Everyone knows that cannabis has a distinct smell. You can even tell the difference between Indica and Sativa, for example, by smelling them. But what about when it doesn’t have much of a scent?
What Impacts The Smell Of Marijuana?
Terpenes are responsible for marijuana’s unique scent. They are compounds that give flavor to fruits, herbs, and cannabis. Marijuana plants produce different terpenes depending on what they’re being grown in. For example, plants grown indoors will make more of the terpenes myrcene and linalool, which both have a citrusy smell. Plants grown outdoors will produce more terpenes, caryophyllene, or humulene, which are earthy scents.
Marijuana users decide what strain to smoke based on the flavor and effect they’re looking for. With the right mixture of terpenes, you can make any cannabis
strain smell like your favorite type of flower or fruity treat!
How Does Marijuana Smell?
The smell of marijuana is different for each person. Marijuana’s terpene profile determines the way it will smell to each user. For example, if you are smoking a strain that has high levels of caryophyllene and humulene, it will have an earthy, leafy scent. Myrcene, which smells citrusy, will produce different results when mixed with other terpenes. Marijuana users can use these differences to decide what strain they want to smoke.
Some marijuana strains can smell like cheese, berries, or even grapefruit. This is because the strain has a high concentration of myrcene. Others may not have much scent at all. Usually, this happens when there are lower levels of terpenes in the plant.
Marijuana Fragrance: Before Smoking
Smelling fresh and clean air is one of the great joys of life. Yet, for cannabis users, this sense can also be a major frustration. When you smell your weed, does it smell like the fresh mountain air? Probably not. That’s because marijuana has its unique scent profile that differs vastly from that of other herbs. More often than not, it smells earthy, green, skunky, or even moldy. And if it doesn’t smell good? Well, then you’re probably going to have a difficult time enjoying it!
This phenomenon is caused by the marijuana plant’s many aromatic terpenes. Terpenes are volatile chemicals that give weed its signature scent and help determine what kind of high they convey.
Marijuana Fragrance: After Smoking
The smell of weed after it’s been smoked is often less pungent than the smell before it’s been smoked. This is because smoking marijuana actually affects the terps and metabolites, which cause a change in smell. The smell should dissipate within a few hours and should be gone within 24 hours.
What Are The Marijuana Strains With Irresistible Aromas?
In addition to THC, marijuana plants produce natural compounds called terpenes. These chemicals contribute to a strain’s aroma and flavor profile. Some strains have a powerful scent that is delightful to the senses.
Many people enjoy the scent of trainwreck since it can be savory with a citrusy grapefruit flavor. Trainwreck is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that was bred from Thai and Mexican strains. This marijuana has an earthy taste and both cerebral and body effects when smoked or vaporized.
Another potent cannabis is Blueberry Indica-hybrid, which produces sweet musky pine aromas. The plant takes its name from the sweet berry flavor reminiscent of blueberry cobbler combined with relaxing Indica effects.
The scent of green buds can range from a peppery pungency to a sweet fragrance. People enjoy the smell of the white widow because it is intense with an earthy and woodsy aroma. This strain hails from South America and delivers mild body effects that fade into a mellow cerebral euphoria.
White Widow is a balanced hybrid strain with a 50/50 Indica-Sativa ratio. The leaves of this plant have white hairs giving it the name White Widow, and due to the high THC content, only a small amount can deliver potent effects.
You can enjoy delightful scents from your favorite marijuana strains when you grow them yourself or buy them from your local dispensary. There are nearly 100 terpenes produced naturally by the plant, so you can experiment with different flavors until you find one that pleases you.
How To Make Your Favorite Marijuana Strain Smell Better?
If your favorite marijuana strain doesn’t smell as good as it could, there are several things you can do to improve the scent. When you store your buds, make sure to use an airtight container like a jar. Avoid using plastic bags since they don’t block out all odors and can lead to moisture build-up over time.
For potent effects, grind up your marijuana with the proper tool before burning or vaporizing it. This gives you more control over the amount you take in and lets the scent fill the room. The more surface area of your buds is exposed to heat, the better they will smell when smoked or vaporized.
If you want a stronger scent from your flowers, try crushing them with a mortar and pestle before using them in a joint or bowl. This will expose more of the plant matter to heat and further intensify the aroma.
If you’re looking for a more pungent scent, consider growing your own cannabis instead of buying it from a dispensary. You can choose what types of strains you want and how they are harvested and cured for optimal results.
If you grow marijuana yourself, you can adjust your drying and curing techniques to produce the best-smelling buds. For example, drying your plants slowly can produce a sweeter taste and a more potent aroma. This is because it allows more time for the chlorophyll to break down into other aromatic compounds.
There are many things you can do to enhance the scent of your favorite strain. Some people may enjoy mixing their flowers with scented leaves or using them in an herbal vaporizer for a potent aroma that is not overwhelming. If you have tried several strains but haven’t enjoyed what they smell like, start growing your own marijuana. Once you control the growing process, you can pick strains that smell like what you want.
The bottom line is that there are several things you can do to improve the scent of your favorite marijuana strain. Some people may enjoy mixing their flowers with scented leaves or using them in an herbal vaporizer for a potent aroma that’s not overwhelming; while others may prefer crushing it and smoking or vaping, and still some might like growing their own marijuana plants (and all the different strains available).
No matter what you decide on, make sure to store your buds properly, so they don’t acquire any new odors from other items!