You might be wondering which smell lingers for longer; weed or tobacco smell. Marijuana smell tends to stick around for a while because it has a lower detection threshold than tobacco. Cannabis smoke is attached to the volatile compound that it contains, known as terpenes. These compounds are volatile and do not mix with water. Hence, cannabis smell will adhere to oily surfaces such as the skin and their clothes. If you are smoking in a car, which you shouldn’t be doing in the first place, then be prepared to have the smell linger longer than you would probably want it to. It’s worse if it’s a borrowed car, or if you get flagged by cops.
Here’s how to get rid of pot smell from your car for good.
- Roll down your windows
Airing your car by rolling down the windows is a simple yet effective way of letting the weed smell out.
- Some tobacco might mask the smell
Some stoners swear by this method; some claim that it has saved them from arrests on several occasions. Tobacco can camouflage the smell of cannabis, or at least the cops enough to let you go.
- Use odor absorbers
There are several odor absorbers that you can consider. These products, unlike fragrances, absorb the stinking odor of weed. Activated charcoal is an effective odor absorber that can mask the smell of weed. While the carbon itself does not have a smell, it contains carbon that dissolves the fumes of pot.
Baking soda is another odor-absorber to consider, and this one is readily available in the home setting. If you don’t have this at home you can easily get some at the local store for less than two dollars.
It is also simple to use. All you need to do is to sprinkle the baking soda on all inside surfaces of the car and let it sit for fifteen to thirty minutes. Then use a vacuum to clean. Another way to go about this is to pour the baking soda into a bowl and leave it in the car, all crevices shut, overnight. The baking soda will soak in the odor and when you open the door in the morning the smell should be celestial.
Guess what else absorbs the smell of weed? Good old white vinegar. Just like with the baking soda, put some vinegar in a bowl and leave it in the car overnight. Ensure that all the doors, windows, and crevices are shut.
Odor absorbers are a good bet because they are affordable, effective, and eco-friendly.
- Get sophisticated with odor eliminators
Odor eliminators, such as ozium spray, will get rid of quite fast. Cannabolish is another spray that is effective in eliminating weed smell from the car instantly. Unlike odor absorbers, the commercial neutralizers are a tad expensive. A can of Cannabolish costs about $699.
There’s one more way to get rid of weed smell from the car; don’t get it there in the first place. While this might mean that you just don’t smoke pot in the car, there is another way to go about this. It’s very simple, roll down the windows as you smoke and blow out the smoke. At the same time, hold the joint outside the window. This trick always works.
Cannabis odor is clingy and may linger for long inside the car. Don’t get busted by the cops. Use the tips shared above to keep safe.