Marijuana is the dried leaves and blossoms of the cannabis plant. Cannabis’ chemical nature gives it both euphoric and therapeutic qualities. Cannabis can be rolled into a joint (handmade cigarette), a cigar, or a pipe (a bong). It can be used for pain alleviation, anxiety treatment, or recreational purposes. The sale and use of cannabis without a prescription is still illegal in many places.
You can typically tell whether someone has been smoking cannabis by smelling the piney, slightly skunky grass that has been left behind by the burned cannabis leaves. If you’re not used to the smell, determining whether or not what you’re smelling is weed can be tough. Different strains of cannabis have different smells, making things even more difficult.
This page will discuss how cannabis smells at various phases of its usage and consumption, as well as some strain distinctions.
What factors influence cannabis odor?
The age of the cannabis plant when it is harvested is the most important influence in how cannabis smells. The aroma of cannabis picked earlier in its life cycle is softer and less skunky. When you smoke it, it’s also less potent. Cannabis that is allowed to mature before being harvested and dried has a stronger odor. Terpenes are organic chemicals found in all plants, including cannabis. Terpenes including myrcene (mango), pinene (pine), and limonene (lemon) are detected in some cannabis strains. Terpenes alter the fragrance of cannabis. Cannabis strains containing pinene, for example, will have a pine-like aroma.
The aroma of a cannabis plant
During the growing phase and after harvesting and drying, cannabis plants have a similar odor. They emit a slightly weedy, piney “skunk” aroma that grows stronger as the plant matures. The aroma of cannabis grows stronger as it flowers and blooms.
What does cannabis plant smells like right after you buy it?
The smell of cannabis is described by users as earthy, aromatic, and woody. Lemon, apple, diesel, and plum tones can occasionally be detected in the plant’s smell.
The fragrance of dried cannabis is much stronger than that of other dried plants.
What it smells like when you’re smoking
When you smoke cannabis, the natural aroma of the weed is intensified by the smoke produced. The perfume is enhanced by the presence of fire, smoke, ash, and the aroma of rolling paper. Lemongrass, pine, fire, and wood notes may be noticeable when smoking cannabis. Cannabis is known for having a unique “skunk” odor.
What does cannabis smells like after it’s been smoked?
Cannabis smoke has the ability to adhere to a person’s hair, skin, and clothing. The odor of “skunk” blends with that of fire and smoke, and it can also overlay (and enhance) sweat and other natural aromas that individuals create. Some claim that the after-smoking odor takes on overtones of mustiness or a vaguely unpleasant, overly sweet aroma.
Cannabis has a unique skunky, pungent odor. It may be difficult to recognize at first, but once you’ve sniffed or come into contact with it, you’ll recognize it. Cannabis has a variety of odors based on the type smoked and the strength of the strain.