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Examples of Low Odor Cannabis Strains

If you’re growing for yourself, you might prefer to grow cannabis strains that are particularly known for having a relatively mild or weak smell. The truth is that basically, all cannabis plants will stink a little by the time you get to harvest, but some strains are worse than others.

Low Odor Marijuana Strains – These strains are known for producing a low or non-marijuana-like odor.

  • Blue Mystic
  • Master Kush
  • Jack Herer
  • Auto Duck is an example of an auto-flowering strain that is great for stealth growing due to its smell (or lack thereof) and a unique shape that doesn’t look quite like cannabis leaves
  • Northern Lights Auto
  • Northern Cheese Haze Auto

Low odor strains aren’t fool-proof, but they’ll definitely help make things easier! These are just a few examples that I’ve had great experience with, but there are many others. Learn more about researching strains.

Note: Smells are usually more intense when the environment gets hot and humid!

If you're growing for yourself, you might prefer to grow cannabis strains that are particularly known for having a relatively mild or weak smell. The truth is that basically all cannabis plants will stink a little by the time you get to harvest, but some strains are worse than others!

Low Odor Cannabis Strains

Low-odor strains give you a chance to grow a couple of plants undetected by nosy neighbors. And if you have a big operation, these low-smell genetics, coupled with carbon filters, will make your grow as discreet as possible. Fortunately, the best odorless marijuana has the same high quality and potency as other, much stinkier varieties.

    Pyramid Seeds Feminized Photoperiod 75 – 150 cm indoors 500 g/m² indoors 500 – 1500 g/plant outdoors
    Heavyweight Seeds Feminized Photoperiod 90 – 150 cm indoors 170 – 210 cm outdoors 500 – 550 g/m² indoors 800 g/plant outdoors
    Nirvana Seeds Regular Photoperiod Medium 350 – 450 g/m² indoors
    Nirvana Seeds Feminized Photoperiod Medium 350 – 450 g/m² indoors
    Nirvana Seeds Feminized Photoperiod Medium 400 – 500 g/m² indoors
    Auto Seeds Feminized Autoflowering 30 – 80 cm 300 – 400 g/m² indoors
    Heavyweight Seeds Feminized Autoflowering 80 – 100 cm indoors 80 – 100 cm outdoors 400 – 500 g/m² indoors 100 – 150 g/plant outdoors
    Nirvana Seeds Feminized Photoperiod Medium 500 – 600 g/m² Indoors
    Kera Seeds Feminized Photoperiod 90 – 120 cm indoors 120 – 170 cm outdoors Medium
    Heavyweight Seeds Feminized Autoflowering 80 – 100 cm indoors 80 – 100 cm outdoors 400 – 500 g/m² indoors 70 – 150 g/plant outdoors
    Samsara Seeds Feminized Autoflowering 80 cm 350 – 400 g/m² indoors 75 g/plant outdoors
    Bomb Seeds Feminized Photoperiod 90 – 140 cm 500 – 600 g/m² indoors
    Dutch Passion Feminized Photoperiod 300 – 400 g/m² indoors
    Female Seeds Feminized Photoperiod 80 – 140 cm indoors 100 – 250 cm outdoors 300 – 450 g/m² indoors 180 – 250 g/plant outdoors
    Sensi Seeds Regular Photoperiod

Why Do Most Weed Strains Stink But Others Don’t?

The characteristic smell of marijuana is due to its terpenes. Some weed strains produce more of them, while others produce less. These organic molecules aren’t related to THC, meaning they don’t make you high, but strangely enough, they do modify the effects of marijuana; easing paranoia, for example, or enhancing euphoria, or making you either clear-headed or more stoned. So, while you’re probably right in choosing your bud by its smell, this doesn’t mean that weed without a strong smell has effects that are weak or bland. The main thing is the cannabinoid profile of a strain, so low-odor cannabis can still be very potent, and its high rich and nuanced.

Does Low-Odor Mean No Smell At All?

To be honest, completely scentless marijuana doesn’t exist. However, some varieties produce very low levels of terpenes, especially during vegetative growth, so you can keep a small plant or two in a grow tent or even on your windowsill with no one being the wiser. When the flowering stage begins, the smell of these ‘odorless’ weed varieties can gradually get stronger or can come and go in waves. However, this is nothing that can’t be remedied simply by airing out the room or using some household deodorants. The aroma is also weak enough to be mistaken by a casual visitor for something innocuous like houseplants, flowers, fruit, or some other kitchen smells.

What Type Of Grower Can Benefit From Low-Odor Strains?

Of course, the main reason to breed low-odor marijuana strains is that they allow for discreet cultivation, be it indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse. By choosing weed that doesn’t smell, amateurs and beginners can get away with growing one single medium-sized plant at home without using a carbon air-scrubber. Alternatively, you can grow several such plants in your garden, even right next to the fence separating you from your neighbors. The same goes for growing guerilla-style – your cannabis plot will be less conspicuous if it’s hidden behind other vegetation and doesn’t smell. In larger grows, with dozens or even hundreds of plants, using low-odor weed strains greatly enhances your odor control measures, allowing cultivators to lessen public nuisance or avoid detection entirely.

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Buy low-odor strains for a great opportunity to grow weed discreetly – they don’t have that unmistakable strong and penetrating smell that most other marijuana varieties produce. However, mild smell doesn’t mean mild effects, so be careful – this weed is very potent.