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Stash Responsibly: Tips for Keeping Cannabis Out of Reach from Kids and Pets

With kids on summer vacation and pets often exploring their surroundings, it’s crucial to ensure your cannabis stash is securely stored. To help you keep your cannabis products out of the wrong hands (or paws), we’ve put together some practical tips and are also excited to introduce our branded stash box designed for secure storage.

Why Safe Cannabis Storage Matters

Cannabis, while beneficial for adults when used responsibly, can be harmful to children and pets. Ingesting cannabis can lead to a range of adverse effects, including dizziness, confusion, nausea, and in severe cases, more serious health issues. By taking a few simple precautions, you can prevent accidental ingestion and keep your loved ones safe.

5 Tips for Securing Your Cannabis Stash

  1. Use a Lockable Stash Box

    One of the most effective ways to ensure your cannabis products are out of reach is by using a lockable stash box. Look for varieties that are sturdy, child-proof, and can only be opened with a combination you set or a key. This makes it an excellent choice for keeping curious kids and pets away from your stash. Purchase one of our limited-edition stash boxes here.

  2. Store Cannabis Products in High, Out-of-Reach Places

    Beyond using a stash box, it’s important to store your cannabis in locations that are inaccessible to children and pets. High shelves, top cabinets, or locked closets are ideal spots. Ensure these places are not easily climbable and regularly check that they remain secure and out of reach.

  3. Educate Family Members

    Communication is key when it comes to safety. Make sure all family members understand the importance of keeping cannabis products away from children and pets.

  4. Keep Products in Their Original Packaging

    Whenever possible, keep your cannabis products in their original, child-proof packaging. This packaging is designed to be difficult for children to open and often includes important information about the product. This not only helps in maintaining safety but also in identifying the contents if an accident occurs.

  5. Regularly Check Your Storage Practices

    Set a routine to periodically check your cannabis storage. Ensure that the stash box is always locked, the key is stored safely, and the products are in their original packaging. Regular checks help in maintaining the discipline of safe storage and quickly addressing any lapses.

What to Do If a Child or Pet Gets Hold of Cannabis

Despite our best efforts, accidents can happen. Knowing how to respond quickly and effectively can make a significant difference.

For Children:

  1. Stay Calm: Panicking can make the situation worse. Stay calm and assess the situation.
  2. Identify the Substance: Try to determine how much and what type of cannabis the child has ingested.
  3. Call Poison Control: Immediately contact the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) for advice. They can provide you with specific instructions based on the amount and type of cannabis ingested.
  4. Seek Medical Attention: If instructed, or if the child shows signs of severe distress (such as difficulty breathing, severe drowsiness, or seizures), take them to the emergency room immediately.

For Pets:

  1. Stay Calm: Like with children, it’s crucial to remain calm to effectively manage the situation.
  2. Identify the Substance: Determine how much and what type of cannabis the pet has ingested.
  3. Contact a Veterinarian: Call your vet or an emergency veterinary clinic. They can offer advice based on the pet’s weight, age, and the amount ingested.
  4. Monitor Symptoms: Watch for signs of distress, such as excessive drooling, vomiting, lethargy, or uncoordinated movements. Follow the vet’s instructions carefully and seek immediate medical attention if needed.

At Giving Tree Dispensary, your safety and the safety of your family and pets are our top priorities. By following these tips, you can enjoy your cannabis responsibly while ensuring it remains out of reach from curious kids and pets. Enjoy and remember: Stash responsibly!

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