To keep your weed out of your kid’s hands take these extra measures

Cannabis storage safety: Photo of safety lock pad on yellow background

Many parents use cannabis. Medical patients typically use cannabis products daily, and some parents like to have a gummy on Friday night after a long week at work. Both are valid, and both kinds of consumers face the task of keeping their weed out of their children’s hands. This task looks somewhat different for the parent of a toddler than the parent of a teenager- but one thing for sure is they both have the capacity to be grabby monkeys with your pot.

Regulated cannabis is sold in child-proof packaging to maintain compliance, but a parent should take further cannabis safety measures to ensure that products don’t end up in the wrong hands.

Change out packaging

Bright colors, fun branding, and cartoons can all be found on cannabis packaging. It would be wise to repackage those products. These are also common branding practices in the crackers, pouches, and other snacks that my toddler eats. To remove any possible confusion, store your gummies, flower, or pre-rolls in a child-safe container like a cleaned prescription bottle or a cannabis-specific option like The Medtainer.

Keep it Locked Away

The best way to keep kids from your stash is to lock it in a safe, bag, or stash box. There are some great options for lockable bags that could help with less nosey kids. RYOT, Dime Bags, and Feel Good Flavors are brands that design smell-proof and lockable bags of different sizes. There are also stash boxes on the market, like the Cannador, a humidor-style box that locks with a key. Both options could be enough for small children, but an interested teen could possibly find their way into stash bags and boxes.

The most secure way to lock away your stash is in a portable safe in a numbered lock stash bag in a prescription bottle. Taking every precaution possible is the best peace of mind for a parent hoping to keep their weed to themselves.

Cara Wietstock is Senior Content Producer of and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.