The DEA Knows Where Your Druggie Teens Are Hiding Their Weed
From alarm clocks and shoes to behind posters in their rooms––here's where youths hide their stash.
Weed hasn't always been legal. And, technically speaking, marijuana is still largely in prohibition in some places. And as a result of the herb's illicit status, anyone who may be holding drugs (or who has at one point held drugs), is also likely to have a favorite spot in which to hide said potentially vibe-inducing, mind-altering substances.
One demographic known for adhering to this hoarding mentality is teenagers.
But to understand why someone would hide their contraband is simple, really: To save some drugs for another time or a later date. Also to not wind up on the receiving end of criminal possession charges. Speaking from experience as former teens (though also guesstimating because #GenerationY), the motivating factor behind keeping weed and other drugs hidden has everything to do with keeping Mom and Dad out of the loop.
But your parents have a new ally in uncovering your stash spot.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently tweeted a link to an anti-drug blog post on its site, tipping parents off to potential hiding spots.
According to the DEA:
"All parents strive to have an open and honest relationship with their teens. However, if your young loved one is dealing with drug addiction, they often become secretive, and as parents you may find answers in their rooms or vehicles."
This assertion isn't entirely untrue. Though some might say encouraging parents to snoop through their children's rooms and invade their privacy might promote an us vs. them mentality. That being said, drugs can be really bad, especially for teens. So, if you're a teenager, and you don't want Ma and Pa to find your pot or anything else entering your youthful bloodstream, either cool your jets on the rockstar lifestyle or buy one of those incognito storage devices that sometimes look like Pringles canisters but really contain false bottoms and hidden compartments.
The DEA list includes alarm clocks, socks, behind posters, and air conditioning vents, among other obvious places where someone might keep their stash. Be mindful, kids.