Just like any other type of medicine or other dangerous substance, your duty as a parent, grandparent, family member and/or animal guardian is to to keep your loved ones away from your stash. Setting up a dedicated space for your pot, not only keeps your family safe, but it can keep your buds fresher!
Many people may under estimate the cleverness of children and animals. Even more so when it comes to getting into something they shouldn’t. This is especially true of curious puppies and babies who are still learning boundaries. If ingested, marijuana can be very harmful to small creatures. Our species can metabolize the components of marijuana much faster than animals. If your pet eats your buds, medicated deserts or other marijuana products it can be very traumatic and stressful for them. While not 100% toxic to your pets, a dog could easily overdose, begin vomiting and display other alarming symptoms. This could last for days and is very uncomfortable for them. If your pet ingested any of you stash, be sure to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Children are also very susceptible to the intense side effects of marijuana, its no laughing matter. Their emotional and cognitive skills are not developed for them to fully understand the world around them, even more so if accidently dosed with a large amount of THC. While some children and teens are medical marijuana patients, their dosage must be closely monitored for the benefits. The Poison and Drug Information Centers in Arizona suggest taking your child to the emergency room, if you suspect they have ingested some sort of medicated material.
Solutions to Store your Stash
There are a wide variety of products and to store your stash in and it can be overwhelming. From hidden novelty items to lock boxes, the possibilities are endless. Just make sure you choose a place you will remember! Investing in a safe with a combination or keys is a smart choice. Your medicine is expensive and should be handled with care.
If you are looking for a smaller solution to stash your marijuana, you can find affordable pouches with either a combination lock or a key. They are no larger than a make up bag and have multiple uses, such as other pills and medication you want to keep out of reach. These locked pouches cost anywhere from $40 to $100. This is a small price to pay for peace of mind, health and the well being of your family.
Benefits of Hiding Your Pot – Keeping it Fresh
Besides the obvious safety of your kids and pets, storing your pot has great benefits! The sun and Arizona heat are especially damaging to your fresh buds. If left out, they will quickly dry out and possibly lose flavor and freshness. Keep your medicine in a cool place, sealed to prevent over-drying. Leaving your medical marijuana outside can also dry it out, leaving an undesirable smoking experience.
Overhandling the buds is also damaging to your weed. The Trichomes can fall off, leaving the marijuana less potent.If your buds get wet, this can also cause mold and other bacteria to grow on your marijuana .
I recommend the old-school mason jars for storing buds, or even a darkly colored jar with a seal. You should never store your buds in the freezer, but the fridge will be just fine to keep them smelling and smoking wonderfully. If you plan on placing your medicine in the refrigerator, make sure it is out of the reach of children.