Leafly Readers Share Their Cleverest Hiding Places for a Cannabis Stash
Prior to cannabis legalization in each state, hiding your stash when not actively consuming was a must, and some of the most creative and clever hiding places the world has ever seen came about from the desire to light up in peace.
To commemorate the art of the stash spot, we turned to the Leafy community and asked you to share your most unique cannabis hiding places. Here’s what you said.
Secret Pockets in Your Favorite Clothes
“I’m all about the inside jacket pocket. Keep it classy.”
“Burton backpacks and clothing have super secret stash spots in the seams!”
“Nike SB Skunk’s with the stash sewn into the inside of the tongue.”
“I hide my bong in one of my long boots and stash my weed in my dresser.”
Compact Spaces for a Quick Bowl
“Ring box (under the cotton).”
“The little black containers for film rolls. My homie put me on.”
“Altoids containers are the classic.”
“My ashtray in my old car used to actually pop out and I could fit about an eighth in there.”
“The 1988 Nissan Stanza Wagon is among the uglier cars in existence, but among its virtues were almost innumerable hiding spaces for contraband, including but not limited to: Hollow arm rests with flip tops, extra space in removable speaker panels, a sliding panel over the back wheel well that pretty much had to be purpose built for smuggling.”
“I used to pop out the inside of a disposable pen and keep a joint in there. Discreet AND keeps your joint from being crushed when you toss it in your bag.”
“Deodorant stick. I would take a half used one, extend it to the end, take it off then store my dub sack in there, screw back on the deodorant stick and you’re good. But your weed may always smell like Old Spice.”
“Under some leaves to hide it from bike cops about to book us.”
Magical Stash Spots
“Under the fuel tank in my spaceship, gotta keep my 🔥 space weed away from alien thieves from other planets!!”
Turning Hobbies Into Stash Spots
“Do you remember the OG PS2? That’s where I hid my stash, when I was living with my parents.”
“A fake book that opened entirely—it’s not just a book that I cut into the middle of the sheets lol, so I can put my pipe, grinder, etc … imagine you can put 14g in it but the trick is that I got more than one in my library.”
“Hid the bong behind the washer/dryer … was always ‘doing the laundry’—such a good son.”
“The book Oryx and Crake had a character who kept his in an empty frozen orange juice container in the back of the freezer, and after reading it, I always used that.”
“I had a textbook that I had carved the inside out of. It was very ‘Shawshank Redemption.’”
“Photography kit bag was also a handy hiding spot for gear, especially back in the days of film canisters.”
Boxes Inside Boxes Inside Boxes Inside More Boxes
“In a jar, inside of a jar, inside of a jar, inside of a jar, inside of a bigger jar, inside of wooden a box, inside of an ottoman.”
“When I would go home from college over winter break I would wrap everything up into one or two ‘Christmas gifts for friends.’ Who is going to open a Christmas gift addressed to someone else? Nobody will. Worked like a charm—except for the fact that I had to re-wrap everything about once a week.”
Are We Cops or Something?
“Y’all must have da POLICE LOOKING at these comments.”
“I’d tell ya but…well you know the saying…”
“*hits blunt* wouldn’t me telling you that information defeat the purpose of me stashing it?”
Editor’s note: Responses have been lightly edited for clarity.
Prior to legalization, hiding places for your cannabis stash were—and in some places still are—a must. Check out Leafly readers' cleverest stash spots.
The 10 Best Spots to Stash Your Weed
Unfortunately, not all of us can be completely open about our ganja use. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to stash your weed somewhere. We’ve compiled a list of the best places to stash your weed in the event it needs hiding. Remember, stashing your weed means stashing the smell as well! Check this article for the 10 best stash spots!
- The basics: Wrap your buds in bags or foil
- 1. Outside, in the open air
- 2. Deodorant Stick
- 3. The Coffee Tin
- 4. Your Dreadlocks!
