Try Plain Jane- Cannabis-Hemp CBD- Product Line Review
Nov 14, 2019 · 8 min read
Plain Jane has been an important part of my journey in and around hemp. Being an avid marijuana- THC consumer, I never gave hemp much thought- you know, like smoking, dabbing, oil tincture. I definitely didn’t expect to see hemp in form, of kief, isolate, and moonrocks.
I never knew that there would be so many strains and that it would look and feel and smell just like my love, marijuana. So, needless to say, Plain Jane schooled me and carried me through my exploration of hemp.
I wrote about them months ago in my, Vegan- Cannabis Infused Cosmetics piece. I was really drawn to their commitment to hemp CBD lovers. They are very active and engaging on social media- very community focused. As I learned more about hemp and CBD from the interviews and research conducted for the piece, I became very interested in trying out hemp CBD and newer to the scene, CBG (referred to as the mother of cannabinoids because it is the parent molecule from which other cannabinoids are synthesized).
So, one thing led to another and here we are, a hemp CBD product line review for a growing hemp company, Plain Jane.
It is important for me to state early on- I am writing this review as an active and daily marijuana consumer. This means that in addition to consuming Try Plain Jane hemp CBD products, I also consume marijuana THC. My review is from someone that has both Cannabis hemp and marijuana in their system so, the effects- benefits from hemp CBD that I feel, may be different from the effects- benefits that one that does not consume THC may feel. Additionally, no matter what- Cannabis will affect all of us differently.
This review is from my perspective and is my opinion. I was not paid a fee- no money was paid to me for this review. I was provided samples of products- in exchange for a written review of my opinion of Try Plain Jane products. This is not a scientific, medical, and/or expert of hemp review.
Plain Jane- A Cannabis Company Focused on Making the Smoothest, Cleanest, Most Odorless Cannabis Products on the Market
The company started as a roommate experiment. Evan Marshall (CTO) and Lindsey Holthaus (CEO) started selling pre-rolls on the website. Now, recognized globally, what once was just pre-rolled hemp cigs is now a full Cannabis hemp CBD product line.
Plain Jane offers a variety of hemp strains and products such as: CBG, Hawaiian Haze, Kush, Shatter, Isolate, and so much more. I have been consuming for over 2 months and still haven’t tried everything! They are constantly adding to their selection- I mean constantly! I’m pretty sure that if you can name a hemp strain- Plain Jane has it or will be getting it in a pre-roll, an eighth, an ounce, and/or a pound (because they also sell wholesale!).
Non- Flower, Hemp CBD Products- Consumed and Reviewed
Kief: Premium CBD kief, extracted from premium hemp; heavily concentrated, and full spectrum. So, I consumed kief, in a joint, mixed with CBD flower. I basically layered my cone- flower, kief, flower, kief, and so on.
It was like- dessert; like I was on a cloud of bliss with a beautiful slice of cheesecake (vegan of course). Because kief is very concentrated- the chill that CBD offers was multiplied by 3. I consumed kief with CBD flower each time that I consumed. There is an obvious difference between the effects of consuming the flower alone and consuming the flower with a mixture of kief. For me, it tells me so in the eyes, my eyes got really relaxed, then came the release of stress in the shoulders, then came total aura relaxation.
Isolate: Isolate took me straight to bed. For some reason, I only consumed isolate in the evening, and mixed with CBD flower. A few times, with THC flower. When mixed with CBD flower- my body was relaxed and I was happy- huge smile… just sitting there and smiling. When mixed with THC flower- my goodness! It was everything a mental and body high provides, mixed together in a taco shell. It was like a sauna- I just felt the tightness leave my entire body.
Lemon Shatter: There are 2 options- isolate and full spectrum; I had the full spectrum shatter. I think I love this more than THC shatter. Here’s why; I consume shatter at night and to help with sleep. This lemon shatter is concentrated with over 800 mg of CBD per gram! It is definitely felt- one dab hit and I was up higher than cloud 9, wrapped in a warm blanket, listening to Sade, and feeling my body loosen with each exhale. The flavor is amazing too!
