Different strains of flowers are shown in Re:stash Jars at the grand opening of Cookies Los Angeles in Maywood, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018. Gary Coronado | Los Angeles Times
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the United States (and the world), many states have been enacting "Stay at Home orders" to slow the spread of the virus. This mandates that all indoor shopping centers, playgrounds, and nonessential businesses close. There are some businesses deemed essential that are allowed to remain open, as long as they adhere to safe social distancing measures and do not allow more than 10 people to congregate. This includes government services, hardware stores, grocery stores, and healthcare operations, such as cannabis dispensaries.
Many customers rely on cannabis products to relieve conditions such as mental health conditions, chronic pain, nausea, epilepsy and more.
In states that pre-package, like California, you can alleviate bringing germs into your home by transferring your flower into a Re:stash Jar in your car (Since Re:stash is CPSC certified child resistant, you're allowed to have it in your car). For the states that are lucky enough to be deli style, like Oregon, you are still allowed to bring you Re:stash jar into a dispensary to re:up.
These mandates vary by city and state and continue to evolve, so be sure to check with yours state's current guidelines. Here is a list of states that are taking steps to ensure legal cannabis access remains during this pandemic (as of 3/28):
Between the carbon footprint we are watching indoor Cannabis gardens make and the immense amount of plastic packaging used to stash and resell our prized plant, we pose the question: How can a consumer make an enlightened choice that mindfully impacts our ecosystem?
Re:stash offers a unique packaging solution that mindfully enhances one of humanities favorite, trusted and widely used storage solutions – the classic glass Mason jar.
Mason jars are American made glass storage solutions utilized for many different purposes, but especially for preserving tonics and herbs.
Using sustainable material, the Re:stash Mason:re company created and patented a certified child resistant lid, combined with a silicone koozie to control the content's environment and protect the glass from breaking if dropped. The jar is securely sealed with a 'first-of-its-kind', child-resistant lid made from repurposed farm waste that would have otherwise been tilled and burnt into our atmosphere.
These fibers are then reinforced by hemp or bamboo for strength, durability and longevity.
The jar is covered with a stylish, custom designed silicone koozie that stabilizes the environment of the contents inside.
Silicone is made from silica found in sand, it's highly durable, bio-available and more ocean friendly than plastic. When used with our most recent batch of sticky icky - terpene tasty Mimosa by Gold Leaf Gardens -we found that this product does indeed insulate buds from UV light and temperature fluctuation. When opening the jar after storage, you are met with a dank and impactful aroma that has the mark of freshness in its crisp bite.
The buds were sticky and dense, which is a far cry from the dry, flaky and lackluster buds we have encountered after popping open a pop top plastic container.
This innovative group of entrepreneurs has gone through compliance approval in states that allow deli style dispensing, becoming the first authorized "Cannabis growler." Cannabis retailers in states like Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska have implemented these Re:Stash jars, but for states that are restricted to pre-packaged Cannabis, you can still find this premium packaging solution. In Washington, Exotikz premium ounces can be found in a custom 16 ounce Re:Stash jar.
Re:stash jars were already hot before Curidor got involved. (Courtesy Curidor)
By now the outdoor harvest season has peaked, and cultivators big and small must face their next logistical hurdle: where do I put all this cannabis?
“We came up with the design to elevate the way people categorize their collection.”
Parker Sullivan, founder, Curidor
Whether you’ve got a few extra grams or a few extra pounds, you want to make sure this year’s harvest lasts through the winter, and that it smokes like euphoric THC, not degraded, sleepy CBN. Just when you thought you’d run out of room for this fall, the custom storing jar company Mason-re and bud refrigerator company Curidor release a new collaboration, the Curidor Re:stash jar.
Curidor’s collaboration with Mason-re starts with the core features making Re:stash jars a must-have:
A 100% silicone and UV-protective koozie that slips over your standard Ball glass jars
A child-resistant lid made partially from repurposed hemp and farm waste.
