I don’t suppose that all the people would inherently expect all food to last forever, or even for extended periods of time.
Surely everyone is acquainted with canned food if they were alive in the last 200 years, then after having both canned and uncanned, fresh chicken, you would never expect the former to taste as good as the latter.
Diminished flavor during canning is a compromise both of us deal with to keep these foods for long, extended periods of time far past their natural expiration cycles. Even refrigerated chicken isn’t going to last easily long by comparison. But this principle isn’t exclusive to food products. Cannabis might be a flower or weed, but the condition of that flower is going to really deteriorate after the plant has been harvested. Since it’s a moist plant medium, cannabis flower products are susceptible to more mold problems during processing compared to cannabis edibles or cannabis candy products more particularly. If you don’t scrub your packaging equipment, any spores from one batch of cannabis could get into another batch. By the time you’ve been using the jar for a month or longer you begin to notice that distinctive “musty” odor that accompanies mold and mildew spores. Honestly this can happen just from the spores that are naturally floating in the air outside and inside buildings and other indoor spaces. That’s why I don’t try to purchase half a dozen weird jars of cannabis flower products and expect them to list multiple weeks or longer. Instead, I try to use most of our cannabis within the month in which it’s bought. Even if the weed never develops a poor odor, the terpenes are chopping down as time goes on, making the cannabis inherently weaker.