Yo, listen up! We all know that most products have expiration dates, but there are some that we take more seriously than others. Like, if you’re really hungry and you find something in your fridge that’s past its printed expiration date, you might still consider eating it. But when it comes to cannabis oil, most of us don’t even bother checking for an expiration date.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Yo Dan, why would I care about an expiration date on my dank cannabis oil? It’s not gonna make me sick or anything.” And you’re right, my friend. Using expired cannabis oil won’t make you feel sick. But here’s the deal: the cannabinoids in that oil won’t be as effective as they could be. And we all wanna get the most bang for our buck, right?
So here’s the lowdown: cannabis oils and topicals do have expiration dates. Especially now that some states have legalized weed and they require all these fancy labels and stuff. According to Remedy Review (check ’em out if you don’t believe me), when properly stored, cannabis oils and topicals can last for a long-ass time. Like, we’re talkin’ 12 months, bro.
But here’s the thing: over time, that cannabis oil is gonna start breakin’ down and lose its effectiveness. It’s gonna change its smell and look all funky. So if your oil smells and tastes different than it used to, and it’s got a cloudy appearance instead of its usual clear look, chances are it’s expired.
Now hold up, I ain’t sayin’ you gotta throw that shit away as soon as it hits the expiration date. Nah man, it’s just gonna be less potent. So if you’re lookin’ to get the most out of your oil and preserve it for as long as possible, there are some things you can do.
First off, you gotta protect that bottle of oil like it’s your most prized possession. Treat it like your average bag of weed, you feel me? Keep that shit in a cool and dry place. Don’t let it get too hot or humid. And if you really wanna go the extra mile, stick that baby in the fridge. Yeah, it’s gonna thicken up a bit, but it’ll stay fresher for longer and still give you them medicinal benefits.
Now let’s move on to topicals. You know, like creams and lotions with cannabis oil in ’em. These bad boys usually have expiration dates printed right on ’em. They tend to last for more than a year ’cause they mix that cannabis oil with other chemicals and stabilizers that make ’em last longer.
But hey, don’t get lazy now. If you wanna keep those topicals in top shape and get the most outta ’em, you gotta store ’em right. Keep ’em in a fresh and dry environment, away from any extreme heat sources. So don’t leave ’em in your car on a scorchin’ hot day, or near any lamps that’ll make ’em too hot.
Look, I know we all love our cannabis products. They make us feel good and help us relax. But we gotta treat ’em right if we wanna get the most out of ’em. So remember to check those expiration dates, store your oils and topicals properly, and enjoy your high like a responsible stoner. Stay chill, my friends!