The Shelf Life of Weed: Do Cannabis Edibles Expire?

The Shelf Life of Weed: Do Cannabis Edibles Expire?

Whether purchased from a licensed dispensary or made in your own kitchen, cannabis edibles offer a tasty way to cop a good buzz without the health risks associated with smoking or vaping. But if you look at an edible product closely, you’ll probably notice an expiration or “best by” date printed on the packaging. What does this date mean? Is consuming an edible after its expiration date unsafe? Will it still get you high? To find out, we talked to some of the top manufacturers of cannabis-infused foods to learn about the shelf life of homemade and packaged edibles. Scott Van Rixel, a certified chef de cuisine, master chocolatier and the founder of the cannabis edibles Bhang Corporation, says that the shelf life of the food product that’s been infused is the most important factor behind an edible product’s expiration date. “The shelf life of an edible has more to do with it being a food product than it being infused with cannabis,” says Van Rixel. “Just like any non-infused food product that you might consume, edibles that are made with perishable ingredients are only good for so long, depending on their surrounding conditions. It’s possible for edibles to get stale or go rancid just like other food products.” Nancy Whiteman, the CEO of Wana Brands, agrees, adding that how a product is packaged and how THC is infused into it can also impact its shelf life, which should be reflected in the expiration date. Are Expired Edibles Still Potent? Once you’ve…

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