best way to smoke weed without smell

Best way to smoke weed without smell

Growing up, my mother was (and still is) a big stoner, so I’ve never been concerned with getting caught green-handed at home. However, throughout the years I’ve exercised discretion while getting high in hotels and dorms, at the Waffle House, during concerts, in the middle of the disco, at the company holiday party, in the basement of my friend’s house paranoid on acid, in the stairwell of a music studio in midtown Manhattan, in the hot tub of the Ritz-Carlton at 2 a.m. before being escorted out by security…I could go on for days. Needless to say, learning to be a stealthy stoner is a bright idea. Pay attention while I dish you some tips.

Anticipate Your Needs

When toking on the down low, you want easy access to everything you could possibly need. I recommend putting together a stash bag, like one from the AnnaBís collection, full of essentials: breath mints, gum, eye drops, fragrance oil, miniature air freshener, moist toilettes, lighter, matches, poker or paper clip, pipe cleaners, one-hitter, cannabis, etc.

Choose a Method

Whatever you do, don’t smoke a blunt or a joint because the smoke is uncontrollable and you will get busted. Instead, use a bowl with a lid like the Proto Pipe or a one-hitter. Or skip combustion all together and vaporize your cannabis. CO2 vape oil pens and portable dry leaf vaporizers like the PAX 2 are super discreet, extremely convenient and easy to hide. Plus, the vapors emitted are much tamer and the odor is subtle. Just be sure to keep your bud in an air-tight jar. It’ll give off more aroma than your plumes of vapor.

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Banish the Smell

The sweet and pungent aroma of cheeba is easily recognizable. You’ll want to mask or eliminate the odor the best you can. First, close all vents and block the draft under your door. You can use a towel for the door, but I prefer a draft stopper because it looks less sketchy. Consider investing in an air purifier. They’re spendy, but well worth the investment. Scented candles, incense, and air sanitizers are helpful, too. In college, I perfected the art of smoking through a spoof and never got caught. Make your own by taking an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll and taping a folded drier sheet on one end. Simply, exhale into the open end for fresh-laundry-scented smoke. Or, you can buy one of these handy personal smoke filters: Smoke Buddy, Sploofy or Snubbz. Also, next time you’re in a head shop, look for a tiny spoof disguised as chapstick. It makes a handy addition to your stash bag.

Eliminate the Smoke

Open a window and place a box fan facing outside in the sill. Turn it on high. After you take a hit, cover the top of your bowl or one hitter. Then, exhale slowly into the back of the fan. If you have another fan in the room, allow it to oscillate.

Hide the Noise

You may cough or get a case of the giggles. Not to mention, the click of your lighter may tip someone off. Do yourself a favor and play some background music. Electric fans will help create ambient noise as well. You could turn on the TV, but it’s generally a buzzkill. If you’re in the bathroom, run the shower or faucet. Keep a pillow or hoodie close by to muffle uncontrollable fits of laughter and the like.

Survey the Scene

Is the smoke alarm disarmed? Are the doors locked? Are the vents closed? Is the window open? Is the draft under the door blocked? Is the air purifier turned on? Is music playing? Is your 420-fearing roommate around? Are your parents home? Are your kids home? Where’s your stash bag? Before your judgement gets a little hazy, take note of your surroundings, make sure you have everything you need, and take any last minute precautions to avoid unexpected encounters.

Devise an Emergency Backup Plan

Accidents happen. Maybe, after a few drinks, you think it’s a good idea to hot box the apartment. Perhaps, you’re smoking up with inexperienced tokers and someone knocks over the bong, allowing the stench and smoke to escape. You may forget to towel the door. One of your friends may start squealing like a pig. Stay cool, spray air sanitizer, open a window, hide your stash, and take a walk. What happens if a neurotic roommate or asshole neighbor stops by to complain? Apologize and send them on their way. What happens if the police come knocking at your door? Stay cool and know your 4th Amendment rights.

Stealthy Stoner Bonus Tips:

  • Smoke up in the bathroom. It’s the one place you can get away with spending extended periods of time without someone barging in.
  • Cover your fire alarm with a plastic shower cap to keep it from going off while you’re blazing.
  • Keep an empty beer bottle around. If someone calls you out for acting silly, blame it on the malty beverage.
  • Explore the discrete world of medicated edibles, tinctures, and patches. No smell, no smoke, no problems.

How to get lit without getting caught.

How to smoke marijuana without smelling like it

Those who love cannabis know that one of the best and possibly worst things about it, is the incredibly strong smell that can follow you around announcing your habit to the world. Whether or not you enjoy the aroma, and many do not, most of us end up in situations where we would prefer not to wreak like pot as we go about our day and interact with folks we may or may not know personally. Luckily, there are some great tricks and techniques you can use to reduce the lingering smoke smell. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions alongside tips and tricks to keep the stink to a minimum.


