Recommended Strains For Patients That Don't Like The Smell Of Cannabis Plants

We meet people all the time that have experienced the medicinal benefits of cannabis, but every once and awhile, we meet someone that doesn't like the smell of it and asks us which variety they should choose to avoid that classic aroma of strong, gassy flowers.

While cannabis plants contain terpenes that always have some kind of aroma, not all of them necessarily smell like that classic gassy flower that everyone’s used to. If you or someone that lives with you are looking for strains that fall into this category, below are recommended strains to try.

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie is a plant that smells like a fresh baked cherry pie. While it definitely is not a faint smelling plant, it is a plant that doesn’t smell like a classic cannabis plant. Its sweet aroma will fill a greenhouse with a smell that you can’t really put your finger on from far away. When its flowers are dry it is moderate strength and is great for anxiety, relaxation, and depression. A connoisseur's favorite, there aren’t many strains that can match Cherry Pie’s terpene profile.

Hours of Relief: 2.5+ hours
Effects: Moderate strength, Indica
Good For: Anxiety, relaxation, depression
Flower Characteristics: Cherry pie aroma, cherry fuel taste
Plant Characteristics: Medium internode spacing, greasy, beautiful color, prone to mold in high humidity, can herm when stressed but pollen is sterile, moderately yielding
Best For: Indoor
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Cherry Pie

Tip: If you like the smell and flavor of a certain strain, you are more likely to benefit from it medicinally

Lemonade

If there was a smell that didn’t remind you of a typical cannabis plant and was one of the most popular aromas around, it might just be a citrusy lemonade plant. With terpenes that impressively resemble freshly zested lemons, or a warm summer afternoon, it’s Lemonade. With tight internode spacing and dense, high yielding flowers, this is a great option for patients that are wanting a discreet flower to add to their garden. Great for motivation, stimulation, and depression, it offers more than just a familiar smell.

Hours of Relief: 2+ hours
Effects: Moderate strength
Good For: Motivation, stimulation, depression
Flower Characteristics: Lemon zest aroma and taste
Plant Characteristics: Extremely slow veg, tight internode spacing, medium bract to leaf ratio, dense flowers, high yielding
Best For: Indoor or greenhouse
Flowering Time: 9 weeks

Papaya

Perhaps the best strain to grow if you’re trying to grow discreetly, Papaya is a plant that smells more like a fruit. Its sweet tropical terpenes will surprise the pickiest of terpene connoisseurs. Not many cannabis plants put off smells quite like this variety. Popular for its energizing and productive effects, it’s the variety to get if you’re wanting a relatively quick finishing flower, a unique terpene profile, and a plant that will not bother your neighbors.

Hours of Relief: 3 hours
Effects: Moderate strength
Good For: Productivity, creativity, depression
Flower Characteristics: Tropical papaya aroma and taste
Plant Characteristics: Moderate veg, tight internode spacing, medium bract to leaf ratio, dense flowers, moderate to high yielding
Best For: Indoor or greenhouse
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Sunset Sherbet

Sunset Sherbet (and many of its crosses) is a plant that smells like a creamy orange push pop. It has a great tropical aroma with hints of creamy sugar. It throws down dense flowers that have beautiful shades of purple, maroon, and green. This variety is great for anxiety and insomnia as its effects are both relaxing and calming.

Hours of Relief: 3.5+ hours
Effects: Moderate strength
Good For: Anxiety, pain relief, PTSD, relaxation, insomnia, appetite stimulation
Flower Characteristics: Aroma and taste are fruity and sweet with a hint of creaminess
Plant Characteristics: Medium internode spacing, dense flowers, beautiful color in cooler temperatures, prone to mold in high humidity, moderately yielding
Best For: Indoor
Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks

Sunset Sherbet

Be selective with what genetics you choose to have in your garden if you or someone close to you are sensitive to certain aromas

Zkittlez

If there was ever a strain name that perfectly described the terpene profile of a plant, it’s Zkittlez. Smelling like a freshly opened bag of Skittles candy (red bag), you’ll find it hard to stop smelling this plant. Others will find it hard to guess that it’s an aroma that’s coming from a cannabis plant. Its fruity, candy-like smell is accompanied by a moderately strong effect that promotes euphoria, creativity, and productivity. A multiple award-winning strain, it’s a terpene-lover's favorite.

Hours of Relief: 2+ hours
Effects: Moderate strength
Good For: Euphoria, productivity, creativity, depression
Flower Characteristics: Skittles candy aroma and taste
Plant Characteristics: Medium internode spacing, high bract to leaf ratio, sticky, extremely frosty flowers, smaller flowers, prone to mold in high humidity
Best For: Indoor or greenhouse
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Zkittlez

Some cannabis plants don't smell like cannabis plants at all

Other great options include:

  • Cherry Cupcake
  • Cherry Popper
  • Erkle
  • Hawaiian Shave Ice
  • Kaithai
  • Kanaka Kush
  • Lightnin’ Lemonade
  • Orange Julius
  • Piece Of Candy
  • Pink Sunrise
  • Secretz
  • Sunrise Papaya
  • Sunrise Surprise
  • Thaiscream

A Sweet Alternative

When selecting a strain that doesn’t have that classic weed smell, you want to choose something sweet or fruity. Certain strains really do smell like a different type of plant, giving off scents like candy, citrus, or blueberry syrup. Put a little thought into the genetics you want to work with and select a variety that you like. Cannabis is as unique as we are, so there is almost certainly a strain you’ll love. You just need to find it.