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Does Medical Marijuana Expire?

  • March 29, 2017
  • By Grace
Does Medical Marijuana Expire?

Many patients have asked us if their medical marijuana could expire, or if it has already expired. Sometimes, they’ve purchased too much and their medicine has sat around for a while. At other times, they haven’t needed their medicine for a period of time, and then when they did, they wondered if it was still good. If you’re wondering about the expiration of medical marijuana, you can take comfort in the fact that if you’ve properly stored your dry flowers, it’s unlikely they’ve gone bad. Tinctures, concentrates, and edibles are another story and expiration dates for these products should be verified with the manufacturer.

Expiration of Medical Marijuana Flowers

Medical marijuana flowers that are perfectly dry upon storage are likely just fine if you use them later down the road, even much later. But, they might not give you the same effect. Depending on how you stored your flowers and how long they’ve been in storage, you might find that the taste and the cannabinoid profile are different from fresh flowers. Specifically, your medical marijuana might have an extremely strong and sedative characteristic.


How to Store Your Medical Marijuana Flowers

If you’re unsure that you’ll consume all of your flowers in a relatively short period of time, you should store them properly. You’ll want to make sure your flowers are dried and cured (which they will likely be if you got them from a cannabis dispensary), so that they retain a more pleasant odor and flavor – and to preserve the intended cannabinoid profile (that way you don’t get a harsh inhale). Making sure your flowers are dry also prevents mold growth. Store your flowers in an airtight container, in a dark and cool place, and open the lid to air out your flowers every month or so (open quickly and then shut). If you want to store flowers for longer, you might want to consider vacuum packing them.

Green Door West is a cannabis delivery company that cares about your concerns when it comes to medical marijuana. We are always available to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to reach out to us by phone, email, on our website, or through our mobile app. We offer “marijuana delivery near me” for patients who want to get flowers, tinctures, edibles, and more delivered right to their door. Contact us today to get your next delivery!

By Grace, March 29, 2017
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