For our second concentrate review, after several days of back pain, I went straight for specific medical relief. I wanted a hybrid strain for evening use and an indica for night. And I preferred the strains to deliver a heavy body buzz and anti-inflammatory properties but also provide a strong but functioning cerebral head high. Luckily, two live budder strains matched my medical needs perfectly: GMO and Jenny Kush Live Budder by Aeriz.
When reviewing flower strains for the basic categories of sight, aroma, flavor, and effects, I care most about the medical effects of the strain. Second comes the flavor. Then aroma and how the bud looks. If the first two categories are fire, I don’t give the other two categories as much weight. Though if the first two are fire, that usually means that last two are as well. When it comes to concentrates, I care even more about the effects and flavor. And categories such as the ability to handle and burn the extract become as or more important than aroma and sight. But both of these budders delivered in aroma and flavor.
GMO Live Budder by Aeriz
I chose GMO because I had reviewed the flower for our “Thirty % Plus THC” reviews and really benefited from the body buzz. I assumed the live budder would also help. It did.
GMO, also known as Garlic Cookies, is an indica-leaning hybrid cross between two powerhouse strains: Chemdog and Girl Scout Cookies. This extract total THC levels clocked in at 83.70%, with .33% CBD. I usually buy only extracts that contain some amounts of CBD because, for me, it makes a difference in my treatment of body and muscle aches. (On a side note, I wish a 2:1 strain existed in which the plant contained around 20-25% THC and 12-15% CBD—that’d be my dream strain).
The GMO budder delivered an even better body buzz than the flower, and the cerebral high was perfect for relaxing while watching television, reading, and piddling around on the computer. The aroma contained a similar garlic character as the flower but the budder had a heavy citrus note that evened out the garlic.
The consistency of GMO budder was perfect for easily handling of pea-sized dabs dropped in a cartridge, vape, and banger. The flavor matched the smell but with an added creamy floral aftertaste.
After reviewing the GMO flower, it wasn’t a surprise that the live budder delivered the exact benefit I’d come to expect. And the budder’s body buzz and anti-inflammatory properties were even better than expected. After a few doses in the late evenings, the GMO also kicked in my appetite more than expexted. That usually led to a good night’s sleep.
Jenny Kush Live Budder
I chose the balanced hybrid Jenny Kush live budder to treat body aches during the day. Embarrassingly, I have to admit I have never sampled the famous Jenny Kush flower, let alone the budder. I’ve wanted to. I tried to grab an eighth of flower for review when one batch topped out with THC levels at 30%, but by the time I was able to order online, the flower had sold out and taken off the menu. This budder contained 86.45% THC and .13% CBD.
Named in memory of the cannabis activist Jenny Monson, who passed away in 2013, the infamous strain is believed to be a cross between Amnesia Haze and Rare Dankness #2. The budder had a citrus and earthy aroma that would compete with some flower strains. The fantastic mix of tropical, floral, citrus, spice, and smooth pine had me reassessing my focus (or lack of focus) on flavor. I enjoyed the flavor so much that I attached a new cartridge to my vape and exclusively smoked the Jenny Kush budder out of it to ensure I savored every note.
But most importantly, the Jenny Kush budder provided a fantastic body relaxation and reduced inflammation and eased the pain in my lower back. At the same time, the smooth and uplifting head high allowed me to carry on with work and function mentally the rest of my day. The juxtaposition of the body down and happy cerebral high was a perfect match for my day and evening medications.
Overall, I could not have made a better choice for my medical needs of day and nighttime concentrates that deliver heavy body buzzes and anti-inflammatory properties. After reviewing the Jenny Kush budder, it is not a matter of if I review the Jenny Kush flower but rather when I review it.
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