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The Gelato strain on the other hand was no less potent in the overall effect, but the mouthfeel was completely different. Where the Cookies strain was focused and direct, almost poking fun at my tongue and lips with a pin, the Gelato strain was full, round and creamy, as if it was touched with dollops of rich goat cheese and freshly churned, sea salt dusted butter. Add a touch of crushed stones and an earthy, citrus tinged quality that tucks deeply into late fall leaves, the Gelato was an education for the intellect. Much in there! Each hit gently offering deep pleasures to the nose and brimming with buckets of fun across the palate. Each hit had a very wine-like finish, all funk and Terroir. The trailing of smoke on the exhale, reminiscent of juicy fruit chewing gum, leaves the vapor-filled lungs, oozing with a multi-minute finish and then that full-body stone. Lovely indeed. Gelato mimics its namesake of ultra-creamy, Italian-style ice cream to a T.

The marvelous flowers that graced that perfectly rolled joint are as resplendent and fresh as the moment they were placed into their sealed containers after being patiently cured. Twisting open a jar with the California Bud Company flowers, fills the nasal space with their enthusiastic aromatics, each whiff offering vast possibilities and deeply nurturing inner thoughts.
Part of the magic of cannabis, especially California Cannabis, is the ability to grow under the sun. The other part of the magic are the nutrients, then of course, the technicality of the seed selection. There are dozens of mid and high range suppliers of seed-stock in California and around the globe. What the California Bud Company uses in their strains are far better than the top of the norm. They should have a category created for their exceptional strain selections. Ultra-HIGH End doesn’t even start to describe it. Our here on the East Coast where everything Medicinal Cannabis is grown in tightly regulated facilities with every metric of the grow process seemingly overly intellectualized, the optimistic soul of the plant is strangely missing. It’s good, but there is a difference when the cannabis is grown under the sun. Perhaps this much maligned weed possesses a soul after all is said and done? When a plant is grown with care and concern, under the blazing California sunshine in these verdant vegetable and fruit growing regions one cannot help but imagine botanical and emotional successes. They exist in more than just small ways.

California Bud Co. “Uplifting the welfare of our community, while elevating the reputation of cannabis, through cultivation with integrity”.
Photographer: Albert Flores courtesy of California Bud Co
Up on Blue Jay Way there was no fog that day overlooking LA., but there was the sultry and sweet smoke from burning these sun-drenched California Cannabis flowers. Each sample was served hand prepared, rolled in the most elegant way possible. No cannabis pipe, no potent dabbing techniques, no bong rips, no vaping from an oil pen. Just the emotional comfort of passing a joint back and forth between friends, only recently met. We shared a well rolled joint of the strain named Cookies and then one named Gelato. The Cookies strain was oozing with the aromatics of citrus zests dipped in bittersweet chocolate, crushed ocean salt-slicked stones spilling out of each puff, and the above-mentioned tangle of crushed dried herbs. Coming immediately into view was a touch of diesel fuel and possibly even wet saddle leather. A deeply potent cacophony of flavors and scents. Quite profound stuff.
Their all-natural cannabis flower is cultivated with loving care and attention to detail. All products are packed airtight at the height of freshness in order to minimize handling and ensure product quality. Offered in the following varieties: Fresh Packed Eighth, Pre-rolled Eighth, Pre- rolled Mini Pack, and Single Premium Pre-roll.
A Farm Fresh Selection

A rather fat hand rolled-cone stuffed with the California Bud Company strain named Cookies was just passed my way with a knowing smile. I knew at that very moment, encapsulated in that slowly burning cherry at the tip, was more than just mere enlightenment. Inside this perfectly crafted cone contained their namesake product, the most wonderful cannabis, hand-tended and sunshine grown. It was, quite simply; “Cultivated Happiness.” There was deep love and his company’s cannabis grower’s passion spilling out of the spiraling smoke. This experience was way more than just another perfect Cali-type moment in time. Buckets of bountiful California sunshine came spilling out of each hit of the joint and the timeless Beatles’ song, Blue Jay Way reverberated throughout my sun-drenched memory of the day. A curiously sweet aroma of freshly crushed California coastal grown herbs: rosemary, thyme and sage, enveloped our heads as we gazed out over that endless horizon, purple and red and yellow in color. Sometimes the sky looks like it is even on fire, it’s that kind of place. Los Angeles’ sprawl spilled out over hundreds of square miles under this well-traveled road.

California Bud Co. “Uplifting the welfare of our community, while elevating the reputation of cannabis, through cultivation with integrity”.