If you were wondering how to store your flowers when you’re not smoking it, then think no more! With only a few minutes of your time and some things that you likely to have around your house, you can keep your cannabis fresh and funky for days. We also share solutions that are readily obtainable for a small price.
Solution # 1: Mason Jars
At the top of my list for ease of access, modest discretion, and overall price and satisfaction is the age-old Mason stash jar. It takes the cake for by far the most versatile storage container for your green or purple. You can find Mason Jars at just about any Supermarket. You can store your flowers for about a dollar or so for a jar. Do some shopping around for what works best for you but expect to spend no more than $15 bucks on quite a few jars.
Make sure you get wide mouth mason jars with the screw top lids. In my experience, the latch lid type Mason Jars are OK for storage. But they can poke out of pockets and can quite easily open up in a backpack when you’re on the go. Screw top Mason Jars are airtight from a rubber seal in their two-piece lid, perfect to store your flowers for long term use.
Always gauge the size of your jar accordingly.
You don’t want a jar that has too much free space overhead after you fill it. The less air you have in the jar, the better. Overexposure to excess air will start to degrade your cannabinoids. That’s why weed tastes / smokes different after you leave it out overnight. My rule of thumb is to fill it to a peak 85%; not too cram-packed and not too empty.
Always store your stash jars in a cool dark place. Closets, drawers, and under that side of the bed you keep your bong next too, are all great places to stash your stash. For the long term, consider burping your jars once a week, or once a month, by opening it and giving your buds a little churn. This ensures fresh air to come in contact with your cannabis as it chills, allowing it to ferment in a new wave of its dank. Adding an optional Boveda 62 pack will help keep your buds danknasty.
Solution # 2: Personal C-Vault
Number 2 on the list to store your flowers is this awesome stainless steel container called the CVault. A two-piece product, the CVault has an airtight locking mechanism that is engaged on three sides for 360-degree coverage. A slot for a Boveda pack in the lid and an entirely opaque design is making them a proper choice for quality cannabis storage. CVaults start at $18 bucks and work their way up depending on your solution size.
Although they slightly one up Mason Jars for their substantial light protection, they come in second just because you can get various mason jar sizes for the price of one CVault. But hey, they are definitely worth the investment. CVaults look like Tupperwares before they get too beastly, so they work well for discretion. Like with Mason Jars, always choose the appropriate size for the range of cannabis you plan on storing, to get the most out of the experience. Fill your CVaults as you would a Mason Jar, aiming for around 85% full.
Slap a Boveda pack in the lid’s build-in top compartment, and you have a sure free way to keep those buds as crisp and sticky as when you got them. With any storage of cannabis, keep your CVault in a nice cool environment, and make sure you snap up all the lids to keep your Vault airtight!
Solution #3 : Medtainers
Although they don’t hold nearly as many goodies as #1 and #2 do, the Medtainer is a cheeky little storage container to store your flower on the go. In a compact yet airtight three-piece design, Medtainers are equipped with a built-in grinder and cache to store your nugs or ground-up flowers. The very durable and opaque plastic comes in a variety of colours and flavours to suit your taste.
Medtainers are your all in one product for cannabis storage and discretion on the go. For roughly $16 bucks you can pick one of these up and break it in. You can easily stuff a 1/8 oz or so if you tried, although I’d recommend playing around with what works best for you. For people who roll joints, keep your medicine in a Medtainer, and all you’ll ever need to carry is a bill to roll over, and some papers to get your roll on.
When I do not need an abundance of flowers, or if I need to travel light, this is my go-to storage container outside of my first two picks. They serve as the companion to the Medtainer. Just refill from your primary storage container and have a more portable option that doubles as a tool to break up your flowers and get the job done efficiently.