Introduction: Preserve Your Questionable Substances

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Millions of dollars are spent each year by the US government to keep certain substances away from you. The paradox of it is that efforts to stop drug trafficking actually make the drugs themselves more valuable. As more of your tax dollars are sucked away, the traffickers wallets get fatter and fatter. All over substances that could be regulated, sold, and sin-taxed to help the economy.

This guide details the best way I have found to preserve your substances using nothing but the baggy it comes in.

Step 1: Obtain Bag of Questionable Substance

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I won't tell you how to obtain these mysterious and forbidden substances. Ask a local college student.

Step 2: Begin to Roll Bag

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You want to roll it as tight as you can, much like rolling a cigarette.

Step 3: Continue Rolling

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You want to keep as much air out of the bag as you can

Step 4: Begin Twisting the Bag

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When there is 2-3 inches left stop rolling with your left hand, but continue rolling with your right hand.

Step 5: Fold in Half

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Once you have completely twisted up the bag, fold it in half. It should sort of do this naturally.

Step 6: Tie the Two Corners

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Find the top two corners of the bag and tie them together with a regular overhand knot. You can stretch the plastic a little if they aren't long enough.

Step 7: Complete the Knot

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Now wrap the corners around the entire thing and tie another overhand knot to secure it.

Step 8: Marvel at Your Ingenuity

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This is by far the best way I have come up with to keep things fresh and moist for days. It will never come unrolled unless you untie it.


chalky (author)2008-09-05

drugs are bad!

mikeasaurus (author)chalky2008-09-05

That's a generalized statement, coffee is a drug and it's not all that bad. Depending on the drugs in question the real problem is moderation, too much of anything is bad news, we're not talking heroin or meth here we're talking marijuana. I'd like to see some data on the amount of deaths caused by weed. I'd also like to see a study on exactly how much you need to smoke before a giant oreo-peanut butter-maple syrup-banana-sandwich goes from an idea to a necessity.

chalky (author)mikeasaurus2008-09-05

A study presented at the annual meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists looked at different types of cannabis, including skunk and hash, also called resin. Psychiatrist Dr Marta Di Forti and colleagues compared cannabis use between 112 patients who had experienced their first psychotic episode, and 75 healthy people acting as controls. Those with psychosis were twice as likely to have used cannabis for longer, three times more likely to have used it every day and 18 times more likely to use skunk than those who used hash. Both groups of people were from south east London. Skunk has higher concentrations of the active ingredient delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - which is linked to psychosis - than hash. Dr Di Forti said: "Of those people coming to us with first episode psychosis, more than 80% had used skunk. "Among those acting as controls, 76% had used hash. "My message is that people who develop first episode psychosis are significantly more likely to use skunk than hash. "It's like when you look at a bottle of vodka and a bottle of wine, the difference between the two apart from the taste is the percentage of alcohol in them. "One is much stronger or potent than the other and it's exactly the same with cannabis." Cannabis is currently class C but Home Secretary Jacqui Smith wants it to be reclassified to class B from early 2009. The move from class C means the maximum prison sentence for possessing cannabis increases from two years to five years. Cannabis was downgraded to class B in 2004 but the more widespread use of stronger skunk prompted a backlash. we are not talking of direct deaths here but we are talking about people frying there brains and then going out and killing innocent people! i think you need to think about what your saying and maybe grow up a bit pal,theres kids who use this site and your coming on here and saying weeds ok???

deathsmileyinc (author)chalky2011-08-09

killing people. wtf. do you think that really happened??? it never happened in amsterdam even tough there are thousands of drug tourists here every day. maybe that weed was spiked with PCP

im not possitive on thiss on thiss one but i think firearms are banned in germany im not anti pot just throwin it out there

