How to child-proof your weed stash: 3 steps to peace of mind


While this curiosity of children is a wonderful thing, it can lead to them finding things that can be dangerous and unsafe for them to have access to—namely (in this case), your weed stash.

It’s hard to keep anything away from kids, and the fact that an increasing number of cannabis products are being made to look like popular candies certainly doesn’t help. But where there’s a will, there’s a way, and we’re here to help you find it.

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Here are three easy and effective ways to keep your weed stash secured from your children.

1. Smell-Proof Bags

The smell of cannabis can be quite strong, and this may cause your child to go looking for the source.

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Not only can smell-proof bags keep your stash hidden, but they also can prevent the smell of cannabis from being noticeable in your household, which is always a plus.

There are a variety of smell-proof weed bags to choose from online.

2. Safes

Safes are a reliable way to secure any valuable items, including your weed stash. Putting your stash in a smell-proof bag and then in the safe is a good way to keep the smell hidden and your stash secured.

Safes are a great option because a child would have a difficult time getting any safe open if secured properly. Plus, a discreet safe stored in an out-of-the-way spot will provide little allure for a child’s curiosity.

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Not sure you’ve got the space? There are many different kinds of safes to choose from, such as chest safes, floor safes, file safes, and more. You’re sure to find one that will fit in whatever free unused nooks you have in your home.

3. Child-Proof Packaging

Another good option for storing cannabis is any kind of child-resistant packaging and boxes.

These not only are discrete, but they keep your child out and away from your weed stash. They are specifically designed to be nearly impossible for children to get into, which makes them a good security option.

Here is an example of some child-resistant packaging products.

Other Security Tips

When keeping your weed stash away from your children, consider these other tips that will make your stash hard to access.

  • Keep your stash in hard to reach places
  • Keep doors leading to your stash locked
  • Keep your garbage out of reach if you put any cannabis products in it

What if my child still finds my stash?

Every parent wants to keep their child safe, and following these security tips can help you with that.

If, however, your child still finds your cannabis stash and consumes it, it’s important to seek medical help as soon as possible. Read more on what to do if your child consumes cannabis here.

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