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What Does Marijuana Smell Like?

what does marijuana smell like

Although marijuana has become a commonplace product nowadays, we have to consider the fact there are a lot of people who have little to no experience with it. This is especially true for older generations.

Keep in mind that cannabis is a relatively new product. Most countries started legalizing it in the last 10 years. Even if we’re talking about weed as a psychoactive substance, it is has become a mainstream drug in the previous few years. Smoking cannabis has been as normal as drinking beer.

Because of that, it shouldn’t surprise us there are a lot of people who don’t know what this plant smells like. If we were to simplify it, marijuana has an earthy, herbal scent.

But, it can also have numerous other fragrances such as lemon, apple, or plum. The dried version of the cannabis plant is much stronger than some other dried plant giving it a very specific, noticeable smell.

What does marijuana smell like when you smoke it?

Of course, when talking about how marijuana smells like, most people refer to its scent during smoking.

Keep in mind there is a big difference between fresh weed (even dried one) compared to lit cannabis. When you light a joint, its natural scent will be boosted by the smoke.

All of the ingredients, such as fire, smoke, ash, as well as the paper, will add to that smell. It will create a layered experience.

People who smoke pot usually love this smell. It is much better than cigarette smoke, and while it can be really strong, it is not as intrusive. Lit marijuana can remind you of various things, such as fire, lemongrass, pine, wood, etc.

How does marijuana smell affect your clothes?

Of course, people who don’t have any experience of smoking marijuana are usually worried about how it will affect their clothes. If you have an important job, you probably don’t want your uniform or clothing to smell of cannabis. While weed is becoming more and more accepted, nobody wants to work with potheads.

As already mentioned, marijuana scent isn’t as strong as cigarette smoke. Unfortunately, it will still remain in your clothes, hair, and skin.

This can be really troublesome, especially if you consider that the after smoke has a musty scent to it. In the worst-case scenario, marijuana can leave a foul smell, which is the last thing you need when going to work.

Fortunately, there is a simple solution to all of this – make sure to wash your clothes after smoking pot to remove all traces!

You can also eliminate body odor by having a bath prior to going to work. As long as you pay attention, you shouldn’t have any problem with the marijuana smell.

The smell of weed, skunk, and hashish

There are certain nuances between different types of weeds.

For example, cannabis scent is often similar to a skunk, and based on its smell; it is really easy to make a mistake. This is because of myrcene, a terpene ingredient. Myrcene is very common for various plants that have a strong scent to them. The best examples are mango, hops, bay leaf, etc.

When talking about cannabis, in particular, different strains of the plant will have a different amount of myrcene. Thus, there will be a noticeable difference in marijuana smell as well as its intensity. Myrcene is also closely connected to weed’s sedative properties.

Hashish, on the other hand, has a few different properties. First and foremost, you have to keep in mind that hashish is a highly concentrated form of marijuana. It is much stronger and has a very intense impact on your brain. Still, it isn’t that different in terms of smell. It is very earthy, and when lit, you can also notice fire and ash.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning synthetic weed. Keep in mind that this type of plant is not that common. Even if you’re an avid cannabis smoker, there is a chance you never tried it. Synthetic cannabis is made in a laboratory and relies on various ingredients. People add different chemicals to it, which can lead to interesting results. The synthetic marijuana smell can vary significantly based on the ingredients added.

However, we recommend that you avoid this type of cannabis. It is tough to say what’s inside synthetic marijuana and what kind of impact it will have on your brain. Furthermore, unlike your standard cannabis, this product is not regulated, which is why there is another layer of risk to it.

Last thoughts

Most people have been close to weed. Still, a lot of people find it hard to define what marijuana smells like. You need some experience with the plant in order to recognize it quickly.

There are lots of differences between the strains and cannabis-related products. Manufacturers love to experiment, which is why we have different results. 

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