Why Does Your Poop Smell Like Weed? Other Stuff Explained

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Why Does My Weed Smell Like Poop? 


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    Why do your feces and sweat smell like weed? This is an embarrassing question that you likely would not want to ask either your doctor or friends. But, according to Google, people search for answers to this question hundred of times each month. As a service to my reader, Ganjashark will attempt to answer the following crucial questions that you may have; but are afraid to ask.

    • Why does my poop smell like weed?
    • Why do my armpits smell like weed? 

    See A Doctor If you Have Questions- I am somewhat joking about the importance of the above questions. The above questions, other than curiosity’s sake, aren’t usually that crucial. However, any change in your bowel habits or even your sweat smelling different can signal a medical problem. For example, according to AARP, obnoxious body order can indicate a serious health condition. So, if in doubt, see a doctor if you are worried about any of the above issues.

    Why Does My Poop Smell Like Weed? 

    The most likely reason for your poop smelling like weed is because of edibles and simple digestion.Why Does My Poop Smell Like Weed? Of course, edibles, like any food, are digested. However, depending upon how it is made, some food doesn’t digest as well. Also, some parts of the food are unable to be digested at all. When you eat something, the food will have to get digested by going through your intestines. Some cannabis remnants will likely remain in your poop, which results in the weed smell. 


    Watermelon Slice and Seeds

    You are maybe more familiar with this happening in other situations. For example, if you don’t spit out the seeds while eating a watermelon, you will often find watermelon seeds in your poop. Additionally, after a heavy drinking night, you will also have a stench of alcohol after doing number two.

    Typically, this will occur if you eat either a large number of edibles or if the edibles recipe is not done correctly. Cannabutter is used extensively to make edibles. When done well, the cannabis will be smooth, and, other than the smell, you will likely not even know that the brownie you are eating will have you feeling suitable for a few hours. However, suppose the edibles are not cooked or prepared correctly. In that case, the cannabis smell will likely occur when you are reliving yourself. So, just like you will see seeds, if you accidentally end up swallowing seeds while enjoying some sweet watermelon, your body may be affected by improperly prepared edibles.

    Why Do My Armpits Smell Like Weed? 

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    As you most likely observed, armpits smelling like weed are caused by sweating.  So, I will go over general sweating and not just ganja smelling armpits. Many smokers wonder why their sweat smells like cannabis.  Weed smelling armpits is embarrassing, and it also could get you in trouble at work, school, etc. To understand why this is happening, you first should understand precisely what sweat is and what causes it to smell.  

    Your sweat itself does not have any smell. Your skin though does contain billions and billions of microbes or bacteria that interact with your perspiration. This foul smell is caused by bacteria on your skin that is rapidly multiplying with bacteria resulting in the sweat breaking down into acids, which caused the nasty smell. Body order commonly occurs in the following areas:

    ● Groin

    ● Armpits

    ● Private Areas

    ● Hair (Pubic Hair Especially)

    ● Rear End

    ● Behind Your Ears

    ● Belly Button 

    ● To a lesser extent, the rest of your skin

    The microbes on your skin can be affected by food, drink, and practically anything that you eat, causing your sweat to either smell differently or be especially rank. Excessive, foul body odor that cannot be easily controlled via traditional methods. I.E., Cleaning, Deodorant, etc., is called bromhidrosis. Bromhidrosis has been proven to worsen when people with this disorder eat, drink, or take certain medicines. For example, the following can cause your B.O. to get worse:

    ● Fish

    ● Curry

    ● Alcohol

    ● Asparagus

    ● Penicillin

    ● Bromides

    Whether you eat it via edibles, vape it, or smoke it either through a bong or pipe, your body is ingesting or taking in cannabis. Therefore, it is logical to assume that ingesting cannabis, which affects your body like fish and curry, can also cause your sweat to smell like weed. Additionally, it has been theorized that the terpenes also can cause your sweat to have that weed smell.   

    FUN FACT-You’ll be a hit with your friends with this bit of knowledge. The apocrine glands, AKA sweat glands, are mostly located in your armpits, groin, and near your breast nipples. These areas produce the most sweat. Therefore, your armpits and genital areas will be the most likely to smell like cannabis


    How to Fix This 

    The adverse effects of your sweat smelling like weed, at best, can be embarrassing. However, it can also lead to you being fired, or potentially even legal problems.  

    So, how can you fix this? Well, the good news is that for most people, basic hygiene practices can help you solve this problem along with other measures.   This video below gives you some general guidance on dealing with bad body odor. 

    Below are also some general advice on how you can self-treat rank BO.

    Change Your Soap-If applicable, stop using scented soaps as they can worsen the bad smell. Also, you may want to try specialized anti-bacterial soap.

    Shave-Body hair is known for trapping in your sweat and bacteria. So, if you are worried about pot smelling sweat, you should be sure to make sure that your armpits are neatly trimmed or shaved and that you trim the hairs in your genital areas. 

    Take Off Your Clothes-Immediately, remove any sweaty clothes after exercising or hard work. 

    Shower More– If you have been diagnosed with bromhidrosis (abnormal body order) or are self-conscious, you need to shower at least two times daily.

    Extra Strength Deodorant-First ask your local pharmacist if they carry any industrial-strength deodorant and see if that will work. If that doesn’t work, see if your doctor or a dermatologist can get you a prescription deodorant. 


    I hope this article helped you better understand this vital subject of poop and sweat smelling weed. And, hopefully, with this knowledge, you’ll be able to impress your cannabis smoking friends and also be the life of the party at a cocktail party. 🙂  

    Seriously, though, you likely should not worry if you have any of the above issues. Sweaty smelling feces is caused by digestion that happens when you are eating edibles. Your sweat smelling like cannabis is also simply an issue of your skin microbes interacting with your sweat glands. Most likely, each of the above could be embarrassing, but they are most likely harmless. 

    If the above causes you to worry, you can either cut down on cannabis edibles and/or take extra preventative measures to reduce or eliminate body odor. 


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