3 Ways to Extend Your Shelf Life With Packaging

September 12, 2023

In the competitive landscape of the cannabis industry, ensuring the longevity of product freshness is paramount. Proper packaging not only preserves the quality of the cannabis but also maintains its potency, flavor, and overall bag appeal. At AssurPack®, we understand the critical role packaging plays in extending the shelf life of cannabis products. This guide delves into how packaging affects cannabis shelf life and how our innovative packaging techniques can help you maintain a competitive edge.

Understanding the Importance of Packaging for Cannabis Shelf Life

Cannabis products are susceptible to degradation due to light, moisture, temperature, and exposure to air. Packaging serves as the first line of defense against these external influences, safeguarding the quality and integrity of the products. Proper packaging not only prevents the loss of essential cannabinoids and terpenes but also prevents the growth of mold and other contaminants that can compromise the safety of the products.

Protection: Shielding Cannabis from the Elements

A basic function of cannabis packaging is shielding it from outside harm. Gone are the days of getting your flower in a zip-loc bag where it’s susceptible to both sun and physical damage from being dropped or pressed. All of AssurPack’s packaging is created with optimal protection and freshness top of mind.

Moisture: Making Sure Your Product Stays Sticky

Battling oxidation is one aspect; mastering moisture is another. Our airtight packaging excels here, too. Our packaging ensures your flower retains its allure and stickiness by crafting an environment that regulates moisture. When used with moisture packets like Boveda, our packaging keeps the perfect relative humidity to extend your cannabis’s shelf life for years. Moisture packs are beneficial for both brands and consumers in that it maintains cannabis quality while also giving your customer a feeling of elegance in their purchase.   

With cannabis supply at an all-time high in many states, packaging that extends your shelf life benefits retailers and consumers. Your retailer can keep your product for longer without worrying about bad reviews from subpar flower, and your customers can be sure that the product you packaged is the same product they’ll consume.

UV-Resistant Packaging: Preserving Potency and Flavor

Ultraviolet (UV) light has a detrimental impact on the chemical composition of cannabis. UV rays can break down cannabinoids and terpenes, leading to a decrease in potency and an altered flavor profile. Our UV-resistant packaging is designed to filter out harmful UV rays, ensuring that your cannabis products remain unaffected by light exposure. Crafted with precision, this packaging forms an impenetrable barrier against harmful rays. This UV barrier preserves the potency, flavor, and overall quality, providing consumers with an exceptional experience.


In the rapidly evolving cannabis industry, packaging is a pivotal factor that can make or break a brand’s success. By investing in innovative packaging techniques that address oxygen exposure, UV light, moisture control, and aroma sealing, you can ensure the extended shelf life and premium quality of your cannabis products. AssurPack stands ready to elevate your brand with our advanced packaging solutions, empowering you to outshine the competition and secure a lasting presence in the market.

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