Dope Magazine, June 16, 2017
By: Matthew Criscione | Photographs: Jason Horvath
The recreational cannabis world has seen its fair share of silly rules. One that seems to be a never-ending source of frustration for the industry is the amazingly un-awesome “exit bag,” a non-recyclable, zippered plastic baggy for cannabis purchases. The OLCC enacted rules requiring that all cannabis leaving a store must be placed in these cumbersome bags, leaving seniors and sight-impaired folks struggling to easily access their medicine when they get home. RE:STASH has come up with an ingenious solution: a sustainable, Consumer Product Safety Commission-compliant exit strategy.
RE:STASH has married readily available Ball Mason Jars with childproof lids made from 30 percent recycled farm waste, creating a sustainable solution to the OLCC-enforced poly bags. The silicone bumper protects the delicate flowers inside your jar from UV and temperature swings.
- OLCC “exit bag”-compliant
- Easy-open lid
- Zero plastic
- Smell proof
- Custom laser-etched or printed store logos available
- Lids made in Portland, Oregon
- Easy to replace if the jar breaks; fits standard mason jars
PRICE: 4oz: $16 | 8oz: $18 | 20oz: $20
AVAILABLE AT: re-stash.com
By: Hotbox Magazine
Storing your cannabis is serious business. Most of us remember growing up and keeping ours in a little plastic sandwich bag. In the past several years, we have seen many products innovate the storage product space including Cannador and Pharm Jar. Many of our readers might ask, “Why should we dish out big money for storage products when a sandwich bag costs pennies and can be disposed of easily?” Mason-re is a company that not only aims to innovate storage but also has created an option which is both sustainable and affordable! How are they able to pull this off, you ask? Spark your nearest joint or bowl and let us tell you all about it!
Why Care About the Way you Store your Cannabis?
Without getting too technical, we should understand why our old-school way of storing cannabis is maybe not the best way even though it seems economical. First, once cannabis is pulled from the plant and dried, it is essentially in a forever curing process. Curing cannabis is probably (arguably) the most important step in producing high quality, great looking buds. Curing usually consists of keeping your bud in a controlled environment, like a humidor or glass jar which allows for proper drying and long-term freshness. A plastic bag will not allow for a controlled environment. Toxic molds can start forming and your buds can dry uneven causing harsh smoke and a bad taste. Then you have sunlight. While cannabis plants need sunlight to grow, the UV rays from the sun can cause the TH ( the main active ingredient in your bud) on the cannabis to degrade and lose potency. Lastly, there is the safety aspect. In many medically and recreationally legal states, there are strict laws on how you store your medicine. You must keep your stash in child-proof containers or you can risk getting in a lot of trouble. This should be on your mind if you have children, with or without the legal penalty.
We mentioned being economical earlier and how plastic bags are cheap. While this is true in a monetary sense, it takes an expensive toll on our environment and the animals that live in it. If you buy the right storage products, not only can you help save the environment but in the long run, the amount of use you get out of the product will more than pay for itself.
How Does Mason-re Solve This Problem?
Mason-re didn’t re-invent the wheel, they perfected it with the Re:stash Jar. They took one of our favorite products, the mason jar, and covered nearly all the necessities that one would need for storing cannabis properly. In the past, a mason jar was the storage option of choice but it wasn’t always ideal. Waking up to a jar on the kitchen table after being exposed to the sun for hours was cringeworthy. Mason-re fixed this issue by creating a mason jar “koozie” made of silicone which not only keeps light out but can keep your jar from breaking if dropped. The koozie comes in 7 great colors and you can even customize the cover with your logo, name or anything you want. Where they really took it to the next level is with the eco-fiber child resistant lid. The lid is made from re-purposed farm waste and hemp fibers and works similarly to a prescription bottle cap to keep children from opening. Oh yeah, they are American Made as well.
So we mentioned this was affordable and that all of you would be able to go get one right away. The Re:stash Jars from Mason-re at the most will run you $20.00 for their largest container which is 120z. The smallest container, the 4oz, is available for just $16.00. That is a great price for something that not only should last you a lifetime but is safe for the environment and a safe way to keep your medicine out of reach of children. Have your own jars? You can also buy the koozie covers for as low as $7.00!
If you’re ready to take the leap into premium storage for your cannabis just head over to the Mason-re website (mason-re.com) and grab a few. To make this decision even easier, use our coupon code at checkout and receive 15% off your purchase! No excuses now, haha!
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Sustain your stash! Medicine and recreational fun does not come cheaply, so make sure you are taking adequate precautions to protect your product.
Mason jars are very popular and have dozens of known uses. Re:stash jars by Mason-re just found another. These jars can protect your stash from spilling and from contaminants found in industrial plastics. An outer silicone koozie shields the jars from sunlight and prevents spoilage. Children are also protected as Re:stash jars features child-resistant lids. Jars come in both 4 oz. and 8 oz. sizes.
Re:stash jars provide a unique opportunity, as the silicone koozie on the jars can be customized to feature any company logo or message. We are thrilled with our personalized mg jars!
Mason-re goes further than simply sustaining your marijuana stash. The company is committed to the sustainability of the planet. Their jars contain no plastic, and the lids are made from 30 percent farm waste.
That stat is certainly impressive, but it still requires energy and resources to create a product, of course. This is precisely why Mason-re chose to focus on jars that could be used over and over again.
Key features of the Re:stash jars:
- BPA Free
- Prevents sunlight damage
- Eco-friendly materials
- CPSC Certified child-resistant
- Smell proof
- Lids made in Portland, OR
- No Plastic
Budtender Brielle and her BFF Alex welcome friend-of-the-show Stephen Gold from Daily Leaf Deals
and their mutual friend Adrian Kimberley, who is head of the Mason-re team. Adrian is a musician and rising ganjapreneur best known for having revolutionized the cannabis “stash jar.” His team’s patented Re:stash jar is comprised of a mason jar, a silicone koozie and a patent-pending child proof lid. The jar has no plastic and the lid is made with 30% farm waste. The gang has a good time learning about Adrian’s meteoric rise and future plans.
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As stoners we are always interested in discovering new innovations or accessories to add to our weed gadget collection. For some of us we would love to have an option to keep our nosey neighbors or pesky kids out of our stash. Say no more. Now you can keep your buds fresh and keep conceal your cannabis with class with the Re-Stash jar!
Re:stash, a company based out of Oregon, took their philosophy of sustainability and developed an excellent way to “stash” your cannabis with no questions asked. The Re-Stash jar is the first reusable child-resistant container in the world, guaranteeing your cannabis always stays fresh and secure. The childproof lockable lid is made of 30% renewable flax fibers and 70% FDA approved polypropylene, making it dispensary compliant.
Re-Stash even enhanced the idea of the basic Mason jar by attaching a removable customizable silicone protective sleeve in addition to the child proof cap. The sleeve on the Re-Stash jar is virtually shatter proof and helps block out the UV sunlight, ensuring your buds stay potent.
For anyone who is semi eco-conscious and just so happens to love marijuana, this product will fly off the shelves once it’s available in Oregon dispensaries. The ReStash jar is perfect for cannabis storage in any setting, especially on the go or traveling. With the option of customizing a jar to fit your style preference and the ability to use it for other storage options, how can you go wrong?
Want one of your own? Click here to buy one now!
(Photo Courtesy of www.mason-re.com)