How long does the smell of weed last?

There is no definitive answer to this question. The amount of time something is exposed to cannabis smoke and the amount of contact (direct or indirect) will make a difference in how long the smell will linger for. What we do know is that marijuana is resinous and just like cigarettes will cling to everything especially materials for weeks or longer. Sometimes the smell won’t completely go away until the item in question is washed.

How to tell if you smell like weed?

If you are lucky and have a friend that can help you than you might be in luck, the best way to know if you smell like weed is to assume that if you smoked it while wearing the clothes you have on and haven’t had a shower, then you probably smell like weed.

How to Get rid of weed breath?

Weed breath can be tackled in several ways depending on what you have available to you. The best way to get rid of weed breath is to brush your teeth. However, if that isn’t an option then consider carrying a small bottle of mouthwash. Some stronger mint or peppermint gum can also be somewhat effective at masking the smell and those that are designed to brush your teeth and get rid of it altogether.

Best way to smoke weed without smelling?

Smoke is problematic because it travels a great distance quite quickly and clings to almost anything in its path. Most regular methods of smoking are difficult to mask, but there are a few ways you can consume marijuana without so much of the smell.

Edibles – If you want a completely discreet option there is none better than making the switch to edibles. While it isn’t a way to smoke without smelling, it will produce the same effects, and no one is going to assume your brownie is full of THC making consumption equally as discreet.

Vaporizer – A vape is by far the best way to smoke weed without smelling. Since a vaporizer doesn’t burn the plant material and only vaporizes the THC, there is very little for smells produced. Many vape juices are completely scent free.

Oils – Oils can be used in a variety of ways and don’t need to be smoked to be ingested. They are almost entirely scent free and can be used to make your vape juice, take orally, make edibles, and some are even designed to be smoked.

Use a Smoke Buddy – One of the older ways people have used weed without the smell is using a smoke buddy. A smoke buddy sells for $16 on Amazon. It is used by exhaling each toke through the device which filters and dissipates the smell. You can make one yourself by taking a toilet paper roll, a dryer sheet, and an elastic. Cover one end of the roll with the dryer sheet and use an elastic to hold it in place. Exhale smoke directly through it. While the DIY version isn’t quite as effective as a smoke buddy or other methods of ingestion, it’s a pretty effective way of keeping the smell to a minimum in a pinch.

Dabbing – Dabbing works on the same principles as a vaporizer. A nail is heated which vaporizes the herb or concentrates being smoked through the device. Because of the extreme heat used there isn’t as much smell as there is with regular burning methods like a joint or a bong.

How to remove smoke smell from hair

There are some excellent leave in dry shampoo mixtures available that can help to rid your hair of cigarette or marijuana smoke without having to wash it. With most, it’s as simple as spraying your hair in layers, and the mixture will do the work for you. If you are unable to shower or don’t have any such products available or on hand, you can dry the dryer sheet trick. Take one dryer sheet and part your hair into layers. Reb the sheet gently against each section of hair beginning at the roots and ending at the tips.

Tips on how to smoke marijuana without smelling like it

Much of what has been covered so far are preventative measures you can take to keep the smell at bay, but there are other things that are easy to get in the habit of to be sure you don’t smell like weed.

Fresh change of clothing – If you know you are going to smoke then make sure to have a freshly cleaned outfit ready and waiting. The smoke will cling to what you have on. Keep the extra gear out of the room you are smoking in so you can quickly change into stink free clothes.

Brush your teeth after – A lot of us have habits we set years ago, and one of those is brushing our teeth. There isn’t much point in waking up and scrubbing your pearly whites if you are just going to smoke a joint immediately after anyway. Try to schedule your brushing around when you most heavily toke.

Cologne/Perfume – No one wants their eyes to water when you come near so while cologne or perfume can be excellent tools for a quick pick me up during the day to keep you smelling fresh, they should be used in moderation. Fruity smells tend to mask cannabis odor quite well along with anything sweet.

Carry mouthwash – One of the most significant contributors to smelling like weed is bad breath that can linger for hours after you have smoked. Since the majority don’t have access to their toothbrush at work while keeping it sanitary, it’s an excellent idea to carry mouthwash instead. Small travel sized bottles are easy to take with you almost anywhere and will make a huge difference in how much you smell after you have smoked.

Shower – While this one seems obvious, many don’t realize that if you have a morning shower and then exit to immediately smoke cannabis the smell will absorb into your skin and hair much more intensely. Shower after you toke or at least wait for your hair and skin to be completely dry before you do.

Wash your hands – The most cannabis smoke produced by any device other than a vape will come into direct contact with your hands. It can make your fingers yellow and will contribute to how much you smell like pot. Washing your hands regularly will help to keep the smell down and save you from ugly yellow fingers or nails.

Whether or not you enjoy the aroma, and many do not, most of us end up in situations where we would prefer not to wreak like pot as we go about our day.