Does weed go bad? I have a REALLY old dime bag of sensimilla that my mother found and (I thought) confiscated FORTY years ago, but believe it or not, my sister found it in her dresser after my mom died, in the same makeup bag I kept it in along with my old pipe and some EZ-widers.
It has been in the dark, in a baggie, inside a film canister for the entire 40-years since I last saw it. I would say it’s barely a couple of tablespoons. I wouldn’t dare smoke it, but do you think I could make some infused oil and make edibles to help sleep or something? Or should I just put it in the Smithsonian?
You are not alone. I frequently get the question "Does Weed Go Bad?" However, you might just get the rpize for the oldest stash found. At least among the emails I have received over the years.
When it comes to old weed, I would absolutely give it a try. You have nothing to lose.
At that age there is no need to decarboxylate, as age also causes decarbing, but it should still have potency. Although depending on the strength of the cannabis, the amount you’re describing may not be enough to make much when it comes to edibles.
But if you had enough of it, edibles would be a great choice for old weed. That's because a lot of the terpenes and likewise flavor will be gone.
Give it a try and let me know what happens.
Can You Smoke Old Weed?
Honestly, you could smoke it if you choose. It is not like it has been where it would get dusty and dirty.
I had a friend in a similar situation to you a few years back. We were cleaning out her house as she was downsizing for a big move out of the country. Mis job we stumbled upon a long forgotten stash that was 25 plus years old.
Well it was there, so what were we to do? There was weed. It was old weed, but it was weed!
We rolled a big fatty and sparked it up. I can’t say it was the smoothest or most flavorful smoke, but it did get us high.
The World's Oldest Weed Stash
I said earlier you get the prize for oldest weed stash found among my readers. However, in the grand scheme of things, you are not even in the contest!