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The CBD Bud Tender Award Archives

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We may not be the authority on Cannabis, but we use a lot of Cannabis based medications and recreational products. These are some of our favorite brands and products!

We selected our winners from the categories below.

  • Best CBD Pre-filled Vape Cartridge - These can range from full-spectrum or broad-spectrum carts. These are all CBD or CBD, CBG mix. This will be based on effectiveness, duration of effect, and taste as well as cart efficiency.
  • Best Delta-8 THC Pre-filled Vape Cartridge - Delta-8 THC the new extracted cannabinoid that everyone is after. We've tried about 40 of these bad-boys, that way you don't have to, you can take our word for it instead.
  • Most Effective Hemp Cannabis Flower - When we say effective, we mean effective. This award will go to the buds that got us to the moon and back. You know what I mean.
  • Best Tasting Hemp Cannabis Flower - This category is all about taste, we love some good nugs, but taste is really important in the world of cannabis and hemp is no different. These buds are based more on flavor, but don’t let that fool you, they will kick your butt.
  • Best Vendor - This one is our pick for vendor of the year “so-to-speak”, but rest assured if we pick a vendor here, that means they rock our world, it might not even be a vendor we pick an item from, but none-the-less, this vendor is ace.

Best CBD Pre-filled Vape Cartridge

Funky Farms - Blue Dream CRD Cartridge

Funky Farms CRD Reserve line carts have been great this year, and with all the crap that 2020 had brought with it the Funky Farms CRD line was a nice breath of fresh air.

One of the biggest issues with high MG vape carts in the CBD line is that they tend to crystallize and clog. The CRD line fixed that for the most part and these carts are very resistant to clogging. The Blue Dream flavor profile stood out among the rest as it is the best copy of that flavor we have tried in a CBD only cartridge, which is saying a lot. Blue Dream is a tough flavor to copy and even if you are using cannabis derived terpenes the taste still has to mix with the CBD and that can alter the flavor after steeping. This was perfect though, berry, fruity, citrus and mellow to the end.

We loved this one above the rest, and we highly recommend you try this one out for yourself!

Check out the full review here >>
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Best Delta-8 THC Pre-filled Vape Cartridge

Delta Effex - Grand Daddy Purp Delta-8 THC cartridge

Delta-8 THC has been an amazing thing for the world of Hemp and Cannabis and we have been testing out TONS of these extracts. We have probably gone through about 70% of what the internet has to offer, and out of the ones we have tried Delta Effex really stands out, not just for potency, but the whole package feels great.

Delta Effex has a few options for Delta-8 THC including a custom POD system that they created for their extracts. They carry standard 510 cartridges as well and the Grand Daddy Purp flavor stands out amongst all of them, and it should as it’s their personal best selling flavor. Grand Daddy Purp is a great flavor profile, but with the combination of Delta-8 THC’s effects, it’s amazing...truly. The taste of the cart is perfect, grapes, berries, and nice and sweet with herbal undertones that make it a nice dank vape for nighttime.

This cart got it better than most dispensary carts do, and the price is great too. We highly recommend this flavor as well as the entire line at Delta Effex

Check out the full review here >>
Buy some of your own here >> 

Most Effective Hemp Cannabis Flower

Elli-Hou Farms - Hemp Kush

Elli-Hou Farms popped-up on our radar a little later this year, but my goodness are we glad that we found them. Elli-Hou is a great place to buy Hemp Flower, and they really care about the flower they sell, and the customers who buy it. These are some heart-felt individuals here, and we can feel the love in each nug.

Hemp Kush is a cross of Wedding Cake x Jake in the Box x Bubba Kush it’s a triple threat cross-strain that led to an amazing turn out Hemp Kush. You may see this strain elsewhere, but trust us, these folks do it best. Superb effect, and taste off of this one. Really Kushy tasting, smooth smoke and feels good for hours.

Highly recommend this winner, and any of the strains that Elli-Hou sells, this one to us just stands out amongst them all.

Check out the full review here >>
Buy some for yourself here >> 

Best Tasting Hemp Cannabis Flower

WNC CBD - Hawaiian Haze Hydro

WNC CBD seems to have mastered both indoor and hydro strains of Hemp Cannabis, and they got a lot right so far with this strain. Hawaiian Haze Hydro is as you may have guessed a hydroponically grown version of the ever-popular Hawaiian Haze hemp cannabis strain. This one has an amazing smell and test, due the high level of beta-myrcene, this one is fantastic for relaxation.

Hawaiian Haze gets an A+++ for taste too, as if the smell wasn’t enough to convince you that this is top notch flower, then the taste most certainly will. HHH has an amazing taste of fresh pineapple, mangos and tropical fruits.

This was our top pick for taste, and we think you will all agree, we highly recommend grabbing yourself some of this strain!

