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Odor Eliminator: How to Get Rid of Cannabis Smell in Your House

Friday February 7, 2020

F or most cannabis consumers, there is no better, safer, or more enjoyable place to smoke weed than in your own home. After all, where else can you find a couch, a bed, a refrigerator and a TV all so close at hand? (Probably at an Ikea or a Sears showroom, but they won’t let you stay there and smoke, even if you ask nicely.)

Let’s face it, smoking marijuana at home is pretty much the best. Besides the convenience, you don’t have to worry about bothering anyone else with your smoke, driving anywhere, or interacting with anyone besides the friends you have over (and maybe the person delivering the food you ordered, but they’re probably cool.)

However, while smoking weed at home clearly rules, your home smelling like cannabis smoke afterwards does not.

Maybe you have company coming over or live with someone who doesn’t indulge. Or maybe you just came back from an out of town trip and are reassessing your place with a fresh pair of nostrils. Whatever the reason, getting that weed smell out of your home can become a priority and PotGuide is here to help. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to go about exorcising the ghosts of bowls past from your home, whether you only have an hour to clear out the smell or have a couple of days to erase it completely.

Eliminating Weed Smell from Your Home with Less Than an Hour

If you’re in a desperate hurry, don’t panic. Even if your boss, your landlord, or your parole officer called on their way over for an unexpected visit, (or all three are coming because you are terrible at planning a dinner party), there’s still hope. Yes, your place may currently reek like a wet wool poncho after a Phish concert, but that can change quickly.

First, open up all your windows and doors. Get some fresh air in there and get it circulating. If you’ve got a ceiling fan, yank down on that chain and get those blades spinning. If you have a rotating fan or a box fan, plug it in and face it out the windows. The closer to the window frame you can put the fan the better. Empty out all your ashtrays, dump the roaches, flush your bong water, and take out the trash. Next, douse the place with a spray air freshener. Your place may now smell like a spring meadow that someone left a wet poncho from a Phish concert in the middle of, but there’s enough plausible deniability that you can skate by.

Cleaning Cannabis Smell from Your Home When You Have a Day

Say you have a little bit more time. You’re still hosting that dinner party for your boss, landlord, and parole officer (you really should have planned this better) but it’s happening tomorrow. With that much time, you have your pick of methods to get that cannabis smell out of your place.

Incense

The age old trick. While incense has been historically used in religious ceremonies, it’s also great for masking any number of odors. Grab a stick or two, find a bowl or other holder to catch the ash, and light it up. The pungent smell will mask any odor, and maybe you’ll seem cultured and refined.

Scented Candles

If you’re not feeling the Eastern temple vibe, scented candles are a more Western way to cover for whatever joint spirits still haunt your place. Like incense, you’ll cover the smell.

However, with scented candles you won’t have to deal with ash residue. You’ll also have a wider selection of scents to choose from, depending on if you’re in a New England Beach or Sandalwood kind of mood.

Air Freshener Plug In

If you don’t want to deal with fire at all or have to leave your house for a while, plug-ins will cover any odor. Plus, there’s the added benefit of a constant supply of fresh smells to cover any marijuana odor that might be trying to stage a comeback.

Ridding Marijuana Odor from Your Home When You Have a Weekend

If you’ve got some time on your hands – say on a weekend of chores, or while you’re doing some spring cleaning – then get some brushes, rags, and buckets together and put some music on the stereo. Or a Netflix show that you can tune out, most likely about baking or true crime.

Thanks to gravity, nearly everything eventually ends up on the ground. That’s also true of smoke and if you’ve got a carpet, that’s where that odor will remain.

Vacuuming will take care of a lot of the smell, but if you can’t remember the carpet’s original color beneath the spilled bong water and grubby haze, or you’re trying to get your deposit back, you’ll need a carpet shampooer. Luckily, many grocery and hardware stores offer them for rental and they’re pretty easy to use. Just pour some hot water and detergent into the tank, flip on the power, and watch the magic as it returns your carpet to its original, fresh condition.

