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For some, the smell of marijuana is gloriously comforting and tinged with the possibility of an exciting adventure, but for others, the smell may be unpleasant or a tell-tale sign of a stoner in the midst – which may or may not be a good thing depending on the company.
Whether it’s a dinner date with the in-laws, a trip to the grocery store, or a shift at work, the need to hide the smell of weed is an issue every consumer has faced before. The next time you need a toke, but find yourself fearing the dreaded pungent weed cloud, try some of these tips to reduce the smell.
Marijuana in the Air:
Catching a whiff of marijuana in the air at a concert can be a great thing (it means there’s a potential new friend nearby), but catching a nose-full while staying at your conservative parents’ home may not have a great outcome. When traditional fixes like candles and air fresheners don’t cut it, consider the following:
Use a doob tube:
A doob tube (aka a “sploof”) is a home-made device designed to make the smell of weed turn into the smell of fresh laundry. Just stuff a toilet paper or paper towel roll with dryer sheets or fabric lightly soaked in Febreze, then simply exhale the weed smoke through it.
Invest in an air purifier:
Air purifiers are an easy way to eliminate smoke as soon as it is produced. This is especially important for those who smoke indoors as the smell of stale smoke can accumulate quickly on carpet, walls and upholstery.
Vaporizer pens offer the ultimate cannabis experience because they deliver cannabinoids directly to the brain within seconds without the carcinogens or lingering scent. You can find affordable vape pens online and in dispensaries for as low as $30-$50, as well as multi-use vape pens for around $200.
Choose a good location:
When possible, opt for a well-ventilated area. This will give the smoke somewhere to escape to instead of lingering in the area and on clothing.
Marijuana on Your Skin, Hair or Clothing:
Though a shower and change of clothing is the best option for ridding the body of any stinky smell, it’s not always possible to achieve. In a pinch, you can remove the smell of weed from clothes, hair and skin with lotion, body spray or essential oils. You can also chew gum or brush your teeth directly afterward which will both take the smell of weed off of your breath and help reduce the occurrence of gum disease, an issue especially prominent in pot-smokers. Here are a few other ideas to keep in mind:
Be mindful of your hair:
Keep long hair pulled back when smoking to reduce the surface area on which smoke can attach, then let it down after you’re done to allow more air to reach individual strands.
UV rays neutralize odors so get out in the sun for 30-45 minutes after your next smoke sesh to burn off excess weed residue on the body and clothes.
Cooking with Cannabis:
When cooking with cannabis, the kitchen – and every other room of the home – may become filled with the scent of sweet sensimilla. Though you can cut the potent scent down in a similar manner as listed above (candles, air purifiers and what-not), you can take it a step farther by ensuring your cannabis is covered during the cooking process.
If you can turn your whole day into a cook-off, all the better. Pungent foods like onions and garlic can quickly over-power the strong scent of cannabis allowing for a covert cannabis simmer – and some tasty munchie food, too!
When the green is dank, it doesn’t have to be burned to be pungent. If you need to hide the smell of your dank stash, store it in smell-proof prescription bottles, baggies or odor-absorbing stash containers. STASHLOGIX offers a great option for this complete with your choice of sizes, customizable inserts and a combination lock to keep your stash protected.