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How to Get Rid of Cannabis Smell and Smoke Odor in Your Car

Thursday March 5, 2020

However tempted you may be to consume cannabis in your car, it’s important to remember that doing so in your vehicle is illegal. But, let’s assume that you’ve simply gone out to the car take a couple of puffs out of your little niece or nephew’s sight (and won’t be driving any time soon), or you’ve left some unused stash in your car, giving it that oh-so-familiar dank smell.

There are a few ways you can get the smell of cannabis and smoke odor out of your car, and most of them don’t require any special materials or a lot of money. It goes without saying that the easiest way to keep your car from smelling like cannabis is to store it in air-tight containers for transportation and consume it elsewhere, or, weather allowing, consume with the windows down, and leave them open for a while afterward to get the fresh air circulating.

Here are a few other things to try to get cannabis smell and smoke odor out of your car.

Masking Fragrances

There are a lot of options in this category, some more effective than others when it comes to getting rid of marijuana smell. Masking fragrances are strong scents that temporarily cover other odors. Febreze is a masking agent, as are colognes, incense, and body sprays. You can even make your own masking fragrance utilizing essential oils, water, and a spray bottle.

Most masking fragrances only last about 4-6 hours and will need to be regularly reapplied in order to cover the smell. So, if your mom wants a ride or if you have an encounter with law enforcement, you will want to try something more long-lasting, or something to help get rid of the smell rather than just cover it.

Odor Absorbers

Activated charcoal is a very effective odor absorber and works well to eliminate pet odors, cooking odors, garbage, and yes, the smell of cannabis. The carbon in charcoal (carbon filters are frequently used at dispensaries to keep odor to a minimum) has a negative charge, which attracts dissolved gases and toxins to its surface.

The charcoal itself has no smell and is non-toxic. In addition to keeping your car free from odors, it prevents mold and bacteria build-up, and removes allergens plus harmful pollutants, a bonus if you’re lighting up in your car. Odor absorbers like activated charcoal are also very eco-friendly and cost-effective, another bonus.

Speaking of eco-friendly and cost-effective, you may already have the next odor absorber in your refrigerator. Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, has a long-held reputation as an excellent odor absorber. To use it in your car, sprinkle a fair amount on the seats and carpet – wait for 10-15 minutes – and then vacuum up. Another option would be to place a bowl of baking soda in your car overnight.

Other odor absorbers that have stood the test of time are white vinegar and vodka. To get the smell of weed from your car using these ingredients, there are a couple of options: you could pour a cup of one or the other into a container and leave in your car overnight. Or you could mix one cup of each with one cup of water, add to a spray bottle, and spray down porous surfaces.

Odor Eliminators

If you have some time to treat your car for cannabis odor and then wait a day, the industrial strength Ozium Air Sanitizer could be for you. By utilizing potent chemicals like triethylene glycol and propylene glycol, Ozium attaches to airborne bacteria, thereby reducing odors and pollution, and purifying the air. However, it is a very potent chemical concoction, so it is recommended to wait several hours after application before returning to the treated space.

Stash boxes are another great way to eliminate any smell left behind by leaving unconsumed cannabis in your car. By storing it in an odor-proof container like a Stashlogix, specifically designed to carry cannabis products, you can not only keep cannabis stashed away, but under lock and key to ensure the safety of any young passengers. Storing cannabis in mason jars and placing them in the trunk is another simple hack to help keep your car cannabis-odor free.

Do you have any tips for keeping your car smell fresh and clean from cannabis smell or smoke odor? Share your tips, tricks and experiences in the comments below.

Erin Hiatt is a New York City-based writer who has been covering the cannabis industry for more than six years. Her work – which has appeared in Hemp Connoisseur Magazine, PotGuide, Civilized, Vice, Freedom Leaf, MERRY JANE, Alternet, and CannaInvestor – covers a broad range of topics, including cannabis policy and law, CBD, hemp law and applications, science and technology, beauty, and psychedelics.

Smoking cannabis in your car is illegal, however, transporting marijuana in your car is legal (in states with medical or recreational marijuana) if done correctly. Learn how to get rid of cannabis smell and smoke odor from your car with our helpful guide.

Cannabis Cologne

Prank a friend by blasting them with this potent cannabis cologne spray! The smell sticks around for the entire day, awesome!


Maria Neida Alvarado – May 23, 2013

What does it smell like?

Samuel Henrriquez – June 1, 2013

Charina Pinder – June 17, 2013

Kayla Smith-Morse – May 23, 2013

who would wear this.

Apple Pies – June 29, 2013

I would I am hopefully buying it now

Rory Macmillan – June 30, 2013

I’ve been a heavy cannabis user in the past, and still smoke but I know of no reason anyone should wear this.

Wayne Poole – May 23, 2013

would not want to get pulled over wearing this.

Charlotte Crandall Gates – May 24, 2013

lol, I know a few people that would like this.

Jon Swanson – May 24, 2013

is this considered probable cause?

Raymond Borger – June 29, 2013

I would think yes.

Boyce Thornton – July 6, 2013

o cool so say that and make sure to make Mr. Jake feel weird cause they can get/have feelings they dont have to put u in jail for weed stay positive

Katy J.A. – May 26, 2013

Buy it to carry with you, when you get pulled over… “Officer.. it is just this prank cologne I sprayed on my friend as a joke when they got in the car..” >.>.

