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How to Keep Your Stash and Kids Separate and Safe

Mother Knows Best helps parents protect what matters most.

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Dear Mother,

I’m writing to you, parent to parent, in hopes you can help me. What are your tried and true ways of keeping your pot secure so little fingers don’t get into it? I enjoy smoking weed but I also try to be a responsible parent. For now, while my kids are little, I have it in a place where they simply can’t access it. But what about when they get older? What is the best way to make sure my stash stays safe?

— One Mother to Another
 

Dear Another Mother,

Thanks so much for writing in. What an important question! It’s no secret that many parents are into “the pot,” so to speak. And, as responsible parents and cannabis enthusiasts, we want to do our best to keep our stash out of our children’s hands. Here are a few tips and products I’ve found that work well.

Let’s first take a look at what is out there to help keep your stash safe and secure. The bonus is that for a lot of these items, they also keep your cannabis stored optimally beyond safety, providing the right temperature/light (or lack thereof) to keep everything fresh and fabulous.

Cannador, which sells innovative storage products, has a number of products that are perfect for a responsible parent like yourself! The company’s 4-Strain Cannador offers the ability to stash four different glass jars (each able to hold a ¼ ounce) and a drawer that can hold things like your grinder or vaporizer. And, it comes with two keys, so you know your cannabis will be safe and secure once you lock it up.

If you want added protection, Cannador offers a Bluetooth Hygrometer—a sensor that syncs with an app that lets you know if anything is wrong with your storage container. It can let you know if the humidity is off or if the temperature isn’t perfect. It will also let you know if there is an “impact incident,” essentially alerting you if the box is moved or tampered with. This can be an extra way to ensure total security even if the box is locked!

In addition to Cannador, there are a variety of other products that will keep your stash safe and sound and out of little, curious hands. Lock Med is a company that creates storage for all sorts of medication. The bag is clearly labeled, so you can even have a discussion that there is medication in there and it is off limits. It has both a key and combination lock, making it extra secure.

Digital safes are another great option. They require a code to open and many of them will shut down after a few failed attempts, making an accidental “break-in” almost impossible. There are a range of choices, from cheaper versions, to more expensive ones that utilize fingerprint technology to lock in your stash!

There are also some novelty stash boxes—ones that you can hide as outlets or as artwork, or more! However, I find those just invite trouble. Curious kids have a way of finding hidden things with the accuracy of a bloodhound. I would highly recommend sticking to products that were actually meant to keep things safe and untouchable.

As you can see, there are a number of awesome options out there for the responsible parent. Check them all out, see which one will work best for your particular situation, and feel confident that you can keep your kids and your cannabis separate!

— Mother