So let’s say you’ve just gone to your dispensary and emerged with a fresh bundle of green goodness. You put it in your car, take it to your house, and use it when and where you please. By now, you’ve probably noticed the pungent aroma that seems to be infiltrating your personal space. Maybe you like it – or maybe you’d prefer it wasn’t everywhere you went. So now you need a way to store it.
Even if you don’t mind the smell, you’re going to want proper storage for your marijuana; when not properly stored, it can lose potency over time. Don’t worry! I have your solution: I’m here to help you find the best airtight containers for weed, to keep your cannabis safe, and your space smelling fresh and clean!
There are a few things you might want to think about when finding the best weed storage containers for your needs. Mildew and mold thrive on cannabis at 25°-30℃ (77°-86℉) so keep it cooler than that. You want to keep your weed fresh, and the enemies of freshness are oxygen, light, heat, and excess moisture. Too much moisture can make for moldy marijuana. However, a little moisture is good; the ideal RH (relative humidity) for weed storage is 55%-62%. This range will retain the highest cannabinoid and terpene content in your bud, and can even help revive dry cannabis. Consider storage with humidity control.
Note whether the sun’s UV rays can reach your bud through the container – UV rays are harmful, and will degrade your THC into CBN over time, which will mostly just make you sleepy instead of high. If your storage is see-through, keep it somewhere dark, like a cupboard or drawer. The best marijuana containers will also be durable and long-lasting, to keep the smell in over long periods of time – not just a few hours. It is best to separate your strains, because some strains can affect the taste of others when stored together.
The best stash jars or bags are airtight. This helps prevent smells from escaping, and excess water from entering your stash. Too much air can also cause your bud to degrade faster (though too little air stifles humidity control).
Also consider your personal preferences – do you want your storage to be stylish, discreet, big, small, or with multiple compartments? After all, if it’s the best container for weed, it doesn’t have to be drab.
There are several ways to store weed, and who says you have to choose? You can use all of them, if you’d like. There are stylish carrying bags, containers, jars, and boxes. If you’re broke, you could try mason jars (vacuum seal for extra freshness), or you can wrap your ganja in parchment paper and then place it in tupperware. Remember, though, that plastic is better for short-term storage, and is not the ideal choice because it is a bit harmful to buds over time.
As many options as there are, you shouldn’t just go willy-nilly storing your stash in anything that closes. Although widely used, regular zip-lock bags don’t hold the smell in well, and definitely not over time. They also have static that will pull off your precious trichomes. Envelopes are also a big no-no. Sticking your weed in the freezer will make it dry and brittle, making the trichomes break off and leaving your cannabis tasteless, and the conditions inside a refrigerator fluctuate too much and increase the chances of mold and mildew. Tin cans will let in too much oxygen, dry out your bud, and degrade your THC over time. Adding fruit to your storage for extra moisture may sound smart and tasty, but it will make too much moisture, which will cause your weed to mold. Storing it above an appliance that produces heat means that the heat will ruin your bud. You’re gonna’ want to keep these things in mind.
Overwhelmed? No worries! Assuming you’ve got a bit of cash, I’m going to give you a nice list of options, so you can find your best container to store weed in right now! Consider me your online mall map.
Who says stoners aren’t fashionable? Flaunt your style, but not your stash with these cool carrying bags! They can be cute and girly, elegant, or pretty hardcore. It’s all about taste! And even better, you can take your weed with you!
Perfect for the trendsetting fashionista who wants to be fabulous, yet discreet. These bags are crafted with Aroma-Bloc™ technology and have hidden compartments. Some come with containers and a dust bag, and all of them come with a certificate of authenticity.
This is subtlety at its finest! Anonymous Bags would make me feel like an international spy with these babies. They’re fully in compliance with CO MED regulations, and are equipped with a lock, pocket, and foam organizer. Very professional.
Slick and stylish, I like to imagine Frank Sinatra strolling around with his Black Rock bag or case. The main word that comes to my mind when I look at these is classy.
