Hello fellow mj geeks! Today, we’re going to take a look at a brand new product I recently ordered from PlainJane.io.
Strain: The packaging only says “plain Jane” and “CBD flower”. No mention of a strain on the package. But inside, the lab report says it’s Berry Exotic 2.
Potency: CBD 0.59% / CBDa 10.5% / THC 0.063%
Product: 4 Grams of CBD Flower
Date Ordered: Jun 21, 2018
Date Delivered: June 30, 2018
Sender Name: The sender’s name on the package is “Plain Jane”, and the return to address is in Berkeley, CA.
Shopping was fine. The website is nice. Packaging was pretty standard.
My main issue was the amount of time it took for them to ship this product. Usually when I order hemp, it’s shipped that day or on the very next business day. This was shipped a week after I ordered.
Testing Grade 3/10
Safety testing: No (-5)
Potency Testing: Yes (+3)
Terpene Analysis: No (-2)
Potency test results came in the envelope
First Smell 1/10
According to Plain Jane’s website, they have a special process to remove much of the chlorophyll and odor of the hemp.
Here’s the text from their site.
Our flower appears darker than all of our competitors because we remove chlorophyll, salts, and other toxins. Our unique process results in the best experience you’ve ever had with CBD flower.
The smell was very earthy. In my opinion, not pleasant.
Bud Quality 2/10
Buds are very dark. The color reminds me of the low quality brick cannabis that was sold in the 80s and 90s.
I’m assuming they are marketing this as hemp without the odor? Well, I have to assume that the “unique process” for removing chrorophyll and odor (mentioned above) is water curing. It’s the only method I know of to do this.
Water curing is when you take fresh cannabis and instead of drying it, you soak it in water for several days in a jar. As the buds soak, the water becomes green/yellow/brown (this is the chlorophyll and salts coming the plant material). Water is drained several times over the 7 or so day period, and by the end, the water should stay clear. After the 7 days, you just dry it out and use it. If you want to learn more about water curing, I’d recommend this video.
But wait. There’s more!
As I was editing photos for this review, I noticed what looked like a tiny bb or metal ball embedded in one of the buds.
So I went in for a closer look with my cheap microscope. At this point, I was starting to worry a little bit because I had already done the taste test.
Let’s just say that metal would have been WAY more preferable to what I actually found :`(
Vaping Taste 1/10
Method of consuming: Vaporization
Vaporizer temperature: 370 degrees F
Honestly, I didn’t vape enough to know. I was not a fan of the taste at all.
Overall Value 1/10
Not even once.
Well, it looks like Plane Jane has removed this product from their website. But you can still see it if you check Google’s cache.
I’m wondering if they sold out, or if they maybe realized the quality was bad? I don’t know, but I obviously am not a fan of this one.
I hope this has been helpful. And stay tuned for more reviews soon!