Next, get some Lysol or other cleaning agents and give all your hard surfaces a swipe. Old resin, crumbly charred bits of weed, and sticky bits of tar all add up to one overwhelming odor of old weed. Once they’re wiped up you’ll be surprised at the difference it makes. Finally, finish it all off with an odor remover. While air fresheners may mask the smells that can come right back, odor remover spray will go one step further. These sprays and absorbent pillows will suck the cannabis smells out of the air rather than just covering for them.

How to Prevent Weed Smell in the Future

If you’re looking to avoid having your home smell like cannabis in the first place, concentrates are a safe bet, odor wise. However, if you’re loving the flower for its terpenes and cannabinoids and want to keep your smoking au natural, a dry herb vape is a great compromise.

Dry herb vapes are relatively inexpensive on the low end, with handheld devices retailing for less than $150 on the lower end. Because dry herb vapes vaporize the terpenes and cannabinoids rather than burning up the flower, there’s no smoke and barely any smell. This keeps your place smelling fresh. As an added bonus, when you’re done smoking you can use the leftover “ABV” for edibles or tinctures.

In order to keep the weed smell from settling in in the first place, be sure to blow your smoke out the window and take your trash out regularly. Empty your bong water after you’re done using it, for odor and for health reasons, or smoke in the bathroom with the shower and the fan on. Finally, keep your weed in airtight containers to keep those terpenes contained. With a little precaution and a little extra effort your place will keep smelling fresh.

There’s no reason to have to choose between smoking up in the privacy and comfort of your own home and having to live in the aftermath of your pot session. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be able to strike that balance with ease.

How do you keep your home smelling fresh and clean after a smoke session? Share your tips, tricks and experiences in the comments below.

Most cannabis consumers enjoy smoking marijuana at home but not everyone likes having their house smell like weed. Learn how to eliminate cannabis smell from your house with some helpful tips.

My bedroom stinks of weed..

My bedroom stinks of weed..

  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 6.57PM

and neither of us smoke/weed!

I noticed this morning as I was walking up the stairs, I went into my room and it absolutely stunk. I emptied the bin (full of nappies but I empty it everyday) and I smelt the tank that our beardie is in to make sure it wasn’t her, and it wasn’t, but I was positive it smelt like weed.

I lit a joss stick and opened the window and I’ve gone up to settle the baby and it still smells! I told oh and he smelt the the comp to make sure it wasn’t too hot and notice it was coming from the floorboards. The bedrooms are attaches to his bedrooms but dd has carpet in her room and we don’t so oh said that’s why we can smell it.

What do I do? I don’t want to report its just a mistake but I certainly don’t want my newborn baby sleeping it there either!

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  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 7.00PM

Does it smell fresh or smoked? It’s possible the neighbours are growing if it’s coming through the floorboards like that. It’s unlike smoked weed would hang around and be that noticeable.

What I mean to say is. fresh weed smell won’t do any harm as it’s not burning smoke so if you’re happy not reporting it then it won’t do your baby any harm.

I’m saying that as to be honest, I don’t have an issue with weed so I probably wouldn’t report it.

  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 7.02PM
  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 7.41PM

Yes will be the neighbours and report it if it carrys on sorry but I wouldnt want the house smelling like that or baby being around it, as for the person who doesnt have a problem with weed would you if it was around your own baby. Sod that

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  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 7.45PM

Yes will be the neighbours and report it if it carrys on sorry but I wouldnt want the house smelling like that or baby being around it, as for the person who doesnt have a problem with weed would you if it was around your own baby. Sod that

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If it wasn’t in my house (therefore not around my baby) and was just the smell from growing weed then no I wouldn’t to be honest. it doesn’t affect me and at least if it’s people growing it then they’re not funding organised crime (obviously I’m talking about someone growing a couple of plants, not a weed farm. I doubt someone would have one of those in a flat without extraction of some sort).

Just my view. I know not everyone will agree. Smoke fumes is a different matter around a newborn obviously. but I very much doubt smoke fumes would permeate a room like that.

Just to add, depending on my relationship with said neighbours I’d probably have a word and say “You do know I can smell what you’re doing don’t you?”

