If you’ve read any of my recent reviews or watched any of my recent youtube videos, you know that I recently purchased several items from CBDHemp.direct.~~One of those items was an item called ‘”TOP BUDS” CBD HEMP (20 GRAMS)’. As the name implies, these are the large buds at the very top of a cannabis plant. ~~In the product description description, it says “in addition to being really cool for a display, its yours to smoke”.~~I think that was the line that made me decide to definitely buy it.
Shopping and ordering from CBDHemp.direct was very easy. No problems. They accepted my credit card just fine.
As I said in the previous reviews, shipping was extremely fast.
This bud came in a really big heat sealed plastic bag. And that big bag was wrapped in reflective mylar (does anyone know what this is for?).~~It’s really hard to convey just how impressive this bud was. It was by far the biggest bud I’ve ever seen in person. Huge! Just Huge! Way more impressive than anything I’d hoped for.
Testing Grade 5/10
Safety testing: No (-5)
Potency Testing: Yes (+3)
Terpene Analysis: Yes (+2)
First Smell 9/10
As soon as I got the bag opened, there was a strong smell of cannabis. And as a matter of fact, once I cut the bag open, I didn’t have any way to seal it back up. I’m pretty used to that smell (and I love it), but my wife is a bit more sensitive. The smell starts to bother her after a while. When she came up, she said the whole room stunk of cannabis.~~To me, the smell was good just out of the bag, but amazing once I got it into a glass jar.
Bud Quality 12/10
What can I say? This thing is just amazing! Yes, there are a few seeds (nothing major – all super immature so far), and some will say the trimming could have been a little better. But it smelled great, It was super fresh, obviously frosty, and did I mention HUGE! haha.~~So I was already impressed really impressed with this bud right out of the box. But since the smell was pretty potent, and I had no way to contain it, I decided to go ahead and break it down from one ginormous bud into about 10 extremely large buds. ~ ~Since I was already breaking the buds down, I decided to trim them a little more too. This gave me a chance to really thoroughly inspect the bud quality.~~By the time I was done, my fingers were just coated in resin and bits of trim!~~And the smell of the buds was just amazing.
Vaping Taste 9/10
The berry exotic scores really high on the vape taste scale as well. I find the taste to be really nice. It has a flavor that is kind of similar to the cherry strains, but it’s not nearly as sweet tasting.~~There’s a lot more citrus going on, with some earthiness and some other really strong terpene flavors I can’t really put my finger on. But really good.~~Vaping sessions are long and the flavor stays pretty nice as well.
After taking a look at this bud and handling it a little bit, it is obvious that it’s a potent strain.~~I have vaped this in the day a few times, and this might change, but I am really liking this strain for night time. It really helps me to wind down and also seems to make me a little drowsy.~~Other than that, the general effects are: relaxing, calming, pain relief.
Overall Value 10/10
There’s no question about it. This is a great value. You’re getting 20 grams (actually 22 grams) of really nice CBD flower for $70. Great buds, great taste, great potency, great smell. Great deal.
I’m assuming it’s obvious that I loved this bud. I suppose the question a lot of you might ask is, “how much?”. ~~Well, at this point, if I had to recommend just two of my favorite products (awesome and a good deal), they would be the 20 gram big tops from CBDHemp.direct (this product), and the OTTO xCherry (greenhouse) from TweedleFarms.com. Ok. Sorry, but I have to make it 3 and add the Suzy Q. That’s still really good.~~Has anyone else tried this thing? If so, let us know what you thought.~~Thanks for reading, and make sure to check out the 2 youtube videos featuring this bud on the mjgeeks youtube channel.~~Cheers! — Bud