The Secret to Eliminating Marijuana Smoking Odor



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July 2, 2013

By: Barry Cooper

As a former decorated drug cop and current drug defense expert witness, I know the odor of marijuana is the top probable cause indicator police use to search and arrest pot smokers.  Probable cause was invented to protect citizens from government intrusions but 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 smokers deserve.

What you will need

  • Empty paper towel roll
  • Dryer Sheets 15-20
  • Clean Sock

Read more below...

Unfortunately, as a drug cop, I arrested hundreds of people after gaining probable cause from detecting smoking odors. I also became suspicious and made scores of arrests after smelling "masking agents" such as Febreze and other air fresheners that are commonly used in an attempt to cover smoking tracks. So, as a form of penance, I wrote this article to keep non violent pot smokers out of American prison camps.

As of July 2014, twenty three states and Washington D.C. have legalized the use of medicinal marijuana and two states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Yet, as it stands, the majority of cannabis users need to conceal the smell of marijuana. Plenty of people live in places – dormitories, apartment complexes – where even a small amount of marijuana smoke isn’t acceptable.  Luckily, with the correct information and either a home made or store bought device, it’s not hard to completely eliminate the "invisible probably cause cloud" that could get you busted.

The Research

NeverGetBusted set out to discover which sploofs and sprays reduce the smell of marijuana best.  A Sploof is a homemade filter used to blow marijuana smoke through. The device is constructed to neutralise the smell of marijuana, before it disperses into the environment around you. In their exclusive marijuana research study, the team tested the diffusion of marijuana smoke using five homemade sploofs, and a Fluke 985 Particle Counter. For the experiment, they tested particle levels in four different areas of the home: the bedroom, the bathroom, inside the front door and just outside the front door.  They used the particle counter at each location to determine the smoke concentration.

Others wonder about marijuana odor eliminator such as sprays. These do help however, they only cover the odor. To get the desired result you have to go further.

The Findings

1.  Through our research, 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 the smell escaping.

2.  Activated charcoal is the most effective ingredient in a sploof, removing at least twice the number of particles from the air than sploofs without activated charcoal, such as those using dryer sheets alone. The activated charcoal actually absorbs particles out of the air. It is sold commercially as a filter to remove toxins from fish tanks and has many other uses.

3.  Joints, pipes and bongs all produced around the same amount of smoke. Smoking from a bowl was the least likely to produce a lot of smoke while the joint was the most likely.

How to make a home made sploof

Stuff you need:

Empty paper towel roll
Dryer Sheets
clean sock

- Stuff 10 to 15 dryer sheets into the paper towel roll.
- slip the loaded paper towel roll into the sock and tuck any remaining sock into the end of the paper towel roll.

-Start blazing. Take a hit and exhale into the tube. The dryer sheets will eliminate all the smoke and almost the odor.


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/SlantBarry 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.

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