im not exactly sure how long weed stays fresh...but i have some buds from my last grow that are almost 12 months in jars and they still taste and smoke bomb!!!!
Hypothetically if you wanted to save your stash in a nice cool bunker somewhere, or bury a large box of properly cured weed in air tight mason jars...how long would it last?
I was wondering if I smoked an ounce a month, and just put an ounce into each jar, if I could squirrel away 2 lbs of harvest every year (one full tent harvest hopefully), after 5 years of growing I would have 10 lbs, or 160 ounces, or a 13+ year supply stored away. I could retrieve one per month, and not worry about trying to find bud for over 13 years.
I'm not planning on doing this, but if the bud won't degrade or go bad for a long period of time I wouldn't mind having some stored away rather than selling it, putting the money in the bank, then potentially trying to buy weed at a future time. Seems like I could just have my own little weed savings bank.
Archeologists uncovered a stash of cannabis in a ceramic jar in china a few years back - something like 2500 yrs old.
Probably wasn't sealed quite like a mason jar would though. Hehe
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Dry, air-tight and cool temperatures(60F) without light. Not cold or frozen, it causes the crystals to drop off the weed, good for making kief but bad for smoking buds.
I've seen bud go for 2 years without loosing any potency.
I think they found kief in tombs like several thousand years old and it still had it's potency. THC will last for ever if you store it properly. The dried plant on the other hand might not last as long. You might be able to go longer than 2 years.
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Hmm. How much would the quality degrade if it was frozen just one time? And would it continue to degrade over time if frozen?
Perhaps my weed retirement program will not work after all...
my 420k as I call it.