Weedmaps Buyers’ Guide: Stash Boxes and Smell-Proof Bags
Between growing cultural acceptance and the political shifts that followed, lax laws and legal weed have transformed what it means to be a cannabis user.
And there’s never been a better time to be a stoner than now. Suddenly, weed is wellness, a viable alternative to alcohol, prescription pills and a slew of other coping mechanisms that are objectively terrible for us.
While cannabis is more acceptable than ever, discretion remains a key concern for most users. From the soccer mom hiding tinctures in her makeup bag to an otherwise unapologetic stoner who doesn’t want to smell like weed at the family function, the necessity for discretion exists on different levels. Regardless of where you fall on the sliding scale of a secret stoner to unabashed “weed kween,” discreet products are great tools when you want to keep it on the low.
Here is our guide to stash boxes and smell-proof bags, with a couple of ingenious products blurring the line between the two. Until cannabis becomes federally legal, it’s wise to err on the side of caution. Especially when the err, or in this case, air, doesn’t have to smell at all.
The Apothecarry Classic Stash Box
The Apothecarry Classic Stash Box exists at the apex of the high end. Four glass jars, four dab containers, humidity control, joint holders, a rolling tray… the list of super stoner accouterment goes on. If you’re a baller who takes their weed seriously enough to have a head stash worth preserving, this one-of-a-kind box is for you.
LiTT Stash Box
If you’re part of the 99% who can’t swing over $200 for a stash box, LiTT’s Stash Box is a great alternative. Simple, highly functional, and aesthetically cool, it has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Plus, the top of the box doubles as a rolling tray.
Diversion Hair Brush
With the Diversion Hair Brush, the name says it all. Though obviously not a box, it’s a great place to hide your stash when no one can know you have weed on you. If you live in a legal state, this doesn’t happen much. If you don’t, it happens all the time. Either way, we’ve all been there, and all would have been way less panicked if this brush had been there too.
The Gypsy by Erbanna
The Gypsy by Erbanna is one of those products that blur the line between stash box and smell-proof bag. A portable stash box, if you will. This quilted case is chic enough to conjure visions of Chanel bags, yet functional enough to come with two glass jars, plenty of room for whatever else, and a combination lock to boot. Just because it’s technically a stash box, doesn’t mean it has to stay in one place. The modern stoner is on the go. Now, so is their weed.
Another box/bag hybrid, Stashlogix’s Silverton is not for the casual stoner. With adjustable dividers, lockable zippered bags, rubber gaskets, and odor absorbent packs, it’s best suited for those who constantly deal in multiple strains at a time, most likely professionally.
Mini Quilted Smell Proof Pack by Cookies
The Mini Quilted Smell Proof Pack by Cookies is, in a word, perfect. It’s discreet, cute, and coming in at $29, it’s cheap enough for almost any budget. Whether you’re on a camping trip, out around the city or just in your car, people who don’t like weed will never know you have it — or suspect how stoned you are.
The Classic by Stashlogix
Equal parts eco-friendly and user-friendly, The Classic by Stashlogix is great for nomads. Aside from an integrated lock and adjustable dividers, it features Odorpax, replaceable odor absorption packets made with activated bamboo charcoal in a hemp/nylon pouch. Each pack lasts up to three years, so you’re good to go for the foreseeable future. And, to top it all off, it charges your phone.
Level1620’s Northern Lights Clutch
Part of Level 1620’s collaboration with Polish artist Anna Grochowska, the Northern Lights Clutch brings a touch of boho sophistication to the smell-proof bag. “The Northern Lights take us to nature,” she said of the design. “We sit out there at night and look up at the natural colored tie-dye lights in the sky. It’s a sacred moment of connection with the universe.” Sacred moments, tie-dye lights, and connecting to the universe? This bag is a physical manifestation of what getting high is all about.
Escape Luggage by Skunk
Escape Luggage by Skunk takes the smell-proof bag to a whole new level with their rollable smell-proof luggage. With carbon lining, a TSA zipper lock, telescope handle, and a slew of other travel-friendly approaches to discretion, this bag changes the game when it comes to traveling with THC.
Cloudten Glass Case
A smell-proof home for your bong or pipe can be just as important as the one for your stash. The Cloudten Glass Case is great for traveling, with an order resistant design and a solid rubber seal liner. Foam interior will form to whatever you have to throw in there, and the padlock ensures safekeeping. No matter where you go — or what you do — bring your bong in a smell-proof gun case.
Here is our guide to stash boxes and smell-proof bags, with a couple of ingenious products blurring the line between the two.
7 Best Ways To Stash Weed At Home
Ohhh we remember the days when we still had to keep the fact that we smoked weed to ourselves to avoid confrontations with close friends and relatives.
Those days of getting home after a sesh with friends and freaking out over the red puffy eyes or the weed perfume all over us, using eye drops and splashing perfume all over ourselves. We laugh now when we look back, though we understand how it felt.
What we hadn’t realized until now is how skillfully sneaky we were, finding really smart and ingenious ways of disguising our stoner selves from the non-smoking world. These are some of the best tricks under our sleeves for hiding weed stash at home:
- Inside a hollow book;
- In old VHS boxes;
- Somewhere too obvious it isn’t suspicious anymore;
- Hollow deodorant stick or highlighter markers;
- In the back of a drawer;
- Inside shoes you rarely wear, and more.
Let’s find out the best places to stash your cannabis at home.
