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The 6 Best Places To Stash Weed At Home

Does it ever feel like you have no place to leave your weed? If you’re saddled down with nosy (so to speak) roommates or family members, you may be at a loss for good stash spots. We’ve compiled six of the safest and most secure spots for you to hide your weed, to help you keep your stash safe and your mind untroubled.


In an ideal world, we’d all be able to use pot openly, storing it wherever is most convenient. But unfortunately, weed is still highly stigmatised, and in most parts of the world, criminalised as well. Many cannabis users live with roommates or family members who are hostile to weed, and for these users, hiding their stash is sadly necessary.

There are several strategies you can use to keep your pot safe. We’ll address a few, along with lessons you can pull from different approaches.


Got an old computer that no longer works? Stick a pack of weed inside and toss the machine in a corner. There’s a sense of privacy around electronics, and few snoopers will go so far as to crack open your hardware. Computers and their parts are expensive, and your roommates and parents are unlikely to dispose of your computer without your permission, even if they know it’s broken.

One approach would be to unscrew off the backplate, stash some weed in the machine, and re-screw a couple of the screws, leaving the rest aside. This will hide the weed while also allowing you easy access. Just make sure you don’t do this with a “live” computer, as that could be a fire hazard. Also, you’ll want to pack your weed well, as the smell will travel easily through the computer case.


If you’ve got long hair or dreads, then why not put them to use? Tie your hair in a messy bun, and place your baggie of weed inside. This illustrates a crucial principle about hiding weed: keeping it on your person will generally be the most secure. Better yet, in most places it’s illegal to search you without your consent, unless you’re being arrested. So as long as you can avoid committing crimes, you’ll be able to avoid detection pretty reliably. Bonus: you’ll seem very cool when you pull that primo bud out of your bun!

If you’re using this strategy, you’ll want to have strong-smelling shampoo or hair oil to mask the scent of cannabis.


When it comes to hiding weed, your cat or dog might be your best friend. Just stick your baggie of weed at the bottom of the pet food bag and let it hang out. Pet food smells extremely strong, and will go far in masking the dank smell. Make sure the bag is well-sealed, as a weed-and-dog-chow mess is not something you want to deal with. This strategy obviously has drawbacks if other people will be accessing the food bag, but hey: you could offer to take on full pet feeding duties. The animals will like you more, and you’ll gain the perfect stash spot!

In the case of cats, if someone does find it, you can tell them it’s catnip. Keep in mind, this may not fool someone who has a passing familiarity with weed.


If you have the house to yourself for a day or two, consider going on a baking spree and cooking up some delicious, compact edibles. Edibles will seem like normal baked goods to most non-weed-savvy snoops, and won’t emit much of a smell (though the baking process will—which is why you need to be alone for that part).

With this strategy, your main imperative is to make sure that no one eats the edibles thinking they’re normal baked goods. You’ll need to hide them well, and stick a clear “private property” label on them.


If you have little private space, you’ll need to get creative. Taping your stash to the bottom side of a drawer can be an effective way to hide your goods from others. Note that this doesn’t mean in the drawer: it means under it.

To stash your weed under a drawer, pull out the drawer and tape your weed to the back or bottom. Then, push it back in and close it shut. From the outside, everything seems the same; little do onlookers know that drawer is now hiding some treasure! This spot should remain secure, as cohabitants will have few reasons to pull out random drawers. Make sure you practice proper smell protection for this one—you may want to place something fragrant and innocuous, like an air freshener, inside the drawer.


This one is an oldie, but a goodie. On the outside it looks like a book, and on the inside: weed. You can either buy a premade hollow book, or make one yourself. To make one yourself, start by picking a long, heavy book, preferably of boring subject matter. Wheat paste together all the pages, then paste them to the back cover. Wait for it to dry, and use a pen knife to cut a hole through the now-solid mass of pages.

Now you have a super-stealth stash holder. If you carve out some extra space, you can add an air freshener or two to help mask the smell.


As you may have gathered, the most important part of stashing your weed is to prevent smell leakage. A whiff of weed can lead a suspicious onlooker to start searching places they wouldn’t normally look—and could lead them directly to your stash.
The most important step in keeping your weed neutral-smelling is to pack it in an airtight container. Check out this article for advice on products that’ll lock in your bud’s smell, and help keep it safe.

Looking for a good place to stash your weed? Read on for six ideas for how you can keep your stash safe from prying eyes and noses.

Hiding Your Weed So No One Can Find It – Top 10 Discreet Spots

Even though cannabis use is becoming more destigmatized by the year, many of us still live in places where weed isn’t legal or family doesn’t approve of its use, hence the need to know how to hide marijuana effectively by keeping it out of sight and smell. As part of our series dedicated to the indoor growing season, we’ve got the best spots to secure your stash from the ‘nosy’ people in your life.