Biopyro (author)chalky2008-09-06

This was actually very informative. Thanks. CANNABIS IS A GATEWAY DRUG! It is often smoked in "spliffs with tobacco, and as such can lead to a powerful niccotine addiction, which is far more dangerous. If alcohol were discovered tommorow, it would immeadiately be classed as a class A or B drug. It is many times more dangerous than weed, both indirectly (behaviour) and directly (health effects). However, in moderation both of these drugs are actually very "safe". I have never used cannabis, but I strongly believe people should be allowed to make their own choices in regards to such "safe" drugs, and even to do so in a controlled environment without fear of retribution. I would reccomend that anyone who does wish to try cannabis does so by ingestion, not inhalation, and not as a result of peer pressure. In response to those flagging this, there are many worse instructables, and thousands of things worse on the net. The internet is not a safe place for you children, and even up to age 18 it can be hard to have formed a strong moral backbone. It is hardly suitable to be explaining to 12yo children how to have sex or use a condom, but these are not the target audience. A little thought is necessary to stop us descending in to the health and saftey ruled "nanny state" that much of the west has become

deathsmileyinc (author)Biopyro2011-08-09

weed is not a gateway drug, people that like to rebel however will smoke weed first, when they get bored and want to rebel some more they start taking heavier drugs.

pocdragon (author)Biopyro2009-09-05

i been a weed toker for a long while i dislike ciggarrets and have no desie to smoke them somtimes i spliff my joints or blunts, but thats only because i dont have enough weed to fill the rest of it i do not have a nicotine addiction, i think tobbacco in any form is a disgusting and expensive habbit weed is not a gate way drug crack is wack indeed to weed

guerrilla (author)chalky2010-01-15

 This is obviously about people that ALREADY suffer from psychosis.  Says so in the second freakin sentence.

chalky (author)guerrilla2011-03-29

Can you actually put words and sentences into understandable media or do you suffer from some kind of learning difficulties? Just where does is state that the people already had psychosis before they used cannabis? This was a report on CANNABIS  users only!
I dont know how your brain is interpreting what your actually reading but i think your getting slightly mixed up somewhere along the line.
Maybe i should have added some simple pictures or diagrams for your infant orientated mind to grasp.
Maybe you should re-read the third line here-
"colleagues compared cannabis use between 112 patients who had experienced their first psychotic episode"
The key words your searching for are 'cannabis' & 'use'
Either you should concentrate more at school or if you have left school you should ask a friend to help you out with your reading.

guerrilla (author)chalky2011-03-29

These were people with psychosis. They were studying the use of cannabis among users that already suffering from psychosis

"112 patients who had experienced their first psychotic episode"

"who HAD." past tense, dumbass.

chalky (author)guerrilla2011-03-30

I was involved with the survey you knob.ALL the people tested were users of cannabis.
Why on earth would they do a survey about cannabis and not use people who use cannabis lol.
Are you really a guerilla or just a freaking monkey?
go back to sleep you tool.

Three times now its taken me to try and get you to understand a simple fact.
Do they not have a tutor in your zoo?

guerrilla (author)chalky2011-03-30

You weren't involved in anything.

You are a troll! The study is irrelevant to the discussion. Your assertion that people are going out and killing innocent people because they are under the influence of marijuana is absolutely ridiculous.

pocdragon (author)chalky2009-09-05

noone has ever died from consuming weed

chalky (author)pocdragon2009-09-08

who's noone lol:)

stengah (author)chalky2009-06-29

You need to learn a bit about scientific referencing - as this is a classic example of how facts and extracted and meshed-up solemnly to conveniently promote a personal statement that is COMPLETELY and UTTERLY far fetched:

"but we are talking about people frying there brains and then going out and killing innocent people!" (in case anybody is in doubt)

I am stunned that nobody has flagged you for putting forward such a ridiculous and stupidifying end argument. Also, the 'on the surface' factual context you put forward is - to put it mildly - constructed. In fact your sources seem to be copy/pasted simply to fit into your line of thought.

One can only guess what you are referring to by your last appallingly statement - and respond accordingly: When dealing with psychological issues or illnesses things are a TINY bit more complex than you'd obviously like to believe.

All drugs - whether coffee, cigarettes, alcohol or cannabis should be used with care. If you are afrid of drugs - don't use them. If your are not - use the with respect and respect others as well. Honestly, you should spend you energy making it less easy to get hold of the guns used for murders as you do seem to care about your fellow man.

Here are a few facts for you - let me know if you need specific references for documentation:

Cannabis is used to treat and put relief to cancer patients.

Cannabis / marijuana was used and recommended as a medical plant long before the infamous Marijuana Tax Act was passed in 1937?

The Marijuana Tax Act was promoted by CIA and yellow press propaganda - and passed despite leading Dr. William C. Woodward, Legislative Council of the American Medical Association deemed the act an act of absurdity given the beneficial medical qualities of the plant.

