Stori, the weed stash box that won 6 international design awards
The legalization of cannabis in Canada marked a new era of experimentation and discovery for us. No longer were we limited to just a few strains, but now had a world of options to explore.
This also meant we said adios to the days of roughing it with zip-lock bags and makeshift storage solutions like mason jars. However, we quickly noticed that with the influx of these new products came a major problem - excessive plastic packaging that not only created clutter at home, but was also far from ideal for long-term storage. It was time for a fresh change.
At Stori, we set out on a mission to fight cannabis stigma with beauty, function and design. For generations, the stigma that came with consuming cannabis forced people to use these primitive storage methods and hide their cannabis away in old gift set boxes or pencil cases. We believe that people should store your herbs like they store their wine, with respect and in style. Gone are the days that people should have to store their products out of sight in their sock drawers because they don’t want others to know they consume cannabis.
Designed with purpose
At Stori, we have a mission to revolutionize the way people experience and manage their cannabis products. We understand that traditional stash boxes and paraphernalia products can often carry a negative stigma and lack the modern design and functionality that today's cannabis users deserve. That's why we set out to create something truly unique, a product that goes beyond a simple weed stash box.
Our goal was to design an ideal experience for the cannabis user, one that not only meets their practical needs for storing and organizing their products, but also elevates the overall aesthetic and experience of using cannabis. We wanted to create a product that would seamlessly integrate into your daily routine and reflect your personal style and taste.
To achieve this, we put a great deal of thought and care into the design of Stori and Stori App. From its sleek and modern interface to its innovative features and functions, we wanted to create an experience that was not only convenient, but also enjoyable and easy to use.
With Stori, you can say goodbye to the traditional wooden stash boxes and hello to a product that is specifically designed for the modern cannabis user.
The story behind the Stori case
Stori's case is a truly remarkable combination of form and function, designed to elevate the cannabis experience for users. Its sleek matte texture offers a sophisticated and stylish look, making it a beautiful addition to any home or on-the-go setup. The case's airtight lid not only helps to maintain product freshness, but it also helps to contain any odors, ensuring that your strains stay fresh and fragrant for longer.
One of the standout features of Stori's case is its versatile lid, which doubles as a rolling tray. This allows you to easily roll your products, no matter where you are, without the need for additional equipment or accessories. And, with its child-resistant locking mechanism, you can feel confident that your products will always be kept safe and secure, even in the hands of curious children.
What sets Stori apart from other cannabis storage solutions is its focus on style and functionality, without the added stigma of a lock. We understand that traditional stash boxes and paraphernalia products can often carry a negative stigma, and that's why we set out to create something truly unique and modern. With Stori, you can experience the benefits of safe and secure storage, without sacrificing style or functionality.
We purposely did not include a combination lock
At Stori, we believe that it's time to break free from the stigma surrounding cannabis and create a new, more positive and inclusive narrative. That's why, when it comes to the design of our products, we strive to strike a balance between safety and style, while avoiding features that could further contribute to negative stereotypes.
One of the key decisions we made was to omit a combination lock on the Stori case. Despite the fact that all Stori pods and tubes, as well as the case itself, are child-resistant, we believe that adding a lock would only reinforce the negative image of cannabis as a dangerous or illicit substance. Instead, we prefer to take a more open and transparent approach, encouraging parents to educate their children about the safe and responsible use of cannabis products.
We believe that cannabis products deserve to be treated no differently than prescription drugs or alcoholic beverages. After all, these products are widely available and widely used, yet they don't come with the same level of stigma or security measures as cannabis. At Stori, we believe that it's time to change this, and that's why we've designed our products to be accessible, user-friendly, and stylish.
We believe that Stori represents a new chapter in the history of cannabis storage and management. By breaking free from traditional stereotypes and embracing a more positive and inclusive approach, we're helping to build a brighter future for cannabis and its users.
Cracking the case on weed storage
Inside the Stori case, you’ll find 6 smell proof Stori pods, 6 smell proof Stori tubes, and a compartment for accessories like papers, grinders, or vapes.
Stori Pods and Stori Tubes are crafted from FDA-approved, food-grade aluminum to preserve the taste of your products, whether they be flowers or edibles. Aluminum was chosen for its durability, lightness, its ability to protect the contents from light, and sustainability. A large proportion of aluminum ever produced is still in use today, making it a more environmentally friendly option compared to some other materials we considered. We choose to stay away from greenwashed alternatives like wheat straw plastic, which can actually be more harmful to the environment than petroleum-based plastic when the entire life cycle, from production to disposal, is taken into account.
The Stori Pods can fit just over 7.5 grams of flower - that’s 45 grams (over 1 ounce) across all 6 Stori Pods. Fill your Stori Pods with different strains or separate your favourite strain across all 6 Pods. This will leave your products fresh longer as you will be able to minimize the amount of air being let in. The Stori case comes with six storage pods. Each pod stores up to seven grams (about ¼ ounce) of cannabis. The tubes are designed to hold pre-rolls.
