“Enjoy the Ride!” With These Cannabis Consumption & Storage Tips

It’s official! The Gentlemen Smugglers are back — and we’re on a mission to bring premium cannabis products and unparalleled storytelling to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Needless to say, our legendary story is unlike any other you’ll hear amongst the many brands out there in the legal marijuana market.

Our high-quality cannabis flower and products are also unlike any others. So, if you want the best possible GS-fueled experience, there are some things you should consider; no matter if you’ve been riding high on the seas for years, or are a relative newbie just charting their course. 

Keep reading for some crucial basics that will have you consuming and storing your cannabis properly. The more you stick to these resources and tips, the more you’ll Enjoy the Ride!


MA’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC)

Firstly, perhaps the best resources available to Massachusetts’ cannabis lovers and the canna-curious — are the guidelines and documents provided by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission (otherwise known as the CCC). 

Before you embark on your cannabis adventure, be sure to peruse this useful website. Here are some important cannabis consumption basics you should be aware of. 


Flower Storage

Now for the fun part; let’s talk about a topic that should get more emphasis — the proper way(s) to store your cannabis flower in order to ensure the most optimal consumption experience. 

While (thankfully) long gone are the days of Prohibition — during which the Gentlemen Smugglers needed to devise new and cunning ways to get their cargo into the right hands — still, if you want your ride to be as smooth and as tasty as possible, you’ve come to the right blog. 


Here are some tips for optimal cannabis flower storage:

  • Be sure to always store your flower in an air-tight container. 
  • Cool, dark spaces are ideal for proper storage. (Ideal temp is 70 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Keep away from moisture and humidity.


What about keeping properly packaged flower in the freezer? While this is certainly better than exposing your cannabis to excess heat, humidity, or light – sticking to the ideal temp we mentioned above is your best bet. 


Pre-roll Storage

And, last but certainly not least – cannabis flower pre-rolls (or ready–to-go, previously-rolled joints of various sizes) have become one of the norms of this thrilling legal industry that currently spans coast to coast. Whether you’re riding on the pre-roll locomotive or are a skilled joint craftsman yourself who prefers to roll their own, it’s important to practice proper storage here as well.

Pre-rolls have the added element of various rolling papers to consider. While our storage suggestions here follow most of the same as the above for flower, here are some additional tips for optimal cannabis pre-roll storage: 

  • Since pre-rolls depend on keeping their form for proper consumption, make sure they reside in an air-tight and damage-proof container. (There’s nothing worse than pulling out a broken or flattened joint/blunt.)
  • If you’re planning for long-term storage, consider implementing a moisture pack. 


We don’t recommend freezing your pre-rolls, however, a well-executed vacuum seal around a damage-proof container is another trick you can use to prolong the life of your pre-roll products. 


Explore Your Inner ‘Outlaw’ With Gentlemen Smugglers Premium Cannabis

With all that being said, keeping your GS cannabis products within their packaging and following the laws of the CCC are the best ways to ensure your most optimal consumption experience. We hope this blog helped answer some burning questions, steering you in the right direction when it comes to guidelines and storage tips. 

Be sure to stay tuned for much more Gentlemen Smugglers blog content revolving around our incredible story, our unparalleled products, and the Massachusetts legal cannabis market/culture. Explore Your Inner ‘Outlaw’ With Us!


With a rich background in accounting and a trail of successful mentees launching their accounting firms, Vanessa is not just a financial expert but the force behind the scenes, ensuring the numbers align for daring endeavors. Juggling the roles of being an accounting professional, mentor, business consultant, and proud DOPE CFO Pro Badge holder, she continues to bring a unique blend of dedication and organizational prowess to her role.

In 2019, Vanessa launched her accounting firm, Butler CFO & Tax, where she’s helped hundreds of firm owners and non-profit organizations scale their businesses.  She has been a driving force helping the Gentlemen Smugglers to stay successful.

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Peter Cardoz

As a passionate cannabis advocate, lifetime food enthusiast and veteran scientist, Peter brings his wealth of knowledge and love for cannabis to the Gentlemen Smugglers team. He started his research career from an early age, eventually conducting research at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, where he become published in Nature Communications.

In 2021, Peter started his own consulting company, Cardoz Blended Gourmet, and a launched a line of gourmet, live resin infused CBD culinary oils.

Cathy O'Hara

Meet Cathy, head of People Operations at Gentlemen Smugglers. Cathy is a former journalist turned Tech Pioneer. As the 35th employee at AirBNB, Cathy helped scale the home-sharing startup into the mega star it is today.

Cathy joins GS with a proven knowledge of recruiting, people leadership, community relationship building, customer service operations, workflow planning and project management. Plus she’s just a cool world traveler.