Keeping your edibles safe from children and pets is a priority for any responsible cannabis consumer. With a little bit of planning and some cautionary steps, you can ensure that your goodies are out of reach of little ones and fur babies. Take a look at this guide for some helpful tips.
Place edibles in an area that is out of reach from children and pets.
When it comes to storing cannabis-based food products, it is crucial to place them in an area that is out of reach for children and pets. Kids and pets are known to be curious and may eat something they are not supposed to if it is left out in the open. This means you need to keep them in a locked cabinet or drawer or place them on a high shelf where they cannot be reached.
Consider getting a lockbox or safe if your storage areas aren’t suitable. While this makes getting your edibles a bit inconvenient, it’s worth the extra step to keep your pets and kids safe from accidentally ingesting an unhealthy amount of THC. You should also ensure the edibles are out of sight from your children and pets. Locked away edibles within sight add temptation, so it’s best to keep them as hidden as possible.
Keep your edibles in a safe container.
When it comes to keeping edibles safe from children and pets, it is important to keep them in clearly-labeled packaging. This will ensure that they are not mistaken for something else and that the child or pet knows they are not supposed to eat them. You should also consider purchasing edibles packaging that is child-resistant. Child-resistant containers are designed to be difficult for children to open, which helps reduce the risk of them ingesting a harmful substance.
Not only does child-resistant marijuana packaging prevent children from opening them, but they also keep your edibles fresh in recyclable and sustainable packaging. You may want to label your packaging to deter children and pets proactively. Packaging that is aimed at kids is typically colorful and eye-catching. Consider labeling your container with muted colors and a simple design. It’s also worth labeling the potential risks on the container to deter curiosity.
Teach your children to avoid them.
Once you’ve figured out a storage solution for your edibles, it’s worth talking to your children about the consequences of ingesting marijuana at their age. Educating your kids about drugs isn’t easy, but it’s a necessary task to help prevent accidental ingestion. Make sure they understand that marijuana is a drug that can harm their health and encourage them to avoid marijuana and any other drugs. If you’re unsure how to begin this conversation, consider talking to your family doctor.
Seal and dispose of your edibles securely.
Even if you choose to store your edibles in a child-proof container in a hard-to-reach area, sealing your edibles is a necessary extra step you should take. By sealing your edibles, you make it even harder for pets and kids to gain access to them. Soft edibles, such as caramels, benefit from being sealed, so you end up with fresher edibles as an added perk. Simply wrapping them in plastic wrap and storing them in an air-tight container adds an extra step of safety that will surely keep your pets and children away from your stock.
If you need to get rid of your edibles, you need to make sure you dispose of them safely. If possible, take the edibles directly to a facility that handles waste and make them unrecognizable. Otherwise, try to dispose of them in a garbage container that cannot be accessed by your children or pets.
Keeping your edibles safe from children and pets is all about taking the right precautions. Following these tips will keep your pets and children safe from accidental THC ingestion.