Some of the cannbinoids contained in THC (TetraHydraCannabinol) have been identified to to act as carriers for serotonin(e). The active chemical contained in antidepressives such as Prozac.

Here are some further facts for those who actually care to check the annual causes of death in the US :

Please notice: marijunana is NOT listed.

killachains82 (author)chalky2009-05-27

please, for everyone's sake, either be quiet, or show some real proof that weed is dangerous

ntsweet07 (author)chalky2008-12-19

Can I ask a favor?? Could you show me where you got this study...because marijuana doesn't make people get angry and kill other people. And also I haven't seen a comment on here yet that said weed is ok to smoke. Someone needs to watch where they find their information because its FALSE!!

N256 (author)chalky2008-09-05

"Each day, more than 30 million Americans take an NSAID for quick, easy pain relief from common ailments like headaches and arthritis. Because these drugs are easily accessible and can be very effective, there is a misperception out there that they have no risks," said Byron Cryer, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. "In reality, there are serious side effects associated with inappropriate use that patients need to recognize." NSAIDs, including the pain medications aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, are one of the leading causes of stomach ulcers and have been associated with side effects ranging from stomach upset to stomach bleeding, which can be life threatening. In fact, NSAID use leads to more than 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths each year in the United States. Illegalize NSAID!

pinto505 (author)N2562008-09-08

i was given naproxen as a teenager well 12 and 13 by my doctor, for migraines and now have ulcers, It sucked real bad not knowing why my back hurt so bad and the doctor didn't believe me.

mikeasaurus (author)chalky2008-09-05

And you need to lighten up. I haven't condoned anything so maybe you need to reread the comment.

As for people having phycotic episodes and killing people, well psychos really only need a trigger to act. In this case you've put the two together and made them into the devil, which I agree is a trigger and bad things will happen, but that's no different than me putting a baby and a gun in a cage and seeing what's happened. So research is something of a subjective science as you can make it say almost anything.

As for the end of your comment, I take some offense to the assumptions you've made. Actually your entire reply is way more inappropriate than mine, if you had something serious to say about a rather benign comment I made perhaps the best way is to just send me a message and keep it off the comment section of this instructable. You obviously take offense to drugs, so if you feel that strongly about it maybe next time just pass on reading an commenting on stuff like this in the future, I'm open to discuss this if you like just keep it to an email and not here.

Incidentally, I think there's a higher risk in consuming the sandwich I mentioned than drugs. I'm no scientist but I'm pretty sure heart failure is somewhere between deaths from cigarettes and deaths from car crashes.

chalky (author)mikeasaurus2008-09-08

Actually i owe you an apology mikeasaurus,when i first saw your comment i was under the impression that you were the 'actual' poster of this instructable! so i got it wrong mate and i apologise,sorry. regards sean.

johnson_steve (author)chalky2008-09-05

Wow dude, You need to just chill out and smoke a bowl or something.

pyro13 (author)johnson_steve2008-09-07

I agree haha

sourcemaster4 (author)chalky2008-09-06

Yeah man, roll something up and just take a minute. Its over reactive to say that this site is telling children its ok to smoke weed. First of all, Instructables is "family friendly" in the sense that many of its projects are kid friendly and can be done as fun crafts with families. It is important to point out that this does not mean children are, or should be for that matter, browsing through the Explore pages. Many of the projects on this site involve dangerous tools, materials or other factors that no one would ever recommend to children. I don't really expect anyone younger than 12 or 13 to be interested in a site like this, and while that is a young age, it is old enough to know what is right and what is wrong to do. The users of this site do not have to be responsible for what the readers do with the information posted here, the parents of these "kids who use this site" should be aware enough of their childrens' actions to prevent them from either reading or doing inappropriate things. Frankly, the world is run by adults. Adults can break the law, adults can do drugs, and adults can even tell kids about doing drugs. It is up to the parents and guardians of the youth to raise their children properly, its not up to all the other adults to worry about what they say because children might hear. However, it is good to see that you did research and cared about the point you were making in your comment, these types of observations and opinions are what makes Instructables constructive.

