The winter months often drag on. Colder weather, snow, and shorter days can leave people feeling depressed and stuck at home. Add to that the current COVID-19 pandemic, which is forcing people to stay home even more, and this winter looks especially brutal.
These five hacks can help you maximize your cannabis stash this winter and help you prepare for the next storm while also helping you limit your exposure to others.
1. Stock up on Cannabis, So You Don’t Run Out
Think about the amount of cannabis you use in a week, two weeks, even a month. Then, make a list of what you would like to have within that time. On your next trip out for groceries and other errands, stock up on your favourite marijuana products so you can be sure you don’t run out—no matter the winter weather.
In addition to ensuring you have enough cannabis for a while, some retailers offer discounts for buying marijuana in bulk. By purchasing enough to last for a few weeks or months, you may end up saving yourself some money as well.
Finally, if you are stuck at home this winter or trying to avoid contact with people, consider buying marijuana online.
2. Store Your Weed Correctly
Once you’ve stocked up on your cannabis products, you need to make sure you store them correctly. Otherwise, your planning (and shopping) ahead will be for nought. When marijuana is not stored correctly:
- It can grow mould and mildew
- Lose its potency, effectiveness, and flavour
- Degrade when exposed to UV rays from sunlight
To store your weed properly, it is recommended to place it in a glass mason jar with an airtight lid. Consider using a vacuum sealer to remove any extra air. You don’t want your jar to be too large, as this invites excess air. Instead, choose one that has just enough room for the cannabis you need to store. Be sure to keep each cannabis strain separate.
Then, clearly label the jar with the strain it contains. You may want to put the date you are moving it into storage on there as well. Keep your cannabis jars in a cool, dark area that is not exposed to humidity. A drawer is a popular option.
Cannabis can be stored for varying amounts of time. When stored correctly, they can last anywhere from six months to a year before they start to lose their potency, ensuring you have what you need for the rest of this COVID winter.
3. Pick the Right Cannabis Strains for the Season
Different cannabis strains contain different compounds. These compounds give each cannabis flower its unique taste, colour, and smell. Each strain also offers users different experiences and can cause different effects.
During these long, cold months, many people may find themselves looking for a cannabis strain that gives uplifting effects. Others may be stressed about the COVID-19 situation and looking for a strain to help them relax. There are even certain types of marijuana that offer body-warming effects.
Contact customer service on the site you are ordering from for help choosing the best cannabis winter strains to try. Or, ask a friend what strands they enjoy ingesting during the winter months.
4. Consider Trying New Forms of Cannabis
Being cooped up at home does offer a few advantages to marijuana users, including the ability to try new forms of marijuana. Perhaps you only use marijuana flowers and smoke them. Consider trying marijuana gummies, new types of edibles, or a cannabis drink mix to help make a cup of warm cocoa even more relaxing.
As you try new forms of cannabis, be sure to monitor the dosage of each. Remember to start low and go slow, and give each new marijuana option time to go into effect before upping the dosage.
5. Put Your Jars to Good Use
Eventually, you will use up your marijuana stock. If you plan to reuse your mason jars and stock up again, give them a good clean before reusing them. Hot water and soap not only help get the jar clean but can also help remove the previous label, preparing the jar to be used again.
If you do not run out until the end of winter or you have enough cannabis in storage to get you through the next few months, consider putting your storage jar to good use. After giving them a good wash, marijuana storage jars can be used in other ways such as:
- A storage container for small items such as push pins, paper clips, and more
- A place to store hair accessories like hair ties and bobby pins
- A seasoning shaker used to hold different seasonings and spices
- A herb garden, planting different herbs in each jar
- A soap dispenser, simply fill the jar with soap and purchase a pump to put in the lid
If you choose to get rid of your marijuana storage jars instead of repurposing or reusing them, be sure to properly dispose of them. Many can be recycled after they are cleaned.
Buying Weed Online
Second, read online reviews of the products and the company to get a better idea of what to expect. It is also a good idea to make sure there is a quick and easy way to contact customer service should the need arise.
Finally, check their shipping methods and any product guarantees. Should something happen to the product, will it be replaced?
Winter Hacks for Marijuana Users
Marijuana can be beneficial to people in the winter months, offering a way to relax, keep warm, and bust out of the winter blues. With more people stuck at home due to inclement weather and COVID-19, knowing how to properly store weed is important.