- 1. Storage solutions to protect children and keep your weed well
Storage solutions to protect children and keep your weed well
If you have children, you know how important it is to keep your cannabis products safe, out of the reach of little hands. Safe storage of infused products should be a priority for anyone who has children or pets in the home, or who cares for children at home, even occasionally, aunts, uncles and grandparents. We don't have an edible problem, but a storage problem. A survey Ipsos conducted earlier this year showed that only 25% of Canadian parents who consume cannabis edibles store them properly.
A new study by the agrifood analysis laboratory ofDalhousie University shows that Canadians' interest in edibles is waning. Dalhousie's report, which surveyed more than 1000 Canadians in May 2021, finds that 25% of cannabis users say they prefer edibles, up from 36% in 2019.
Concerns about the risk that edibles pose to children and pets have remained the same since edibles became legal, according to the report, with 66% of respondents saying they were nervous about children getting their hands on edibles.
There is also an increase in the number of children accidentally using cannabis since legalization 2.0, when products such as edibles became legal. While these incidents typically involve unregulated products that are not sealed in government-imposed child-resistant packaging, they highlight the need to safely store all edibles. infused, whatever their origin.
With this in mind, we have found a number of options for safely storing your edibles and smokable products.
Containers and locked boxes
The lockable storage container makes storing cannabis products safe, convenient and stylish.
For cannabis connoisseurs, the humidifier offers both convenient storage and a way to keep your weed at the ideal humidity level. Another option for those who value freshness when storing their weed.
Pouches and portable cases
A lockable case offers a sturdy, indecipherable way to secure cannabis of all types. Another option in the lockable holster category is the range of storage bags which are available in a number of sizes and offer an odor control solution to secure your weed. They often look more like a make-up bag than a weed storage and come with a built-in lock for added security.
Lockable medicine cabinets
For some people, weed is their medicine, so storing it in a lockable medicine cabinet is a no-brainer. Plus, most cabinets are easily mounted to the wall so they are up and out of reach of toddlers.
Small child-resistant containers
If you like to have a bit of a ground bud and ready to roll, a small container can keep your green pretty safe.
If you want to get into DIY, a keyed toolbox is a great option Pair it with a combination luggage lock and you will get a large amount of cannabis storage in a lightweight, easily transportable package.
Your child ate cannabis edibles, what now?
- Don't panic: No child has ever died from a cannabis overdose. The first thing is not to panic.
- Take a pen and paper: determine how much THC they ingested and when
- Call the Poison Control Center - Poison Control will guide you through the risk assessment and initial treatment
- In the hospital: In the emergency room, be frank and honest. Give the medical team all of your notes and packaging so they can help you. Shame aside, they should know that your child has ingested cannabis and doesn't have something like meningitis, which can have similar symptoms (and involves very invasive testing).
No you are not a bad parent
Yes, that should never have happened in the first place. But hospitals and poison control centers are used to worse: The most common calls for children are for household cleaning products, pain relievers and grandparents' medications. Just be open and honest with healthcare professionals about what happened and how much your child is consuming.
A reminder of preventive storage measures: keep all edibles out of reach in a locked container or cabinet, and protected by child-resistant packaging.