Of all the issues of drug use, people are most concerned about the involvement of teenagers. The Drug Enforcement Administration warns parents to be on the look-out and pay attention to the signs of substance use in their children. The organization mentions a few places where teens are most likely to hide drugs.
The DEA has even launched a web-site for parents, educators, and caregivers. Get Smart About Drugs is a service that contains much useful information on the topic. Recently, the organization's tweet “Find out where your kids hide drugs” became a hot topic among parents. And it is not surprising due to the danger that various substances, and even cannabis, can bring to undeveloped bodies.
WeedLex supports the warning of the DEA and encourages you to pay close attention to what your children are doing. Here is the list of the Administration's top hiding places and a few of our own suggestions.
Most kids like playing video games. If your child spends much time in the company of their X-Box, Wii, or PlayStation, it does not mean that they definitely use drugs. However, all consoles have numerous small spaces to hide weed.
Cars are the common hiding places of many teenagers. What can be better than a big vehicle where they can be left alone? Among all other options, this one has the most potential. It is a major stash box with dozens of hard-to-reach places. Besides, it allows teens to drive to a secluded area carrying drugs wherever they go. The most obvious place in a car to contain marijuana or other drugs is the glove compartment. However, most adolescents are more creative than that. Look behind the steering wheel and under the seats.
It is easy to wrap weed into a candy and carry it around. There are also many containers and jars that safely hide drugs and are not suspicious at all. Another important factor to consider are cannabis edibles. They already look like candies, cookies, cakes, and chocolates. Moreover, they often do not even smell like weed, so you cannot tell the difference. Pay attention to what your child eats.
While this place is less popular than cars and other more obvious choices, this device is the least suspicious of them all. Who would guess to look in a battery compartment of a calculator? Or a battery hatch of an alarm clock? The DEA says that these places also serve as great hiding spots.
Nowadays, youth is obsessed with pretty cell phone cases. Some teenagers even have collections of them. There are different types of them as well—some are rather large. While it is not likely for a joint to fit in there (though it is not 100 percent impossible if you are creative enough), small packs of drugs can be hidden this way.
Of course, this option is available only for girls. Makeup bags are full of different tins, tubes, and sticks that can hide anything you want. It is a tiresome task to check all pieces of makeup a girl has, so few people bother to look there. If you can hide stun guns and knives in lipstick tubes, why not drugs?