Covering Up the Smell of Weed: A Few Tricks

Cannabis nuggets inside of open storage container on table

As a society, we’ve made some significant strides in the acceptance of cannabis in recent years. Still, pot is not legal everywhere, landlords tend to discourage the open use of marijuana by their tenants, and some people go apoplectic when they smell smoke of any kind.

As such, it can pay to know a few tricks that will enable you to cover the smell of weed so that you can enjoy your custom glass pipes without worrying about the dreaded “knock on the door”.

Below we’re going to go through a number of tips and tricks you can use to reduce or eliminate the smell of weed in your home and in your car. Enjoy.

Covering Up the Smell of Weed: Tips from Your Friendly Denver Head Shop

Although acceptance of cannabis is more widespread than ever, it’s still not universal and in the wrong situation, the telltale smell of weed could produce some unwelcome hot water. Use the following tips to cover the smell of weed and ensure that doesn’t happen.

Embrace Ventilation

There’s a reason people open their windows as soon as the weather warms up. It’s the best way to get rid of the cornucopia of odors that built up during the winter. Take the same approach when it comes to the smell of weed and you’ll be in good shape. Open windows on opposite sides of the house or apartment to create airflow. If you’re able to do so safely, open the front and back doors. Place a fan in the middle of the apartment or room to help push the air through.

Buy an Air Purifier

Air purifiers are a great way to reduce the smell of pot, especially if it’s too cold to open the windows and doors. There are quite a few air purifiers on the market these days, but not all of them are right for eliminating the smell of weed. What you want is a purifier that uses a combination of HEPA filter and activated charcoal filters. If you get a powerful enough air purifier it will eliminate both the smoke and any lingering odors.

Cover It Up

If you want your place to smell like weed a great way to do that is to leave your buds exposed on the coffee table or kitchen counter for hours at a time. Conversely, if you want to reduce or eliminate the smell of weed in your home make sure you put those buds back into a sealed container after you’re done trying out your new heady glass pipes. Storing your weed correctly will also help to preserve its unique aroma and flavor.

Buy a Smoke Filter

With a smoke filter, you take a hit from the bong or joint and then exhale the smoke directly into the filter. You can get these at your local headshop on the cheap and they’re really easy to use. You just put it right up to your mouth and exhale into it, trying to make sure no smoke leaks out around the edges. Some of these work better than others, but most do a pretty good job eliminating a majority of the smoke.

Incense or Candles

This one goes back to your grandparent’s day in the 1960s when they didn’t have a lot of mechanical options for eliminating the smell of marijuana smoke. It’s not a perfect solution by any means but it can help to throw people off to the smell of weed by adding various other scents into the mix. Even if you’re using something like a smoke filter, lighting up a scented candle or stick of incense can help cover any herb odors lingering in the room.

Go Outside

This is an obvious solution that’s almost too obvious to warrant inclusion on our list. But the consensus at the head shop here was that we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention it. Now granted, taking your bong outside might create more problems than it solves because the neighbors might drop a dime on you if you live in a place where weed is still illegal. But if smoking outside won’t present any problems then why not?

Masking the Smell of Weed in Your Car

For herb aficionados keeping their car free of the smell of weed can be just as challenging as covering up the smell of weed in their house or apartment. But it might be even more important, because when you’re out driving around you invite a level of attention that isn’t there (most of the time) when you’re home. So how can you mask the smell of weed in your car?

Buy Coffee

If you or someone else in the car smells like weed, stop at the coffee shop, get a cup of hot coffee and don’t add milk. The smell of black coffee can easily overpower the smell of weed as long as the weed smell is not too intense.

Leave the Bong at Home

“Will a bong smell after use?” is a question we get a lot. The answer is “Yes”. So if you just sparked up a couple of bowls and you’re heading out, leave the bong home and prevent it from smelling up the car. Same with glass pipes.

Open the Windows

This works even better than it does at home because the area to ventilate is so much smaller in a car. So if your car smells of weed just open the windows for a few minutes. It works.