What Does Weed Smell Like

What Does Weed Smell Like?

Weed, aka marijuana, is one of the most popular recreational drugs and is widespread due to its psychoactive properties. It is not uncommon to get a whiff of someone smoking weed while walking around in the city, as it is pretty hard to conceal the smell. So, what do Cannabis flowers smell like, and how can we describe them? Weed has a very distinct smell, and various strains have different scents. They can take on a skunky smell, piney smell, fruity smell, or even a sour smell. Also, weed smells different inside the bag or container than when you burn it. Cannabis edibles or vaped weed smell very differently as well.

 

Terpenes Have a Big Role to Play in How Weed Smells

The cannabis plant carries organic compounds called terpenes. Terpenes are the primary constituents of essential oils and are responsible for the aroma characteristics of cannabis. 

One of the most common terpenes found in cannabis is myrcene. The terpene Myrcene gives weed the smell we all recognize when we smoke pot. Beyond cannabis, myrcene is found in hops and is responsible for the peppery, spicy, balsam fragrance in beer. 

It’s also expressed in lemongrass and mangoes. Some people believe that eating mangoes will prolong and boost your high because it increases the amount of Myrcene in your system. While the terpene pinene is responsible for giving weed that pine tree smell, limonene is why certain strains smell like lemon. 

 

How Does a Person Smell After Smoking Weed? 

The smell of weed tends to hang around and cling to anything it touches. If you’re in a room where people smoke, you’ll smell like weed even if you’re not smoking. The smell of weed tends to stay in your clothes, hair, and hands and get into the furniture of the room you smoke in. That’s why many smokers burn incense and have air fresheners when they light up. Some people say the after-smoking scent can take on notes of mustiness or a faintly foul, overly sweet scent.

What To Do If the Weed Doesn’t Smell Right?

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If your weed smells funky, don’t smoke it. Weed with a weird odour may be laced with something that could harm you. Unfortunately, some people get their kicks by selling weed that has things that could harm people. You may also have gotten synthetic weed when you meant to buy the real deal, or you may have gotten something not even natural weed. 

Another risk of weed that smells bad is the possibility of mould. Weed with mould could cause a nasty lung infection if you smoke it. To avoid mould, always prevent your weed from getting humid. You can accomplish this by keeping a desiccant-like silica gel pack in your stash. Buy desiccants at your local dispensary or online. If you don’t have a desiccant, you can always put a few uncooked rice grains in your weed container. Finally, be sure to store your herb in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. When you leave a container of weed in sunlight, the container sweats, and the moisture builds up. This can cause mould, which produces that funky smell. 

 

Takeaway On Cannabis Aromas

Weed has a very distinct and recognizable smell. Once you’ve smelled weed burning, you’ll never forget what it smells like. Different strains have different scents, but because of the Myrcene, pot will always smell like pot, even though it may vary from smelling more skunky, fruity, piney, or sour. Some people enjoy the scent of weed, especially if you’re a pot smoker yourself. 

It’s always a good idea to try different types of weed so that you can become familiar with the different scents associated with each strain. Pot smokers take pride in being connoisseurs, so why not check out the different strains of daily marijuana or even get same-day weed delivery in Vancouver and get yourself more familiarized.

 

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