Kelly White – June 11, 2013

Andre’ Lamont Mcdonald – June 16, 2013

Hell fuck yeah I’ll buy dat shit dat’s good fucking doggy cake …

Shon Hensley – June 21, 2013

Mana Diane Lozzio – June 22, 2013

Smokin weed is bad enough, Who wants to smell like it ALL DAY?

Mahalo Guerrero – June 28, 2013

People who enjoy smoking it

Apple Pies – June 29, 2013

Drinking your shitty alcholic drinks is bad anuf dont dis what u dont know

Nikki Coffea – June 26, 2013

Haha, this is purely evil…but I know a few people I could use this on! Lol

Effie Frey – June 28, 2013

Sharron Maciejewski – June 29, 2013

Christopher A. Catherman – July 2, 2013

Danny Mitch Lucker Docking – July 3, 2013

Oliver Clark how awesome is this?

Tennille Beveridge – July 4, 2013

Ti Brown LaLa Laura haha.

John Bravo – July 10, 2013

Hmmm. Sit at a gas station down near the Mexico border and just keep spraying cars with it. Give Border Patrol something to do. lol

Cody Slusher – July 21, 2013

anyone who wants this is a pothead lol.

Mik Whyte – July 28, 2013

why smell of that shit when you can just smoke the real McCoy

Bronson Chase – July 28, 2013

Bronson Chase – July 28, 2013

I’d wear it proudly!

Akeem Dwayne Ralph Noel – July 30, 2013

lolzz so got to get this,
*spray on friend*.
“eh drop this in the station for me thay” lolzzz.

Jay Lenae Davon – July 31, 2013

Brian DeCoursey – August 1, 2013

Its Real Cologne! the Label is the Prank! Ah Duh!

Dee Connelly – August 8, 2013

KrystalandLazaro Torres – August 11, 2013

fuck whoever made this before me, I had this idea in 2002.

Juank Samayoa – August 11, 2013

Sean Maffit – August 11, 2013

And someone thought of it ten years before that, and a hundred years before that. Don’t be angry because someone else has done it… Go and do it yourself. Do a better job. Make cologne and perfume. Make them smell like a variety of different strains. Just because someone else has done something, that doesn’t close the door to you. If anything, it only opens the door wider to you. Go out and do something about it.

Titch Pilrc – August 20, 2013

For Bunny LeightonDale Bunny Leighton.

Carolena Costa – August 21, 2013

@seanmaffit is right. Made a friend a bottle in the eighties because she was dating a pothead. He couldn’t keep his hands off of her.

Kicker Cross – August 21, 2013

Treamon Panama – September 5, 2013

Carl Gardiner – September 11, 2013

I work as a Club Doorman and after work we sometimes go to one of the other bars that our friends work on that are open later – this would be brilliant to spray in their clubs or pour in the smoke machine :).

Terry Dredd Hayburn – September 11, 2013

if you wanna smell like a rat ok but would be funny hahah

Nicole Rochelle Yurgalite – September 13, 2013

Kush is my cologne

Lucas Enrich – September 20, 2013

so what? any problem there?

Joey Bruno – September 21, 2013

What would someone that already smells like pot all the time need with weed scent? Duh.

Owen Jeal – October 14, 2013

buy and spray on people as they go into the airport

Veronica Gangnier – October 23, 2013

if ya can’t smoke it, might as well smell good! I would so spray the hell outta my car with this. Super coolness!

Eva Ballance – November 4, 2013

Haha I would love this shit.

Chelzy Baybi – November 5, 2013

Now I feel guilty…

Amanda Foster Knotts – December 1, 2013

Kelly Diepgrond – December 3, 2013

spray everyone in line at the airport !

Jenni Noelle – December 25, 2013

I don’t see the problem here

Stella Jester – December 31, 2013

If you did your research you would realize that cannabis has actually helped people thus as those with epilepsy.

Sarah Richards – December 31, 2013

They need to make something where it takes away the odor

William DeWitt Campbell – December 31, 2013

But the smell is so appetizing. 😀

Sarah Richards – January 1, 2014

Until your parents smell it or the cops at your school XD

Ramzeen Mohamed – January 13, 2014

does it make you high?

Ian Nash-Michell – January 21, 2014

Summer McManus – January 21, 2014

its called blunt power, runs about 5 bucks a bottle.

Summer McManus – January 21, 2014

its called blunt power, runs about 5 bucks a bottle.

TrAvis D Mullins – January 31, 2014

So was gucci man always right about kush being his cologne? Haha

Crystle Wren – February 2, 2014

Taeya June Deibler – February 4, 2014

An Na Le – February 16, 2014

this is like a prank for them goody twoshoe kids, lmao and watch their friends freak the fudge out.

Jeff Linn II – March 14, 2014

lol since anyone can go into a store and buy ganj that fear is gone haha! if someone gets pulled over stoned off their ass and can handle their composure beyond a reasonable doubt police return alll marijuana and paraphernalia

Prank a friend by blasting them with this potent cannabis cologne spray! The smell lasts all day! awesome!