Humidity is an important factor that effects the quality and shelf life of your products. The damaging effects of not regulating to the ideal r.h. level are high, when storing your products. In the cannabis industry, when the R.H. is below 55%, it means you don’t have enough moisture. This will cause your cannabis to dry out and turn brittle, making them unpleasant to smoke. Dryness will also lessen its potency. When the R.H. is above 62%, you have too much moisture. This can lead to the growth of dangerous bacteria, such as mold, mildew, and fungus.
If your only experience with cannabis has been purchasing it from a store, you might not realize how much care goes into its production. From selecting genetics and creating an ideal grow space through feeding and harvest, countless hours are invested in creating a quality product. Beyond that, two critical steps can make or break a harvest: curing and storage.