Hemp CBD Flowers/ Strains- Consumed and Reviewed
CBG: I was really excited to get my hands on the mother of cannabinoids. The topic of CBG has taken over the hemp conversation. CBG is said to have a bliss molecule; this could be true. CBG came in at 16%+ potency and though I didn’t love the flavor, I did love the way it heightened by THC high. I have repetitive stress injury and I noticed that the inflammation reduced noticeably with CBG being added to my daily consumption. It was like- a cold shower on a really hot and humid day. Because of that- I am keeping CBG in my daily routine.
Near Odorless- 20 Count Hemp Cigs: I had 2 packs- different strains/flavors. These are definitely near odorless. There is no scent of cannabis coming from these. They look like cigarettes, and rolled in rice paper. They are discreet for public consumption- though, hemp is legal sooooo; however, knowing how things are- discreet is appreciated! These are lower in CBD, but still offer something like- the relaxation of a hookah.
Stress Killer: I love this strain so much. The name fits perfectly! Of all the strains- the effects of this strain showed up the strongest. This strain is potent- in the best way! I love haze strains. That’s not surprising since I love Sativa. The Stress Killer is a cross between Lemon Haze, Juanita la Lagrimosa, and Ruderalis. I also stuffed a half and half joint: half Stress Killer and half THC strain and- I was picked up by the deep sleep shuttle and dropped off on an ocean where they served vegan Pina Colada’s and coco bread.
Hawaiian Haze: The flavor and scent on this one- phenomenal! Of the flowers consumed, this one was the best in flavor and scent. Potency/concentration is 14% on this one- and it’s so dreamy. It’s very tropical; the flower lifted me up, placed me on a one-way cruise to Maui, and when I got there, a live band was waiting to play music for me.
Eighth Pack CBD Pre-Rolled Joints: The pre-rolled eighth is my favorite product for packaging and convenience. With 15% CBD potency/concentration, these joints were a really solid “ease into the morning”. I consumed these in the morning- first thing. They helped me flow- lightly, through my morning prep each morning. My body was like a river- just flowing with ease.
Kush: This strain has fiery red highlights and offers deep relaxation. It’s Indica dominant so- it made since why my eyes started lowering and tension left my body; keep in mind that I always have THC in my system, so, kush definitely gave my body a feeling similar to an OG Kush. It was also a decent flavored strain.
Sour Space Candy: Coming in at 21% potency/concentration, this sour strain is amazing! The first time that I consumed was a couple of hours after consuming THC. I took 2 inhales from this strain and I was off to engaging in a wrap up session with a blanket. I was so happy and relaxed. It was like- the belts at the airports that move you- you don’t have to take a step, they just- carry you down to the gates. This was like that- I was floating, everything was effortless.
Moonrocks: Oh, my goodness! Love lives here! At almost 40% potency- these moonrocks rocked my world. Well- eased my world. I consumed differently- I used my dry herb vape pen. I really feel like I can give up THC at night and replace with these moonrocks. The hemp flower is coated in a sticky CBD (THC free) concentrate, and then rolled in hemp CBD kief. They for me, are the ultimate sleep potion.
Rogue: This one is frosty with red highlights- carrying a profile full of relaxation. Her scent is welcoming and it was another good flavored flower- sort of woody to me. From the shoulders up- full release of tension after a few inhales.
Caviar Twax Joint: This joint is packed with 1.5 grams of hemp! In this joint: high CBD distillate oil and high CBD kief making this one 35% potent- all CBD healing. All of this goodness combined left a smile on my face that I couldn’t remove. I was on clouds of pure happy. It even burned evenly!
For me, hemp healed pain in my body, and definitely contributed to release of tension. I used to have pain in certain parts of my body and now, I am not feeling those pains. My inflammation seems to be treated and taken care of perfectly by hemp. I notice that in my overall demeanor, I am less tense, I am more at ease.
Plain Jane products changed my entire perspective on hemp- in the most positive way. If you are interested in trying hemp from Plain Jane, you can use code: VERO09 to save a few bucks.
