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can someone recommend some good stash jars?

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by annaK, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. annaK

    annaK Well-Known Member

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    hey guys...

    i put my cannabis in medicine containers, but i'm looking for something that looks a little nicer since i leave my stuff out all the time.

    All the stash jars ive seen so far are glass. Doesn't sunlight have a negative effect on cannabis?

    I strongly prefer small jars because I usually have about 4 strains on the go at a time.

    I have even looked at small spice racks, but spice jars are quite larger than what I need.

    What do you guys use? do you have any ideas that might help me out?


    cheers,

    anna
     
  2. dadesign

    dadesign Well-Known Member

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    ii use spice rack jars myself but ones i was going to throw out anyhow. I am planning on get some more appropriate ones but havent yet might even make some with my own design
     
  3. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Terrorist

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    Find a colored glass jar that has an air sealed top. If you fear the thc will be degrading in sunlight, then bam, problem solved. The air tightness of the jar is also a plus.

    Never stop searching, always good jars to be found. I like mini glass jars with a cork on top for the times when I need green on the run.

    :peace:
     
  4. MoeOnTheMoon

    MoeOnTheMoon Medical Marijuana Activist Company Rep

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    Don't know how big of a container you need but I just bought a little container - stainless steel, chrome colored - at the local CVS drugstore for putting about probably 1/5 gram in. Great for carrying somewhere, it has a key chain ring and the top screws on and off. I've seen some that are about 3 times that size, same design. But you can't see the herb inside... Anyway this little key-chain one was $5 at CVS.
     
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    masejl12 Well-Known Member

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    I have one of those too, works great. :D
     
  6. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I store my bud in a Mason Jar and then put it in the bottom of a clothes drawer.
     
  7. anarchyreigns

    anarchyreigns Well-Known Member

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    Mason jars are best, but if you want something a little fancier, try the jars over at 420 Science.
    http://www.420science.com/
     
  8. annaK

    annaK Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    I bought some of the pill container keychains for 'on the go' purposes -- great idea.... and really cheap on ebay (approx $2 each)

    I also bought some 15ml jars for my grinded herb, and 60ml jars for buds.... I think I got 20 jars in total for 35$ including shipping.... They have clear jars and tinted jars for most sizes, just incase you want to keep 'em out of the sun! http://www.iamnatural.co.uk/bott.html

    I'll report back when I receive them and let you know if they are good...

    anna
     
  9. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Anna, those jars don't look like they're airtight like Mason jars are. You really do want to limit the amount of air that your stored bud is exposed to.
     
  10. WesWeed

    WesWeed Well-Known Member

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    I actually want to give a warning about the CVS pill bottles. You know how grinder discussions inevitably deteriorate into "well I saw metal shavings in a Sharpstone once so they all suck"? Well, I was thinking about that one day, and my friend showed me her pill case for weed, and I got to thinking...those things are dirt-cheap aluminum. There's no way they're made to have anything but pills in them.

    So I went to two different CVS stores, looked at a few of the things, and they ALL had metal shavings in them. Silver, anodized, all of them. And the threading looked and felt very flimsy on the screw top, so even if you cleaned it out really well, I think more would just accumulate.

    I was really hoping they'd be good, but honestly, I wouldn't take the risk. I keep my bud in mason jars, and I transfer it to a plastic pill bag inside an altoids tin when I need to take a little somewhere.

    So, to answer the stash jar question:

    Everything sold as a "stash jar" is a ridiculous markup for a JAR. Buy a mason jar, or a bell jar...any canning thing. About 5 bucks should get you all you need. I like the half-pint wide mouth ones, because they're easy to fit places, and hold about 3/8ths to 1/2 oz. each. Cheap, effective, easy to hide, done.
     
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  11. annaK

    annaK Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping the ones that I bought will do the trick... i usually have at least 5 strains 'on the go' at a time (sometimes more)... I'd like small (i.e. half size of shot glass) jars so I can store them in a nice looking box on my desk. (I don't like clutter!)

