One of the keys to a successful marijuana crop is being able to store the harvested crop correctly. Cannabis growers can safely store marijuana that has been cured for about a year if it is stored in the right conditions. When stored properly, the marijuana will not lose its taste, smell or potency which is important in the marijuana business.

Storing your crop gives you better control of when to sell your product. If the market is flooded when your crop is harvested, you can store the product until a time when you can get a better price. Proper marijuana storage containers also allow you to sell during off-season periods when demand remains high but availability is low.

Proper Marijuana Storage Conditions

To store your cured cannabis correctly, you will need a dark place that is temperature and humidity-controlled. Exposure to sunlight, water or dampness, or temperatures that are warm or hot or too cold can cause the crop to spoil.

You need to be able to seal the product in a storage area that can be easily monitored for temperature and moisture and gives 100 percent protection from exposure to the sun.

The best choice for this type of storage facility is a refrigerated shipping container. When it comes to controlled temperature storage, these containers provide you with everything you need.

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Benefits of Refrigerated Containers for Marijuana Storage:

  • Complete darkness. Storage container lighting is important for when you are working inside. Other than that, your cannabis should remain in darkness as much as possible.
  • Controlled temperature. You can manage and monitor the temperature from outside the container for convenience.
  • Humidity control. You can control the humidity in these controlled temperature storage units because they are air-tight.
  • Sufficient space. You can place shelving in the unit or store your crop in containers.
  • Cooling system. These containers are designed to circulate the air in the container.  They do not just push cool air in one side and hope it reaches the other end at the same temperature. Your crops will remain fresh regardless of their location in the container.

As a final benefit of using a cold storage shipping container, you can easily secure your crop.  With only one entrance to the storage unit, security does not have to be elaborate.

It takes four months to grow a crop for harvesting (Ever considered using a shipping container for a grow room?). It can take less than five days to ruin a crop from improper storage. Opting for a refrigerated shipping container is a cost-effective way to protect your crop while in storage for up to a year.