1. The Importance Of Proper Storage
The importance of storing your cannabis properly resides in how this will influence the buds’ quality. If you store your weed in the wrong places, the quality of the stash will weaken, while if you keep it in a proper container it will actually improve over time.
|Avoid light exposure||Molecules such as THC and terpenes degrade under too much light exposure. Find a dark place to place your weed stash to keep this from happening.|
|Protect the stash from heat||If you live in an extremely hot place, then the climate could be a problem, degrading your buds’ potency. Find a cooler spot for placing your stash, but not a fridge or something like this.|
|Finding the perfect humidity||The ideal humidity for curing your buds and avoiding overdryiness is around 62%. Great touch and amazing taste will result from this.|
An ideal stash container is one that’s airtight, where the humidity level inside is perfectly balanced and the weed scent doesn’t get out of the box, such as a glass jar. Also, if you have the chance, open the jar or stash box every now and then to let the air inside renew.
A bad container could lead your weed to overdry, resulting in powder looking weed when you grind, and lower THC levels, hence, weaker high effects. On the other hand, a container that’s too humid could lead to bud rot and mold formation.
2. Stashing Weed In Hollow Books
If you’d rather avoid any awkward confrontations with your family members or roommates keeping your weed out of their reach is the smartest move. A great place for hiding your marijuana is putting it inside a hollow book.
To make your own DIY hollow book weed stasher follow the next steps:
- First, take a book you don’t like at all because you are not going to treat it nicely.
- Open the book and pass through a couple of pages, 5 to 10, that will work as a disguise later to cover the hole.
- Once you have the perfect spot, take a cutter and carve a rectangle shape through as many of the pages as you can. Keep in mind you’ll need space to place the weed in there.
- Set your weed inside a smaller bag or tin box to keep the odor inside, close the book, and ta-dá.
Hollow books have been a classic for years now, we’ve even seen it in movies, so if you’re dealing with a really nosy person perhaps this isn’t the best method to go for since it isn’t uncommon.
3. Old VHS Box = New Stash Box
Now this one, no one will probably see this one coming. Most likely everyone who’s reading this comes from the generation where watching VHSs were part of our childhood.
In case you don’t know what a VHS is, wow we’re old, it was the predecessor to DVDs, and if you don’t know what DVDs are you’re just way too young to be on this website.
Old video cassettes boxes are great for storing all sorts of things, such as pencils, money savings, or an entire rolling gear kit. Besides they actually look really cool, with some extra retro style.
The only thing you should be careful about is that given VHSs are quite outdated, it will look weird if someone catches you with one single VHS box in your bedroom. Why would anyone need a VHS now?
Disguise it by taking a couple of your old favorite childhood movies, put away the video cassette so you don’t lose it, and start using a few of them to store different things.
On this same line, old analog cameras’ film cartridges containers are also perfect for storing your cannabis. They’re small and they have all the qualities a stash box should have because they were made to store films inside which are also sensitive to heat and dust.
4. The Too Obvious To Be Obvious Spot
Yes, we are indeed recommending you to hide your weed in such an obvious place that it actually isn’t even hidden. It’s funny, but we’ve actually tried this one, and it really works.
You can stash your cannabis buds inside an ornament you normally keep on top of your nightstand table and depending on the person searching, of course, they might never imagine searching there.
Really try to stand on the person you’re hiding your stash from’s feet to understand how they think and where their thoughts will lead them to search.
Again, depending on the gravity of the situation, it’s up to you to risk stashing your weed in an extremely obvious place or not.
5. More Hollow Stashing Ideas
Hollow everyday items are your best friends to hide your marijuana stash. From highlighters to empty deodorant sticks, empty creams and lotions recipients, coffee containers, and basically anything that isn’t see-through and too obvious.
Make sure you clean your future stashing box well enough to get rid of any odors and contaminants left inside. The great part about using markers, or deodorant sticks, for example, is that the same case of ‘too obvious to even think of it’ takes place here.
Who would even think about searching on the interior of a highlighter’s tube or a deodorant stick? And really if the person, or persons, you’re trying to hide your stash from search there then you’ve got something bigger to worry about. Who are they? Sherlock?
6. Back Of A Drawer And Clothing Stashers
This is a great solution for those who don’t need to be that paranoid. Just stash your cannabis in the back of a drawer inside your closet and cover it with socks, scarves, or anything else in front to disguise it.
Or perhaps a little bag in between your stack of T-shirts is a better idea? It is indeed a dark and cool place so your buds won’t be losing their quality by lying there.
Shoes are also good for storing hidden things. Put your weed bag inside the pair you rarely use and make sure the stash is well-closed or else you’ll taste a mix of perfumes next time you go for a smoke.
Lastly, a great idea is to hide things in your clothes pockets as well. Just slip your stash inside a coat’s pocket and hang the coat back inside your closet.
Don’t forget to check your pockets next time you get dressed so that you don’t face any surprises.
7. Hiding The Stash On You
A cannabis sensei once taught us that the best way to make sure no one finds your stash is by keeping it with you all of the time. How could anyone find your stash if it is on you?
When your stash is small-sized, just stick it stash inside your pants pockets, in your bag, fanny pack, or backpack, in your jacket, or even inside a hat or your hair.
By keeping your stash with you at all times you will rest peacefully knowing that no one can take it. Just make sure that by moving it around so much you don’t lose it.
8. Final Thoughts
Having to hide your stash most likely means that you aren’t on the best of terms with the people you’re living with, whether it is your family, friends, or roommates. Wouldn’t it be great if you could live your life with freedom?
We know some people can be completely closed when it comes to marijuana, but there’s nothing some talking can’t soothe. Start by talking more frequently about marijuana, so that the subject isn’t such a taboo.
Then after some talking, you might even get them to listen someday and reconsider their thoughts about marijuana, or at least let you live the life you choose to live and mind their business.
Prevent those evil hands from getting a grip of your weed by stashing your weed safe in your home. Check out the best spots for stashing weed.