For growers, the art of storing cannabis lies in:
When flower degrades, terpenes evaporate and trichomes get brittle and break off and with them go her cannabinoids. And once all her chemical compounds are gone, you can’t get them back.
Cannabis Terpenes are a tell-tale sign if your flower is fresh or not. Some believe cannabis buds should have a strong aroma when you open the bin or bag. Truth is, when dried buds retain good water content—between 11 and 12%— the less they give off a strong scent. Knowing how to save terpenes is essential for keeping your flower fresh.
Moisture is the key to preserving your flower’s terpenes, potency and effects. The easiest way growers maintain a safe, precise moisture level is with a salt-based humidity packet, like Boveda.
According to an ASTM International Cannabis Standard recommendation:
Store flower with salt-based solutions.
SAFELY STORE YOUR CANNABIS INVENTORY FOR MONTHS. Boveda will last up to 4 months in an airtight container.
Just slip Boveda into your cannabis container to automatically add and/or absorb the precise amount moisture to keep flower from degrading or molding.
Boveda’s saltwater solution creates a monolayer shield that naturally coats the trichomes, preventing the degradation of THC and other cannabinoids. Unlike any other humidity control product, Boveda takes flower to the precise moisture level needed to create a monolayer of purified water molecules.
This shield prevents the evaporation of precious terpenes everywhere she’s packaged and stored—from cure to consumption. And Boveda works twice as fast as anything else, quickly adjusting to its environment in order to maintain this shield.
It’s when she’s ground that flower will release her smell and energy proving her precious terpenes have been perfectly preserved, not lost to evaporation.
Remember, the minute you put your dried buds into totes or bags, she’s degrading and losing water weight. So growers use Boveda to hang on to their inventory for months, then sell when supply is down and selling price is up.
With Boveda in every bin, you can age your flower while preserving her water weight then sell her when she’ll earn you the most money.