Smoking guy with smiley face made of smoke

Weed smell is the top probable cause indicator police use to search and arrest marijuana smokers. Knowing how to hide the weed smell is critical to your freedom. I know this because I am a former narcotics agent who became famous for teaching how to pass a drug test and how to never get busted for marijuana.

Probable cause was invented to protect citizens from government intrusions. Now the police are using probable cause to proliferate millions of needless and cruel intrusions per year. Removing the government’s ability to gain probable cause is a power all non violent marijuana smokers deserve.

Why am I teaching how to eliminate marijuana odors and how to hide weed smell? 

Unfortunately, I arrested hundreds of people by gaining probable cause after detecting weed smell.  As a form of penance, I published this article to protect cannabis users and keep them out of American prison camps.

Although 29 states have legalized medical marijuana and 7 states have legalized recreational marijuana, the majority of cannabis users still need to cover the odor of marijuana. Dormitories, apartment complexes, schools and pot-unfriendly states are all examples of places marijuana smoke is not acceptable. Fortunately, it is not hard to completely eliminate marijuana odors.

did you know you can smoke weed from an apple? It does not mask the smell of smoke.What does the research say?

NeverGetBusted set out to discover what best way how to hide weed smell.  We tested two main categories:  sploofs and sprays. A Sploof is a homemade filter used to blow marijuana smoke through. The device is used to neutralize the smell of marijuana before it disperses into the environment.  

We tested the diffusion of marijuana smoke using five homemade sploofs, and a Fluke 985 Particle Counter. The team used the particle counter to determine smoke concentrations in four different areas of the home: The bedroom, bathroom, inside the front door and just outside the front door.  

First of all: Police know air fresheners and perfumes  are commonly used in an attempt to cover smoking tracks. Those are not optimal.

However, we discovered using a vaporizer is the most powerful way to eliminate the smells of marijuana. You can vaporize virtually anywhere in your home without worrying about odors escaping.

Spoofs that use activated charcoal filters removed twice the number of particles compared to sploofs that did not use activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is sold commercially as a filter to remove toxins from fish tanks. The activated charcoal actually absorbs particles from the air instead of masking particle odors like air fresheners and perfumes. Sploofs that only use dryer sheets are inferior to the ones using activated charcoal. 

Obviously, smoking from pipes and bongs produced a strong weed smell, but smoking from a bowl produced the least. Smoking a joint won the gold medal for releasing the most particles into the atmosphere, so beware when sparking up a fatty.

How to make a homemade sploof to hide weed smell

Only 3 to 4 items are needed:

  • Empty paper towel roll
  • Dryer sheets and/or activated carbon
  • Clean sock


  1. Stuff 10 to 15 dryer sheets into the paper towel roll.
  2. Slip the loaded paper towel roll into the sock and tuck any remaining sock into the end of the paper towel roll.
  3. If you have the Activated Charcoal make sure to secure it inside the tube.
  4. Inhale the good and exhale the bad into the tube. The dryer sheets and activated carbon will eliminate all the smoke and almost all the weed smell.

I hope this helps. Be sure to share the love by passing this information to the left.

Peace, Love and NeverGetBusted!

By: Barry Cooper updated 2017

About Barry Cooper

"You may have seen him on the pages of Maxim, or during one of his many appearances on CNN, Fox News and Spike TV. He’s the cop who turned against the drug war. In American pop culture right now, there’s nobody quite like him. As one of the former top drug cops working the Texas highways, he was ferocious, bringing down hundreds of people for possessing even tiny amounts of an illegal substance. In his new life as a humanitarian crusader and activist filmmaker, he’s just as ferocious. Cooper is on a mission to free America’s pot prisoners. In the terminology of war, Barry is an insurgent, lobbing bombs into the fourth estate as his form of penance for all the people he put behind bars on drug offenses.”—True/Slant Barry recently starred with Woody Harrelson, 50 Cent, Eminem and Susan Sarandon in the anti drug war documentary, “How To Make Money Selling Drugs.” His internet fame via his website has received global attention by being reported in Rolling Stones, High Times, a feature in Maxim Magazine and a front cover feature in Cannabis Culture and the Texas Observer. His story was picked as a feature on NPR’s, This American Life. He has been a guest on scores of cable news channels discussing the Drug War. He has also appeared as a drug and legal expert in five episodes of SPIKE TV’s reality show, MANSWERS.


  1. Tiphliz on May 9, 2017 at 7:07 am

    My neighbors below me are avid pot smokers and the way The apt air-conditioning system Was built it go up from the first floor to the second and third. So if I made a large charcoal activated filter to put over my AC vent do u think that would work ???

  2. Gangster on June 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    What about the dirty cops & agents to febreeze or lysol or spray a kids weed? Because the kids aren’t drug dealing and misdemeanors are a waste of time. Bottom of the chain kid that can’t rat out the big dealer…..

  3. Matt on April 5, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Just blow it into a bag, the smell is gone in 30mins. I use a large turkey bag.

  4. D on September 5, 2014 at 12:52 am

    You can also make a double sploof out of a water bottle and dryer sheets. Cut the water bottle at the base stuff it up with dryer sheets and tape a bag on the end. When you exhale the bag fills up with the already sploofed smoke and then squeeze the bag to get the smoke to go back through the sploof.

    • John Doe on February 17, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      Yeah, probably not the best idea to inhale dryer sheet chemicals. If using a spoof alone isn’t enough, or you want to be extra careful, Fill a balloon with the spoof smoke, and whenever your outside, just let it out. NEVER INHALE SOMETHING YOU DONT KNOW IS 1000% SAFE TO BE INHALED!

      • Dylan Knox on April 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

        What about maybe 98% my dude