It’s nobodies business what medicine your doctor prescribes for you. Why should cannabis be any different?
When Will Reason Prevail?
I live in a state where cannabis is illegal, so the need for a locking stash box may seem like a no-brainer but what if you live in a legal state? Does it make a difference if your state is medical, recreational or a combination of both? And what about traveling to another state?
I have discussed these issues in greater detail elsewhere but until the dust settles on our current political climate, I believe it is wise to protect yourself when you can. I’m not talking about storing up MRE’s, seeing a conspiracy in your bowl of cereal or hoarding gold bricks.
I’m only saying, while over half the states in the union have some form of legalized marijuana(and it seems to grow with each election cycle) it’s still a federal crime to possess even small amounts of the plant. Somewhere along the way it may become an afterthought but there are still places in this country where you can not purchase cold beer in excess of 3.2% alcohol by volume so I personally wouldn’t count on it.
The Path You Choose Is Yours
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Place to Purchase: Amazon.com
Pros: Sturdy, can be reset to your own combination, very spacious
Cons: Plastic, no memory for personalized combination, a tad on the heavy side
DependableFlame.com Rating: 9.5 out of 10
I originally purchased two of these and while I was initially disappointed by the Master Lock SafeSpace vault’s heft, its versatility more than makes up for the weight. It is largely made of plastic(you can read more about my opinion of plastic here) and yet as I’ll explain in a moment it’s pretty damn sturdy. The combination lock actually has dual features which when you consider the cost of this safe, I think make it an excellent choice assuming weight is not an issue for your specific application.
The combination lock not only fastens the safe shut but also has an inlet for the cable which, when not in use, forms securely along the outer spine of the safe. When employed, the cable lock allows the user to secure the safe similar to the way a bicycle cable lock functions.
You will also want to be careful to take note and memorize the combo if you change it from the factory setting as there is no way to reset it if you lose or forget your personalized combination. My advice would be to set it to something easy for you to remember.
I forgot the combination on the first one that I used so I unfortunately had to test just how secure this thing is. It’s not like I took it out and ran it over with a tank(I had contents inside that I didn’t want to damage if at all possible) but I tried everything I could not to destroy it and in the end peeled it open with the help of a drill and hand saw. It’s pretty tough and I would not be worried in the slightest about the Master Lock SafeSpace just popping open.
Place to Purchase: Rolling Paper Depot
Pros: Locks securely with a key required to open,
Cons: Very small
DependableFlame.com Rating: 9 out of 10
The Raw Lockable Vault may be my next purchase despite its small size. It is marketed as a companion piece for one of their grinders and that intrigues me because it would be nice to have a locking stash box that actually attached to your grinder. My hands are not what they used to be and I fumble and drop things more often than I’d like to admit.
I couldn’t find the dimensions of this vault listed anywhere. Judging by the aize of lock and the fact that it is marketed to attach directly to a grinder, I don’t think you are going to have much storage space in this vault but even if it only holds a few grams, it would still be very handy to fill up, lock and take with you for a weekend trip or a night out on the town.
It is also an aesthetically pleasing design and I believe would be more concealable than most, if not all, roomier personal safes. Price points will generally vary by brand and the Raw vault is a little toward the pricey side. However, it is a more stylish design that is also marketed in conjunction with other accessories that could lend this vault more value in the long run.
Do You Have a Favorite?
Do you have a favorite stash box or a clever hack for creating one? Maybe you’d like to share a story of a time that a hidey-hole came in handy for you or you’d have been a lot better off if you’d had one. Perhaps, yours is a cautionary tale and you’d like to scare us all straight? Doesn’t matter, I’ve heard it a thousand times and would love to discuss it here again.
We are living at an incredible time in history and if we’re wise then I believe we must start listening to each other and caring for each other and letting go of wive’s tales we were told as children and realize that just because we are afraid of something, that doesn’t mean our fear is justified. Maybe we need to consider why that fear is there in the first place.
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