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Want to seal marijuana odor? Pack it in double vacuum-sealed bags, study says

A real-life arrest has inspired a study that investigated various packaging methods for concealing marijuana odor.

In 2017, a Colorado State Trooper pulled over a car to the side of Interstate 70 for a minor traffic infraction. The police officer, who works on highway narcotic smuggling, claims he immediately sensed a strong marijuana odor once he approached the car. He proceeded to conduct a probable cause search based on the strong smell and “other indicators”, which revealed two vacuum duffle bags filled with 52 pounds of marijuana, a wad of thousands of dollars in cash, and a secondary phone.

Later, in court, the defendant pleaded guilty for possession with intent to distribute. However, he challenged the motive of the search and did so in a highly unusual way for this kind of offense. His lawyer hired Dr. Avery Gilbert, a self-described “smell scientist” and “sensory psychologist”, and Dr. Joseph Diverdi, a professor of chemistry at Colorado State University, who examined the evidence and took samples of air inside the evidence bags holding the vacuum packs.

“There’s long tables just filled with bagged weed. I’d never seen anything like it,” Gilberg told Leafly. The marijuana was still in the double vacuum-sealed bags. “Coming as close as we could to sniffing those packages, I couldn’t smell a damn thing.”

In the lab, the two researchers examined the air samples with a gas chromatography machine, focusing on the concentrations of six terpenes known to give marijuana its conspicuous odor. The examination confirmed the researchers’ initial subjective assessment of the sealed marijuana — the odor molecules were in a far too low concentration to be detected by people.

Although the case was over (the man found with the marijuana in his possession received a two-year deferred sentence, a fine, and community service), the two researchers thought that marijuana odor concealment merits more scientific attention.

Back in the lab, they set up an experiment with 21 participants familiar with the smell of cannabis. The participants had to select the correct packaging that contained marijuana from ten sample pairs. Four different packaging methods were used: Ziploc bags, thin plastic produce bags, pop-top canisters, and a vacuum-sealed heavy plastic bag inside another vacuum-sealed bag. An open glass bowl was also used to act as a control.

The participants immediately recognized the package containing marijuana when it placed in an open glass bowl, the Ziploc bag, and the produce bag. The pop-top dispensary canister yielded mixed results.

However, vacuum-sealed marijuana seems to have been the least conspicuous out of all the packaging methods. According to the results, which were published in the journal Science & Justice, the “material packaged in doubly vacuum-sealed plastic was correctly identified at rates no different from chance.”

Since the experiment showed that people with experience handling marijuana had great difficulty identifying it in a double-sealed vacuum bag, what would be the odds that the officer could smell it (from outside the car while the bag was inside a suitcase)? That’s extremely unlikely.

The findings “may help address issues involving the detectability of cannabis aroma in law enforcement and other scenarios,” the researchers concluded.

A real-life arrest has inspired a study that investigated various packaging methods for concealing marijuana odor.

Methods For Sealing Marijuana (smell Proof)

OrganicPro
Organikz
Organikz

Buy a local peanut butter and triple bag and stuff it I’m the peanut butter. Cover and smooth it with a spoon. I don’t know how large of carry on containers items you can bring. Get chunky so the xray just picks up all kinds of shit.

Try to make it legit sealed and packed. It’s not considered an open c9ntainer.

OrganicPro

Buy a local peanut butter and triple bag and stuff it I’m the peanut butter. Cover and smooth it with a spoon. I don’t know how large of carry on containers items you can bring. Get chunky so the xray just picks up all kinds of shit.

Try to make it legit sealed and packed. It’s not considered an open c9ntainer.

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StandingRock
MirrorZen
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MirrorZen
brimck325
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xavier7995

Well, I sure hope you don’t try this. Trying to take a pound of weed through the airport is a terrible idea regardless of how discreet you think your method is. That is a long stretch in the pokey for a small amount cash.

Just mail it like a normal person.

Just say no to ruderalis and fem seeds.

MIMedGrower

Only have experience with postal mail. But triple vacuum sealed wiping each layer off with isopropyl alcohol while wearing gloves. Wipe the gloves off each step too.

Also wrapped in brown paper in case the box gets damaged or opened. Maybe no one will open the paper and tape it up. That has happened.

I just learned to wrap the whole thing in a Mylar bag as well. But haven’t done it yet with years of success.

3 day priority mail pre made boxes they have are how I send.

No return name and address only the town and state of you can get it by and if anything out of the ordinary happens like a note to go to the post office or a worker wants to open your po box for you. Anything weird or out of the ordinary walk away. Package is under investigation. But no one is accountable if no one admits it’s theirs.

StandingRock

Holy crap I missed the pound part. Yeah please don’t do that my friend. In a very very small number of states a pound might only be a misdemeanor but you’ll definitely get trafficking which is almost always a felony. Just don’t do it.

If you absolutely insist on moving that much vacuum seal, clean with alcohol, vacuum seal again, clean with alcohol and vacuum seal again and clean with alcohol. Every alcohol cleaning should be hands, package. Everything. Ship USPS without a signature. Not Fedex or UPS. USPS needs a warrant to search your mail, the others do NOT need a warrant as it’s their property. Funny how that works.

What are the best ways you guys have found to make your bags smell proof? Anybody ever gotten passed a k9 with a bag on them, or airport? Wanna hear your… ]]>