Whether you use cannabis medicinally or recreationally, it is extremely important to keep your cannabis secure in your home, especially if you have young children and/or pets.
Here’s some tips for keeping your stash safe from kids and pets:
1. LOCK AND KEY
Using a locked safe or a strong box may reduce the risk of children and pets accessing cannabis products. While your child may find the safe and be intrigued by what’s inside, they won’t be able to open it without a key.
2. OUT OF REACH
Once you have your cannabis locked up, ensure that it’s kept out of reach, possibly on a high shelf in a dark closet. Kids can be curious and like to explore, so keeping cannabis in an unlocked drawer or cupboard, for example, is not ideal.
3. CHILD-RESISTANT PACKAGING
Always keep cannabis products in their original, child-resistant packaging and always ensure that cannabis products are properly resealed and re-stored after each use. Child resistant packaging is also helpful because it features important warning labels.
4. KEEP YOUR EYE ON IT
Never leave cannabis products unattended, even for a few moments. It only takes a second for a child to discover and swallow unattended cannabis.
5. NO SMELL – ALL’S WELL
The smell of cannabis can be enough to tempt kids, especially teens perhaps, to try to find it. Wherever you choose to hide your cannabis, always make sure it is stored in a vacuum-tight or odorless container.
6. MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO
Children like to copy everything their parents do. It’s human nature! That’s why it is very important to avoid using cannabis products in front of children.