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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Safety first with smart cannabis storage

Entrepreneur Skip Stone locks it up with Stashlogix

By Rob Mejia EVERCANNABIS Correspondent

Skip Stone lives in Colorado, the first state to legalize and begin sales of adult-use cannabis.

Similar to many legal cannabis users, Skip has a full, active life that includes a family with small children and a pet. He is an engineer by trade and likes to problem solve. This is what led him to a cannabis solution.

Stone spotted a simple common problem when using cannabis. He would bring some home from a legal dispensary and then transfer the product into a glass jar or similar container. But he worried about what would happen if his kids or a curious pet happened upon the product.

So, as a responsible adult user, Stone set out to solve this problem. His goal was to create a portable and discreet “stash box” that locked easily, eliminated smells, and organized multiple products. The result was StashLogix.

Like any entrepreneur with a strong idea and a unique product, Stone needed funding to scale operations. He took his prototypes to a cannabis funding event in Boulder called CanopyBoulder. Investors embraced the potential of a cannabis storage box company and gave Stone his initial funding.

Stone created multiple-sized storage boxes with rubber gaskets to eliminate odor; attractive outer packaging so the cases resemble high-end handbags or shave kits; and an ingenious locking mechanism that uses the open ends of the zipper to lock the boxes with a simple 3-digit code.

Along with storage bags and cases, StashLogix sells accessories to further protect and maintain a cannabis collection, including pipe cleaners, odor-absorbing packs and stash jars in a variety of materials (bamboo, glass, aluminum and hemp-based plastic).

There have been challenges along the way for this start-up. In 2017, Customs and Border Protection confiscated 1,000 StashLogix products in California, saying that they were designed to hold and conceal drugs.

Of course, any lockable storage box could be used to secure various legal pharmacy products. Stone appealed the ruling and won, getting his seized product back after almost 2 years in February 2019.

Today, StashLogix is recognized as a reputable, reliable storage product that helps responsible cannabis users keep their products away from children and pets. His products are available at dozens of retailers, many in Canada, as well as online at StashLogix.com.

Rob Mejia is president of Our Community Harvest: A Cannabis Education Company; he tweets at @OurComHarvest. Rob lives in New Jersey and spends his free time cooking, playing tennis, and repairing an old house.

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