Aug 27

Legal Buds Review

TL;DR:  Legal Buds are a popular first choice for herbal smoke newbies, but they’re one of the worst choices you can make.  While visually enticing, Legal Buds are only out for your money, and they leave a trail of sour opinions wherever they go.  If you’ve ever considered giving Legal Buds a try, be sure to read this review first!

Everyone does something incredibly stupid at one time or another.  I consider the day I ordered Legal Buds to be one of those times.  Legal Buds, or Legal Herbal Bud, is a product you’ve more than likely seen advertised on the internet, or in the back of a legal high magazine.  It was a magazine ad that convinced me to open my wallet and place my first, and last, order for Legal Buds through an online vendor.  At the time, I had very little experience with herbal smoking blends and legal high alternatives.  Looking back, I should have taken the time to do the research, but my eyes got the better of me, and that’s exactly what Legal Buds depends on.

Legal Buds has overwhelmingly succeeded in presenting an herbal product which just begs to be smoked.  Visually, it’s quite appealing!  The herbs are tightly packed together, either grown or later formulated, to appear so similar to Ms. Mary Jane that a novice would never know the difference.  They vary in color, from deep and dank looking greens, to silvery whites, and some varieties are even covered in blazing orange hairs.  The Legal Bud I purchased was pure green, but it was when I started to take a closer look at the herb matter that I first I realized I’d made a huge mistake.

Up close, without a stunning camera lens and a naked woman serving as the background, Legal Buds look like tightly bound wads of hay.  I’m pretty sure the marijuana-like coloring is the result of carefully applied food coloring, or some other coloring alternative.  The smell was off; there were some perfume-like flowery scents, but also this underlying scent of a dirty, wet dog.  The Legal Buds weren’t sticky, but did feel a little funky.  They were dry, but it was obvious they’d been treated in some way.  The smell though…that dog smell was definitely not natural, and not appealing in the least, but in the name of money already spent, I trudged onward to find out just how deceiving looks can really be.

I distinctly recall making sure to use a glass water pipe to smoke Legal Buds, the scent was making me weary, and I wanted to filter out as much as the “junk” as I could.  I’ve since learned that the jury is still out on whether or not using a water pipe makes much of a difference, but the method was worth noting because, spoiler alert, it didn’t help.  The smoke was a harsh one, burning the back of my throat for every puff, and yet puff I did!  I wanted it to work, and being inexperienced at the time, I thought I just needed to smoke more.  So I kept going.  After an hour of packing, smoking, waiting, and cursing, I came to the sad realization that I’ve gotten more relaxation, and a smoother smoke, from a pack of cigarettes than Legal Buds.

Herbal smoking blends do work, they absolutely work, but not when they’re contrived from fantasy.  Over the last few weeks, I’d received a couple of inquiries about Legal Buds, their word-of-mouth popularity and overwhelming online presence have created the perfect trap for newcomers to the herbal smoke world.  Don’t get fooled like I did.  There’s a huge variety of herbal smokes out there, but there’s also a few jerks who think they can repackage their old lawn clippings, add a little dye, and make a mint off our monies.  Legal Buds is one of those jerks, and you’re better off steering clear of an herbal disaster like this one.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who made the mistake of giving Legal Buds a chance, and Burn One With Us welcomes any and all to share their Legal Bud experience in the comments.  Stay safe and happy burning!


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  1. MooDalter

    Legal herbal shop has some primo buds. They are basically blends that are in bud form, I an surprised no one has pointed these out! But yes, in general, legal buds are bogus or only serve as aesthetics.
    People who have experienced LHS buds should speak up here!

    Keep the reviews coming. In this ever changing world we need to know whats new :)

    1. MidnightToker

      Thanks for your kind words! We do what we can :)

      As for LHS, I would assume no one has pointed them out because, other than your comment, they are nearly impossible to find. We would assume that they are “blends in bud form”; that’s what Legal Buds schleps. Herbs glued together. Unfortunately, their site does not provide many details on their buds and why they are better. Are they using adulterated incense products in place of all natural herbs? I see their blog talks openly about synthetics, but I don’t see any of those products on the site.

  2. Annon O'Muss

    I was duped by the “odd” legal bud in my younger and dumber days. Glad to know it wasn’t just me ;)

    1. MidnightToker

      My goodness no! My friends and I have all bought from them at some youthful point in our lives. I remember reading High Times magazine once and being baffled by Legal Buds – they look so tasty, but all you’ll get is a headache and a bad taste in your mouth.

  3. MooDalter

    Ive only tried the “enhanced wormwood bud” so I will only speak on that one. It is truly a “bud” and it must have a cannabinoid or 2 on it. Lasted close to 2 hours. Their blends are the shit too, but I don’t know how much longer those will be around.
    If I were them Id only be vending all naturals by now!

    1. MidnightToker

      The herbal incense industry was obliterated by the American DEA at the end of July, to the chagrin of aromatherapy enthusiasts everywhere. BOWU does not encourage or promote the use of synthetic research chemicals. There are natural smoking blends which still rock, without being sprayed with chemicals. At this point, there are very few surviving “incense” vendors and, frankly, there’s a pretty good reason for this :/

  4. tacoking77

    all legal herbal blend companies should unite and send me a sample, lets see whats up! I need a all natural sample asap someone email me ! im looking around for apr. 2013 and need a sample of calicrunch to see if its worth it!

    1. MidnightToker

      Haha good effort, man. I wish you the best of luck with your freebies :)

  5. tacoking77

    some people are coming around, with the recent blend shakedown and a lot of places closing, pay pal don’t work etc, something good needs too happen and soon! operation log jelly is in effect , give me my all natty blends and quick! lol! post some sample LHD………………or anyone! help I got a flat tire!

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