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Mould in the jar? Most likely cross-contamination. Always use a clean knife or spoon every time you dip in.

All oils are light and heat-sensitive, and the same storage rules apply to cananbis-infused oils. Keep them locked and labeled in a dark place, away from any heat source.

Whether you’ve brought home a stash of CBD foodstuffs or picked up some THC edibles (10 mg per serving, as per the legal limits), don’t get burned by letting these foods go stale and inedible before consuming them all.

How long do home-made edibles and condiments last?

As with candies, air is not your friend when it comes to anything baked. Locked, labeled, and airtight will keep things fresh. Here’s a list of snacks, ranked by freshness level:

Jellied candies and fudge will lose moisture and freshness quickly in the open air. Keep leftovers tightly wrapped before labeling and locking away, six to nine months.

Sweets like hard candies and caramels absorb moisture, making them soften and stick together over time (e.g. ribbon candy in a bowl). Keep these in a locked, labeled, airtight container on a cool spot in your pantry. Anything soft, like caramels, should be individually wrapped if they aren’t already, before storing in said locked container. Hard candies will keep up to one year; anything softer, six to nine months.

The Cannabis Act only allows retailers to sell shelf-stable edibles, ruling out most infused condiments, but if you choose to make your own, know that most are only good for a few months in the fridge. Consider adding “date made” to your labelled cannabis condiments before locking away in a fridge-safe container. Here’s the storage life for some commonly used condiments, once opened:

Cool, dark, and sealed – these are the three most vital elements when storing any CBD infusion. The pantry or medicine cabinet can meet these conditions, making them good options for the safe storage of CBD products.

If the CBD oil becomes too thick when stored in the refrigerator, it could be difficult to dispense from the dropper. What you can do is run the bottle first under warm water before dispensing.

Shelf Life of CBD Products

Whether your CBD product of choice is oil, tincture, liquid concentrate, pill, gummy, or cream, it is essential to prevent exposure to direct light, humidity, and extreme heat to preserve the natural botanical properties of CBD. Light, heat, and air exposure can accelerate the breakdown of CBD and may shorten the shelf life of your product.

CBD oils and edibles can be categorized as a food and health supplement which is why they are often stored with common food items in the kitchen. CBD salves can also be classified as cosmetics and are therefore stored with other skincare products.

CBD tinctures are among the longest-lasting oral forms of cannabidiol. If stored properly, a well-made tincture can last for years. The best way to prevent the degradation of CBD tinctures is to put them in an amber or blue dripper bottle and store in a refrigerator or freezer.