The Degradation of THC – Weed Baggy to the Rescue
Several variables cause the THC in your marijuana to degrade… some very rapidly. The most important variable causing your THC to degrade are temperature, humidity, oxygen, and UV light.
From Leafly.com, a leading authority on marijuana;
What Influences Degradation of THC and Other Cannabinoids?
How UV Light and Oxygen Impact Cannabis Degradation
Where temperature and humidity are both highly influential to cannabis degradation, high exposure to UV light and oxygen can perhaps cause the highest rates of degradation in the shortest time frame. UV rays can break down organic matter at a rapid rate, causing cannabinoid degradation and loss to occur. This process can only be slowed by limiting light exposure to cured flowers.
Elevated exposure to oxygen can also cause rapid cannabinoid degradation. THC, when left in highly oxidized environments, will convert more rapidly to CBN, which is why it’s important to control both oxygen levels and RH when curing cannabis buds.
To summarize, temperature, humidity, airflow, and light are the four major factors that influence the degradation of cannabis. All four variables represent a spectrum that harvested cannabis flowers teeter on. Controlling these variables and maintaining their proper levels can significantly prolong the shelf life of your cannabis flowers by limiting exposure to the processes that influence the degradation of not only the floral clusters themselves, but the cannabinoids and terpenoids contained within them.
Although cannabinoid degradation is an inevitability and your cannabis will eventually expire, maintaining a highly controlled environment is the best way to combat the natural processes that will render your stash undesirable, leaving you with fresh flowers for longer than you may have previously anticipated.
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