- It’s important to know before you go because every state’s regulations on marijuana and consumption paraphernalia is different
- Avoid breaking or losing any of your stash or equipment by storing it in a proper case
- Look at a stash box as an investment
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The Rules on Paraphernalia and Your Stash
Aside from the fact that you are an adult and a plastic bag is no longer a suitable option, there are also social and legal implications surrounding your stash. This may come as no surprise to you, but there are some states where the laws are conflicting.
While legalization and decriminalization continues in some states, other states maintain outdated and unreasonable cannabis laws – especially those related to paraphernalia. In essence, there are still legal loopholes that allow law enforcement to continue incarcerating people for cannabis ‘crimes’ (what an unwarranted word)–even in states that have decriminalized. In Nevada and Mississippi for example, you can carry nearly an ounce of cannabis with nothing more than a fine in penalties; but if the police find a grinder, bong, or a pipe during their search, you could be facing jail time.
We’re not joking–there are still states where cannabis itself is decriminalized but the items used to consume it are not. For this reason, we like to use a Safety Case to store and transport our stash. This discreet, smell-proof stash box is perfect for carrying your smoking supplies in a pocket, purse, or bag. The Safety Case’s unsuspecting exterior resembles a phone case or a wallet.
The following states have decriminalized amounts of cannabis for personal use (or have medical programs in place), but still have unjust paraphernalia laws that can send you to jail:
Arizona (medical program): Possession of paraphernalia is a felony that carries up to two years in jail time and a maximum fine of $150,000
Connecticut: Possession of paraphernalia used to inhale or ingest more than a half-ounce of cannabis can send you to jail for three months.
Delaware: Possession of paraphernalia in conjunction with one ounce or more of cannabis carries jail time of up to six months.
Illinois: Possession of paraphernalia with more than 10 grams of cannabis can send you to jail for one year.
Massachusetts: Possession of paraphernalia carries jail time of one to two years and a maximum fine of $5,000.
Mississippi: Possession of paraphernalia carries a maximum jail time of six months.
Missouri (2017 decriminalization): Possession of paraphernalia carries a maximum jail time of one year.
Nevada: Possession of paraphernalia can send you to jail for six months.
New York: Possession of a scale to weigh out your daily dose can send you to jail for one year.
North Carolina: Use or possession of paraphernalia is ground for up to 45 days imprisonment.
You only have one opportunity to make a first impression–ensure it’s the right one. You wouldn’t serve steaks on a paper plate or offer someone a roach; why store your smoking stash in a sandwich bag? Don’t. Instead, use a Safety Case and you’ll have everything you need to smoke or vaporize in one discreet, smell-proof stash box. Plus, it guarantees all your smoking supplies are organized and in one place.
You probably love the pungent smell of cannabis, but those around you may not have that same level of appreciation. It all comes down to respect. Nobody cares that you have your stash on you so long as they can’t sniff it out. By using a smell-proof storage container like the Pebble, you can transport your stash around town without worrying if your neighbor on the train can smell it. We suggest keeping your Pebble’s inside of a Safety Case, which can hold up to eight containers.
Tips For Storing Your Stash
Whether you’re headed across town or across the country, you’ve probably encountered the problem of how to carry your smoking supplies after you take them out of the marijuana packaging. Ultimately, the answer to this question will depend on the contents of your stash and where you’re going. Like many cannabis consumers, we would venture to guess that your stash is constantly changing. That said, the most versatile options are usually the most helpful.
Forget Doob Tubes & Altoid Tins
Cannabis users around the globe have been re-purposing classic items like tin Altoid mint containers and sunglass cases for years. While these containers are capable of stashing a combination of cannabis and smoking devices, they are typically flimsy and lack smell-proof construction. Unfortunately, you also run the risk of losing your stash to an accidental lid opening, which seems to happen quite frequently with daily use. Another common choice is a doob tube: an obnoxiously bright plastic tube designed to carry joints. They are cheap airtight containers, but you’ll still need to remember your lighter. Be aware that depending on the size of the tube, you may not be able to carry blunts or king-size papers.
Airtight Containers are Bulky
Airtight canisters are very prevalent in the cannabis industry. They are typically designed as storage solutions for the cannabis products themselves–so you’ll need another dedicated space for your actual smoking accessories (i.e. pipe, bong, papers, etc.) Most commonly, they’re constructed from plastic or glass–a DIY solution is a pill container or mason jar. Airtight canisters are manufactured in a variety of shapes, sizes, opacities, and materials; feel free to purchase different sizes for different amounts of cannabis.
Silicone containers have become synonymous with concentrate storage due to their non-stick properties, but they’re not just for concentrates. These smell-proof containers are made in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Silicone containers are especially helpful when dealing with concentrates with waxy, buttery, or oily consistencies. Note: The quality of silicone used is very important! To mitigate the risk of contaminating your concentrate, utilize medical-grade silicone as opposed to food grade.
Vaporizers Break Easily
Dispensaries sell a variety of vaporizers and dab pens that include pre-filled cannabis concentrate cartridges as well as the load-your-own dab style. The sealed, pre-filled cartridges eliminate the need to carry additional concentrates, but they can break easily in your pocket.
Always store a vape pen cartridge unscrewed and upside down to prevent leaks.
A load-your-own weed or dab pen requires smell-proof containers and dabbing tools.
Five Reasons to Invest in a Professional Stash System
Investing in a stash box is, for some smokers, a luxury: it’s simply a means to effectively organize smoking essentials and accessories. For others, investing in a stash box is an absolute necessity, as keeping a low profile is non-negotiable. While we believe strongly that cannabis consumption should be decriminalized, legalized, and de-stigmatized, until that day, using a low-profile stash box is the best way to enhance discretion.
When we couldn’t find anything that met our requirements, we sat down and made a list of everything that a perfect stash box should be:
What’s the point of a stash box if the smell leaks out into the world? There’s a time and a place for getting a whiff of your favorite flower—and at the office is not one of them. It should be made with premium materials and an outdoor-grade zipper to ensure a smell-proof seal.
Rasta colors and marijuana leaf prints? No thanks. Advertising cannabis consumption may be cool for teenagers, but for those who wear button-ups instead of Bob Marley t-shirts to work, a low-profile smoking kit is absolutely essential. And this pretty much knocked DIY kits out of the running for us: Altoid tins, hemp sacks, dopp kits—it was all way too obvious.
Dropping your stash box is, as we all know, an occupational hazard. Just like we’d never use our iPhone without a rugged case, we are adverse to relying on poorly-padded, subpar stash boxes that couldn’t protect a $250 vape pen or custom glass chillum from unexpected bumps in the road. We invest in the right phone case, and that iPhone makes it through the gauntlet of life without a cracked screen. Same goes for prized smoking essentials. It always baffles us when people are willing to spend a ton of money on an expensive piece of glass and then treat it like a metal one-hitter.
While there were a few stash boxes on the market, one glaring aspect that all of them were missing: quality. Maybe the lower-quality cases didn’t matter to the folks interested in buying the Bob Marley, weed-leaf print stash boxes—but to us, functionality comes first. After all, we’re avid outdoor enthusiasts, and the Colorado lifestyle has proved time and time again the importance of functionality over aesthetics—just because a jacket looks good doesn’t mean it will perform well in a whiteout blizzard.
As cannabis connoisseurs, we have different preferences based on what the day holds. Some days we roll joints, some days we smoke blunts, some days we hit the chillum, some days we vape. As such, we want a stash box that is compatible with all sorts of smoking accessories. Each accessory should be designed to fit in a specific compartment or pocket, while still leaving room for blunts, joints, a pipe, or a vape pen.
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