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Are You Worried About Smelling Like Marijuana? Here’s What You Should Know!

Marijuana flower is one of the format types that you can purchase at dispensaries in Ohio. But a lot of people tend to avoid purchasing flower due to some concerns.

At Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to be more than your go-to marijuana card provider. We want to prioritize your all around health and wellness by addressing any concerns that you may have. Education is an important key in creating a treatment plan that is right for you. We are here to help you with that!

With raw marijuana flower available at Ohio dispensaries, many people have one big question. If I use marijuana flower, will I smell like marijuana?

That’s a good question! Cannabis has a very potent and distinctive smell. Using other marijuana formats such as topicals, tinctures, or edibles, you don’t have to worry about the dreaded marijuana smell.

While there is no physical harm that comes with the marijuana smell, there is a bit of embarrassment that some can feel. Many of our patients like to keep their medical marijuana use to themselves due to the stigma that can surround it. Smelling of marijuana is pretty much a dead giveaway that you have been medicating.

There are lots of questions that flower newbies have about the marijuana smell that we will be answering in today’s blog!

If I smoke in a steamy bathroom, will it help control the marijuana smell?

Smoking raw marijuana flower in a steamy bathroom is a very common thing and is called “hotboxing.” Many people do this by stuffing a towel under the door to trap the marijuana in the room.

Hotboxing does keep the marijuana smell from entering into other rooms of your house but it does not eliminate the odor completely even if you’re using a steamy room. Even though you are trapping most of the marijuana smell in the bathroom, when you come out, you will most likely smell of marijuana. If you have guests coming over soon or just don’t prefer the cannabis scent, not to worry! The smell usually dissipates after about thirty minutes or so.

Can I remove the smell quickly after hotboxing?

There are definitely tips and tricks that you can use to get rid of the marijuana smell after hotboxing a room! The first thing you should do is get some air flowing. Open a window if you have one in the room or put a fan in there. This will help with the dissipation!

You also can use the baking soda trick. If you have a couple of baking soda boxes lying around, you can open them and place them all over the room. Baking soda absorbs odors that are in the air so the hotbox smell will go away faster!

You can also try just making the room smell good. Light some candles or incense to help disguise the smell until it naturally goes away.

Will smoking out the window help?

Smoking out of the window will definitely help minimize the marijuana smell in your place!

One trick you can use is to blow out of the air conditioner vent if you have one. This will take the odor outside of the room. You can also try using sploof! “A sploof is a cylindrical object that filters cannabis smoke through a set of perforated materials. The device uses a filtering material, such as a dryer sheet, to remove smoke and odor particles from smoke blown into it.

Just remember to make sure that the wind is blowing outside of your place so that the smell doesn’t come right back at you!

Will smoking in the shower minimize the smell?

Many people think that smoking while showering will decrease the cannabis scent but this is actually not true. When you smoke in the shower, you really are just creating a steamy hotbox for yourself. The steam will contain the odor but it unfortunately won’t prevent it.

What if I smoke outside instead of inside? Will that help with the smell?

Smoking outside if you are in a place where you can is definitely a good option. Just know that people will still be able to smell it. The scent of cannabis travels depending on the humidity, the wind direction, how strong the wind is blowing and many other factors.

Keep in mind that your method of inhaling marijuana flower comes into play here. If you are using a dry herb vape, it will smell less potent when smoking outside.

If I smoke marijuana, will my clothes smell afterwards?

Like the question before, it depends on how you are smoking your marijuana. Again using a dry herb vape will decrease the amount of odor that will seep into your clothes.

If you’re worried about your clothes smelling of marijuana after you medicate you can easily change your clothes or use body sprays or air fresheners!

Things to remember. . .

Even though after medicating you can smell of marijuana, try not to let this be of great concern to you. Odors usually dissipate quickly and will go away even faster when using some of these tips and tricks!


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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