained and responsible, and are recommended by someone you trust.
Ask other parents if they have marijuana products in their home before sending your child to play a neighbor or classmate’s house. If the answer is yes, make sure that all products are stored up and away and out of children’s sight. Because it can be difficult to ask people about this, try including the question along with other things you might normally discuss before sending your child to someone’s home, such as seat belts, animals, or allergies.
Be prepared in case of an emergency. Call the Poison Help Center at 800-222-1222 right away if you think your child might have consumed marijuana products. Program the number into your home and cell phones so you will have it when you need it.
Thanks for keeping our cannabis products away from children, and for always putting safety first.