mjgeeks has been on a quest for high quality CBD flower for a few months now.
We started with hemp flower from Kanapinis, which was not great at all. But still a good value, considering the super low cost (about $40/ounce).
Next, we checked out Herbalites.com’s super tasty Special Sauce CBD flower. Even though it’s not cured well, it still smells and tastes great. And for the price, you really can’t beat it.
The 3rd chapter in the quest for high CBD buds was 3 strains of legal CBD flower from RawHempInfusions.com. They weren’t cured at all, and lacked any initial terpene smell. However, the taste wasn’t bad at all, and effects were great.
Today, we’re reviewing legal CBD flower from a site called EmpireExtracts.
Shipping was prompt. I received a confirmation promptly after I ordered, and a shipping confirmation early the next day.
The flower from Empire Extracts arrived in a small cardboard USPS priority box. (note, the package on the left is from another shipment. Read about it in the Buy Legal Meds CBD flower review. )
Packaging looks good, but most importantly, is smell proof! No cannabis smell at all until you actually open up the plastic containers.
One issue I have with Empire Extracts’ packaging though is that they printed “NO THC” very prominently under the strain name on the package. And this just isn’t true.
It would be unfortunate if someone got into trouble over this, so I think they need to do something else. Just let people know that it complies with the 2014 Farm bill (less than .3% THC).
On a scale of 1 to 10, Empire Extract’s CBD flower is about a 2-3. Taking a whiff right out of the bag after opening was quite underwhelming. Definitely not bad. And definitely not a grass smell. Just very faint. So faint that I initially couldn’t smell any difference between the Otto and the Special Sauce strains by the smell inside the bags.
After I actually started to handle the buds (especially after grinding), the smell became much more intense.
I was pretty disappointed with how small the flowers were. Buds from both packets were pretty tiny. Definitely not what I would expect for $15/gram.
Effects of both strains were similar. Just a reminder, these have very little THC. But even though there is no typical THC head “high”, there is definitely a great, relaxing effect and body high.
This product isn’t bad at all. But with the underwhelming initial smell and the really small buds, there is no way I can recommend paying $15 for this product.
I don’t see any real difference between it and Herbalites.com. Except that Herbalites is at least 1/2 the price.
Hopefully, this has been helpful. Leave a comment if you have any questions. Also, if you know of any other sources for CBD flower, please let us know.