It's important that you're protecting your family by keeping your kids away from your cannabis stash. Cannabis is legal in many parts of the United States and around the world and there are more parents smoking weed at home. This creates the likelihood of kids being able to find your cannabis stash as they are so curious to know more about so many different things. Your weed is no exception.
In addition to securing your cannabis stash in a safe place, it is also beneficial to properly educate your kids about marijuana and everything that goes along with it. Many parents do smoke weed to relax or to treat a medical condition. Whatever the reasons, it is important to be wise and take extra measures to keep kids away from it. This is very crucial.
The Hiding Place
Store your buds in a place that is hard to reach or hard to open. These are not the days when you are not a parent or there are no kids around the house. Once you become parents, it is a whole new ballgame. Safety is the key. Never leave your leftover joints or container of buds on the coffee table in the living room like you used to do when you had no kids. Just be sure that your kids have no chance to gain access to your stash or you will be exposing them to a possible dangerous circumstance.
It is not really about putting your cannabis stash in a bag and putting in a place that is out of reach. Trust us, kids are naturally curious and they will go to lengths to climb up on a stool or chair to reach that jar that they saw you putting away. So, when you are hiding your buds, never let them see where you put it. Instead of the word ‘hiding,’ let use the phrase ‘keeping it out of sight.’
The Education Aspect
Of course, there are still some misconceptions about weed smoking, but if you can educate your children; teaching them what is accurate and what is not, then they will be better able to make better decisions for themselves. It is best to be honest with your children by telling them why you smoke weed. You should also let them know that it is dangerous for them to smoke until they are adults. It is best for your kids to hear all of this from you rather than their peers where they might get wrong information.
Try to maintain good habits of storing your cannabis stash so that you can provide a safe environment in the home for your kids. The first thing you should avoid is smoking weed in front of your children. Remember, your kids can imitate what you do and smoking weed should not be one of those things for them. If you expose them to weed smoking early, they might choose to do so later on in life. So once you are done smoking in the home, clean up after yourself. Use air freshener or essential oils to get rid of the smell.
Store your cannabis stash as a medicine. So, make sure it is labeled as a painkiller medication is labeled. When kids see labels, they might not touch the product, but go one step further and put a childproof lock on the container and warning on the label. When the child sees how difficult it is to access the container, it can be a deterrent.
Lock and Key
If you are going to place your cannabis stash in a secured location, make sure it has a lock and key. This applies whether it is a cupboard, cabinet, lock box or case. Instead of a key only, use a padlock with a key. Make sure the key is kept in a place close in proximity to where you can reach it. If you are putting it away in a safe, make sure you remember the code to access it and never let a child hear you mention that code. Do not underestimate your kids. They are smart.