Dispensaries and their customers both understand how important it is to keep cannabis products as fresh as possible. Cannabis is an organic compound, which means it is highly susceptible to degrading. A degraded product negatively affects its appearance, smell, flavor, and efficacy. Maintaining product freshness is simply a matter of safe and proper storage. Biohazard Inc.’s vast collection of glass jars and other containers helps dispensaries safely store a range of cannabis products.
Types of glass jars
Straight-sided jars are by far the most common kind of glass jar used for cannabis flower packaging. With the appropriate cap, an airtight seal is created to preserve the product. These caps are typically child resistant as an added safety measure. Besides keeping your flower safely stored and preserved, straight-sided jars feature a wide mouth that allows for easy filling and dispensing and for maximum storage capacity. Most straight-sided glass jars are transparent, so dispensary workers and customers can clearly see the jar’s content. Lastly, these jars are designed for displaying labels, which can be incredibly useful for disclosing dosage, ingredient, and other relevant product information.
There are also glass jars specially designed for storing concentrate. Glass concentrate jars have the same advantages of glass jars designed for storing flower. The corresponding child-resistant cap for a concentrate jar makes an airtight seal that retains the flavor and quality of the product. The transparency of the glass jar makes it the perfect container to store and display your concentrate product. Remember to use unbleached parchment paper with glass concentrate jars to prevent your concentrates from sticking to the jar.
Benefits of using glass jars
Glass jars offer a multitude of advantages for cannabis packaging where jars made of other materials fall short. In contrast to plastic jars, glass jars do not leak chemicals over time. Long-term storage of cannabis products in a plastic container can alter the flavor of the product.
Covered with the appropriate cap, a glass jar will provide an airtight seal that would extend your product’s lifespan by limiting oxidization.
Many glass jars are transparent, which is very convenient for dispensaries looking to display their products while maintaining the products’ quality. There is a minor downside to the clear glass jars, however. Cannabis products tend to degrade when stored in direct light. Placing the glass jar in a dark area is a simple fix. Investing in UV-resistant glass jars is also an option, although it sacrifices the transparency of the clear glass jar.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best conditions for storing cannabis?
Be mindful of the temperature, humidity, and amount of light in the area where you intend on storing cannabis. The ideal temperature is room temperature, if not slightly cooler than room temperature.
The best humidity level is between 50% and 70% humidity. A humidity pack would help control the humidity within a container, and humidity can be the different between fresh and moldy flower.
Storage in a dark area is preferred, considering light will degrade the quality of your product.
Are glass jars the best containers for dispensaries to store cannabis?
Airtight glass jars are easily the best containers for long-term cannabis storage. Glass jars are effective in preserving the quality of its contents. Glass does not emit chemicals that can alter the smell and flavor of the product, unlike many kinds of plastic and metal jars. The transparency of glass also allows for easy storefront display, making it an ideal option for dispensaries.
Custom Glass Jar Packaging
From airtight glass jars to concentrate containers and other cannabis packaging tools, Biohazard Inc. works with dispensaries to create labels with recognizable branding and relevant product information. Biohazard Inc.’s custom packaging solutions will help dispensaries leave a lasting impression on their customers.