THC-O is the newest kid on the block that has gotten everyone talking. Boasting a potency three times that of traditional THC, this odorless thick dark liquid has more psychedelic properties than any other cannabinoid.
Much like THC, there are a variety of THC-O products available in the market that you can buy from your local dispensary. One thing about any cannabis product that you must know is that, if you want to get the maximum bang out for your buck then you need to consume them while they’re fresh. Otherwise, if you’re keeping them stashed up, you need to know the right manner and method of storing weed products. It is important to know how to store THC-O edibles, vapes, or tinctures.
Will your THC-O products expire or go bad?
The short answer is that it depends. Most of the time when you say something contains THC-O, it often has other additives too. So as a whole, your THC-O product can go bad quicker than THC-O normally would.
THC-O is shelf stable and has a longer life than Delta 9 and Delta 8 THC which starts to degrade into CBN. Thus, old Delta 9 THC products will make you sleepy instead of high. The reason THC-O has a higher shelf life is that, it is already a degraded version of THC and thus takes a long time to degrade further. All this makes it resistant to elements of nature for a longer time.
Your THC-O product will expire eventually, but what you need to understand is that this won’t happen in a fortnight. It will take some time, and you can increase this duration by knowing how to preserve THC-O products. A little effort in this regard can go a long way for you.
Things to keep in mind while preserving THC-O products
THC-O products often contain other additives depending on what mode of administration you have used. For example, gummies would contain a high amount of sugar, tincture might not. Weed drinks will have water, whereas Vape liquid will be a concentrate. You need to check the label on your THC-O product to know better what kind of ingredients it has and what specific storing method would suit you better.
How to store THC-O Gummies?
THC-O Gummies have sugar, corn syrup, sucrose, gelatin, starch, and water. These are usually high-resistance ingredients that do not go bad easily. So, if you have bought a THC-O gummy, then you might want to store it in an air-tight container. Place the container in a dark and cool place. A kitchen shelf should be perfect.
This helps keep the gummy from sunlight, which prevents decomposition and melting.
How to store THC-O Vape?
THC-O Vapes contain a concentrated liquid that is usually a THC-O distillate. This distillate has around 80% concentration of THC-O distillate while the rest includes other Cannabinoids, making it full spectrum THC. By its very nature, this product is resistant to the elements, and you don’t need to hassle too much to store it. Delta 9 THC products go bad faster in comparison to THC-O.
Just make sure you keep it away from sunlight and somewhere it won’t get exposed to heat. So steer off shelves near the stove or fireplace.
How to store THC-O Tinctures?
THC-O tinctures are highly concentrated and are usually in dark bottles that protect them from sunlight. For these goodies, follow the golden rule of storage: away from sunlight, in a cool and dark place.
How to store other THC-O edibles?
The thing with THC-O is that it can be infused into a variety of food products. If you have included it in baked goods, then you should wrap the product in a plastic film and store it in the fridge. This is done because the THC-O itself might not get worse as quickly as the other ingredients present in the baked good would.
Candies or other high sugar THC products need to be kept away from moisture. Dryness becomes important here. Moisture and sugar together lead to a breeding ground for all sorts of microorganisms. These can cause you serious health issues and may also lead to bad trips.
How can you tell if your THC-O product has gone bad?
Suppose you come back home after a long day of work and decide to consume THC-O to unwind. Now you’re probably wondering where you stashed those gummies you bought a while back. You look around the house and find them, and as soon as you take one out, you start thinking whether they’ve gone bad. But how can you tell if THC-O has gone bad?
There are usually some telltale signs of weed that has gone bad, the same applies to THC-O. THC-O which has degraded might not make you sick but it is not worth the risk. Following are some signs for you to tell if your THC-O has gone bad:
- A significant drop in potency: Okay, you dabbed the resin, an hour passes, but nothing happens. This might be an indication that you need to buy a new liquid because your THC-O product has lost potency.
- A change in color: Noticing some weird-colored gummies? Chances are there is a family of microorganisms breeding there. It’s in your good interest to dispose of that bag safely.
- Smell: Smell has always been a person’s best friend. Once you start smelling a funky odor off your THC-O product, it is time to say goodbye. Generally, these smells are the doings of microorganisms that decompose the natural matter present in these products.
- Can I store my THC-O Product in an airtight bag?
Absolutely! And we would recommend you do that.
- Is expired THC-O going to make me sick?
Depends on a variety of factors. So we would recommend you do not take the risk.
- I bought THC-O gummies a month back but I haven’t opened the pack yet, are they good to eat?
If you haven’t opened the pack then they should be good. Most gummies have a shelf life of 6 months. Only open the individual wrappers of those gummies that are meant for immediate consumption and leave the rest for later!