When you visit a cannabis dispensary, there are a wide variety of product options for you to choose from. When it comes to cannabis edibles, there are several benefits that make it attractive to both first-time and experienced marijuana patients and consumers. 

Research has found that consumers prefer marijuana edibles for a variety of reasons. Edibles don’t produce the same smell as smoking, nor is there any second hand smoke. Edibles are also more discreet and, while it may take up to an hour to feel the effects, edibles can produce a high that lasts six or more hours.

More than 40% of adult-use cannabis users consume edibles, which includes baked goods, drinks and candies like gummies. Cannabis edibles sales in the United States were valued at about $3.6 billion in 2021, and they are expected to increase to more than $8 billion by 2025.

Cannabis edibles are continuing to grow in popularity, but like any marijuana product, they need to be stored properly to ensure their quality. 

Consider Your Container

The type of container you use has a huge impact on the shelf life of your cannabis edible products. Air-tight, opaque containers are best because they can keep out moisture and limit UV exposure that can diminish the quality of the product. But here are a few other factors to consider when choosing an edibles storage container:

Different Edibles Need Different Things

There are a wide variety of edibles, and they all have different shelf lives. Be sure to check the label of any product you purchase, but here’s a quick breakdown of the typical shelf life of most cannabis edibles:

Keep an Eye on it

If you’re worried your edibles have gone bad, there are a few things you can look out for to decide if they’re still good to consume:

The best practice is to store your edibles in an airtight container in a cool, dark space. Proper storage maintains the quality of the product and ensures you have a great experience every time you use it. You can check out Neighborgoods products online or at multiple Ohio and Massachusetts dispensaries.