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How long can you store weed in glass jars?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by guy incognito, Nov 22, 2010.

    guy incognito

    guy incognito Well-Known Member

    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?

    GNOME GROWN Well-Known Member

    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!!!!
    guy incognito

    guy incognito Well-Known Member

    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.
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    GNOME GROWN Well-Known Member

    lol i hear u man!...every time i go into my jars i inspect my buds just incase....if its 100% dryed and cured then i dont think it can go bad in an air tight jar..i may be wrong though..

    NLXSK1 Well-Known Member

    I have heard it will store well for at least a few years if done properly. Havent heard 5+ years though
    Nice Ol Bud

    Nice Ol Bud Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a great idea! Might try it aswell, saves money/drama. I kind of dont have any advice, I dont even know how long marijuana stays fresh. Ill look around though and get back to you mate!
    Pullin' weeds

    Pullin' weeds Well-Known Member

    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

    NLNo5 Active Member

    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.
    guy incognito

    guy incognito Well-Known Member

    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...
    guy incognito

    guy incognito Well-Known Member

    my 420k as I call it.

    TaoWolf Active Member

    In a few thousands years, this will be you in a news article: :weed:


    frmrboi Well-Known Member

    mine is over two years old and great. I have it stored in vacum sealed bags and refrigerated.
    At the rate it's not degrading I suspect it will be good at 5 years.

    dudeface Active Member

    I would imagine if you made bubble hash or honey oil and stored a block of it in an opaque jar you could have enough hash to smoke for a year in a single 2-quart mason jar that has been blackened... a couple of those may last 10 years....

    r8rdrew Active Member

    I saw the same thing.

    I totally just saw the post above after i posted this...LOL

    thats crazy
    94 Supra

    94 Supra Member

    Ha! this thread is awesome
    Illegal Smile

    Illegal Smile Well-Known Member

    The key is whether it is truly air tight. I would store the mason jars in another air tight container. That way I would say 5 years is a cinch and 10 is possible. I would hesitate to go for 13 but who knows. Besides, after that long who can remember how good it was and how much it may have degraded?

    youngbuzz101 Well-Known Member

    Great article imagine If they could germinate the seeds they found in the tomb!

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    since this thread was started.....:)

    T.H.Cammo Well-Known Member

    I don't believe "airtight" is the way to go (even though it sounds logical!). Once you seal the jar, I think the curing process stops. Plus; if there is any excess moisture , at all, BAM - you got mold!

    There are still lots of "Pre-Castro" Cuban Cigars being kept in well maintained Humidors; they come out even better than they went in, back in the Fifties. So that's like 50-60 years of curing. It seems to me that if it works for Tobaco, it ought to work just as well for Marijuana! A humidor is just a fancy wooden box with a source of moisture (to control the proper state of hydration).

    On the other hand, long term storage has never been my problem!

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