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What is a Stash Box & How To Choose One

Taking good care of your cannabis tools and products is vital to ensuring they stay fresh, safe, and clean. That’s why a proper stash box is important for cannasseurs. 

In this guide, we’re going to cover the importance of a stash box, answering the questions:

  • What is a Stash Box?
  • Why Do You Need a Stash Box?
  • How to Choose a Stash Box
  • Answering FAQs About Stash Boxes

What is a Stash Box?

A stash box is a place to store your cannabis in a way that is both safe and out of the way. It can hold a variety of products and tools - pipes, grinders, pre-rolls, lighters, etc. - so you have everything you need in one place. Stash boxes come in a large variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, and they even offer a variety of features. Depending on your budget and the amount of product you have, you can choose something simple and affordable or fully equipped and pricey.

Why Do You Need a Stash Box?

Getting a stash box is a personal preference. You can decide if you need or want one, but if you’re curious, there are three reasons why most cannabis enthusiasts choose to purchase a stash box:

  • Maintain freshness: Cannabis, when stored properly, can last up to a year. Stash boxes provide the perfect environment to keep your marijuana at its best.

  • Security: From basic key entry to biometric finger locks, stash boxes can provide many different security options to ensure only you have access to your product. Stash boxes are great options if you have kids, roommates, pets, or frequent guests.

  • Minimize smell: The terpene-rich smells are great when you’re smoking flower, but you don’t necessarily want your entire home to smell like your favorite strain. A smell-proof stash box can contain that familiar marijuana odor to ensure you only smell it when you want to.

While there are plenty of reasons to get a stash box, ultimately, only you can decide if it would be a handy addition for you.

How to Choose a Stash Box

There are many bells and whistles available when it comes to stash box selection. To start, you should consider why you want one in the first place, and then look for a product that suits those needs. For many canna-connoisseurs, these three features factor into their stash box purchasing decisions:

  • Locked & Tamper Proof: From children to pets to nosy friends and roommates, there can be all different reasons why your cannabis needs to be secured. If you need to keep your marijuana out of reach at all times, opt for a stash box that can be securely and tightly locked, no matter how much it’s played with.

  • Size: How much are you looking to store? A small amount of flower, a grinder, and a lighter? Your full stash, including your favorite tools? Decide how many items you want to keep in your stash box, then purchase one that is big enough to hold everything. Remember, you can also purchase stash boxes to take on the go–in addition to the one at home– so you can transport a small amount whenever you need.

  • Material & Style: Like many other cannabis consumption tools, stash boxes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials, colors, and more to match your personality. Choose from classic wood to safe-like metal, the possibilities are endless.

Answering FAQs About Stash Boxes

Buying and maintaining a stash box can be overwhelming. Here are a few of the top questions we get at our dispensaries.

Can I use a humidor as a stash box?
Yes, but we recommend a cannabis-specific humidor, rather than purchasing a humidor that was designed for cigars. This will ensure the box was designed specifically to preserve your flower.


How do I control humidity in my stash box?
There are a variety of tools on the market (including specifically designed cannabis humidors) that can keep the moisture out of your stash box. In general, we recommend adding some cannabis humidity packs into your stash box to keep your marijuana at the perfect moisture levels.


Do I need a stash box?
No, of course not. If you’re new to cannabis, you should focus on finding the strains and products you like and keeping your marijuana out of the light in an airtight container. That will do everything you need it to to preserve your cannabis. As you get more and more comfortable, you may choose to upgrade to a stash box, but it is by no means a requirement of enjoying your favorite plant.


Purchasing a Stash Box

Ready to pick up the perfect stash box? Most dispensaries carry containers and stash boxes, and some even carry cannabis-specific humidors. We recommend looking at your dispensary’s online menu first to see what they have available, but you can always check with your budtender on your next visit. While you’re there, you can pick up your marijuana flower too.

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Ohio and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.