First Things First: Make Your Stash Scent-Proof

Hiding your weed isn’t just about keeping it out of sight; you also want to make sure no one’s going to catch a whiff. There are multiple ways you can keep your stash scent-proof: wrap it tightly in cling wrap or foil, bag it in multiple zip-lock bags, airtight jars. You’ll definitely be in the clear if you layer up. Just be careful not to wrap your too tightly so as not to damage the buds.

Option One: Bury Your Stash

If the people you live with don’t care for ganja, you’re going to need some smart places to hide weed. It might be a good idea to keep your cannabis somewhere outside the house to avoid discovery. Find a spot in your backyard or somewhere no one will find it. Then, wrap your bud package up securely and bury it!

Option Two: Hide Weed In Deodorant

For those who aren’t sure where to hide weed on the go, consider using a deodorant stick as a discreet way to hide your bud in plain sight. Empty out a roll-on stick, and you should have enough space to hide your bag of weed, papers, and even a lighter. The smell of the deodorant will also help conceal the marijuana scent. The normalcy of having some deodorant in your backpack will keep wandering eyes and sensitive noses away from your stash.

Option Three: A Jar Of Coffee

A jar of coffee – whole beans or ground – is a classic hiding place for weed, and for good reason. The smell of coffee is much stronger than that of cannabis, especially if you’ve got your baggie well-sealed and stashed at the bottom of the tin. Wrapping your weed is extra important in this case, because you don’t want your marijuana’s flavor and odor to be overpowered by the coffee.

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Option Four: Your Hair

Cannabis enthusiasts with long, thick hair or dreadlocks will want to consider this method: just hide your weed in a messy bun! If you bobby-pin the baggie into place, no one’s going to find it until you’re ready to roll up a doobie, making this the best way to hide weed on your person. Your hair might smell a little like pot until your next shampoo, but at least the stash is secure!

Option Five: Weed In A Marker

Items normally found in a backpack make for great places to hide weed, and we’ve got another one for you. A thick marker or highlighter can be a great way to hide your weed among your other writing implements in your pencil case. Remove the top of the marker, make sure to keep the ink away from your buds, stash them in the chamber, and replace the top. Ta-da!

Option Six: Stash Containers

Obviously, there’s a market for things to hide weed in, and there are plenty of options out there. Fake soda cans, hairbrushes, stuffed animals, and more exist as “diversion cans”, aka “stash containers.” These can be found pretty cheaply online and in headshops, but you can also make your own by hollowing out a book. Stash items like these make it easy to hide your weed in the bathroom, in your car, on the bookshelf, anywhere!

Option Seven: A Bag Of Pet Food

This method is similar to that of the coffee, because pet food has such an intense and stinky odor. Wrap your weed up super well, because no one wants to smoke pot that smells and tastes like dog food. Especially if you’re the one in charge of feeding Fluffy, hiding your well-wrapped stash at the bottom of the pet food bag will ensure that no one else finds it.

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Option Eight: Deep In Your Closet

There are a few ways you could go about hiding your weed in your closet or wardrobe. If there are drawers, you could tape your weed to the back or bottom of one and voila! Hiding a stash jar inside a handbag, shoebox, or pocket of your winter coat are also options when thinking about how to hide weed in your room.

Option Nine: Old Gadgets

It’s possible you already have something you could turn into your own stash container. Maybe you have an old computer tower that you don’t use anymore since you’ve upgraded or an alarm clock that no longer works. All you have to do is open up whatever old electronic device you want to use, remove some of the ‘guts’, and you’ve got a new spot to hide your cannabis.

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Option Ten: Weed In The Toilet Tank

Finally, if all else fails, you can hide your weed in the toilet tank. Yes, you read that correctly. Lifting the lid on the back of the toilet reveals the tank, which is filled with clean water. Hide your weed in an airtight container that you trust, because the last thing you want is for your weed to get soaked. If the container is picked correctly, your stash will just be floating there waiting for its time to come. No one’s going to lift the lid off the tank unless there’s a problem with the toilet, so make sure your waterproof container isn’t in the way of any of the mechanisms.

Hide Your Weed And Keep It Low-Key

No matter the reason for your discretion, there are countless ways to make sure that your cannabis consumption stays your business. You’re armed with the knowledge of how to secretly stash your weed, whether you’re on the go or need to keep it discreet at home. Now that we’ve revealed all of our secrets, what about yours? Tell us your favorite weed hiding spots in the comments below!

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