The storage jar comes in three sizes: four ounce, eight ounce and 16 ounce, each $20 a pop. These are in fluid ounces, so only a single ounce of cannabis flowers fits in the largest jar. The smallest jar holds a quarter-ounce.
TheMason-re websitecurrently only offers the eight ounce jar, but all three sizes can be purchased onCuridor’s site. Curidor also offers a six-pack special for $99 with two of each size jar, which holds up to 3.5 ounces of dried cannabis, or cannabutter, or jams.
What sets this one apart from the 2018 wave of Re:stash collaborations is an interactive design. On the back of the jar, opposite the large Curidor logo, is a Sharpie-friendly label to write in the “varietal”, the grower, harvest date, THC and CBD percentages, and even a couple lines for additional notes, like “fire!” or “boof!” The Sharpie comes off with rubbing alcohol or water.
Parker Sullivan, owner of Curidor, built a business on cannabis storage because “terpenes are volatile essential oils which incur significant losses at room temperature. Our mission is to provide a solution to this perishability of cannabis, educating both producers and consumers … eliminating this risk factor is a no-brainer.”
According to the Curidor website, the kiddie-proof lid also provides an “air and moisture-tight seal.” As we have mentionedbefore, air and moisture exposure hurt the good stuff in cannabis—the cannabinoids and terpenes.
Too much heat and humidity can also lead to mold, mildew and brittle trichomes. The silicone koozie not only helps regulate temperature, but prevents accidental glass jar breakage. No one wants glass in their grass.
Mason-re’s Chief Operating Officer Adrian Kimberly said the collaboration process was a breeze. “They saw what we were doing and saw it complements their products.”
Curidor’s customer base skew toward cannabis industry professionals, but new cannabis lovers also like trendy gear, Sullivan said.
The holidays and harvest season seemed like the perfect climate, so “we came up with the design to elevate the way people categorize their collection. The reality is that a new wave of home growers and connoisseurs are going to be harvesting and storing many different varieties of cannabis from different harvests as well as cultivation methodologies.”
What’s your favorite harvest storage option? Comment below.
7ACRES is at the forefront of Canada's historic national marijuana legalization. They have been with the movement since the beginning and are now leaders committed to pushing the entire industry forward. 7ACRES uses a state-of-the-art hybrid growing facility, combining the best of indoor with supplemental sunlight and careful cultivation practices to grow high-quality cannabis at scale. They take pride in growing high end cannabis that respects the plants' genetic lineage and history. Their sole focus is to provide enthusiasts with cannabis crafted by knowledgeable cannabis minds, who share a passion for the product; from seed, to package (like their custom Re:stash jars).
Cannabis is a gift that the earth has given us, so 7ACRES reminds us to
Re:stash is a sustainable, eco-friendly container to store your favorite 7ACRES strain. This fresh take on the classic mason jar is completely plastic-free, wrapped in a matte-black slip-free 100% silicone sleeve emblazoned with the RESPECT THE PLANT tag and the 7ACRES logo. The glass construction keeps your flower fresh and its flavor untainted. The lid is constructed from recycled materials.
The Plug is one of the top cannabis clubs in Barcelona. It stocks a wide range of unique and high-grade strains that can't be found anywhere else in the city. They recently won a Spannabis Champions Cup award for their homegrown Sativa, amidst a slew of competition in the city. The Plug also carries strains from DNA Genetics, Karma Genetics and Team 10 Extracts, along with some limited batches from local top growers. The menu changes frequently, so guests can try something new on each visit. The Plug also sells a variety of unique merchandise, including clothing and cannabis accessories, including stash jars. Check out their online store here.
The club is located in the residential El Poble Sec area of west Barcelona. It's very popular with the locals due to its location along with the high quality of their strains. It can be difficult to get membership there, but knowing someone who is a member makes it easier. The club is spread over a few floors and is very similar to the clubs in Amsterdam.
