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Does weed go bad? Does weed expire? Here’s how long your marijuana will last

For theВ stoners who don’tВ burn through all their weed in a timely fashion — and those who get so high they forgot where they hid their stash — the same question arises: How long does weed last? DoesВ marijuanaВ go bad?В

Well, it depends what you mean by “bad.” The fact is, no matter what some bro on a message board told you, weed is never going to expire or rot quite the way milk and meat does. It’s also not going to get significantlyВ less potent or age like a fine wine if you hold onto it for a year. Even so, you might say that weed has something of an unspoken “bestВ usedВ by” date.

When you buy freshly cured marijuana,В there’s a little moisture to the buds that makes them springy and squishy. Over time, depending on how you store it, weed will either dry out or become too wet. Plastic sandwich bags can let moisture out, with the eventual result of weed thatВ crumblesВ and gives off harsh smoke. If you put your weed in the fridge or freezer, or leave it somewhere damp, it’s apt to grow mold — and it sure won’t burn well. Experts recommend keeping your stash in an airtight jar, at room temperature.

Naturally, desperate times call for desperate highs: Many peopleВ haveВ rolled up dry weed crumbsВ (known as “shake”) or scraped mold fromВ weed before packing it in their bong. That said, there’s nothing too pleasant about trying to get stoned either way — the taste will be awful, you’re probably going to cough a lotВ and accidentally smoking that mold can have some nasty consequences, including headaches, vomitingВ and diarrhea.В

All that is to say, if you find yourself questioning the age and freshness of your pot, do yourself a favor and just buy a new eighth.

For theВ stoners who don’tВ burn through all their weed in a timely fashion — and those who get so high they forgot where they hid their stash — the same question arises: How long does weed last? DoesВ marijuanaВ go bad?В Well, it depends what you mean…