Try Vaping

Sometimes, the real challenge with smoking wed in public is dealing with the aftereffects. Smoke tends to stick to our hands, lips and clothing, and give away a hint of smell for hours even if we indulged out in the wind. Vaping on the other hand, provides very little residual smell. So, if you’re looking to be able to smoke and then be in public, getting a portable vape might be enough to keep you low-key.

Find some cigarette smokers

One method to make yourself stand out less is to hide among the herd. Cigarette smokers are usually out in force near bars and restaurants, and placing yourself among them is a great way to hide out. First, cigarette smoke is fairly potent, and can help to lessen the smell of weed. Second, sometimes it is easier to hide something in plain sight. People are less likely to question you if you act like what you are doing is ok. Plus, if you forget your lighter, you’ll be among the perfect crowd to borrow one.

Cover up

Almost every method of smoking in public is bound to leave a little residual smell. To make sure you can freshen up, there are a few essentials you can keep on hand to make clean-up easy. Breath mints are key, as well as hand sanitizer to get rid of any smell and residue on your hands (though hand-washing is always better). You’ll maybe also want to have baby wipes on hand so you can clean up your lips, and ensure any surfaces are cleaned up from any bits of weed. Finally, when smoking, try not to do so in enclosed spaces, so the wind can do its work. But, always keep a bit of body spray or cologne on you, for a bit of smell cover-up.

Pretend you’re enjoying a drink

Have you ever heard of the cup trick? If not, you need to try out this genius hack today. Simply get yourself a joint, and an empty fast food drink container (the kind with a plastic lid and straw). Cut the straw off a bit shorter, pop your joint inside, light up, and reassemble your cup to look like a soft drink.

Simply take a “sip” to grab a toke. This won’t cover up the smell, but it will make you much less suspicious in a crowd.

Urban wraps

One way to disguise what you’re smoking in public is to make it look like a cigarette. Urban Wraps are designed for easy rolling, and once you’ve packed them up, they look just like any cigarette. If you fancy a public toke, you can feel more comfortable lighting up, especially if a few smokers are around. Even if people detect the scent of weed on the air, it certainly won’t look like it is coming from you.


One hitters

If your method of choice is to smoke a quick bowl, then you might want to consider investing in a one-hitter. These small devices allow you to carry and smoke a very small amount of weed in public, without requiring you to bring along all of your supplies.

Pre-grind your weed and load up a one-hitter if you’re planning for a quick toke in public, and you’ll be able to take a quick hit with no one being the wiser.

Doob tubes

If transporting your cannabis is a concern, you might want to invest in a doob tube for your joints. Pre-rolling a few for your time out in public and stashing them away in these handy containers. They’ll prevent you from crushing any joints you’ve role, and they keep the smell contained. Some are big enough to fit a lighter, so it can be a discrete way for you to prepare for public smoking.

The right neighbourhoods

Planning where you’ll be can be a really great way to ensure things go well when you toke in public. Some neighbourhoods are definitely more suited to green activities, either through their construction, or generally friendly atmosphere.

Prepare in advance

Smoking in public is so cumbersome if done without any preparation. Even if you bring everything you need to roll a joint (papers, scissors, everything!) you still have to find a good spot to do it in, and contend with the wind and the public eye. Do yourself a favour and do a little preparation before you head out.

If you’re really concerned about smoking in public there are a few ways you can quickly disguise the evidence afterward. Washing your hands and chewing gum are obvious tips, but one thing that people tend to forget about is the tar that sticks to their lips, giving you tell-tale weed breath.

Preparing for these instances in advance ensures that you have minimal worries when you’re out, and weigh less likely to worry about everyone knowing what you’ve been up to.