How to Save A Joint: The Quick Guide

While there are many ways to enjoy weed today, many cannabis users continue to enjoy one of the most well-known methods — smoking joints. It’s more than just a classic form of cannabis consumption. Joints provide fast-acting results. They’re also pretty straightforward and user-friendly. 

But what happens if you can’t — or don’t want to — finish an entire joint in a single sitting? You don’t want the remaining bud to go to waste. Nor do you want to risk experiencing unpleasant side effects by forcing yourself to smoke the whole thing too quickly. Fortunately, there’s a solution; you can store the rest for another session. Here’s your quick guide on how to save a joint for later. 

How to Save a Joint for Later

Whether you’re a light smoker or you need to end your smoke sesh prematurely, there are many reasons for wanting or needing to save a joint. Here’s what you need to do to preserve your remaining bud for another use.

Extinguish Your Joint

There are a few ways to stop the combustion process a joint goes through after you light it:

  • Snuff it out with a joint extinguisher tool
  • Stub or graze the lit end on an ashtray
  • Cut the lit end off 
  • Dab a small amount of water on the lit end 
  • Blow into the joint 

No matter what method you choose, take care to be gentle. 

Store Your Joint In the Right Container

The best option for storing the remainder of a partially smoked joint is a glass container with a lid. The material doesn’t absorb odors, nor does it secrete chemical compounds that might ruin your weed. Consider using glass mason jars or small, cylindrical containers known as “doob tubes.” 

Other solid storage options include titanium containers and resealable cans. Whatever you do, avoid plastic bags. 

Saving a Joint FAQs

Here are a few other things to keep in mind when learning how to save a joint for later:

How Do You Store an Unfinished Joint?

The storage container you choose is only part of the equation. The same elements that can affect the quality of fresh buds can impact the remainder of a joint. Store unfinished joints in a location that minimizes their contact with airflow, light, heat, and moisture. Consider keeping joints in the same place you keep your flowers before you grind them. 

Can You Save a Blunt, Too?

Yes, you can save partially smoked blunts for later. The process is no different than how you would extinguish and store joints. 

Does Weed Quality Diminish When You Save a Joint for Later Use?

Unfortunately, even when properly extinguished and stored, the quality of an unfinished joint can deteriorate over time. Your weed gradually loses moisture and potency. The concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes may change. 

How Can You Tell if Your Saved Joint Has Gone Bad?

Signs your unfinished joint has gone bad include:

  • Harsh smoke
  • Poor or unpleasant flavors
  • Little to no desired effects
  • The presence of mold or mildew (if improperly stored)

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At Campfire Cannabis, we offer a vast selection of high-quality buds, as well as an assortment of the supplies you’ll need to roll, smoke, and store your joints. Check out our products online or visit us in-store today!

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