This limited edition design features the original Garrison Lane #WhoIsBillyKimber graphic. Garrison Lane, based out of Downtown LA, is a highly acclaimed lifestyle brand inspired by the 20th Century UK crime boss, William 'Billy' Kimber. For several years Kimber was probably the biggest organized crime boss in the UK. He earned his vicious reputation operating racetracks throughout Northern England.
Garrison Lane creates one-of-a-kind boutique strains that are notoriously potent, aromatic, and flavorful. They're dedicated to using only the best natural materials and pesticide-free facilities. Their premier strain, the Billy Kimber OG, has received growing acclaim from fans, including Juicy J, Lil Wayne, and many others. Its known for its high potency, piney aroma, and heavy body buzz; sought after for its ease of anxiety, pain relief, and mental invigoration. It's currently available throughout Southern California- to find a store near you, visit: weedmaps.com
Summertime is heating up and sandy shores are booming with outdoor tokers and sun worshippers. Are you gearing up for a lakeside BBQ or planning a trip to the tropics? Then you’ll want a stash bag that will protect your favorite cannabis products and keep your buds from a waterlog disaster.
Carry all your stoney essentials the next time you head to the beach and keep those buds safe and dry.
Dry Anti-Theft Stash Bag by PacSafe
Go ahead and pack your favorite bong inPacSafe’s water-resistentDry Anti-Theft Stash Bag. It’s large enough to carry all your gear while keeping the items inside safe and dry, making it the perfect travel companion in any situation.
Aqua Storage Bag by Stasher
A nod to the classic plastic baggie, theAqua Storage Bagby Stasher isn’t exactly a stash bag in the traditional sense—but it will keep your gear bone-dry. Bonus: it’s environmentally friendly since you only need one, saving you the use of hundreds of individual Ziploc bags.
Poppins Bag by Van der Pop
Jet-setting to Bora Bora? Don’t forget to nab thePoppinsbyVan der Pop. Whether or not you’re planning a lavish vacation, this water-resistant bag with a waterproof zipper is dripping in style. Made in Italy with genuine leather, keep your vape pens and grams concealed and dry.
Grab aweedy pool floatand take your stash to the river. Don’t worry, the eponymous Chrontainer will keep your supply dry even if it’s dropped in the water. These little stash bags are also smell-proof, which means you can be discreet wherever you go.
Downstream by Chums
Fold, roll, zip, and clasp, theDownstreambag byChumsis a must when heading to the great outdoors. It can even withstand a “quick dunking” in just-in-case scenarios with a water-resistant front pocket and welded seams.
Travel Pro by Skunk
Cut out odors and imminent weather with theTravel Procase by Skunk. Pack up your nugs, small bong, a few vapes, and some edibles for a day of hiking along a creek or getting caught in a rain-soaked walk—everything will remain dry and protected.
Re:stash Jars by Re:stash
Child-resistant and waterproof, theRe:stash JarbyRe:stashcovers all the bases. The silicone koozie wrapped around each 8oz jar acts as a sun barrier, so your go-to strain won’t experience dryness or water damage. Take this “stash bag” to the beach and spark one up as you de-stress in the waves.
Push Trees, created byStoner Dottie andDope as Yola, was started from an Instagram post. While Stoner Dottie and Dope as Yolawere in their front yard smoking a joint, they thought it would be funny to take a picture pushing their tree. For those of you that don't know, push means to sell, and trees is a slang term for cannabis. So to Push Trees is just a funny way to say "sell weed." Stoner Dottie and Dope as Yola are known in the marijuana community for making videos and taking pictures involving marijuana. So after posting the image on their Instagram pages, they received hundreds of comments saying "make this a shirt" "please turn this into a logo" etc. And they did. Read the full story here.
In Dope as Yola's words, "@unknownprophet@barbequebiz and I once dropped and broke a mason jar of weed while checking into a hotel.... if we had [Re:Stash jars] that wouldn’t of happened 😂😂😂😂😂 These things are seriously dope, keep your weed fresh and avoid terrible situations like that."
This is a very limited run, so get yours while you can!