We also knew we had to help consumers with controlling humidity by building a humidor stash box. Wooden boxes that were cigar humidors can are not recommended for storing cannabis because they're typically made of cedar wood, which can have a negative impact on the flavor and aroma of the buds. In addition, cigar humidors are designed to maintain a high level of humidity, which is important for cigars, but not necessarily for cannabis. Cannabis plants prefer a relatively low humidity level, typically around 59% relative humidity, to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Inside of the color-coded lids of each Stori pod is a little place to insert a size 1 Boveda pack. Simply popping in the pack turns each Stori pod into its own little humidor innovation, helping you to prevent your green from going stale and to preserve it in the pristine state the grower left it in.The Boveda pack manages the humidity without your help. It lays down a monolayer of purified water on top of your cannabis flowers. This layer protects and preserves the terpenes and their potency, preventing them from evaporating. The pack keeps relative humidity at an appropriate level and generally works for months.
Keeping track of your cannabis products
We at Stori understand that navigating the world of cannabis can be a challenging and confusing experience, especially with the vast array of products available. That's why we developed the Stori app, to make it easier for you to manage and keep track of your cannabis products.
The free mobile app allows you to keep a record of all your products, read reviews, get recommendations, and even rate your favorite strains. We understand that everyone's cannabis experience is personal, and that the effects of different products can vary greatly from person to person depending on factors such as dose, metabolism, and consumption environment.
We noticed that the retail packaging of cannabis products often lacked information about effects, and keeping track of everything on post-it notes can quickly become messy and confusing. That's why we created Stori, a one-stop-shop for all your cannabis needs.
Not only does Stori help you organize and keep track of your strains and their effects on you, but it also offers a visually appealing and safe place to store your stash. We wanted to make sure that not only was it easy to use, but it also looked great on display.
Download the app today and start tracking your strains and their effects on you.
Whats with all the colors
Say goodbye to the days of unknown or mislabeled cannabis products in your stash box. With Stori's color-coded pods and tubes, you can effortlessly match your products and keep track of exactly what you're consuming, and when. No more guessing or relying on faulty memory, Stori makes it easy to stay organized and informed.
In addition to the color-coding system, you can use the Stori App to keep a record of your inventory and preferences. With this innovative tool, you'll never forget which strains you liked and which ones you didn't, and you'll be able to keep a detailed account of your cannabis journey. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a new user, Stori is the perfect companion to help you make the most of your cannabis experiences.
In April 2021, Stori had a historic moment in their journey as they won Gold at the 2021 MUSE Design Awards. This competition saw an immense turnout with almost 4,000 entries from various corners of the world, making it a highly competitive event. The win at the MUSE Design Awards was just the beginning as Stori went on to win five more awards in quick succession.
First, they won Bronze at the 2021 Clio Cannabis Awards, which is a renowned competition in the world of design and advertising. The award is a testament to Stori's creativity, innovation, and excellence in design.
Next, Stori won Silver at the 2021 IDA (International Design Awards), which is a recognition of the company's outstanding design work and its impact on the industry. The IDA is a globally recognized platform for designers, and winning a Silver award is a significant achievement for Stori.
Stori also won the 2021 Good Design Award, which is a highly coveted award in the design industry. This award is a recognition of the company's exceptional design work and its commitment to excellence.
Moreover, in addition to these five awards, Stori was also honored with an Honorable Mention at the 2021 LOOP Design Awards. This recognition is a testament to the company's commitment to innovation and design, and the team is proud of their achievement in this highly competitive field. The LOOP Design Awards are known for recognizing and celebrating design that pushes the boundaries and breaks new ground, and Stori's inclusion in this group of award-winning designs is a testament to their innovative work.
The crowning achievement came when Stori App won the prestigious Red Dot Award in the brand & communication category. The Red Dot Award is widely regarded as one of the most significant awards in the world of design and communication, and winning this award is a huge accomplishment for Stori.
The team at Stori is still in disbelief that we've won not one, not two, but six international design awards. We feel humbled and grateful to the design community for recognizing their passion and hard work. We never imagined that our modest goal of creating a cannabis accessory, such as a weed stash box, in the highly stigmatized cannabis industry, would result in such widespread recognition. We pinch ourselves every day just to make sure it's real, and we are grateful for the support and recognition we've received from the design community for the innovation.
Read more about our Co-Founder, Karina here.
Out of the stone age, into the stoned age.
No more hiding, it's time to show off your weed stash box and unstash your stash in style!
Tell your Stori
Do you still have your old weed storage solution as a keepsake ? If so, we would love to see it! At Stori, we are passionate about revolutionizing the world of weed storage, and we believe that sharing your story can help inspire and inform others. By showing the before and after of your stash box journey, you can help us demonstrate the true impact that Stori can have on your cannabis experience.
Whether you had a simple baggie, a wooden stash box, a humidor, and old gift set box or something else entirely, we want to see it and all the other paraphernalia. Share your story with us on Instagram at @itsyourstori. Show us the old solution that you've outgrown or replaced, and then show us how you're using Stori to store, display, and enjoy your cannabis today. By doing so, you'll not only help spread the word about Stori, but you'll also help others understand the importance of having a safe, secure, and stylish solution for storing and displaying their cannabis.