There’s nothing more disappointing than buying a new jar of cannabis, only to discover it’s dry AF. You'd think that buying something new from a store would mean it's fresh but Cannabis is a consumable product and it does go bad... eventually... kind of... well, it does lose its luster... but it depends on a variety of factors.
Many customers get confused with "Package Date vs Expiry Date". Since it is not required to put an expiry date on cannabis, customers need to realize that a package date only means the product went into its container on that date. It's not a harvesting date so for all we know it could have dried in a room for months before it was packaged. Containers are slightly deceiving as well. Bags, plastic jars, metal cans and glass containers all keep product fresh for different lengths of time and the biggest factor is how well they seal and how much air they let in. Not being able to handle the package before purchasing can make it difficult to determine its quality.
Our clear-out event has given us an opportunity to find out what some of these older packaged products look like. We've also gained important feedback from customers and fellow staff member as to what they do with cannabis that isn't quite up to standards in terms of its moisture content.