How to store Delta-8 THC properly for maximum shelf life?

how to store delta 8 thc

Did you know that a properly made and well-preserved hemp tincture has a virtually unlimited shelf life?

Finding a way to store the entire delta 8 supply can be a real challenge. The good news is that most of the highly concentrated extracts, especially vape cartridges, spirits, and tinctures, require almost no storage. These products degrade very slowly. You have to be careful in the realm of edible flowers and delta eight infusions. The timing for these types of products is much shorter. THC and residual cannabinoids exist in a much less static state than their caps. Food and flowers are subject to oxidation, which greatly accelerates the deterioration process.

The type of edible can also affect the shelf life of the product. Sweets like lollipops and rubber bands will always stay fresh longer than pastries when stored in such an environment. Cookies and biscuits usually start to get worse after a few days, and cannabinoids aren't the only things affected. The presence of fat in the dough attracts bacteria, which accelerates degradation.

Storing Delta-8 THC Products correctly

  • Edibles

Rule number one when it comes to food: pay attention to the packaging. Their needs vary based on that diversity, so check shelf life information such as sell and expiration dates, cooling instructions, and shelf life after opening. 

If you don't add butter or olive oil you soaked to your daily toast, put a freezer instead of a freezer. Remember to use the rest within six months, or you risk rotting.

Refrigerators, pastries, and baked desserts, if not consumed per session. Don't like ice? Let the chocolates, cookies, cakes, and crispy treats sit for five minutes to reach room temperature or risk injuring your teeth. Unlike pastries, most chocolate bars are not in resealable packaging, so extend them with a shelf life and place them in an airtight bag.

As for the gummies, most of them are already packaged in resealable bags or plastic bottles protected from children. Cooling won't harm it, even if you chew more, so put it in a cool, shady place, like a drawer or cabinet.

  • Cartridges

Proper storage is a matter of functionality and conservation. Vaporizer carts should also be placed in a cool, dark place to maintain efficiency and taste. In addition, a piece can accidentally drop or store horizontally (if not at the manufacturer) can lead to unpleasant accidents such as leaks and clogging.

Remember that pyrex and metal fillers are less likely to break because the material is thicker. When not using the battery pen, unscrew the cartridge to avoid unnecessary heating. Store it in an upright position with the mouthpiece facing up; keeping the oil low with the wick will not cause clogging near the mouthpiece. Now you don't have to wait for the oil to get down to the heater. Invest in a vaporizer with a padded carrying case.

Here's another tip for clogged cartridges (they're more common than you think): Many top brands include natural ingredients in their concentrates, such as honey. This can cause the viscosity of the oil to fluctuate, sometimes leading to jams. But before giving up the vape oil cartridge, try diluting the oil with some heat using these two methods. When connecting to the battery, take small quick strokes to heat the heater or simply use a roller in your hands to quickly create friction. You're warming up now!

  • Pre-Rolls

First, imagine the best containers for storing cannabis flowers. Here's a little known fact: Static electricity in plastic bags can actually reduce the effectiveness of marijuana by attracting trichomes away from the buds and walls of the plastic bags. These trichomes are rich in cannabinoids and terpenes, which are essential for effectiveness and taste. If you store them in plastic bags, now is the time to invest in some glass containers that block UV rays.

Now let's talk about temperature. The right conditions will ensure that your cannabis doesn't dry out or grow in miserable organisms like fungi and bacteria. These coarse creatures thrive above 77 ° F, so always hide the bud in cooler environments and out of direct sunlight, preferably 60 ° F to 75 ° F. This can be as simple as storing a glass or pre-roll into a drawer table in the shady parts of your home. And if you want to be careful with humidity levels (and you should), invest in some freshness packs to extend their shelf life.

Whatever you do, don't store the hemp flower or joints in the refrigerator or freezer. Although a very short stay in both may not necessarily be bad, long-term storage of the flowers at very low temperatures can cause the trichomes to drop immediately.

  • Dyes

If it were a competition, tinctures and topical preparations would be tied for the simplest storage of cannabis. In general, tinctures are a highly underrated form of consumption. Not only are they a very discreet non-smoking option that can be added to almost any food or drink, but they also last for two or three years!

It may sound crazy, but the tinctures are incredibly stable due to the more often-used alcohol extraction method used to make them. So, as you may have guessed, storing the tincture is quite simple. Whether it's olive oil, vegetable glycerin, or whatever, it's easy to store. All you need is one of the UV-protected bottles or glasses stored in a cool, dark place. And as if that wasn't easy enough, virtually all dyes are supplied in UV-protected packaging.


Not all products should last indefinitely, and the destruction of your infusion will almost always depend on the other ingredients. Therefore, it is important to always look for "best expiration" dates on purchased products and save home creations according to the recommended conditions of their recipe.‍