Curing hemp may take anywhere from 2-3 weeks to even 6 months. Curing hemp is an art, with many people falling victim to mold or the plant drying out. Some basic requirements for curing hemp include:
The cannabinoid (CBD) content of the hemp will deteriorate annually by about 1-2% (this depends on the harvest and the intensity of the CBD, to begin with). However, it can be kept for up to 2 years.
Hemp needs to be stored with a high level of humidity- around 50-60% or a bit more. Storing hemp in glass mason jars, vacuum-sealed Mylar bags, or other airtight cannabis containers is the best way to keep it stored for a long time.
Another important thing to look out for is that opening the container in which the hemp is stored can affect its shelf life. The more times you open the container, the more chances there are of the terpene transferring from the plant to the edges of the container. To maintain the CBD content, avoid exposing the hemp to the outside environment. Canna Comforts takes pride in the shelf life of their products, so should you.