    I realize mason jars are the best thing, but I couldn't find any 15ml mason jars :) maybe I can put some rubber in the lids to create a better seal if its a problem.

    whats the best way to test the air seal? could i blow smoke (yuck) in, close the lid, and see what happens?

    I was concerned about metal shavings in the pill holder when I bought it. For that reason, I bought some extra 15ml jars for my purse, just incase the pill holders are not to my liking.
     
  12. Frickr

    Frickr Well-Known Member

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    at a local store here, theres some fuit thats in a small glass jar, its only a dollar, eat some fruit wash it out good and have a nice little jar. each one holds around an 8th and they seal airtight. just look around at the grocery store and see what you can find.
     
  13. indigal

    indigal Amongst the corn

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    Hey, glad you found something- if they don't work, I'd check either here- http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm/subsection/7/category/78/start/1/maxrows/11/srch.fp/1 they sometimes have good lab quality amber glass jars with the sealed screw lids for cheap (plus they are a total geek-out catalog).

    But, I also end up buying from here- http://www.specialtybottle.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=30they are fast, and you can order a just a couple of each size. I regularly use the small 1oz amber bottles, pocket sized grab and go.
     
  14. annaK

    annaK Well-Known Member

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    hi lwien,

    i emailed the store and they said the bottles are air tight and waterproof.... whether this is true or not, I do not know.... I have the same concern that you expressed though... i dont expect them to be as good as mason jars, but I'm hoping they are pretty close. I probably won't receive them for a couple weeks, but I'll report back for sure.
     
  15. jeffp

    jeffp psychonaut

    I'm liking my TightVac vacuum locked containers.

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  16. lwien

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    picked this up at Ikea for 3 bucks:

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40065867

    does everyone agree that this is probably airtight? when you pull the wire clamp down, it seals with the plastic/rubber lip that goes around. it closes very tightly. but i don't leave it out in the light.
     
  18. AgentGraves007

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    I meant to also follow up by saying: I store whatever nugs i have on hand in that ikea jar. I've found that penny sleeves for trading cards (made of polypropolene that is not supposed to give off any acids or anything else i hope) are great to package small amounts of nugs in, and i just fold the top and tape it with tiny pice of tape. this way, if i want to show them to someone, they are super easy to see. but i take a bud or two that i'm currently vaping/using and just keep it in my grinder, on the screen. that way, i'm hardly ever going into my stash and knocking off precious crystals. i've found that my grinder is fairly air tight, at least insofar as i cannot smell anything on it. the drawer the grinder was in didn't smell either. so it's good to take with me as well. (it's a medium 4pc magnetic space case, NOT titanium).
     
  19. AgentGraves007

    AgentGraves007 Well-Known Member

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    Those space cases are probably awesome, just like their other stuff. So there are two issues: what do i store my stash in, and what do i use for portable/temporary? For portable/temp, any container that has a kif screen would be ideal, and some of those little space case ones do, i think. That way, when the nug is banging around in your container while ur on the go, at least you can get that kif.
     
  20. SkeletonLips

    SkeletonLips Mr.

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    I use these 5 dollar, 2 cup volume, pyrex food containers to store my green. They are basically a squat glass bowl with a rubber lid. They seem to be airtight as far as I can tell. They are water tight, I know that. I got them at the local Meijer. They aren't really nice enough to show off out in plain view, but they aren't ugly either. I use film containers, or small plastic pill containers, to take my meds on the go. It works for me.
     
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  22. jumpman29

    jumpman29 Well-Known Member

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    These are great!! I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a nice air tight jar.
     
  23. baurman

    baurman Well-Known Member

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    I keep mine in amber airtight medicine containers.
     
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  25. mnmlh

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    I ordered a few specimen jars, which are what 420 science uses for their screw on top jars. They are pyrex and the cap goes on and off with a quick turn (not many threads, which is good.)

    I can't remember which place I ordered them from, but they look like this: http://www.avogadro-lab-supply.com/item/Specimen_Jar_2_oz/560

    The little 2oz jar is perfect for 1/8ths. You can get them in amber too.
     

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