We recently published a review of The Quest for High Quality Hemp Buds – Part 1 where we reviewed “Select Hemp Buds Rich in CBD” from kanapinis.eu.
At the time, they were the only option I could find anywhere for hemp/CBD only flower.
Well, let’s just say that things have changed.
I (and many others living in CBD only states) had searched several times in the past for places to buy hemp flower/buds with no luck. Like I said, kanapinis.eu seemed to be the only option.
A few days before Thanksgiving, I decided to try searching again for some better quality hemp buds. I ended up on a site that looked like many others I had seen. It had several ads for the same low quality European hemp that are shown on just about every other site claiming to sell hemp.
But when I scrolled down a little more, I found several ads advertising hemp buds for sale from Oregon and Colorado. The ads showed photos of some really nice looking buds. But instead of the links of pointing websites selling the flower, they each led to a basic contact form.
I was extremely skeptical, but I filled out about 5 of them asking about the products and how I could order.
Of the five, I only got a reply from one. It was a really friendly gentleman called Zev who gave me a link to his website (Herbalites.com). After a little more back and forth via email and being assured by Zev that these buds smelled “wonderful” and had “zero seeds”, I went ahead and ordered 20 grams.
I have to admit that after chatting with Zev, I was pretty optimistic that what I ordered was going to be a lot better than the seed filled buds from Europe. But what I actually received via UPS 2 days ago was so much more than I could have ever imagined.
When I opened the package and pulled the contents out, I was pretty much in disbelief.
The buds ranged in size from about a half gram, up to 1.5 grams, and were nicely trimmed and looked like they belong behind the counter of a dispensary. There wasn’t a seed to be found anywhere (I honestly wouldn’t have minded a few ;), and they were covered in beautiful orange hairs and trichomes.
The odor isn’t super strong, but there is definitely a nice subtle smell of good bud. But give the flowers a little squeeze, and you get a strong sweet/floral, fuel, earthy smell. Super tasty!
I ground up one of the buds and put it into my Firefly 2 vaporizer. Those first few draws taste so delicious, and the next several draws produced a respectable amount of vapor.
Unlike tinctures, which can take up to 2 hours to feel the full effect, vaporizing brings on the wonderful calming and anxiety relieving effects of CBD minutes after inhaling. And unlike products made with CBD isolate, all of the different cannabinoids and terpenes present in these flowers provide much better results.
At this point, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to share this or keep it all to myself. This stuff is so amazing, I was honestly worried that once people found out about it, they would be sold out next time I went to order.
But in all seriousness, this is an amazing product, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Not only is it amazing, but it’s only $9/gram. You can get 6 grams for about $50.
This is a picture I borrowed from their website (I hope they don’t mind). As you can see, they also sell pre-rolls, ground leaves, and hemp leaf tea.
So do yourself a favor and get yourself some!