We live in a judgmental world. Not many people can appreciate how weed sparks creativity, improves your mood, and can promote hyper-focus. In the eyes of some, your weed habit might be a bit excessive. This prejudice can cause you to want to keep your smoking habits on the down-low. Here are some tips so you can smoke with peace of mind.
Store Your Cannabis Properly
The scent of marijuana in your bag can give you away long before you enter a room. Therefore, it’s important you store your cannabis in airtight containers.
Don’t put your weed in a plastic bag. Plastic bags are porous, which creates moisture that promotes mold growth. Plus, they don’t block scent.
Store your weed in:
- Glass (Mason Jar)
- Wood (Kief Box)
- Stainless Steel (Grinder)
These storage devices will maintain the freshness of your bud. Plus, they’ll keep the aromas out of the air, and where they belong — with the weed.
Consider Your Paraphernalia
Marijuana isn’t the only clear indicator that you’re a smoker. Having pipes lying around your house can give you away.
Make sure to pick your smoking paraphernalia before having people over. If you’re forgetful, consider investing in a discreet water pipe that someone might not even think of as a smoking accessory.
Smoking pipes also causes the apparatuses to smell more potent than the weed itself. Stay on top of cleaning them. Place your bowl inside an airtight container when you travel with cannabis and while storing at home.
Purify the Air
While cannabis smoke isn’t as potent as tobacco, it can still linger. If you smoke indoors, be sure to purify the air.
There are several tools you can use to help with the smell:
- Essential Oils
- White Candles
- Carbon Air Purifier
- Air Freshener
Try to stick to aromas that blend with the smell of weed. Opt for purifiers that have citrus, pine, or earthy notes.
Just be careful not to go overboard with scents. Sometimes masking the weed smell draws more attention to it.
Get a Sploof
Exhaling weed smoke can alert your neighbors that you’re on the back porch or a stranger on a hike that a stoner is near. You can be much more conspicuous if you have something to trap your smoke, like a sploof.
Blow your weed in it and go about your business. The original sploof, Smokebuddy, lasts up to 300 exhales. However, many sploofs are equipped for replacement filters.
Shower After a Smoke Session
Do you need a bong rip before heading over to your in-laws? Does working at home require a midday smoke that your at-work spouse doesn’t need to know about?
Clean the smoke off your body! Our hair holds scents. Scrub them out.
Shampoo at the beginning of your shower and allow it to sit in your hair before rinsing.
If you have to shave, even better. Shaving cream and aftershaves help mask the smoky aroma of your lips when they go in for a kiss.
Get a Vape Pen
One of the easiest ways to smoke on-the-go is with a vape pen. You can pretty much puff anywhere with these things without drawing too much attention. Plus, they leave little smell behind.
There is no substitute for actual bud. However, a vape pen is great when you’re in a pinch and want to keep your weed habit down-low.
After smells, your eyes are the next clear indicator you just toked up. They will give you up quicker than a giggle fest. So, be sure to have eye drops handy to alleviate dry, red eyes.
Also, work on your paranoia. Nothing blows up your spot worse than being bug eyed and bugging out.
Tea, Coffee, and Toothpaste
We sometimes wish the high lasted longer than the taste. Like coffee, weed can linger on your breath. So, fight fire with fire.
After a smoke session, drink a hot beverage with strong flavors, like coffee and tea. Swish them around in your tongue, so these potent aromas mask the weed.
Then, brush your teeth.
That way, if someone goes in for a hug and you’re talking, they’ll get a blast of mint and a faint hint of stale coffee.
Spray or Change Your Clothes
Much like our hair, fabric also retains scents. Change the shirt you were during a smoke session or smoke with an overcoat on.
You can also try to make your own fabric spray to mask the scent.
Mix and match water with potent botanical like:
- Herbs (Parsley, Basil, Mint)
- Vegetables (Celery, Cucumber)
- Citrus Fruits (Lemon, Lime, Orange)
- Essential Oils (Lavender, Thyme, Frankincense)
- Vinegar (White, Apple Cider)
Spray your clothes liberally. Since these are all-natural ingredients, these sprays can also be used to give your face and hands a quick spritz!
Be Careful What You Like on Social Media
Do you double-tap a lot of pot-related memes? How about liking marijuana reform articles on Facebook?
Sometimes what you don’t say says more. Your social media activity can give up your weed activity without you even knowing it.
Your friends and family can see your social media activity. Then, they can figure out your extracurricular activities!
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