On remote locations, there is no worry about the smell of your plant. However, this does not apply in an urban area. Even with one or two low odor plants the smell has to be taken into account. Do not think too easily about this because in the end prevention is better than cure.
Such a carbon filter is also called a carbon scrubber and is attached at the end of the ventilation system. The activated carbon is capable of absorbing and binding the molecules in the air that cause the odor. The charcoal filter ensures the neutralization of all odors that go through it (if it’s connected properly without leakages).
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Extra tip: if you are looking for a low odor outdoor strain, never choose a Skunk, Cheese or Kush. These types will create extreme fragrances.
The cultivation of weed (indoors and outdoors) often causes a strong odor which can be very penetrating and attract unwanted attention. It may therefore be desirable to mask the odor. All cannabis plants do smell, but you can choose a strain that smells considerably less than other species: the so-called low odor strains. Check out our assortment with the best low odor cannabis strains below.
Cannabis plants smell particularly strong during the flowering period when buds are developed. However, the cause of the smell is not in the development of Cannabinoids. These are virtually odorless. The odor is spread by terpenes and terpenoids.
Hiding the smell of cannabis can be necessary to avoid the legal or social consequences of growing your own marijuana. There are discreet growing setups that incorporate carbon filters, although this is not a fool-proof way of keeping your grow room under wraps. It depends on how much space and money you can invest. It is also better to vent your filtered, exhausted air away from neighbours if possible. If you are only growing a few plants, an open jar of RQS gel can neutralise odors for 4–6 weeks.
If you are ready to cultivate cannabis in your own home, then be prepared for how much it can reek, especially when flowering. Working around cannabis so often will desensitise you to the smell. You’ll get so used to it, you may not notice it on your clothes or hair. Take regular precautions to keep your whole house fresh and clean, while also keeping your grow room well-ventilated. Trying to mask it with another smell runs the risk of merely producing two distracting smells on top of each other.
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One thing you can do at the source of the problem is choose to grow strains that are inherently less pungent. You have a surprising amount of variety when it comes to strains that don’t smell as strong. However, they will still produce some smell you must account for. If you want strains with a less powerful scent though, don’t be worried; their effects will not be any weaker, they will simply attract less attention while growing. The 5 strains below represent varieties from the RQS catalogue that are known to produce less of an odor than most other strains.
The pungent stench of cannabis is distinctive to the point of potentially attracting unwanted attention. There are, however, ways to suppress the smell of marijuana. A good place to start is to select a strain with reduced growing odor.
Indoor growing of this classic strain is, by design, easy for the novice grower. The spicy, earthy aroma of Northern Lights sometimes has fruity undertones when smoked. When it is growing, however, the smell is more generic. Grow this discreetly, and you will still yield sticky, resinous buds. The THC content often surpasses 20%, providing powerful indica effects which relax the body. Aside from producing strong yields in 7–9 weeks, it makes a great mother plant, aiding in the continuation of low odor cultivation.