So the most sensible advice would be to simply not eat the melted edibles and go get more. However, if you’re anything like me you’ll probably want to try to get your money’s worth from what you’ve bought. In that case, you’re very much proceeding at your own risk. Even if you’re very careful, there’s a chance that the first chunk you have will have tons of THC and you’ll end up in a bad spot. That said, in most cases if you start with a small piece – ideally a little smaller than the average amount, just in case – and wait a few hours before re-dosing. It can take a while for weed edibles to take effect and you don’t want to make the classic mistake of taking more only to have the original piece take effect a few minutes later.
While the already-melted edibles are likely best to be simply thrown away, you can take a few simple steps to make sure that you don’t run into the same issues next time you buy.
So with this in mind, here are a few key storage tips to keep your cannabis edibles safe and fresh:
Will it Affect Dosage?
So ultimately, you won’t have lost anything apart from the form of the edibles when you bought them (aside from in extreme situations), but if multiple gummies or chocolates have melted together, you’re likely to have issues getting a consistent dosage because of that.
Although different gummies might have slightly different melting temperatures, this value comes from Camino Gummy and can at least be used as a rough guide. Needless to say, if you leave either gummies or chocolates in a hot car for longer than 15 minutes or so, you’ll likely come back to a melted frankengummy.
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to break off a similar-sized piece and get the expected dosage. If two have just fused together, sure, the dosage will probably be about right if you break it in half. But as you add more gummies or chunks of chocolate, it’s increasingly likely that the dosage will be unevenly distributed.
The big issue if your edibles get melted is that the dosage is highly unlikely to be dependable. While each individual gummy or chunk of chocolate has a precise amount of THC and/or CBD, when multiple doses have melted together, the only thing you can (possibly) be sure about is the total amount in the melted mess.
Around the ninety-degree mark is the start of the danger zone for infused gummies. The Kanji team notes that when it comes to storage, the cooler, the better. They recommend storing gummies in a cool, dry environment and to avoid heat sources if you don’t want to run into issues with melting. A hot car is one of the biggest culprits, alongside the patio table in the blazing sun. Heat degrades the cannabinoids and terpenes in your edibles and cannabis as a whole, so be mindful of keeping your cannabis products stored properly. Because that glorious sugar dusting on your favorite Kanji gummies is powerless against the sun!
We hit triple digits here in northern Nevada this week, and we’re adding something important to the list of things to keep out of hot cars — your cannabis-infused gummies! Consider this your official warning, because infused gummies will melt into a delicious but problematic pile of goo if you carelessly leave them in the car. And nobody wants that. We turned to the gummy professionals themselves over at Kanji for some tips and pointers.
Well, yeah. And it’s not because that unwieldy blob looks kind of unappetizing. Infused gummies that melt together are an issue because they make it impossible to dose. Eyeballing what you think is a full or half gummy could be tricky, and it’s easy to get into trouble with edibles if you aren’t dosing properly. Far better to avoid the whole scenario and just keep those gummies cool. If necessary, bring along a cooler to keep things cool from the dispensary to your fridge, and always store your edibles responsibly.