These bags are so adorable, I have to restrain myself from buying one right now! They’re cute, small, affordable, and made to stash weed! It’s every girl’s dream, right? Someone hide my money from me so I don’t buy them all!
Ok, so, this is not a bag, but it’s really cool! It’s an airtight, childproof and waterproof box with just enough room to hold your rolled goods. So if all of these bags are too much for you, and you just want something small, portable and uncomplicated, this little pocket stash box is for you. If you can carry a smartphone, you can carry this.
When I saw Stash Logix, I thought to myself, “Now, these people know how to stash!” Their bags have adjustable dividers for multiple compartments, elastic hold-down straps, OdorPax, a journal, a pen, and a charging port! Try saying all of that in one breath.
Want to stick with good ol’ classic Amazon? try these bags on for size:
It’s durable, inconspicuous, and has an activated carbon lining that claims to keep in 99.9% of odors. If you’re familiar with cannabis smell, you know that’s quite the accomplishment.
This is the big brother of Loud’s Smell Proof Bag. It has all the same qualities and claims, with more compartments, and a lot more room.
A fancy box is perfect for the toker who really means business with their bud. The best weed boxes are humidity-controlled and airtight (these are called humidors). Since boxes are normally used for more long-term use, they should be made to preserve your cannabis well. They generally run on the pricey side, but if you have the cash, they’re worth every penny.
Keep in mind that it is a bad idea to store marijuana in a regular tobacco humidor. They’re normally made out of cedar wood, which can influence the flavor and smell of your buds. They also usually have propylene glycol sponges for humidity that will over-saturate your weed with moisture.
These humidors are perfect for the high-class professional toker. They come with glass jars, rewritable labels, a removable tray, zinc alloy grinder, pocket, and elastic straps for oil canisters. They’re also humidity-controlled and protected with combination locks. They’re sure to keep your weed and your reputation pristine.
With a more natural, simplistic feel, Cannador humidors vary from two-strain to six-strain holders, and can even be built with drawers or nooks! They each have a lock with two keys for safekeeping. This is the perfect storage to fit in with your home décor.
Want a humidor, but need more marijuana stored? Have no fear! The Cannaseur is here, with its huge 50-gram capacity! It’s made from sustainably-sourced, hand-picked mahogany or walnut for premium quality, and even comes with a hygrometer!
Feeling exotic? These humidors are made in Barcelona, and come in different colors and sizes, from pocket-sized, to a whopping 2,000 gram electronic cellar. Now that’s some serious stoner storage!
I got pretty stoked about these boxes. They come in a huge variety of designs, from classy and plain, to engraved, or even book boxes! I know you’ll have as much fun as I did browsing this selection.
Diskreshen has created a very discreet, yet good-looking box that you can also customize! It comes in a variety of colors and woods, and has an optional divider, so you can choose to use the whole box for strains, or you can separate strains from gear. It’s all up to you!
Live in the lap of luxury and pamper your weed by storing it in silver. That’s right – silver! I’ve never done this, so I don’t know what effect it has on marijuana, but you have to see these fancy shmancy boxes. You won’t regret it.
The question of which is the best jar for weed is highly up for debate – there are so many out there! And every stoner probably has their own opinion. Well, I’m here to settle this once and for all. Ready? Here’s the secret: the best jars for weed are the ones that suit your individual needs. Your glass weed jar in a cupboard might work just as well as your friend’s metal one on a shelf. In short, the best weed jars are the ones you like best. While a lot of brands mentioned elsewhere in this article do sell individual jars, here’s a list to help you choose your favorite!
I couldn’t pass up showing you these jars – they look so cool, and they’re super affordable! Most of them are glass, but there is also one for travel that protects from the sun. Check out these awesome designs!
Welcome to the supermarket of stashes. Here you can find jars and bottles of all kinds, for bud or concentrate, and there’s even more stuff than that! Have a look!
This one is airtight, waterproof, smell proof, and it’s wearable! Yep, it comes with a lanyard for your beautiful neck. You’re welcome.
Jars, jars, and more jars! That’s what you will find here! For everything from weed storage to seed storage, these people have you covered.
