Think storing cannabis post-cure in tightly closed jars, totes, bags and other containers is protection enough for moisture-sensitive flower? Cannabinoids and terpenes are at risk when you store flower without a humidity control product.
Terpenes, the aromatic essential oils in cannabis, reside with cannabinoids in the trichomes—those delicate, resinous outer “hairs” of the flower. Unprotected, trichomes can become brittle and break off. And with them go terpenes, THC, CBD and all the other valuable properties of cannabis.
Post-cure, it’s important to maintain a precise the relative humidity (RH) level in cannabis containers to avoid damaging trichomes and losing terpenes. Left to the chance, RH can dip or climb out of the ideal range for storing cannabis.
To keep flower in the safe zone—between 58% and 62% RH—cultivators and packagers use humidity control packets, like Boveda. Boveda’s packets are unique because its patented technology and saltwater solution create a monolayer of moisture that shields delicate trichomes, so they can better protect themselves against damage. These protected trichomes are less likely to drop off as they’re handled during curing, storage, transport and packaging.
Hold on to moisture, hold on to your flower’s trichomes and terpenes! Trichomes house the therapeutic compounds exclusive to this amazing plant. Properly hydrated cannabis retains its medicinal efficacy, provides a better experience and doesn’t lose water weight to evaporation. Boveda’s patented technology adds or removes humidity to maintain the right moisture content for flower. Buds preserved by Boveda retains their color, flavor, aroma and potency.
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