How To Get Rid Of Weed Smell In A Room


Cannabis is now legal for medical and recreational use in many parts of the country. But, users may still prefer to enjoy the benefits of vaping weed under the radar. However, discretion can be difficult because of its distinct smell. But there are a couple of tricks that can help you eliminate the cannabis odor. For example, are you choosing the right herb and storing it in the proper containers and are you masking it with various scent-neutralizing methods?

A lot of people wonder, “Can you get high from smelling weed?” It’s rare, but there is a chance to get a contact high if your exposure to cannabis smoke or vapor is too much or for too long. So removing its smell doesn’t only help you hide your habit. It also can save others from unwanted side effects.

How To Prevent A Strong Cannabis Aroma

The first thing you can do to minimize the amount of cannabis aroma is to choose the right herb, even before lighting up. The terpenes or aromatic compounds found in plants produce a pungent odor. You can pick varieties with a specific scent or choose one that has a subtler smell altogether.

Or, you can also consider enjoying cannabis as edibles. That way, you completely rid yourself of odors, and you can still experience the edibles’ full effects!

How To Prevent the Smell of Cannabis During Storage

Cannabis can give off a strong odor that can permeate through whatever items are near. Poor storage habits increase the chances for this smell. Here are some ways to prevent that.

Use An Airtight Container Or Ziploc

Store your buds in an airtight container to restrain the odor. Even a simple Mason jar will do. But if you don’t have one, you can also use a Ziploc container—even better if you can vacuum seal it.

Clean Your Equipment

The smell of weed in a vape, pipe, or bong can linger if you don’t clean it properly. Ensure that you thoroughly wipe your equipment down before storing it to remove any particles that may still carry the scent.

Store It With Air Fresheners

Even when stored in containers, some cannabis buds can still emit a distinct odor. But you can easily mask this by keeping them alongside air fresheners.

How to Cover the Smell When Smoking or Vaping

The smell of cannabis is most robust right when you use it, so this is the time to put in most of your effort to conceal it if you want to keep your session under wraps. Here’s what you can do to hide the cannabis smell during consumption.

Stay In A Well-Ventilated Room

Where you use cannabis is a critical factor in minimizing the smell. Staying in a well-ventilated room will help disperse the odor better and prevent it lingering or possibly sticking to the furniture.

Use A Dry Herb Vaporizer

Though vaporizers don’t fully eliminate the smell of cannabis, they do greatly minimize it. Plus, buying a vaporizer is an excellent overall investment if you’re a regular user, helping you hide the scent with fewer steps or complications whenever you need a dose.

Use A Sploof Or Filter

A “sploof” is a DIY filter that you can blow your cannabis smoke or vapor into; it filters the gas, helping minimize the produced odor. You can easily fashion one out of drying sheets. Alternatively, you can also buy prepared filters.

Turn On A Fan

This simple tried-and-tested method is a favorite of low-budget cannabis users: smoking or vaping by the window while using a fan, which immediately rids your location of the scent, dispersing it to the outside world. That said, make sure your window opens out to open space (and not an alley or your neighbor’s backyard).

How To Mask Cannabis Smell After Using

After using, the cannabis smell can linger. But there are ways to get rid of it and leave your room without a trace of your session. Here’s how to do it:

Invest In An Air Purifier

The primary purpose of an air purifier is to sanitize the air in a room. And that can be very helpful when you’re trying to rid your environment of particles from cannabis. It’s a good investment, chiefly if you use the herb regularly.

Use Air Fresheners, Incense, Or Odor Removers

Use other strong odors to combat the smell of cannabis. You can open or plug in an air freshener, burn some incense, or even spray odor removers to get rid of the scent quickly.

Clean Your Surroundings

Cannabis smell doesn’t just stay in the air; it can quickly stick to different objects in your room. Make sure to clean your surroundings, paying close attention to delicate items such as sofas or curtains. Please give them a good scrub once in a while.

Cook Popcorn

Anyone who’s cooked microwave popcorn can attest to its overpowering aroma—and that may be enough to conceal the traces of your latest smoke or vape session.

Mind Yourself

Besides eliminating the cannabis smell from your tools and surroundings, you also have to remove the stench from yourself. Pop in a mint after your session to mask your breath, spray some perfume or cologne, and maybe take a shower to keep yourself smelling cannabis-free.


There are several ways to reduce the cannabis smell, which you can do before, during, or after lighting up your herb. Choose the method that works for you depending on your bud, location, and available tools. 


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