Check out the full review here >>
Buy some for yourself here >> 

Best Tasting Hemp Cannabis Flower

Elli-Hou Farms - Hawaiian Haze RUNNER-UP

Elli-Hou makes great things happen with a little love, sun and dirt. The Hawaiian Haze strain is getting a lot of love this year, but that’s okay. We really loved this one so much we had to give it a Runner-up mention in the awards. Even though this one didn’t win, it was such a tossed decision we decided to include them both this year.

This is a nicely trimmed flower, with lovely smells of tropical fruit, and some deep haze notes. The smoke is really close to that of a Maui Wowie or Pineapple Express. This one is good for nighttime, or anytime, as it’s just plain delicious.

Read the full review here >>
Buy some for yourself here >> 

Best Vendor

This year we couldn't quite pick just one.
1st Place Winner Best Vendor
Liberty Brand Hemp - Check them out >>

We knew from day one and our first order that Liberty Hemp Farms would be a company we would call on for life. Whether we buy every month or a few times a year, we can always count on LHF to make us happy.

Fast, courteous customer service. Fast to answer my emails, and always active on social media platforms. We love the fact that they are always engaging with customers online, sharing new products, showing off the farm-life, and just plain sharing. Liberty makes some fantastic gummies, tinctures, salves, and vapes. They also carry a decent assortment of hemp flowers (not always in stock).

If you are looking for a good quality vape, nice hemp, or some gummies, these are the folks to go for. Good quality, and very highly recommended by quite a lot of folks. Don’t just take our word for it though, go try these folks for yourself - we think you will be happy! 

2nd Place Winner Best Vendor
Five Leaf Wellness - Check them out >>

Five Leaf Wellness is a new vendor for us, but quickly became our favorite for hemp flowers. They have a ton of strains to choose from (not all available all the time), but they have enough offerings to give even the most choosy connoisseur a few options.

It seems the speciality for FLW is indoor and greenhouse flowers, and let me tell you, they do both really well. Good buds on every strain we have tried thus far, and every batch looks better than the last.

We highly recommend these folks for hemp flowers. Fast shipping, very friendly staff. And A++ product. 

Brands we like

Click a logo to visit one of these guys, they are all good at what they do. We have tested products from each of these companies and have been happy with each purchase. From our use, and experiences both in customer service as well as shipping speed, and product quality these have been the companies that stood out. In the fields of CBD there are tons of choices. We hope this will help you make an educated decision. This list is growing everyday as we are always testing new products. Once we are satisfied that a particular vendor is up to snuff, we list them here. Not listed, ask us.

Real Reviews not BS

So, why do we do this?

Simple. We're passionate about Cannabis, whether it be for medical use or recreational. We want to help educate the world and change the old stereo-types about Cannabis and Cannabis culture.

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The Legal stuff

My Personal Disclosure: - Message from the Bud Tender 

Although I highly recommend, and use CBD and Cannabis based medications, as well as recreationally use Hemp, and Hemp based products. I do not claim that these products will treat or heal any illness or disease. Hemp, Cannabis or any part where-in as discussesed on my site or the CBD Bud Tender Bud instagram are intended as educational ONLY, and is not the advice of a medical doctor.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new botanical extract, medicinal herb, or dietary supplement program.

Notice to law enforcement authorities: Some of the products and materials reviewed on this website might look like marijuana, but it is actually legal industrial hemp flower. Recent historic legislation establishes the legality of industrial hemp produced in state pilot agricultural programs. Congress provides the requisite definition for allowable amounts of THC. industrial hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis”. An important legal distinction also appears in the first sentence of this bill, stating: “Notwithstanding the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (20 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), chapter 81 of title 41, United States Code, or any other Federal law”. The term “notwithstanding” was widely used by the 114th Congress as a way to supersede previous laws that may apply, without going through the process of overturning them. This confirms that hemp cannot be considered “marijuana” under the CSA. Consolidated Appropriations Act, Sec. 763 (2016) This legislation was the omnibus federal budget for FY2016. According to 7 U.S.C. §5940, the term “industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 THC) concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis. Only the Delta-9 THC level is relevant, not THC-A., this hemp flower has a Delta-9 THC level well below 0.3% on a dry weight basis, therefore, this flower is hemp, not marijuana, and is perfectly legal to possess and sell. This right applies in any state pursuant to the Full Faith and Credit Clause, Article VI, Section 1 of the Constitution, the Supremacy Clause, Article VI, Section 2 of the Constitution, and the Equal Protection Clause, Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

WARNING! If you choose to smoke CBD flowers, please be advised that you do so at your own risk; any form of smoke inhalation may be harmful to your health. All descriptions of the traditional uses of these CBD flowers have been taken from information available to the public on the internet and may not be substantiated by scientific evidence.

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