Mar 182012
 March 18, 2012

Marijuana Dispensary jarHow You Store Your Marijuana Stash Is Important

For most people in America, marijuana is expensive. To marijuana consumers, marijuana is a cherished item that is the center of attention. Yet, a majority of American marijuana consumers store their marijuana in plastic sandwich bags. I admit it, I am guilty myself. Ninjasmoker always criticizes me for not using the perfectly good mason jars next to our server. I guess you could say I’m just stubborn :)

What you store your marijuana in says a lot about you. For most of high school I had the same container that I kept all my marijuana in. It was a wooden Russian doll piece that split in half and could hold about 7 grams of marijuana. I will never forget the day I lost it. I still expect to come across it one of these days, with the prime sweet tooth strain still inside…For most people I know that don’t use plastic bags to store their marijuana in, their marijuana storage container of choice has a lot of personality. Rarely have I seen someone with a marijuana storage container that didn’t have distinguishing features that reflected the owners personality.

Some of my favorites are tins with awesome logos on them. Or antique jars that used to store grandma’s spices, and now it’s storing OG Kush. People that use the same container get a lot of crystal buildup, which is always impress. Plus once in awhile the owner can scrap it and enjoy quite a treat. There are countless people out there that store their marijuana in pill containers, mason jars, tupperware containers, etc. The craziest thing that I have ever seen someone store marijuana in is their beard. My hippie friend John would always store an eighth of marijuana in his beard when he left the house. Of course, that requires a pretty mean beard!

I will never forget the first time I saw a vacuum food sealer in action. My best friend sold a lot of marijuana during our teenage years, and in the mid 90’s he bought a vacuum food sealer to keep his inventory fresh. I was so impressed by how air tight and easy the seal was, and how fresh the marijuana smelled every time we would crack open the sealed bags. I have never done a side-by-side test, but the difference in keeping stuff fresh is undeniable when compared to regular bags

It always amuses me how marijuana consumers have resulted in a ‘jar technology evolution’ the likes of which haven’t been seen since the jam revolution (not a real thing fyi…). I think the most impressive marijuana storage container on the market right now is the Bud Vac. Let me be straight up — I do not know the people that own Bud Vac. I have only talked to the guy that was at the Spring Gathering. So for what it’s worth, readers can take my opinion as they wish, and try the product out themselves.

bud vac jarAs you can see in the picture, it’s a basic glass jar like we’ve all seen at grandma’s house. However, the secret is in the lid. The only way I can describe it is they put Reebok Pump technology in the lid. You put the product in the jar, close the lid, use the handheld device to extract the air, and you have the most airtight container on the market.

You have the benefit of a glass jar (no dioxins, etc), yet you have the air seal of a food vac bag (plus there’s no chance of crushing the product like with a food vac). It’s absolutely fantastic! The guy at the Spring Gathering was letting people try to open the container once it was sealed. I saw some monster dudes try and try, yet they could never open the jar. The guy giving the demonstration said it has only opened one time, and that’s because he didn’t pump the device as much as he could have.

For those of you that are worried about the seal being so strong that it won’t open, and your precious chronic is hostage to the glass prison, don’t fear! Just like we did with the Reebok Pumps of the early 90?s, you just press the rubber button on the jar and woosh, all the air comes out. Your stinky, sticky goodness is ready to consume, fresh as the day you put it in the jar. It’s the most simple, yet super bad ass idea I have seen. Below is a video from High Times that sheds more light on the subject of marijuana storage. If you have something that you would like to add to the discussion, please do so that others can benefit from your knowledge!!!


About Johnny Green

Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • Mark

    Thank you for the insight, :)

  • Gro Gro Gadgets

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  • stash jars

    That is some crazy airtight technology, but what about the light exposure degrading you nugs? I’ve been using Herb Preserve, and it is lightproof and discreet, as well as smellproof and airtight like the Bud Vac.

  • Highallday

    If your looking to store your cannabis away so that not even a dog can smell whats inside.Â
    Id recommend that you went to These bags are truly scent proof and can be used to store your bud in while keeping it away from any sniffers.Â

  • Oneinc1

    how long does pot stay in your system?

    • NIGGER


  • Kyle A. Epps

    I use a small airtight Vitamin jar. It’s truly pocket size and has a button to release air. Everytime I open that sucker up, Heaven just impacts my nostrils.

  • Doob Dude

    I have found some containers on amazon that are small and are airtight: SURE LID containers. And they are cheap.

  • BB

    well I just did some in seal-a-meal bags I did take out the air, it dosen’t looked crushed but when I do open it will it fall apart (cushed)? And would it be better to put in freezer also? I’m kind of lost I just started useing it for medical reasons. I could just put it in a seal a meal bag and not take out the air. Would that be better in the long run

  • 1r0

    Just looking at the picture I see the valve/pump is a VacuVin wine sealer. You can get a pair of those in amazon for about $10 with the pump, and make your own glass jar a vacumn one!

  • Leslie Clement

    I use several sizes of CVaults. They use Boveda packs for humidity control. If you don’t want to spend the money on a CVault, just buy the Boveda packs and place one in an airtight container along with your herb.