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Simple Tricks to Avoid Smelling Like Marijuana

Since medical marijuana was legalized in Missouri in 2018, more than 135,000 state residents are utilizing their medical card for legal, natural relief. Cannabis research is ongoing, but medical professionals are encouraging patients to make marijuana part of their treatment plan for hundreds of various ailments. Many patients love the relief cannabis provides, but don’t want to smell like marijuana.

We’re here to help, if you love marijuana, but don’t want to smell like it. There are several tips and tricks that you can use to make sure you are still getting relief without arriving at your workplace or social gatherings smelling like you just came from a séance trying to resurrect the spirit of Bob Marley.

There is no shame in smelling like cannabis. Medical marijuana is legal in Missouri, and many patients love the smell. But, the fact is that there is still a stigma surrounding cannabis use. If smelling like marijuana doesn’t fit into your lifestyle, it’s understandable that you’ll want to find a way to get relief without the smell.

Here are our tips to avoid smelling like marijuana after smoking:

Have a dedicated smoking room.

This isn’t always convenient, but if you have a room that you designate as the space where you consume marijuana, you won’t have to worry about the smoke getting all over the house, and seeping into clothing and furniture.

Smoke Outside

Legally, you may not be able to smoke in public, but you CAN pop out to your backyard. This will allow the smoke to dissipate and your clothing and hair will soak up less of the smell.

Wear natural fabrics.

Certain fabrics are more likely to smell like marijuana after you’ve been smoking. The scent released from cannabis terpenes has a tendency to cling to most types of synthetic fabrics, and may not even come out after a couple of washes. Wearing natural fabrics while smoking will allow the smell to come out easier.

Change your clothes or wear a jacket.

If you’re smoking at home and leaving for somewhere else, a simple change of clothes can go a long way. If you can’t change your clothes, consider having a jacket that you wear over your clothes while you smoke to block smoke from seeping into your outfit.

Storage is Important

Storage is important when it comes to keeping your cannabis fresh. It is also a valuable tool in holding the smell in. Store your marijuana in an airtight container to avoid the scent getting out and onto your bags and clothing.

Sanitize your hands.

If you are smoking, your hands are coming into direct contact with marijuana and smoke. Simply washing them can take away a large amount of the cannabis smell. Finding a sink and soap isn’t always convenient, so keeping hand sanitizer can also do the trick when washing your hands isn’t possible.


Moisturizing is important for the health of your hands. And, if you’re regularly using hand sanitizer, it may be drying out your skin. Keep a lotion that smells good on-hand and moisturize your hands after sanitizing them. It’ll help reduce the cannabis smell and keep your skin looking great.

Get an air purifier.

Cracking a window only goes so far when it comes to getting the marijuana scent out of the room. One of the best ways to avoid having your home smell like my college dorm is to invest in an air purifier.

Air purifiers vary in quality, efficiency, and price. The folks at HouseFresh recently put together a handy guide of their recommendations for air purifiers to decrease the smell of marijuana smoke.

Make a homemade sploof.

If your college experience was anything like mine, you already know how to make a sploof. Basically, you fill an empty toilet paper roll with dryer sheets and blow the smoke into the roll.

I did this to keep from getting kicked off of campus housing. You may do it simply to avoid having your beautiful home smell like cannabis because you’ve got company coming over. Check out this guide on how to make a sploof if you need a refresher or to learn how to make a sploof for the first time.

Freshen your breath.

This is a simple fix, but is easy to overlook. If you’ve been smoking cannabis, you probably also have that scent on your breath. Having gum or breath mints handy can go a long way, especially if you’re going to be talking to others in close quarters.

Go smoke free.

Honestly, the easiest way to enjoy cannabis without worrying about the smell is to consume it without smoking. Many former marijuana smokers are switching to vaping, which has a much lighter scent. For more information, check out our beginner’s guide to vaping medical marijuana in Missouri.

You can also get your relief without odor by consuming edibles or using tinctures. Tinctures can be taken sublingually, swallowed, or added to your favorite food and beverages. If you are having a hard time finding tinctures at your local dispensary, you could make your own tincture using the recipe found here.

You deserve to feel better.

If you are ready to experience the natural relief that cannabis provides, you’ll need a valid Missouri marijuana card. We can help you with that. Our medical staff is ready to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana doctor online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

At Missouri Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

Call us at (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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