How to Easily Hide the Smell of Weed 

Greeley Dean
Updated May 21, 2020 9.6k votes 3.4k voters 302.2k views 18 items

If there’s one drawback to smoking weed, it’s the smell. Sure some people love it, but one whiff of wacky tobacky and everyone will know what you've been up to. So if you would rather toke up a little more discretely, you’re going to need to learn how to cover the smell of marijuana. It seems like every stoner has their own method for masking the smell of weed, so it can be exhausting to figure out which way is right for you. To make it easy, we’ve created this list of all the best ways to easily hide the smell of marijuana.

It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to smoke in a dorm room, at your job, or at home, you probably need to find a way to hide that marijuana smell. You can stay low tech and shove a towel under your door, get industrious and build your own sploof, or get fancy and invest in a vape. To help you figure it out, we've rounded up every weed smell-hiding trick in the book. (Although, we admit, some of them are more sketchy than others.) Remember, if you’re going to smoke, be smart about it and don’t drive – just chill out and read up on all the ways you can easily hide the smell of weed.

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Start Collecting Mason Jars

If you plan on keeping large quantities of marijuana around your home, things are going to get very smelly, very fast. Rather than keep your stash in bags, or any other receptacle that lets odors out, pick up some mason jars.

Not only do they keep smells in, but they're perfect for making sure whatever you're storing stays fresh. 

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Make a Disposable Smoke Filter
A disposable smoke filter, otherwise known as a homemade sploof, is the most important tool in a smoker's arsenal (outside of pot, obvi). All you need is an empty paper towel roll, dryer sheets, and a clean sock. Put those things together and you're in business. 
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After You Finish Smoking, Wash Your Hands

It's a good rule of thumb to wash your hands after any activity, but a cheap and effective way to rid yourself of any smells is to wash your face and hands after you smoke.

If you have a lot of time on your hands, you might even consider taking a shower after you toke so you smell more Irish Spring than Jamaican vacation. 

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Turn Laundry Sheets Into the Best Air Fresheners

One of the most classic ways of masking the smell of your smoke is to use laundry sheets as an inexpensive air freshener. Place them around the room, tape them to a running fan, and maybe even place them over your air conditioning vents. Your room will smell fresh in no time.


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