Here’s How to Properly Store Bud So You’ll Never Lose Potency!

Keep it fresh and long lasting!
Nicole Richter Nicole Richter / Updated on June 11, 2019

How to Properly Store Buds To Never Lose Potency!

We often discuss smoking the stuff, but we never talk about storing it. Think about it; you’ve just come home from your local dispensary with a gram of some of their finest bud. You’re not really going to smoke all of it at once, are you?

You’ll probably store it or stash it somewhere for another time. Well, when it comes to storing your cannabis, the method you choose will have a major effect on how long your buds remain fresh. This is crucial, as you don’t want to find your buds turning brown.

In this quick guide, we are going to tell you 3 effective ways to store your cannabis buds so that they will stay fresh and maintain their potency for months, even years.

1) Air-tight Glass Jars


This should be a no-brainer, as every dispensary does it. The problem is that most people buy their weed and then stash in the cupboard. That is a big NO NO!

The best way to store cannabis buds is to keep them in a glass mason, in a cool dark area (60-70°F or 15-21°C). UV Sunrays cause bud potency to diminish, so make sure it’s dark.

Glass mason jars are #1 on our list as they get the job done. They protect your buds from moisture and air. One thing to remember when using jars is never to fill them to the top. No one likes being squashed, including your buds 😉

2) Freeze Your Buds

Store Weed in Freezer

This might seem very weird, but you can freeze your buds. Once they have been stored outside for a couple of weeks, simply place them into freezer bags and wrap them in foil. You can also use your glass mason jars from the previous method. Do not refrigerate them as they will mold. Avoid using plastic bags as air will tend to get into the bag, eventually ruining the bud. Also, please be careful when handling your buds using this method as your trichomes can break off easily.

3) Boveda Packs

Boveda Packs

Sometimes called Humidipaks (their old brand name), the newly renamed Boveda Packs can turn any airtight space into a cannabis humidor. The 62% Boveda Packs are specially designed for storing cannabis and can be placed in a sealed container with your buds to regulate the humidity to the ideal level for marijuana storage.


If you intend to store your bud for an extended period, then you must dry and cure your bud before storage. Always wait for buds to cure for at least four weeks before long-term storage. They need to be dry; otherwise, mold will start to appear and ruin your bud.

If you store your buds in a different way, please let us know by leaving a comment below or post it on our Facebook post.

  1. Stephen Bobbett
    Freezer flower

    I like the mason jar and freezer method. Frosty bud is on the menu.

  2. Dale Weathers
    Go with the air tight option

    Weed is very expensive, and whether you are growing it or buying it, you definitely do not afford to waste it. I would say air tight jars prove better, because while under freeze, the weed remains good, but when you take it out of the freezer, the shelf life comes pretty down. But in case of jars, even when you take it out, the weed remains potent for very log periods of time.

  3. Marie Louwrens
    Storing of Cannabis.

    Can I store my dried cannabis in a Coffee tin ?

    1. George @Marijuanabreak

      Hi Marie!
      Yes, you totally can! Make sure to tightly close the tin and make it air-tight. 🙂

  4. Larry WB
    Questions more than comments, can yu use vacuum sealer machines? I have one that works with bags and Mason jars and can you use sealed rice packets or something similar instead of the Boveda packets

    Questions more than comments, 1:can you use vacuum sealer machines? I have one that works with bags and Mason jars
    2: can you use sealed rice packets or something similar

  5. Margaret Webster

    Freezing is an excellent option. It really works. Some great tips given here.

  6. Carol Callahan

    Tight jars are my favourite option. I like being able to store bud away as if it were just another “ingredient”. There are many great tips in here but tight jars work for me.

  7. Drew

    I’ve never heard of freezing your buds before but that sounds like a great idea. I’d love to find out how well that works in terms of freshness.

    1. Dave
      Freeze it...!

      It wortks great…! I have very expensive “imported” cigars, and the first thing I do is place them in sometype of air tight container, and straight into the freezer. First, freezing maintains an internal moisture content. Second, and MOST importantly to me… It kills any foreign bacteria that might ruin a 300 cigar humidor. Can you imagine what that could look and feel like, if one bad apple was introduced..? Freezing, and using vacuum bags, is a great way to go… Jmho… 👌

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