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How to Cover Up the Smell of Marijuana

While you want your weed to smell potent, you don't want the scent to linger, so learn how to cover up the smell of marijuana.

If you’ve ever been around high-quality weed, you know one thing: it has a potent smell that can fill a room and stick around for days. If you’re going to be smoking (or vaping), there is no getting around the fact that you’ll have to deal with the smell when you’re storing or using your green. If you want to be able to smoke discretely, there are a few habits you need to develop to cover up the smell and prevent it from sticking around. There are also a few products and tricks you might want to have on hand to be sure. Whether you’re dealing with a smelly room now, or planning ahead, take a look at this list for the best tips on how to get rid of the smell of weed. 

Proper Storage

Before you even consider smoking your weed, you need to be sure to cover up the smell of your stash. The best green will have a smell that will leak through plastic bags and fill entire homes with the smell. The best way to ensure your stash is discrete is to keep it in a container that will actually contain the smell. Some people turn to mason jars or Tupperware to do this, but if you’re looking for the gold-standard for your stash, you want to take a look at Smelly Proof Bags. These bags look like regular sandwich bags, but have an extra layer of durable plastic that seals all smells in, and they really work. You can get them in a variety of sizes to take care of stashes at home or on the go. You can even try a container specifically designed for the purpose.

Grab an Air Freshener

This might seem like an obvious answer, but when used right, air fresheners actually can help you cover up and eliminate the smell of weed, and they are available in many forms. If you often smoke at home, you might want to try Ozium Air Sanitizer, a freshening spray specifically designed to cover up and eliminate the smell of smoke. There are also a variety of candles that have been designed to cover up smoke smell and clear your home, like the Smoke Odor Exterminator candle. They come in a variety of scents (the best is Clothesline Fresh) and leave your home without a trace of scent.

Many people find it is also important to keep air fresheners in their car to cover up any trace smells. If you need a quick cover up and don’t have any of these things in the moment, dryer sheets can definitely help in a pinch.

Vape Instead of Light Up

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Once you’ve figured out how to securely store your green, you might also think of ways to cut down on the smell when smoking. More and more people have started vaping as an alternative to smoking in any form. Vaporizers heat and release THC through steam rather than relying on smoke and burning to create a high. Many people have home vaporizers they like to use, and there are a lot of portable vape pens you can get for on-the-go-smoking as well.

Smoking is an easy and convenient choice, and there are ways to minimize the smell created by smoking. But, if you’re looking for ongoing convenience that minimizes the scent of your indulgence, a vaporizer or vape pen is definitely something to invest in. As a bonus, you get to avoid the negative health impacts of smoking! 

Buy a Spoof or Make Your Own

Many people who smoke bongs or pipes inside swear by using a spoof to cut down on the odor. A spoof is a filter that smoke is blown through, filtering out the scent of smoke as it moves through the filter. Many people make home made spoofs by wrapping dryer sheets around paper towel rolls, and releasing their smoke through the tube. The dryer sheets perfume the smoke that is coming through the tube so that it does not fill the room.

There are also many filters that you can purchase, like the Smoke Buddy, that have the same design and purpose. It is pocket-sized, and highly rated for people who like to indulge in a variety of locations! 

Opt for Edibles

One way to be sure that the smell of weed is eliminated is to get rid of it in the first place. Some people who fret about indulging discretely will turn to different types of edibles, so they don’t have to deal with a potent stash or with smoking where they can’t. While edibles (especially the best kind) tend to have some smell, it is one that can usually be contained even within a Tupperware container. You can get edibles from a variety of dispensaries and mail-order services, but you can also try making your own

Vacuum the Stench

If you’re looking for a quick cleanup fix, there is a tried and tested standby for covering up the smell of green: running the vacuum. The smell generated by the machine covers up the scent of the smoke running through it by filling the room with the scent of vacuuming.

If you really want to clear a room of scent, you might consider adding baking soda to the mattresses and carpets, letting it sit, and then later vacuuming it up. Baking soda acts to absorb odors in the room and make sure there isn’t even a small lingering trace. 

Lingering Scent

Once you’ve cleared the room of smells and have done everything to make sure your stash is sealed and away, the last step to covering up the smell completely is making sure that none is lingering on your clothes or skin. Start by washing your hands thoroughly. Joints especially can leave a residue that you might need to scrub a couple of times to eliminate. It can be very helpful to change your outer layer of clothing, or change your clothing completely. Finally, brushing your teeth is essential, and if you want to go the added mile, even take a moment to wash off your lips (so no residue is apparent on your breath). Some people will even smoke a cigarette to completely cover the scent on their person

Remember, getting prepared is the best way to be sure you can be completely rid of the smell of weed. The better your stash, the more of a scent it will create. Be sure you have proper storage, cleanup, and coverup tools at your disposal, and you’ll be able to enjoy discreet smoking any time. 

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