While these might look like your mama’s cooking pots, don’t let them fool you; they are high-quality, professional weed storage pots – they’re pot pots! They’re airtight, humidity-controlled, and made of food grade stainless steel.
Dope Turtle means business with these awesome jars. They’re UV-protected, airtight, and you get a suede bag with your purchase! Thanks, guys!
These are some of the most popular herb jars on the web. They’re airtight, block out UV rays, and claim to keep herbs fresh for 6 months!
Made in the USA, the Grumbler is not just a storage unit, but a grinder and pre-roll holder as well! Of course, this badboy is also airtight, water and impact resistant, and smell proof.
Perfect for the earth-friendly soul, these jars are made without plastic, and they’re BPA free and made with eco-friendly materials. They’re also smell-proof and sun-proof. They’re mason jars with a silicone koozie and a childproof, USA-made lid. As a bonus, you can order yours with a custom logo!
This is truly the Swiss Army knife of cannabis. It’s got a rolling paper dispenser, grinder, poke tool/screwdriver, wind guard/rolling tray, and compartments for a lighter, filter tips, 4 grams of herb and a pre-roll.
If you’re only in the mood to carry around a single pre-roll, and you don’t want a clunky container for it, Trip Longer has you covered. The Stash Tube is small, smell proof, and customizable! You can literally put this thing anywhere you can fit a pen.
Tightpac is a huge manufacturer of vacuum-sealed containers – and yes, they make bud jars, too. Their Tightvac is one of the most renowned cannabis containers out there, and they’ve made even more products since that one. Check them out!
Made out of bamboo, these containers are both natural and beautiful, with stunning designs on the lids. They’re also airtight, eco-friendly, and will protect your bud from the sun.
If you’re truly intent on keeping your ganja in plastic baggies, I can’t stop you. But I can recommend the best baggies for the job.
Here ya go! Bags made just for buds. These are specialty baggies that zip closed, come in different sizes, and were created specifically for marijuana storage. You’re welcome.
Loud has done it again! If you’re not really feeling the online shopping thing, these smellproof bags can be found at your local Kmart.
Feeling a little lost in this sea of options? No worries. Check out these stores that pack a lot of items in one place, to make you feel a little more at ease.
This place was definitely made for tokers. It’s got the basics of everything you need, from pipes and rigs to cleaning supplies. And of course, there is storage, too. Go ahead and take a good look around!
If you’re a classic, old-school, That 70’s Show-loving stoner, you are going to love Dab’s basement. There’s are lava lamp-shaped vapes, Angry Buds merch and more! There’s even a music player to provide you with cool cannabis shopping tunes!
This is a great place to get storage. It seems like they thought of everything. If you’re a commercial seller, check out their option to put your logo on their packaging!
I always think of my old rocker friends when I look at RYOT merch. It’s just so… cool. Everything they sell makes me want to whip out my old skateboard or go to a concert. Just sayin’.
This is such a trendy little shop. Everything, from the bags to the rolling papers, will make you feel like you’re totally in-style. All of your friends will want your stash and your accessories!
This place is pretty much a superstore. It’s the go-to place for everything, especially if you’re digging the vape scene. Their huge selection is bound to blow you away, and keep you flying high!
So, what happens if you find your perfect way to store weed, but it doesn’t have humidity control in it? No worries! Just try one of these two-way humidity packs to keep your cannabis fresh, without overdoing the moisture.
If you’ve been shopping around, you’ve probably noticed by now that a lot of cannabis storage items use these. Maybe because the more you use them, the longer they last!
These are great, inexpensive humidity packs. They come with a convenient little indicator tab to let you know when it’s time to change them out!
Man… writing this article has made me want to go shopping too! What setup would I use? Well, I think I’d go with some high-quality home storage and a travel bag, so I could have the best of both worlds. Looks like I’m gonna’ have to save up that cash!
No matter how you decide to store your marijuana, I hope this article has been helpful to you. Since the cannabis legalization trend started, there are so many great ways to keep your weed fresh that there really is no need to smoke dried-up old bud anymore. Keep it fresh, and happy toking!