Low odor weed strains
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 our assortment with the best low odor cannabis strains below.
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Best low odor strain
Are you having a hard time choosing the right low odor strain? Then choose Northern Lights. With this strain you are really safe and there is no need to worry about the smell too much.
What causes the smell of cannabis plants?
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.
Weed without smell?
The aromatic is known for most cannabis plants. It is therefore important to initially choose a low odor weed strain by choosing one of our low smell cannabis seeds. This doesn’t mean you have to opt for a less strong type of cannabis. Luckily, there are several low odor potent strains.
As said, all cannabis plants smell, but it is possible to minimize the smell and in some cases even remove it.
How to mask the smell?
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.
Probably, investing in a solid carbon filter is the best and most obvious option. However, there are even more precautions that can be taken. See the explanation of the different methods below:
- Carbon filter
- Negative ion generators
Tip 1: The use of a carbon filter
When it comes to air filtration, a decent carbon filter is often the first choice for indoor usage. Also, when a low smell cannabis strain is chosen. The following applies: the more expensive the better, cheap carbon filters will last less long and eventually might be break down. Each carbon filter also has a certain life span and can absorb a maximum amount. A high quality carbon filter will last a long time and is more reliable.
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).
However, a carbon filter is only effective when it’s combined with a ventilation system. The ventilation system has to push all the air through the charcoal filter. A ventilation system in combination with a carbon filter often takes quite a lot of space.
Extra tip: do not place the filter system in the direction of your neighbors, and place a pot Ona-gel in front of the filter system.
Tip 2: The use of a negative ion generator
In addition to the low odor weed plants and a carbon filter, it is advisable to install a negative ion generator (air ionizer). Such a negative ion generator provides other air molecules, such as those of weed, an electric charge which will neutralize the odor. Moreover, there is no need to connect this device to a ventilation system.
Although a negative ion generator is less reliable than a carbon filter, this can be a good solution instead of using a carbon filter in case of low-smelling weed strains.
Extra tip: A negative ion generator will remove the odor, but slightly too fanatical, which also reduces aroma and taste quality of your weed. There are not to be placed in the same room as the plants.
Tip 3: Using a HEPA-filter
Finally, in addition to low odor marijuana strains, a carbon filter and a negative ion generator, there is a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter with activated charcoal not only filters odor molecules but also filters dust, allergens and other pollutants.
HEPA filters do not affect the taste or aroma of the plant. It is therefore no problem to install such a filter in the same room as the plants. In addition, most HEPA filters include a built-in ventilation system through which the air is pushed. However, keep in mind that a HEPA filter will not completely remove the odor. This filter is therefore especially good as an addition to your other measures.
How to mask the smell in an outdoor cultivation?
Outdoors, it is more difficult to mask the smell than in an indoor culture. The open air makes it virtually impossible to control the smell. Moreover, filtering is not possible. Yet, there are several things you can do to mask the odor.
Tip 1: Choose low odor marijuana seeds
Perhaps this is the most important and obvious tip. For a low odor marijuana plant, you will have to opt for a low odor seeds. On this page you will find various low-smelling varieties, but the best low smell cannabis strain is probably the Northern Lights. Moreover, the Northern Lights is a small strain, which makes it easier to mask.
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.
Tip 2: Surpass the smell of cannabis
In addition to low odor, outdoor cannabis strains in our range, masking the odor by surpassing it with other scents. Lavender is very suitable for this. In addition, lavender keeps insects and mice at a distance. However, mint, lemongrass and rosemary as companion plants are also a good option.
Tip 3: Choose a short flowering type of cannabis
During the vegetative phase, weed plants hardly develop aromas. However, when the plant starts to bloom, the aromas will be released fast. Therefore, it's recommended to choose a low smelling autoflower strain with a short flowering period. The less long your plant blooms, the less likely it will stand out.