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Top 5 Low Odour Cannabis Strains To Keep Stench Under Control

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.

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 ONA 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.

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.

NORTHERN LIGHTS

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.

Cannabis produces a strong odour, so to avoid your marijuana plants attracting attention, follow this advice and grow with these 5 strains.

Examples of Low Odor Cannabis Strains

If you’re growing for yourself, you might prefer to grow cannabis strains that are particularly known for having a relatively mild or weak smell. The truth is that basically, all cannabis plants will stink a little by the time you get to harvest, but some strains are worse than others.

Low Odor Marijuana Strains – These strains are known for producing a low or non-marijuana-like odor.

  • Blue Mystic
  • Master Kush
  • Jack Herer
  • Auto Duck is an example of an auto-flowering strain that is great for stealth growing due to its smell (or lack thereof) and a unique shape that doesn’t look quite like cannabis leaves
  • Northern Lights Auto
  • Northern Cheese Haze Auto

Low odor strains aren’t fool-proof, but they’ll definitely help make things easier! These are just a few examples that I’ve had great experience with, but there are many others. Learn more about researching strains.

Note: Smells are usually more intense when the environment gets hot and humid!

If you're growing for yourself, you might prefer to grow cannabis strains that are particularly known for having a relatively mild or weak smell. The truth is that basically all cannabis plants will stink a little by the time you get to harvest, but some strains are worse than others!