- 5. Pet Food
- 6. Stash Book
- 7. Inside the highlighter
- 8. An old pair of jeans
- 9. The famous diversion can
- 10. Your boots
Although many of us don’t need to hide our weed anymore, there are still some of us marijuana enthusiasts who live at home or even with flat mates who disagree. If you do have to keep your marijuana use on the down low, there are some very discrete spots you can keep your stash where you can guarantee nobody will find it.
Obviously you have to properly store your buds under any circumstances, but sometimes you’ve got to do a little bit more than just that: Hide it. The thing that makes a stash spot perfect is that it is hiding not only the buds themselves but also the smell. Plus, it’s always really cool to have a special hiding spot for your magical herb. This is a list of the 10 best (and most discrete) places to stash your weed.
The basics: Wrap your buds in bags or foil
First things first. You want to wrap up your weed into a tight little packet. Be careful though, you don’t want to damage your beautiful buds. Airtight sealed bags are the best, because you can be sure that the smell won’t leak out. Some people like to use cling wrap before putting it in an airtight bag, just to be on the safe side. The best way to hide the smell of weed is to use layers, so you can start with cling wrap, then foil, and then finally an airtight bag. This should keep you on the safe side.
1. Outside, in the open air
If you live with your parents, the best stash spot might be outside the house – especially if you live somewhere in nature. You can pick a spot in the garden, across the road or even on the nature strip. Wrap it in a tight package and bury it. Just make sure nobody catches you burying it or digging it up!
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2. Deodorant Stick
If you’ve ever used a roll-on deodorant stick, you know they aren’t very hard to empty out. Roll it all the way to the top and dispose of the insides. Don’t give it too much of a clean, because the smell of the deodorant is what is going to conceal the smell of your buds. Stash buds, papers and whatever else you can fit in there.
3. The Coffee Tin
Coffee is a great place to stash weed because the smell of coffee is much more overpowering than the smell of ganja. Putting it right at the bottom of the tin will ensure that no one can smell it. Make sure it is wrapped extremely well, because the smell of coffee is sure to overpower the taste of your ganja if not. Also, be careful you hide it in a pantry somewhere so that no one will use that coffee.
4. Your Dreadlocks!
Hair is a great place to stash weed especially if you are on the move! If you are taking your stash out of town with you and don’t want to get caught on the road with it, hide it in your long hair or dreadlocks. A messy bun is a good place to stash some buds although you might get stuck with the smell of dank in your hair for some time after that.
5. Pet Food
Everybody knows that pet food stinks! This is what makes it a great place to stash your weed, providing you’ve wrapped it up extremely well. If you’re not living in a house with an animal, this one is obviously inappropriate. But if you are keeping some animals, stash your buds in the bottom of the bag of pet food!
6. Stash Book
This one is an old favourite. In fact, it’s become such a popular place to stash weed that you can buy stash books “ready-made”. If you want to be even more discrete, make your own, and that way you can make sure the book is something that doesn’t look out of place. Just cut a square as big as you like through enough pages, and you’ve created a very discrete stash spot!
7. Inside the highlighter
Believe it or not, a highlighter is the perfectly discrete spot to stash your weed. You can even keep it in your pencil case, and nobody will suspect anything. You can easily pull out the top of the highlighter. Just make sure that you push some tissues down to separate the ink from your buds and put the top back in. The perfect stash spot!
8. An old pair of jeans
Nobody is going to go looking through your closet, especially through all of your old pairs of jeans. Stashing it in the pockets of an old jacket or old pair of jeans is perfectly discrete. Just make sure you’ve wrapped it with something that hides the smell so it doesn’t stink out your whole closet!
9. The famous diversion can
Most headshops sell stuff like diversion cans, and they are a good place to stash weed. The good thing about the diversion can is that it works on the go as well! Whether it’s stored in your fridge or in your car, no one will suspect your buds in there.
10. Your boots
This is the oldest and the favourite. Storing herb in your boots is so expected; probably no one will expect it. The smellier your feet, the better it works!
We hope that these stash spots keep you out of trouble!
Are you scared someone is going to find your stash? Have no fear with these perfect stash spots for your weed.