Weissensteinburg (author)chalky2008-09-05

I'm not condoning, nor condemning the use of it, but simply pointing out that you must not realize how widespread the usage really is. A ridiculous percent of people have at least tried it, if not actively used it. I really don't think you can pull real conclusions by finding that a large percent of those with psychosis have used it.

nobody ever died from cannabis, there are more death causes by asprin, caffeine or even coconuts falling from trees

pickford78 (author)mikeasaurus2008-09-18

Ya. this is what the study was.

russian5 (author)chalky2009-05-02

I agree. But marijuana is NOT a drug. It is an herb with wonderful healing and stress alleviating properties.

tippmannphreak (author)russian52009-12-10


A drug is anything that alters your body.

You just said a double negative. If it has healing properties than it IS a drug.

I think you mean "Pot isn't a narcotic"

...which it is...

food alters your body because you get fat when you eat to much

All narcotics come from the opium poppy. As maryjane does not come from the opium poppy, it is not a narcotic.

chalky (author)micromuffin2010-04-10

All narcotics come from the opium poppy.???????? are you like just a kid or a you like really thick???
come on mate just google narcotic before you come steaming in posting stupid stuff and making yourself look thick!

animed (author)chalky2010-08-07

The term narcotic (pronounced /nɑrˈkɒtɨk/) strictly refers (medically) to any psychoactive compound with morphine-like effects (see Opiate). Word have more than one meaning. dipshit. Before narcotic became a bad word, it's had a more specific meaning.

Then you call food a drug too. lets make it illegal! stupid fat people.(sarcasm)

chalky (author)Vulcanator2010-02-04

But foods not a narcotic though>If i was you id stop right there because your now starting to sound a little bit silly mate.

leather (author)chalky2009-07-05

I believe Its safer to smoke marijuana than to drink alcohol. Honestly if you think about it how many people have ever overdosed on marijuana, or went on a killing spree because they were high. It just doesn't happen and if it does why hasn't it been published. People die more often because of a drunk driver, or from alcohol poisoning. So on that note. Marijuana is a drug but so is Cigarettes, and Alcohol beverages,or anything that has caffeine in it. Its all a drug and I'm sure You've eaten a candy bar or drank a soda. But that's just my Opinion.

recyclebin (author)leather2011-05-15

look up marijuana on wikipedia. theres a nice chart that compares it with other stuff and it has one of the lowest risks for addiction and physical harm rateings on the chart

downgrade (author)chalky2008-09-10

You are bad

chalky (author)downgrade2008-09-11

thank you Michael Jackson heeeeeeeeeeee hee shamone!

theforbiden (author)chalky2011-03-28

If you are so anti weed then why are you even on this page??

downgrade (author)theforbiden2011-03-28

There are a lot of ways to point out how bad your comment was.
I don't see how either of the people you replied to said they were anti weed is my main point.

burdockwing (author)chalky2011-01-20

marijuana has helped everyone and you don't even know what you're talking about! it has been proven to do less harm then every last type of alcohol!!

Vulcanator (author)chalky2010-02-04
Marijuana users has been subjected to a lot of bogus myths over the years an more often that not the people purporting these myths, themselves indulge in Alcohol and/or Tobacco, so who are they to judge?!?! We are not drug abusers but quite the contrary we are contributing members of society, intellectuals, artists that dabble in the use of marijuana to free our inner creativity and to relax. You might drink alcohol an act arrogant as a way of relaxing, we smoke a spliff, mellow out an eat a bag of chips as a way of relaxing.

Marijuana MYTH: Marijuana is highly addictive. Long Term marijuana users esperience physical dependence and withdrawal, and often need professional drug treatment to break marijuana habits.

FACT: Fact is that most people who smoke marijuana smoke it only occasionally. A small minority of Americans – less than 1 per cent smoke marijuana on a daily basis and even a smaller minority develop a dependence on marijuana. Some people who smoke marijuana heavily and frequently stop without difficulty. Others seek help from drug treatment professionals. Marijuana does not cause physical dependence. If people experience withdrawal symptoms at all, they are remarkably mild.

pyra_builder_1337 (author)chalky2009-12-08

i agree 100%
but marajuana is a plant

So is the coca know...cocaine???

lancer (author)tippmannphreak2010-01-10

you know they process that with gasoline right?

chalky (author)tippmannphreak2009-12-15

yeah lol and while we are on it what about the opium poppy you tool??

ps/aimed at pyra-builder not tippmannphreak

corey_caffeine (author)chalky2008-09-22


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