For this month’s Tech Issue and the official start of spooky season, we figured it’d be fun to take a walk down memory lane … revisiting the good ol’ gadgets (thankfully) collecting dust in the sesh tool graveyard and highlighting the ones that have replaced them.
Bye: Plastic Baggies High: Stash Jars
We all remember getting our stash from the sketchy dealer in one of those flimsy little sandwich bags you had to lick to seal. We also probably all remember shoving said bag into the bottom of our backpack, hoping it wouldn’t be too loud when we unzipped it in class. Luckily, modern Cannabis containers like the Staze Preserve, PAX Vacuum Stash Jar, and these Re:stash jars exist to keep your dank more discreet these days. Here around Leaf Nation, we like to keep nugs safe and sound in our custom Leaf Bowl Re:stash jars, but you can find them in a variety of colors and designs to match any sesh station setup.
Check out @herbmanhustlinuk's first full episode of his animated 420 Web Series sharing funny weed stories and sticky situations that he has experienced as well as interviews and stories full of entertainment and education from the canna community in the UK and Worldwide!
Re:stash is proud to be the first episode's sponsor. For the finest in smell-proof herb storage, check out the custom Herbman and Herbgal Jars available here.
About Herbman Hustlin
The man known as ‘Herbman Hustlin’ is based in London, UK and is passionate about everything cannabis. He has been a part of the UK cannabis community since 2017. After meeting likeminded ‘Herbman’ and ‘Herbgal’ Hustlers, he was inspired by the diversity of people that he met that used herb to facilitate their hustle.
He came to the realization that ‘Herbman Hustlin’ was more than just his alias, and he focused on creating a brand that many in the cannabis space could identify with.
Herbman Hustlin is a lifestyle that celebrates and champions the diversity and hustle of people in the cannabis space. It is a representation of anyone that uses herb to support their hustle; from growers, vendors, artists, musicians and edible makers, to consumers that medicate at the end of a hard day at work and for whom cannabis is an essential part of their lives.
There is no doubt that glass is one of the best methods to store and cure your cannabis, at the same time I know there are a number of people who still keep their cannabis in plastic containers and zip lock bags, simply put you should not be storing your herbs in plastic. The terpenes in your flowers can break down plastic and release chemicals that damage the smell and taste of your herb. It is also known to be static which can pull trichomes off the buds. You run the risk of damaging trichomes and the potency of the product over time.
The same company that brought you the Alien Tech Grinder recently entered into a collaboration with RE:STASH to bring two new jars which provide one of the best methods cannabis storage solutions ever. The jars are designed to protect and keep your cannabis secure by always keeping your herbs discreet, fresh and protected from harmful UV rays.
The jars are fitted with a removable silicone sleeve which acts as protection against any accidents or drops. In addition to that, your precious herbs are protected from harmful UV rays which destroy the terpene and THC content over time. In the 1970s a study was conducted by the University Of London which concluded that light was the single biggest factor in the degradation of Cannabinoids.
These jars are made from 3mm borosilicate glass which are widely used in the medical field and labs because of its ability to be 100% sterilized and non-toxic composition. The lids are airtight locking in any smells and moisture. Made out of 30% repurposed farm waste and consist primarily of a hemp flax bio-fibre reinforced polypropylene, which is incredibly durable and ecologically friendly and not to mention child-resistant.
In fact, some US states require medical patients and recreational users to keep their herbs away from children by law. In addition to the lid you’ll notice the divider, which is also hemp & flax bio-fibre reinforced polypropylene. The divider allows you to separate two strains or what I like to do when on the go is I add my papers and joints in the other half.
Another timeless product brought to you by Alien Tech who pride themselves on built to last technologies.
Where Can I Buy One From?
Simply head on over to theAlientechwebsite and select either jar of your choice, 4oz & 8oz sizes are available. Alientech offer worldwide shipping so no matter if you’re in Australia or the US the team at Alientech have got your buds covered.
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