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    Hemp Storage: How to Keep Your Gas Vape Carts and Disposables Lasting Longer

    Of all of the different ways to enjoy our favorite cannabinoids, vaping them continues to be the most popular by far.  Whether you’re using a Gas pre-filled vape cartridge or a disposable vape pen, you’ll be treated to fast-acting, potent effects for a deeply satisfying cannabinoid experience.  But, like all hemp products, vapes need to be stored in a specific way so that they can continue providing you with those effects that you’re seeking out.  While vapes do stay fresh for quite a while, eventually they expire, and failing to store them properly can make them expire sooner than you may think.

    Do Hemp Vaping Products Expire?

    Yes, vaping products do expire.  Cannabinoids and terpenes are organic compounds, and organic compounds break down after a certain period of time.  Hemp extract is more stable than flower, which is why it can last for a longer period of time – 2 years rather than about 6 months – but after those two years, your vapes are as good as useless.  This isn’t because the vape oil goes bad like rotten milk, but because oxidization causes the compounds to break down and lose their effectiveness as well as their flavor.  And, if you’re not storing your vapes in the right way, they can expire even sooner.

    How to Keep Your Vape Carts and Disposables Fresh

    Once you purchase a new vape cart or disposable, you’ll want to be conscious of how you’re storing it from day one.  That’s because certain elements can damage the chemical compounds very quickly, such as extreme heat which affects their stability and structural integrity.  Just follow these tips below, and your carts and disposables will last for a long, long time.

    Tip #1: Keep Them Away from Heat

    Heat, like we mentioned, destabilizes the compounds in the hemp plant, and so you want to strive to keep your vapes in a cool place at all times.  That doesn’t mean cold – for example, there’s no need to keep your vaping products in the fridge, since that can actually cause them to crystallize.  But, you do want to make sure they’re stored at room temperature or just slightly below whenever possible.

    Tip #2: Avoid Humidity

    Humidity affects your vape oils in the same way that heat does.  This is why we always tell our customers not to keep their products in the bathroom, where the humidity can change dramatically due to the shower.  A dry area will prevent moisture from entering the product and negatively affecting the compounds.

    Tip #3: Store Them Somewhere Dark

    The third natural element that can cause those compounds to break down quickly is bright light.  Light encourages the compounds to break down at a faster rate, which means that your product could very well be useless just days after being stored in bright, direct light.  Keep your vapes away from the windowsill, and anywhere else where it’s exposed to light at all times.  A closet, drawer, or cabinet is a great option since they’re always cool, dark and dry.

    Tip #4: Don’t Overbuy

    When our favorite shop is holding a sale, it’s easy to go a little crazy, stocking up on tons of vapes while the prices are so low.  But, this can backfire.  Buying way more vapes than you’ll realistically get through in about 2 years means that you’ll end up throwing a lot of it out once it inevitably expires.  Be fully conscious of how long it takes you to go through a single cartridge or disposable device, and also take that into account when buying multiple vapes at a time.

    Tip #5: Keep Them Indoors

    Never, ever a wise idea to keep your vapes outside.  This includes keeping them in a car, or in an outdoor shed.  The outdoor environment is far too unpredictable, with changes in heat, humidity and light directly impacting the quality of the compounds.  Even keeping your vape on a deck table for the duration of an extremely hot, humid, or sunny day can weaken the compounds.

    Tip #6: Always Buy Fresh

    Once you have a vape in your possession, it’s up to you to keep it fresh.  But, if what you’re buying wasn’t sold to you fresh to begin with, there’s only so much you can do.  Strive to buy from companies that have a strong reputation for the quality of their vapes, as this likely means that their product turnover rate is high enough that you’re never receiving a product that’s been sitting on the shelves for long.

    You Spent Money on Those Gas Carts and Vape Pens, So Store Them Properly!

    Vape carts and disposable vape pens can only give you the experience that you crave if the contents are fresh.  This is why it’s so critical that vapes are stored properly when you’re not using them.  Once those cannabinoids and terpenes break down, your cartridges and/or disposables are no longer going to satisfy you.  Fortunately, storing vape oils the right way really doesn’t get any easier.