Now, we finally know why some weed in Illinois smells like a skunk.

The Problem With Smelly Weed

Before there was legalized recreational marijuana in Illinois, there was one serious problem, the smell. That immediately gave you and your illegal activity away to your parents, teachers, security, police, and any other authorities that could get you in trouble.

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You were always looking for safe ways to mask the odor while smoking, carrying, or storing it. Some strands are so smelly, it can be detected from a pretty far distance. Tricks of the trade had to be learned to stay out of trouble.

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Pot smokers had to become expert magicians to hide the stinky buds. Storing your stash in airtight containers, using cover-up cologne, and blowing the smoke through a toilet paper roll stuffed with dryer sheets. Though they were all great ideas, none were full-proof.

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Smelly Weed Is No Longer An Issue

The problem with smelly weed is no longer a problem in Illinois because it is now legal unless you are concerned about people catching a whiff of your recreational hobby. Plus, cannabis comes in many different forms that do not smell like edibles and vapes.

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New Weed Game To Play 

I used to smell weed a lot before it was legal in Illinois but now I catch the scent all the time. I started to play a game, "Weed or Skunk?" Whenever I pick up the odor, I think to myself is that someone smoking weed or a skunk. You can probably guess what the answer usually is.

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Why Does Weed Smell Like A Skunk?

Did you ever wonder why weed smells like a skunk? Well, today is your lucky day. I finally have an answer for you.

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According to brobible.com,

 "The primary culprit is a group of newly-discovered volatile sulfur compounds (VCSs) found inside the 13 different strains that were examined, with one dubbed “VSC3” being the most significant source of the odor."

 

"While the VCSs in question are unique to the cannabis plant, they share structural similarities with the ones responsible for giving garlic its trademark pungency."

 

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Personally, I was hoping for a better story that was not so sciency but at least now we finally know the answer.

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