Pot smokers usually keep their stash in a certain spot. That way you know its safe. If you are a parent, especially, you probably want that certain spot to be SUPER secure. I mean, people keep pointy objects away from kids, don’t we owe it to them, and to ourselves, to keep our medicine or recreational intoxicants away from them as well?
Whether you are hiding your pot from your kids or hiding it from your rummaging roommate, a secure container for your herb is a must.
I enjoy being thrifty and finding ways to penny pinch. But sometimes there are items that you need to spend a little extra cash on. Here are a few from both ends of the spectrum.
Lock and Key
First is an obvious and fairly inexpensive solution: a lock. Don’t lose that key!
LockMed’s Kevlar lockbag with combination lock, provides a safe storage solution, though its design is quite a bit more practical. There are no frills here and not many will mistake this bag for anything but what it is. Both are available for around $40. As a bonus, they travel discreetly and easily.
However, if you are a collector (with a gang of stuff to keep under lock and key) you’re going to need something a little larger. I found this waterproof, fireproof chest made by Honeywell. This one is big large enough to store important papers — or an elaborate weed collection with room to spare for pieces. These aren’t going to cost more — many locations sell them for under $100.
The next security step up would be a safe. These are typically stationary items and quite a bit heavier and pricier than lock boxes. Safes aren’t all expensive and even the budget conscious could manage something on this list.
If you want to be just a little bit cooler and drop just a little more cash — OK, a lot more cash (about $200), you can pick up the Viking Security Biometric Hidden Wall Safe. This one would need to be installed into the wall, which of course is going to come with added cost. But the sleek design makes it appealing. It’s a hidden safe too, so no one else may ever even know it exists. In all the nosing around I did, I certainly never looked behind any wall art. And the most fun feature of all — this safe requires a fingerprint match in order to open (although a key can override the system). I imagine this is the safe James Bond would keep his pot in.
Novelty Hidey Holes
No stash safety post would be complete without a novelty hideaway category. While some are more sophisticated, not all of them can be considered childproof and I am absolutely not recommending them as such. Repeat — I am not saying go buy a hollowed-out Coke can and think that’s going to deter a child.
The cheapest of these safety precautions at under $10 is the Hidden Wall Safe by U.S. Patrol. It appears to be a regular electrical outlet but turn the screw in the center and the socket cover pulls out, revealing a small secret space. I’d put this in a closet or behind a nightstand — somewhere a mismatched light socket cover isn’t going to be super noticeable. (And it’s obviously not smell-proof). It’s available tons of places from Ebay to Bed Bath & Beyond.
Lastly, how about this Barska picture frame containing an inspired rendition of the Mona Lisa? This (not so) priceless gem is tiny compared to the original and if I’m reading the dimensions correctly it might actually be smaller than a regular sheet of paper. And it’s not even a minuscule copy of the Mona Lisa you’re buying, it’s just a picture frame. That might actually be better. Would a bite-sized Da Vinci be inconspicuous? No way, and I can’t imagine how it wouldn’t stand out like a sore thumb. But just a regular family photo displayed on the wall? For under $50, perhaps.