Cannabis has a unique and rather pungent smell. Some people describe it as skunky, others absolutely love it. But no matter what you think about it, it’s too potent a smell to ignore.
What Makes Cannabis Smell?
The most commonly used ones were earthy, herbal and woody, while flowery, citrus and pungent were also used quite often. Interestingly enough, they also described the marijuana samples with sensory traits like diesel, chemical, tobacco, ammonia and tar, which are arguably quite unpleasant (and possibly dangerous) to people in the neighbourhood.
Study Describes Cannabis Smell
And they won’t look for less potent plants anytime soon, if the results of a recent study have anything to say about it. Why? Because smell might be a perceived indicator of quality, researchers determined in the study. When participants had to describe the smell of different strains of marijuana using 48 different sensory traits, it became apparent that the more potent marijuana varieties sparked more interest and a willingness to pay higher prices.
Short Answer: The smell starts at 3-6 weeks old (depending on strain) even in the vegetative stage. But the smell gets much worse after plants start flowering/making buds.
The cannabis buds we know and love have a noticeable smell. They stink. I love the smell, some people hate it, and every strain is different.
At what age do cannabis plants start to smell?
The answer is that each individual strain and plant is different. But here’s what to keep in mind:
But when growing weed, do the plants start smelling? And how much?
The leaves of a cannabis plant smell a little, but the buds smell a lot. When plants are young they don’t make a lot of smell, but once the plants get big and start growing buds, the smell can be intense.