Any stores interested in wholesale, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding your ideal strain of marijuana is essential to the experience. Each variety has its own set of nuances and user effects, so researching what works for you is worth the effort. However, if you’re still storing your bud of choice in the same old Ziploc plastic baggies, you’re doing it mighty wrong. Plastic bags can damage the quality of the flower, leaving you with a much less potent supply than you originally started with. With the cannabis industry on the rise, the need for smarter storing methods has risen too.
Mason jars are one solution to the plastic bag problem. You probably know these ubiquitous containers for their wide range of uses: drinkware, canning, decor, food storage, etc. These versatile, nearly air-tight sealed glass jars are practically tailor-made for keeping cannabis in pristine condition. Glass contains the terpenes of the bud far more effectively, while also preventing the chemical transference into the bud itself that comes from plastic containers. The quality of your flower will be better maintained in a glass jar.
The team at Re:stash recognizes the power of the mason jar. Started by University of Oregon graduates Eric Harvey, Nicole Harvey and Adrian Kimberley, Re:stash’s parent company Mason-re began as a to-go coffee cup manufacturer that used the jars as a selling point. Originally, the venture was funded by Kickstarter. Their initial goal was to raise $8,000, which they significantly overshot—to the tune of $17,000.
Unlike many student-created Kickstarter projects, this launching point allowed the business to take off. Berner, a San Francisco-based rapper and entrepreneur, saw promise in the new company and became their first investor. As one of the parties responsible for introducing the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain to the dispensary market, Berner had connections in the cannabis industry that helped the Harveys and Kimberley further cement their place as a premiere bud storage manufacturer.
Now, the company integrates the mason jar into their line of cannabis storage products. According to Kimberley, who serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Mason-re, the idea for the Re:stash product line came when they noticed how popular mason jars had become for storing cannabis. The Re:stash line now ranks among their most popular products. “People like the fact that someone is finally doing it right,” Kimberley said.
The use of “re” in the Mason-re and Re:stash brand stands for reducing, reusing and recycling. Based in Bend, the company’s philosophy is to promote sustainability. Their mason jars are meant to be reused beyond their initial purpose. Re:stash jars are more sustainable than the environmentally damaging, single-use plastic tubs that most dispensaries use to sell their product. Additionally, every Re:stash lid uses their own patented design. The flax-filled polypropylene lids are made with biological waste product to replace traditional materials that would take energy to mine and produce, thus reducing their carbon footprint. This reduction of plastic waste is a major part of what drives the Re:stash business model. Additionally, the lids are designed to be child-proof, so you won’t have to worry about any young ones getting their hands on your supply.
Re:stash jars improve marijuana storage in a variety of ways. With size options ranging from 4 to 16 ounce jars (which can hold an entire ounce of cannabis), Re:stash has the right jar for any user. The first thing you’ll notice about the jars is the 100% premium silicone koozie that wraps around the outside of the glass. Opaquely colored, the koozies prevent damage from excessive light exposure. With an array of colors and designs, there’s a koozie to match anyone’s preferred aesthetic. These koozies stop the temperature inside the jar from fluctuating. Since bud is best stored in a cool, dry place, the Re:stash koozie will help preserve the flower quality no matter where it’s stored. If you have a tendency for clumsiness, the Re:stash koozie also prevents breaks from dropping. Additionally, the koozie helps to prevent the growth of mildew and mold on your product.
Re:stash isn’t the only company to make use of glass packaging. At Frequent Vibrationz, hand-picked buds stay sealed in glass containers to keep them fresh. Like Re:stash, Frequent Vibrationz strives to maintain a commitment to environmental sustainability. Their glass jars can be returned in-store after every 10 flower purchases for a 10% discount. Fewer plastic containers from dispensaries ending up in landfills will help you reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying your favorite strain.
Re:stash products can be found at Re-Stash.com, with additional mason jar products by Mason-re at Mason-Re.com. Frequent Vibrationz (541-505-9671) is located at 1409 Oak St. in Eugene. They’re open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.