Pour out the water and repeat the process until the resin is barely noticeable. Run the bowl with hot water in the sink, scraping any resin that remained in the bong bowl. If the ambient temperature in the room is too cold, you may want to let the bowl sit inside the pot of warm water until it cools down.
With the advent of legal marijuana in California, I’ve rediscovered my love for smoking it — especially before going to the movies. Or if I worked out four times in a week, and therefore, deem myself worthy of a cheat day. Or just to unwind some days when I get home from work. But with my newfound love for smoking my weed has come another discovery: Smoking weed makes my body odor smell like ganja. Now, admittedly, I normally smell like a damp sock filled with bleu cheese after going to the gym. But several weeks ago, I noticed a stench that was neither damp sock nor bleu cheese. Nope, it was unmistakably the distinct nodes of weed.
Upon further review, science (almost entirely) proves my nose right: Smoking weed, much like drinking alcohol, does affect one’s body odor. It’s not the sweat itself, though, that’s causing the stench. Generally speaking, that’s a major misperception — i.e., sweat is odorless; it’s the bajillions of microorganisms on your skin that produces your specific smellprint. Those microorganisms, collectively known as your skin microbiome, literally feed on your sweat, and the byproduct is odor. And since your skin microbiome is affected by the foods, liquids and substances you ingest, it only stands that weed would have a similar effect on your skin, and in turn, your BO. “We know the things you eat and ingest certainly affect the way your sweat smells,” says Julie Horvath, a professor at North Carolina Central University and an expert in evolutionary genomics. “So if you smoke weed, or ingest it in some other way, it exudes from your body in many different ways, [including through your pores]. I’d presume then [marijuana] would impact your microbes, and therefore, the way you smell.” Past studies have shown that walking through a smoke-filled room has an observable effect on a person’s microbiome and body odor, Horvath adds. And a 2014 study by researchers in Germany finds that cannabis consumption is detectable through body odor. Some have even posited that the weed BO effect is particularly strong among people who exercise often. The theory, according to Justin Fischedick, a biochemistry researcher at Washington State University, is that THC and other active compounds in marijuana are fat soluble, and stored in your fat cells. Those compounds then get excreted when you’re exercising. All of which adds up to one simple truth: Weed makes your BO dank. The Fragrance of Marijuana Before and After Consumption. Marijuana is the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. Cannabis has psychoactive and medicinal properties because of its chemical makeup. Marijuana can be rolled up in a handmade cigarette (a joint), in a cigar, or in a pipe (a bong). It can be used for pain relief, to treat anxiety, or for recreation. In many states, the sale and use of marijuana without a prescription is still illegal. You can usually tell if someone has been smoking marijuana by detecting the scent of piney, slightly skunky grass that smoked cannabis leaves behind. But figuring out for sure if what you’re smelling is weed can be a little difficult if you aren’t attuned to the scent. Various strains of marijuana can smell different from each other, making it even more complicated. This article will cover what marijuana smells like in different stages of its use and consumption, as well as some differences between strains. The strongest factor in the way marijuana smells is the age of the cannabis plant when it’s harvested.
Cannabis that’s harvested earlier in its life cycles has a milder, less skunky scent.
Cannabis that grows older before it’s picked and dried will have a stronger odor.