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How to reduce odor when growing indoor cannabis 

By Cheri Sicard
July 26, 2023

Dear Cheri,

I want to try to grow marijuana indoors but I live in an apartment and I have nosy neighbors.  I am concerned about odors when growing indoor cannabis.  Is there anything that can be done to eliminate indoor cannabis growing odors?

How to reduce odor when growing indoor cannabis

Eliminate completely?  Probably not.  But significantly reduce? Yes, absolutely.

The pungent fragrances associated with growing marijuana have long presented challenges for both indoor and outdoor growers.  While you don’t have a lot of control outside, you have a lot more control when growing indoor cannabis.

The first thing I recommend is to use a grow tent.  This keeps things inside.  At least until you open the tent.

Your grow tent should be outfitted with a carbon filter and a system to circulate the filtered air outside the tent.

These two items will greatly reduce the odor issue.  Probably not to the point where people in your own apartment won’t notice, but should be enough to protect against nosy neighbors.

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Cheri Sicard is the author of Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women, and The Easy Cannabis Cookbook.  Her online courses at have educated 1000s of students about marijuana, cannabis cooking for home cooks, and making infused topicals.

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