Keeping pre-rolls fresh is key to an enjoyable cannabis experience.
Just like you do with dried flower cannabis, it’s important to take the same measures to protect your pre-rollS. This means keeping them in an airtight container and protecting them from physical damage (bending or breaking).
Joints should also be kept out of the light and away from moisture. Joints will dry out if left in the open air and become susceptible to mould if there is moisture present. They will also eventually begin to lose their taste, smell and potency.
For maximum freshness and protection, you need to keep your pre-rolls in a proper ‘air-tight’ container that protects them from moisture, light, and accidental damage.
What Happens When a Joint Goes Stale?
In 99% of cases, the worst you’ll find is that a stale joint burns faster, doesn’t taste as good, and maybe hits a bit harsher because the cannabis inside has dried out. What you do want to watch out for is any sort of mould on your joint. To be safe, if you suspect a joint may have been sitting in a moisture-rich environment or has become contaminated some other way, you shouldn’t smoke it.
How to Keep Your Pre-rolls Fresh
Leaving your pre-rolls on the desk, in a drawer, or in your pocket is definitely NOT protecting them from harm. Cannabis should ideally be stored in moderate temperatures, out of sunlight and in an environment with a relative humidity (RH) of between 59 – 63%. There are a few different ways you can do this.
A doob tube is a long cylindrical container and provides an airtight and smell proof seal. It keeps your joint(s) safe from accidental damage. Doob tubes are highly portable and reusable containers. They are also often used to keep a joint after it has been put out for later smoking. Their airtightness will help keep the strong odour at bay. Doob tubes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, able to accommodate a wide range of joint styles.
Glass Mason Jar
Mason jars are usually used to store dried flower buds, not joints. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be repurposed to do the job beautifully. A glass jar could be perfect for at home use or when a larger number of pre-rolls need to be stored.
Glass jars may also offer space to add a moisture pack for longer-term storage. Just make sure that whatever jar you’re using provides an airtight seal and you’re good to go.
There are also lots of jar-style containers that are specifically made to store weed/dried flower or joints. You can find some right here in our Cannabis Accessories store, including the Indiva Re:Stash Jar or the Maitri Karuna Jar.
A Ziploc bag is often readily available but is far from ideal for storing joints. While they are airtight and will protect from moisture, Ziploc bags do little to protect your joints from accidental damage or breakage.
Our accessories store sells Indiva Abscent Protector Bags, which we recommend over a Ziploc bag, but still don’t deem the ideal way to protect pre-rolled joints specifically.
Make sure your pre-rolls are stored safely, not for freshness, but also to keep them away from kids and pets.