Let's Talk About Budderweeds
Budderweeds is a Canadian mail order company that supplies flower, edibles and concentrates to Canadians via an online shopping cart which you can access here.
On the FAQ page they explain that they source all of the cannabis they sell from local craft cannabis cultivators (love that!). They're investing locally in socio-economic activity associated with the cannabis industry because of a belief that it creates a strong foundation for community development and by supporting independent craft growers they know it assists in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the premium products they want to sell (LOVE that!).
Budderweeds hooked us up with a few products to try so we'll tell you about our experience but we also wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the more creative things they're doing like a fun, ultra Canadian commercial posted to YouTube.
We got to try a couple of strains; a Sativa, an Indica and a Hybrid and - full disclosure - we were really worried about the quality. Through no fault of the company our shipment sat in a metal post office box in the baking sun for several days before it arrived at Her(B) Life hq and we thought for sure it would affect the quality of the products but we were happily surprised when we opened the box to discover that Budderweeds uses fantastic packaging that was smell and child proof and when cracked open the flowers inside were perfectly cured and smelled incredible. We passed the bags around and even our hardest to please (weed snobs :p) reviewers had nothing but good stuff to say.
Indica: Pink Star
Musky, spicy. Strong fragrance but that packaging is smell proof and works so well!
Fun fact: The terepene mycerene is often associated with that musky indica scent and is the most common terpene in cannabis, and the one most closely associated with couch lock.
Thick, dark green dense buds. Lots of crystal. cured nicely, wasn't sticky and wasn't over dry.
Sativa: Zelly's Gift
Super lemony fragrance. really yummy and delightful.
This strain gave me a nice easy buzz that saw me through an afternoon of working in my garden. I'm not usually a big Sativa fan, preferring to mellow out with heavier Indicas but Zelly's Gift is a new winner in my books.
Again I was really happy with the quality of the trimming and drying. The buds were so beautiful.
Hybrid: White Castle
Earthy and sweet.
No fluff here, these buds were dense and intense. Very impressed with the overall quality.
As a fan of this strain already I was pretty happy to get to testing it out and it didn't disappoint. If you want to learn more about White Castle Wikileaf has an in depth write up on the lineage of the strain and we encourage you to check it out.
The rock candy, at 40 mg a pop was a nice mellow, manageable buzz. The candy itself was really sweet and while super tasty, would be a bit much for someone who doesn't possess a rampant sweet tooth. You could not detect any of the tell tale earthy flavours of cannabis which was actually really nice.
The sweet candy fragrance though... It was heavenly to crack open that resealable bag. The scent of the three candies wafted out and hit me like a ton of bricks, my mouth started to water. These are definitely a treat and I'll absolutely teat myself again.
I also tried the distillate which has been purified of all waxes and oils naturally present in cannabis. The technology of terpene extraction allows extractors to single out the flavour molecules in cannabis and then reintroduce to the pure distillate to enhance flavours. I found this concentrate to be a pleasant vaping experience. I didn't choke and the draw was smooth. I offered it up at a dinner party and there wasnt anyone who could think of a negative thing to say.
All in all, I really liked this company. They have terrific customer support and the quality of their products is undeniable. I will order from them again, 100%.