How to Store Edibles Properly
Edibles are one of the best forms of marijuana to buy. They are a classic way to consume marijuana and they are just as fun as they are effective!
But we all know the terrible feeling that comes when you buy a stash of your favorite edibles from the dispensary, only to have them go bad before you get to them. Or even worse, you spent all day in your kitchen making homemade edibles that also went stale.
This is a common problem that happens with all food, not just edibles. But when edibles go bad it has a different sting to it.
At Louisiana Marijuana Card, we want you to be able to have all the tools you need to take control of your health and wellness which includes storing your edibles properly so they last longer.
In today’s blog, we’re going to be covering how best to store edibles, how to know how long edibles actually last and where to get them in Louisiana!
How to Store Candy Edibles
Candy edibles have sugar in them which is a natural preservative. These edibles usually last for awhile but overtime can become unappealing as air and temperature can change their texture.
Some candy edibles, like caramels or suckers, are sensitive to moisture which makes them soft and stick together. The best thing to do for edibles such as these is to keep them in a airtight container in a cool place in your pantry. Anything that is soft should be wrapped individually if they aren’t already to avoid them sticking to one another.
Harder candies will keep up to a year while softer ones will last for six to nine months.
Always remember that no matter what kind of edibles you have they should always be locked away and labeled so no one gets to them that shouldn’t!
How to Store Chocolate Edibles
Chocolate edibles are just as sensitive to temperature as candy edibles but are also sensitive to humidity as well. To best store chocolate edibles, wrap them in tin foil and store them in a cool, dark place. Of course, lock and label these as well.
Dark chocolate edibles can last up to a year while milk and white chocolate edibles can last eight to ten months.
Another thing you can do to help chocolate edibles last is to keep them in the freezer! This will extend the shelf life for another two months.
How Long Do Homemade Edibles Last?
Many people are making their own edibles at home using marijuana oils that are available for purchase at dispensaries. Now that marijuana flower will be available in 2022, there will be even more people making their edibles at home!
When it comes to edibles that are baked goods, air is not your friend. So remember that keeping your edibles always in a locked, airtight container is the best way to start.
Labeling for homemade edibles is even more important. You can keep an eye on when you made them and gauge a little better how long they will last.
One of the best ways to make homemade baked good edibles last is to store them in the freezer, just like chocolate. Muffins can last two months in the freezer, and cakes, brown and breads can last three month!
How to Get Edibles in Louisiana
The only way that you can get edibles in Louisiana is to purchase them from a dispensary, also known as pharmacies. But first you have to have your medical marijuana card!
You can get your card in three easy steps:
Schedule a telemedicine appointment by calling us at (833) 253-2943.
Meet virtually with one of our certified physicians through telemedicine to discuss your medical history.
With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your recommendation from the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.
It really is that easy!
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At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.
Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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