Cannabis can be properly stored in a number of different materials, each with pros and cons that make them more or less suitable depending on the grower’s needs. Glass, however, is a reusable, inert, non-biodegradable storage solution.
The downside is that most airtight glass jars are available in clear. Typical glass jars are temporary storage for food in the dark of a cabinet or refrigerator.
Light degrades trichomes— which doesn’t matter if buds are stored in the dark. For storing buds exposed to light, consider NHT Violet glass as a better alternative.
NHT Violet Glass
NHT Violet Glass blocks visible light with the exception of the color violet. It also is semi-permeable to UVA, an infrared light, allowing about 40-60% to penetrate, depending on glass formula and thickness.Plus allows in the infrared spectrum.
NHT Violet Glass is from Miron Glass, a manufacturer in Germany. The specific color of violet glass is designed to allow only the wavelengths of light that are helpful to the products contained in the jar.
- Ultraviolet (UVA) light is allowed.
- Visible Light can cause deterioration of cannabiniods and terpenes.
- Infrared Light (IR) a naturally occurring, low level Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) long wavelength.
While the science is important, a visible test is easier to understand. Chives left on the counter in different color glass containers: