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How Can I Store Edibles Properly in West Virginia?


Dispensaries are planning to be open by the end of this year in West Virginia and all you need is your medical marijuana card to access them! Even though this has been an extremely slow start, we are happy to see that medical marijuana patients will soon be able to get their medication with ease.


Originally edibles were not part of the medical marijuana program in West Virginia. This was because there was concern that children would mistake them for food and eat them. Although this has happened, it is not very common at all.


In order to work around this issue, West Virginia recently approved of having edible products at dispensaries as long as they are in forms that are not enticing to children. Edibles cannot be in the shape of humans, animals or fruits.


When dispensaries open, West Virginians will likely see edibles on the shelves as we are just waiting for the House of Delegates for the official OK!


But this brings about major questions. Is there a proper way to store edibles? How can I keep the ones I make myself at home from going bad? Where can I get them in WV?


We will be answering all of your questions in today’s blog!


The Proper Way to Store Candy Edibles

Candy edibles are a popular type of edible. The best thing about them is that they actually keep naturally for a long time since they are made with sugar. Sugar is a natural preservative so they don’t go bad quickly. But when they do it is because air and temperature get to them which makes them go stale.


Candy edibles such as caramels or suckers are sensitive to moisture which makes them melt together. You can avoid this issue by keeping them in an airtight container in a cool, dark cabinet. You can also wrap them individually, if they are not already, so that they don’t stick together. This will make them last anywhere from six to nine months!


Remember though that all edibles should be locked away regardless of what they are. This will help avoid the wrong person getting a hold of them!


The Proper Way to Store Chocolate Edibles

The next most popular edibles type is chocolate edibles. Just like with the candies, they are sensitive to air and temperature but also moisture and humidity as well.


You can best store your chocolates by wrapping them in tin foil and storing them again in a cool dark place. With this method, milk and white chocolate will last eight to ten months and dark chocolate will last as long as one year!


Another trick you can use for keeping your chocolates is to store them in the freezer! This will increase their shelf life up to two months longer.

How Should I Store Homemade Edibles?

A lot of people like to make homemade edibles with products they purchase at dispensaries. Once West Virginian dispensaries are open, this is something you can do too!


People most commonly make baked goods for their edibles. With these, air is not your friend! You can prolong the shelf life by keeping them in (you guessed it) an airtight container to start.


Also make sure to label your homemade edibles. This will help you keep a better eye on when they will naturally go stale.


You can treat baked goods just like chocolate edibles! The best thing to do to keep them from going bad is to freeze them. Muffin can last up to two months when stored in the freezer and cakes, brownies and breads can last up to three months!


Where Can I Get Edibles in WV?

Dispensaries will be open soon in West Virginia! You can buy edibles at dispensaries but first you are going to need your medical marijuana card.


It is super easy get your card with us if you have a qualifying medical condition:

  1. Schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (877) 303-8424

  2. Connect with our doctor using your phone, computer or tablet.

  3. Receive your West Virginia Marijuana Card and access dispensaries to purchase products!


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West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


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