But I wouldn’t report someone growing or smoking weed unless there was other anti-social behaviours present.

  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 8.02PM

I completely agree with Liz.

OP, do you know enough about the smell to be to tell if it’s fresh/unsmoked or if it’s smoked weed? If it’s just being grown, like Liz says, it won’t affect your baby. If it’s being smoked and you’re worried about the affect on your baby I’d probably just have a word with your neighbours if they seem approachable and just ask if they can do it elsewhere as the smoke might be getting to your baby.

However, it would depend on your relationship with them. If it were my neighbours, I’d report them even though I don’t have a problem with weed but that’s only because I’ve had so many other issues with them and would love for them to be evicted. Talking to my neighbours wouldn’t help, anyway, as I tried to go round and ask them to turn down their music/stop screaming and shouting one night as it was waking DS up and their response when they heard me at the door was to turn the music up and laugh.

  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 8.03PM

We don’t have a good relationship, he’s been a —- in the past and when oh has gone round to speak to him hes been off his face so oh just gets abuse.

Hes very sketchy

He goes away days at a time, then when he is at home, his landlord picks him up in a van in the morning (when oh leaves for work). Recently people have been coming and going, but because we don’t get along, so were not aware of who his friends are e.g. we just assumed somebody else had moved in.

I can’t stand the smell myself tbh, which is why I’ve been doing my best to get rid of it, no do I like him and the crap I’ve had to deal with these past 2 years so we went ahead and reported it. He doesn’t do ‘talking’.

  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 8.04PM
  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 8.05PM

We don’t have a good relationship, he’s been a —- in the past and when oh has gone round to speak to him hes been off his face so oh just gets abuse.

Hes very sketchy

He goes away days at a time, then when he is at home, his landlord picks him up in a van in the morning (when oh leaves for work). Recently people have been coming and going, but because we don’t get along, so were not aware of who his friends are e.g. we just assumed somebody else had moved in.

I can’t stand the smell myself tbh, which is why I’ve been doing my best to get rid of it, no do I like him and the crap I’ve had to deal with these past 2 years so we went ahead and reported it. He doesn’t do ‘talking’.

That’s completely fair enough. knowing more about your situation now I’d probably have reported it as well. I doubt he’s growing if people are coming and going a lot.

  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 8.11PM
  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 8.20PM

I’m a weirdo I actually love the smell! Lol but would definitely not want smoke fumes of any description around my baby. We were actually told to stop burning incense/ joss sticks by a midwife too. I personally wouldn’t report it unless it was actual smoke my baby was breathing. But if your neighbour is so sketchy you couldn’t have a word that does make things difficult and if you feel so strongly you might not have a choice.

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  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 8.20PM

My previous neighbour where I used to live smoked weed on a regular Basis! Probably daily, the smell used up come through to my bedrooms and daughters room, he may have even even growing it aswel. Everytime he opened his front door the immense smell of weed came out, at you as you walked passed his house. We had to put up with that and I hated having to smell the toxins they chose. The sad part of it tho was he has two little boys and the amount of toxins they breathe on must be a lot and I felt sorry for them. They go to my daughters schools and I’m sure their clothes must smell as well. But I guess that’s a choice he made. He was a single dad so I do respect the fact that it must be difficult and maybe the weed was how he coped? I dunno? Then more neighbours moved on the other side of my house and they smoke weed too so I had two houses bringing their smoke into mine!!

OP you should report it to the council or your landlord and just say your sick of the stench. You could phone environmental health out.

I know how you feel it’s awful I’m so glad I moved out.
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  1. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 8.28PM

I live in a flat and every time i went for a dump i could smell weed in the toilet!! My God i couldnt even concentrate on what i was doing (if u know what i mean lol) coz the smell was gross! my husband and I were convinced it must have been the fumes travelling up from the flat directly below us. Luckily for our neighbours downstairs they left before we could report them!

My bedroom stinks of weed.. My bedroom stinks of weed.. Posted on 12-12-2013 at 6.57PM and neither of us smoke/weed! I noticed this morning as I was walking up the stairs, I went