Let’s face it. Vaping weed does smell. Whether using legal CBD strains online or normal THC bud: the powerful aroma of cannabis is hard to make disappear. By and large, it doesn’t smell as bad as smoking, but it isn’t odorless.
Most high-grade dry herb will give off a dank scent, even when it’s contained in your pocket. When you open the container, you’ll probably smell it even more. Then as you start breaking it up, you may even notice the aroma filling the air, and we haven’t even heated anything up yet!
Edibles and capsules are virtually odorless and can be made with your bud for those occasions. Keep in mind, your house will smell like cannabis during the process. Fortunately, there are weed vaporizers that won’t blow up your spot and there are ways you can reduce the smell. Dab and oil pens don’t produce as much of an odor while still providing high doses of THC. Here is how to vape weed while keeping the smell to a minimum.
Dabs tend to have a slight weed smell to them, but won’t stink up a room as much as dry herb if contained. Working with dabs can smell slightly, depending on the type of wax you have. Softer dabs like budder typically smell the most, whereas shatter and crumble doesn’t give off as much of an odor until they’re heated.
During your session, you will likely smell the coil heating up and the vapor you exhale. The odor isn’t typically as strong as the vapor from dry herb, but it is a little stronger than the smell from an oil pen, and generally lingers a bit longer.
Using a rig is another popular way to dab, but tends to smell more than a dab pen because of the bigger clouds being exhaled. With a traditional rig, the butane gas may also contribute to the smell, which is not the case with electric dab rigs and pen style vapes.
THC oil carts produce the least amount of odor possible. They still produce an odor, depending on how big of a puff you take. If you take small hits and blow them out the window, there will usually be a faint terpene scent before it dissipates. This can be concealed just by opening a bag of popcorn.
However, if you’re taking huge rips and aren’t near a window, it will be more noticeable. Fortunately, the smell of vaping concentrates usually goes away faster than dabs or bud. Note that some delta 8 carts and full spectrum CBD vapes produce a similar aroma, regardless of THC content. Isolate-based vapes and liquids, not so much.
As soon as your dry herb vaporizer reaches temperature, the sweet aroma of herb will be obvious. Portable vaporizers generally run on conduction and can give off a strong smell. Most desktop vapes utilize convection heating which tends to smell less because the herb is not making direct contact with the heating element.
The best temperature for vaping weed and reducing the smell will typically be in the “lightly toasted” range (325-350 F). Exhale near a window to prevent the odor from lingering. After your session, the room will usually need at least 15-30 minutes to completely air out.
Vaporization of dry herb can actually produce a strong odor if not done properly. Here are some tips that will help you minimize the smell when you’re vaping.
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If you thought vaping was odorless, then you were misinformed. Vaporization still gives you an advantage versus smoking weed in terms of odor, but nothing is completely smell-proof. Different occasions may call for different methods of vaping. Oil is the stealthiest option for travel and desktop vapes are your best bet for solo sessions in your home. Finally, dabs are somewhat of a middle ground, they produce more of a scent than oil, but can be used in a stealthy fashion.
There’s no better container for cannabis than glass. It’s not static like plastic, won’t affect the taste like metal containers tend to, and allows for an airtight seal to protect against oxidization.
Popcorn helps mask the smell and so does bacon, lol
I’ve done the popcorn trick before, it really does work. It also comes in handy when you get the munchies. As for bacon, that’s a good idea too since it usually has a very dominant smell. I heard making coffee is another good method, but as I’ve said in my previous comment to you, weed pens are gonna be your best bet.
My neighbor says he sells vapes so it’s just a cbd vape but my entire apartment reeks of pot all the time. I’ve tried to talk to him and it doesn’t seem to help. It gets on my clothes in my closet, I can’t sleep some night because the smell is so bad and makes me sick to my stomach. Is there anything I can do to help the smell in my apartment?? I have an air freshener in every outlet possible. 🙁
Hey Nicole, I’m sorry to hear that. Is your neighbor producing CBD vapes in his apartment using flower or something? Or is it just a dry herb vaporizer being used with CBD bud?
CBD flower itself tends to smell a lot more before it is made into oil, that is why I think it’s more likely what they are using. It seems like you need to speak to your neighbor again and see if there is anything he/she can do to reduce the odor using some ventilation. Best of luck!
Does a wax pen smell?
Yes. Wax and dab pens give off a bit more of an odor than THC pens, however it doesn’t smell as much as smoking. The odor from wax pens doesn’t linger as long as smoke and they don’t leave a smokey odor behind. It’s much cleaner than smoking because it utilizes vaporization instead of combustion. I hope that helps, best of luck to you!
I was so hoping by getting the cartridges and pen would cut down or maybe eliminate the smell, my neighbors are aholes about it..
Girl mine too! Get you a smoke buddy! They work really good!! Just don’t smoke joints or blunts. My neighbors and the cops trying to mess with me
Hey Hope, from my experience most cartridges smell much less than a vaporizer. Some oil carts can smell more than others depending on how potent they are and if they have significant terpene content (which gives it its aroma and flavor). Even then the smell is pretty faint and dissipates rather quickly. I hope that helps, best of luck to you!