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Kush CBD Flower – Plain Jane
W ith the current wave of hemp flower offerings hitting the market, ranging from fantastic to snicklefritz, Plain Jane lands among some stiff competition. For many on the team, smoking CBD is the preferred method of uptake, so we were curious to see what this newcomer had to offer. Organic grown, and claiming to be “plainly the best,” this CBD flower has a lot to live up to. The clean, professional design piqued our interest immediately, but would the flower pass the test?
We took a critical look at the Kush CBD flower to find out.
Regarding packaging, some members of the review team are sticklers on design, and others can be – let’s say passionate – about functionality. It can be a bit of an office debate. However, Plain Jane is a rare example of making an effort to serve both. As we’ve mentioned on the site, cannabinoids degrade with light exposure. Though glass jars are all the rage for flower packaging, few producers take the smart consideration Jane did to use colored glass to protect cannabinoids. Jane’s dark-blue jars retain the elegance of glass, while keeping your flower fresh. The lid insert helps reduce air exposure to further prevent cannabinoid degradation.
It’s an answer that is both tasteful and functional, and pleased the whole team.
Of course, all of that posh packaging would mean nothing if the flower looked unappealing. The indoor Kush flower we tried was nice and springy to the touch, with a bit more stickiness than we’re used to seeing on CBD flower. It’s not a perfect hand-trim, but clearly more care has been given here than the typical CBD flower. These look like nice healthy buds with good coloring and a decent cure. You’d easily mistake them for traditional cannabis nugs on sight alone.
We could smell the flower the moment we opened the box. The terpene profile is quite pronounced, much more than expected. The Kush we sampled was sweet and floral, with notes of lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus. Frankly, it stunk like good weed, which can be a pro or a con depending on what you’re looking for in CBD flower. We can easily see how the smell would get this mistaken for traditional cannabis. If you’re looking for a less conspicuous option, the Kush might not be for you. However, if you went and bought something named “Kush” you probably already know what you are getting into, and these terpenes don’t disappoint. More CBD flower should smell like this.
Nice and smooth with a mild, but pleasant taste. Less of the spiciness you might find in typical cannabis, while retaining a lot of the sweet, soft tones reminiscent of lavender and cream. One reviewer commented that they expected a little more on the flavor based on the massive terpene profile, but that was the lone detractor. The overarching experience is, “like weed, but smoother.” Some of the team are prone to coughing when puffing a joint, and found they could puff on this with ease. While many CBD flower products can have a distinct “hemp” flavor undertone that tastes a bit like smoked hay, especially when you get down near the tip, this was nowhere to be found with the CBD Kush. That distinct flavor note is hard to avoid, so extra kudos on that from the team.
Zero psychoactive elements as one would expect with CBD flower, and the rich terpene profile produced more of an entourage-effect than some other CBD buds the team has experienced. The Kush has a nice chill while maintaining decent focus. Relaxing enough to take the edge off of a long day, but no heavy body sensations or drowsiness.
At 16% cannabidiol, Plain Jane CBD flower packs a lot more CBD than some of the low-THC/CBD mixes you’re likely to find in dispensaries, and at a better price. It would be a great option as a standalone smoke for those looking to relax, or to add to your THC bud. In the past, mixing CBD flower with your traditional stock meant compromising on the quality of your smoke. Plain Jane’s superior terpene profile, flavor and bud quality stands up to whatever you’re looking to mix it with; it really does stand out from other hemp flower by a large margin.
With a wide offering of strains and preparations (they also offer a few varieties of pre-rolls that would make any tobacco smoker consider switching), Plain Jane is going to be a distributor to watch. They are clearly at the forefront of quality CBD flower, and their mindful packaging shows they have a better understanding of both their product and the industry than lesser competitors.
Regarding packaging, some members of the review team are sticklers on design, and others can be – let’s say passionate – about functionality. It can be a bit of an office debate. However, Plain Jane is a rare example of making an effort to serve both. As we’ve mentioned on the site