Gunpowder: 15.8% CBDa CBD Flower from CBD Hemp Direct

Gunpowder CBD Flower from CBD Hemp Direct

Today, we’re going to be looking at a brand new strain from CBD Hemp Direct called Gunpowder (15.8% CBDa).

This order also came with 2 other strains (Berry Exotic – 14.2% CBDa, Artisanal – 11.4% CBDa) and hemp hash made from Cherry Wine kief. I’ll be reviewing those in the coming days, so keep an eye out for those.

Shopping 10/10

The shopping process on CBD Hemp Direct is very straight forward. The checkout funnel is easy and attractive. I was able to pay with my credit card, but there was also an option to use Paypal.

Shipping 10/10

I really didn’t have a choice here. I ordered this very late Friday night, and it came in the mail on Monday. This was shipped from Nevada, and I’m on the east coast.

For a few hours, I thought that maybe I was special because I’m “Bud from mjgeeks”, but then I saw someone else comment that they ordered the day after me, and are getting theirs today. So much for that 🙂

For those concerned about the shipping label, the top line had someone’s name, and the second line said “Artisan Tea”.

There was no smell on the outside of the package.

Gunpowder CBD Flower from CBD Hemp Direct - shipping

Presentation 8/10

The flower came in a plain white smell proof zipper bag. Nothing fancy, but it’s a high quality way to store the flower and keep the smell in.

This flower doesn’t come with a COA in the box, but it is available on the website.

My only issue is that the COA doesn’t include tests for heavy metals, molds, and toxins. CBD Hemp Direct definitely isn’t the only company that doesn’t have this info included, and I know the market is still relatively new, but getting another test doesn’t seem like it would be that hard.

This is something I think we deserve to know before consuming these products, and I’m going to be looking for it from here on out.

Testing Grade 5/10

Safety testing: No (-5)

Potency Testing: Yes (+3)

Terpene Analysis: Yes (+2)

Gunpowder Lab results

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First Smell 7/10

It’s a very pleasant smell, but just not the strongest smell. Of course, grinding or agitating will bring out a much more intense scent, which is very nice.

Gunpowder CBD Flower from CBD Hemp Direct - 5 grams

Bud Quality 5/10

I had to go with a lower score for bud quality because of the bud size. I’m not an expert in growing cannabis, but the extremely small bud size makes it seem like the flower wasn’t mature. I could be wrong though.

Gunpowder CBD Flower from CBD Hemp Direct - detail 1

The thing that brought the score back up some was the fact that the flower is relatively stem free, relatively trim free, and also completely seed free (as far as I can tell so far).

Vaping Taste 6/10

The taste is really nice. The only problem is that the taste doesn’t last very long. For me and my Arizer ArGo, the first 3 draws have really good flavor. After that, it drops off pretty quickly.

Effects 9/10

The relatively high amount of CBD is definitely effective for pain relief and relaxation, but I think it’s really interesting that this flower contains a relatively high amount of Guaiol

According to Leafly:

Guaiol is not an oil but a sesquiterpenoid alcohol, and is also found in cypress pine and guaiacum. It has been used for centuries as a treatment for diverse ailments ranging from coughs to constipation to arthritis. It is also an effective insect repellent and insecticide.
Guaiol’s potential medical properties include: — Antimicrobial — Anti-inflammatory

Overall Value 6/10

Comparing this to what’s currently out there, I have to go with a little bit lower of a score, but the cost per gram is definitely in the right ballpark. Especially if you’re buying an ounce.

I’m not sure what the deal was with the bud size, because the picture on the website had buds that looked big. But even without the big beautiful buds, this is a really unique strain, and the medicine is definitely there.

Thanks for reading, and as I said, we’ve got several more reviews coming this week! Stay tuned to mjgeeks.com and mjgeeks youtube channel so you don’t miss them!

Cheers! — Bud

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  1. My order is coming in tomorrow I will let you know about the bus size.

      • I was hoping the review was better.The pic really nice what a let down.Let me know if you change your mind about the quality after having it after a while

  2. Thanks for the review MJ Geeks. Yes, smaller buds than usual due to how we bucked the plant material during post-harvest. We’re always working on improving our craft and look forward to coming to market with bigger and even better meds next harvest!


    • Hey! It still tastes really good. And the other strains more than make up for it. One of my favorite things about these new strains is how different they all are.

  3. Wow bud j you getting famous .even cbd hemp.diect comment on your reviews .You should get the hook up.i like cbdhemp.direct been a costumer for a while.

  4. Yeah my buds were small as well I got the oz but it’s still a good value as long as the medicine is working

  5. Do you ever experience headaches from vaping/smoking cbd rich hemp flowers?

    • CBD has actually helped my headaches. I used to get 2 to 3 headaches per week at one point. Some were pretty bad.

      Have you had headaches from vaping CBD flower?

  6. If I smoked it yes. The smoke has toxins and without a high amount of THC to numb the senses it will feel like it burns more. I’d recommend everyone to switch to vaping.

  7. I got the berry an it was 17.3 the batch i got

  8. Got some coming. Going to do an old school 190 proof ethanol pull and evap and mix the oil from 2 ounces into 150ml MCT oil and see what happens. Done it a billion times with normal medicine long before everyone found out carboxing and extracting the oil to put in tincture form for internal use gives you all your money’s worth instead of burning half of the goods away, and the added perk of it being stronger and lasting longer. Anyways my hopes are that using such high amount so I only need sublingual 1 dropperful at a time to medicate for pain and 2 for sleep. Maybe 3 or 4 to experiment with the full potential of full spectrum extract hemp product.Not going to use heat, this batch will take weeks to make. But in the end it will be worth it. Similar mg per ML are well over 100 dolars just for a 30-50ml bottle.
    PPP or your breaking the rotation. Keep up the good reviews!

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