Stash Box Innovation: Lokkboxx Review

Welcome to the Higher Learning LV Lifestyle series, where some of the most impressive consumer brands from the cannabis and hemp industries are reviewed. In this installment, we check out the innovative new marijuana humidor cum stash box from Lokkboxx in San Francisco.

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Gone are the days of storing one's cannabis stash in a crumpled shoe box hidden in a dusty drawer or closet.


Every now and then, true innovation comes to the cannabis industry in the form of a product or service never before seen. San Francisco-based Lokkboxx has taken the concept of a traditional cigar humidor and completely redesigned it for cannabis. The new company has combined the advantages of humidity control with a modern appeal for a culture enamored by beautiful buds.


The company claims that its unique maple wood-clad product prevents the degradation of stored cannabis, including maintaining its freshness, taste, and potency. For cannabis connoisseurs, these qualities are paramount to a top shelf smoking or vaping experience.


"The unique maple wood-clad Lokkboxx prevents the degradation of stored cannabis, including maintaining its freshness, taste, and potency."

Lokkboxx states that it is the freshest way to store and consume cannabis—especially in social settings or when entertaining. But this is Higher Learning LV. We're in the business of educating and training cannabis industry professionals. So what, exactly, is responsible for the freshness delivered by this dramatically designed stash box?


Hydrobeads to the Rescue

The trick to the Lokkboxx is humidity control. And the secret to humidity control—at least in the case of this particular stash box—is something the company calls hydrobeads. These small transparent balls, when soaked in water, significantly expand in size. Longer soak periods result in larger beads, which provide longer humidification services to your precious buds.

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Once soaked and of recommended size, the hydrobeads provide optimal humidity control for up to 18 grams of cannabis buds for about one week. To rehydrate the balls, simply apply a bit of distilled or reverse osmosis water to them and they'll grow again.


The food safe hydrobeads slowly release humidity into the air as time passes and they shrink. This humid air is transported throughout the individual storage chambers in the stash box via a hidden channel. Each of the five storage and display chambers holds about an eighth of loose-leaf weed (3.5 grams) if it is whole bud and roughly a gram of ground flower. The company reports that the glass domes, made from durable borosilicate, can withstand a 20-inch drop onto concrete.


"Utilizing hydrobeads provides a convenient and cheaper way to manage humidity," states the company, noting that the device prevents the need to repeatedly purchase hydropacks.

"Utilizing hydrobeads provides a convenient and cheaper way to manage humidity," states the company, noting that the device prevents the need to repeatedly purchase hydropacks, an expensive approach in the long run. The company provides customers with a supply of hydrobeads sufficient to operate the device for approximately two years.


Water Type Determines Humidity

Interestingly, Lokkboxx customers get a lesson in water dynamics. The company notes that distilled water results in a higher rate of evaporation and humidity than tap water. "Tap water in San Francisco has been noted to provide about 55 percent humidity, while premium distilled water got us up to 75 percent."


"One way of maintaining the strength of your weed is to store it well," states the company on its website. "With Lokkboxx as your dedicated platform, storing precious cannabis strains becomes an effortless task."

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Transparent Storage for Ganja Voyeurs

Beyond precision humidity control, the goal of the Lokkboxx is to satisfy the lust of ganja voyeurs. Especially for those who home grow, this stash box provides an opportunity to transform a cannabis consumer's otherwise meh coffee table or kitchen island into a vibrant showcase of their most impressive flowers.


The company compares its role to that of plating in a fine restaurant, noting the value of aesthetic appeal. "Whether you are hosting a get together or selling to dispensaries, presentation counts," says the company. Lokkboxx emphasizes showy aesthetics by bundling a magnifier card to help customers get up close and personal with their marijuana buds on display.


"Lokkboxx compares its role to that of plating in a fine restaurant, noting the value of aesthetic appeal."

With attributes like accurate humidity control and museum-level presentation of your precious cannabis samples, the Lokkboxx offers solid value. Priced at $215, it is most certainly a conversation starter and a great way to show off your marijuana nugs while simultaneously preserving their potency and freshness.


Q&A with Lokkboxx Founder Timothy Tan


Higher Learning LV: "What attracted you, personally, to cannabis and the cannabis lifestyle?"


Timothy Tan: "I'm an insomniac and I work in a creative field. Cannabis has provided me with spurts of creativity and energy, but also peace and calm when needed. It has changed my lifestyle significantly. I've met many new friends within the cannabis space, all of whom have been very encouraging."

Image courtesy Lokkboxx


HLLV: "What inspired you to design and develop the Lokkboxx, arguably one of the most unique cannabis products on the market?"


TT: "Since the legalization of cannabis for adult use in California in 2016, we felt the culture of 'stashing' was no longer relevant. Instead, we decided to embrace a new age of curation, sharing, and education. Our goal is to help drive the emerging cannabis market in the direction we feel appropriate."


HLLV: "What is the biggest compliment you receive about the Lokkboxx?"


TT: "Recently, a customer told us that 'Lokkboxx has added a new dimension to the process of getting high.' He truly embraced the nurturing factor that Lokkboxx encourages."


HLLV: "What does the future hold for Lokkboxx?"


TT: "For us, it's all about addressing the needs of our customers while keeping up with fast-evolving market demands. We're currently working on some new skews that will continue to maintain our values of curation, education, and presentation. Stay tuned for more from Lokkboxx!"


Learn more about Lokkboxx.


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