At a glance
Strain: Dinamed CBD
CBD content: 7.2%
Delivery: 1 day
Summary: “These CBD buds aren’t the nicest I’ve ever smoked but do offer strong effects: they made me especially focused and relaxed.”
Overall rating: 8/10
A commenter recently pointed me in the direction Ice Head Shop and their range of CBD hemp flowers.
I was already aware of the company but thought the only sold synthetic CBD blends, which I’m not a fan of. Now they have three types of real CBD flower in stock: Dinamed (7.2% CBD), Sour Widow (5.5% CBD), and Cali Dream (7% CBD). They also have some great-looking hash, one with as much as 40% CBD!
Their range of CBD flowers don’t have the highest CBD content around, but I know from experience that some of the best flowers on the market have less than 10% CBD, like Bonnie’s Cookies #2 from The Brain Box Shop, which has an incredible trichome coverage and a terpene profile that gives strong effects.
I ordered 3 grams of Dinamed from Iceheadshop.com as I had heard of the strain before. It’s been developed by Spanish seed bank Dinafem, who call it their first 100% therapeutic strain.
Delivery and packaging: 9/10
I made my order on a Tuesday afternoon, about 3pm to be more precise. I was pretty surprised, therefore, when my order arrived the next morning.
The buds themselves were packaged in a sealed, see-through plastic pouch. It was heat-sealed, very secure and discreet. A sticker on the front of the pouch had the name of the strain and a convenient graphic displaying the percentages of cannabinoids in the buds (see display picture). I appreciate this touch.
However, I do prefer the pop-top pots over pouches. They preserve the integrity of the bud better. Hence the 9/10.
The buds don’t have the best bag appeal. Quite dark green coloured and a bit leafy. Upon closer inspection, you can see a distinct layer of trichomes. Some of the buds in my 3 grams were denser and ‘fuller’ looking than some quite stringy others. The trim job also wasn’t great.
The hemp flowers had a dense, cheesy smell. It also reminded me of wet grass. Yep, cheesy wet grass. With a slight undertone of sweet orange. I was expecting more sweet and fruity aromas based on what I’d read about this strain.
Taste (smoking vs vaping)
Not the strongest, but these buds did have a cheesy flavour to them when smoked. Far from the smoothest I’ve smoked but still pretty enjoyable.
I used my Vapcap M to vape these Dinamed flowers from Ice Head Shop. Again, they had a dense, cheese-like flavour. They produced a good amount of vapour that tasted slightly burnt. I tried vaping at lower temperatures but this burnt-toast flavour remained.
These buds came in at 7.2% CBD, which isn’t a huge amount. They also contain small amounts (less than 0.2%) of cannabinoids CBC, CBG, CBN and, of course, THC. This combination of cannabinoids, along with a decent terpene profile, means Dinamed hemp buds provide a really nice and calming effect.
After vaping and smoking, I found myself extremely relaxed and focused. Dinamed is 60% Sativa / 40% Indica and I found the effects reflected this. My body was somewhat sedated while my mind was energised. Great for sitting down and working on something that requires close attention.
3g cost me £29.99 and shipping free. That’s a good deal in my book for high-quality flowers. One gram costs £11.99, which is about the same as most others high-grade hemp sellers when you add in shipping costs.
Delivery was so prompt that I was taken aback. The buds aren’t the nicest I’ve ever smoked but do offer strong effects: they made me especially focused and relaxed. Again, the flavour wasn’t exactly overwhelming when vaped but they are still nice buds.
Being a strain from a well-known seed bank means there’s quite a bit of info on Dinamed online, which I like.
This strain usually comes in at 10%-14% CBD, so this crop perhaps isn’t the best example of this strain. I’m travelling to Switzerland soon and I believe this strain is available there, so I hope I’ll get to try a better expression of Dinamed then.
You can buy Dinamed CBD flowers here.
And if anyone has tried the other strains ICEheadshop has on sale I’d love to hear your opinion of them.