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are there low-odor marijuana strains?

If you have ever smoked before, you know that weed is a stinky plant. While its scent can enhance the flavor and many of us love the smell, it can often be indiscreet and may even lead to some uncomfortable situations. Whether you just do not like the smell or want to find a more discreet way to smoke, many people find themselves wondering, are there any low-odor marijuana strains?

The short answer is, it depends. If you’re a cannabis cultivator, there are a number of strains, like Northern Lights and Blue Mystic, that growers suggest may not get the attention of nosy neighbors. If you are a smoker, weed smoke is, unfortunately, always going to be rather potent — especially if you get that loud from JARS.

That being said, there are a number of preventative measures you can take to reduce the smell, like using a handy sploof. Read on for a list of odor-reducing tips, what in the world a sploof is, and how to make one in the comfort of your own home.

Ways To Cover Weed Smell

For years, stoners have come up with ways to mask the smell of weed for an array of reasons. Whether you have an unexpected visit from the in-laws or you simply hate the lingering smell, there are plenty of tools to eliminate marijuana odors.

In The Home

  • Light an Incense. Incense like Nag Champa has been a favorite for both pre-and post-smoke sessions. Often used for yoga, meditation, and cannabis consumption, Nag Champa has a scent that is appealing to the masses unlike some overtly fruity or synthetic-smelling incense varieties. It also produces a tiny trail of smoke that can help cover-up actual marijuana smoke.
  • Use an oil diffuser. Another approach you could take is to strategically place a few oil diffusers around your home. As essential oils become increasingly popular, you can choose to go with a simple reed diffuser or an electric oil diffuser that uses steam to spread the oil around the room. Essential oils, like lavender and patchouli, not only entertain your senses but can also have various therapeutic effects.
  • Spray an air freshener. Many of us already have Febreeze or other air fresheners to keep our homes smelling fresh and bright. While they may not completely mask the smell of weed, they will definitely help reduce the smell after your smoke session.
  • Use a smoke eliminator. Ozium is a classic smoke eliminator that has been around for a number of years. It doubles as an air freshener with a vanilla and lemon-type scent that also literally grabs smoke out of the air and transports it to another realm. Much like air fresheners, it won’t completely remove the scent of weed, but it is a great base for all of the smoke you are about to swirl around your space.


  • Use a hanging car air freshener. You know those little “Black Ice” trees you see hanging from almost every pot-lover’s rearview mirror? Well, they are there for a reason: to eliminate marijuana odor. While they may look cheesy, they have a potent scent that constantly works to cover up any strange odors. If you prefer to have something a little more modern, car air fresheners come in a plethora of different, shapes, sizes, colors, and scents.
  • Bring perfume or body spray. A little spritz can go a long way if you’re trying to smell your freshest after smoking a joint. Spray too much, and you’ll choke anyone around you, spray too little and you may not get the coverage you are looking for. Simply try one spray on your wrists, one on your clothes, and one on your hair.

Use a sploof. A sploof is a hollow cylindrical tube with some type of filtration in the middle that you can blow your smoke directly into. For a durable option, you can buy one online or in your local headshop. For a disposable, easy-to-use option, you can easily make one yourself with a few home essentials, like a toilet paper roll and dryer sheets, that you likely already have.

Making Your Own Sploof

As we briefly mentioned, a sploof is a cylindrical object that uses a filtering material, such as a dryer sheet, to remove smoke and marijuana odor particles from the smoke blown into it. One end functions as a mouthpiece, while the other filters the smoke through perforated materials of your choice. If you want to make one at home, you will need to gather a few things:

  • Empty toilet paper roll or paper towel roll
  • Dryer sheets
  • Rubber band

And that’s really it! Now that you have gathered your materials, here is how you put it together:

  1. Take your empty toilet paper or paper towel roll and stuff it with a dryer sheet or two. Just be careful not to stuff it completely full as you still need to exhale through it and there needs to be room for the smoke to travel.
  2. Take another dryer sheet or two, lay them over one end of the tube, and secure them with rubber bands. Your sploof is now ready to use!

It is really as simple as that. With just three simple household items and two easy-to-follow steps, you have a foolproof way to not only filter the smoke but reduce the lingering marijuana odor.

Final Thoughts

While there may not be any true low-odor marijuana strains, there are ways to make your smoking more discreet. With these tips in hand and perhaps even your very own sploof, you can now smoke all of your favorite JARS strains in peace. Come into either our Michigan or Arizona locations to see what skunky and funky strains we have in stock for you.

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