More Than Buds is the creation of Alton and Ruth – also known as @YourCannaBuds on Twitter. We are two long time friends and cannabis users who share our experiences with edibles, topicals, transdermals, and more in order to help you make healthy, informed choices.

To help with the need for information on these new and evolving products, we created a place to share our experiences. We think two viewpoints offer you a better perspective than one, so we work together to share our experiences, noting the author on each post.  We frequently report on the same products to give you a fuller perspective. We are based in California and Colorado, so we have access to products available in both states. We also travel and try products from other states when possible. Our goal is to help you enjoy cannabis edibles, topicals and everything else as much as we do!

If you’d like a more personalized experience, we offer private one-on-one chats for folks who want more tailored information. You can use our Chat Session payment page or feel free to email us for information.

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I first started smoking cannabis in my early teens. I have many years of experience with using all forms of cannabis from brownies to bud.

I generally prefer Sativa strains for their more creative, energetic properties. I enjoy Indica primarily in the evenings since I am sensitive to Indica’s relaxing and sometimes sleepy effects. When it comes to other non-flower forms of cannabis such as oils, tinctures, edibles or transdermals, I greatly prefer use of specific types (Indica or Sativa) and love it when the edibles or other items are strain-specific. I understand that the experts disagree if that makes a difference and it seems to for me.

I live in Northern California with my sweet corgi Julie.


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I started smoking pot in high school. I prefer Indicas. Recently, I began to experiment with edibles and patches. As I experimented, I realized that I needed a higher dosage to experience the desired results. Being a long time cannabis smoker, I wanted to try different ways to get high without damaging my lungs further and to be able to use outside of my home discreetly.

I live in the foothills of Colorado with my husband, Eddie,  two exceptional children and a very spoiled basset hound named Lucy Pancakes.


These are our opinions and experiences. We advocate following all state and local laws when obtaining and using cannabis. The information we share is not meant to treat or diagnose any disease. We are not medical professionals and we don’t provide any type of medical diagnosis or medical advice. We are exercising free speech, enjoying our legal rights within our respective states and helping others explore their options.

While the cultivation, possession, distribution, and use of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes is legal in many areas, marijuana is illegal under U.S. federal law and in certain states and countries. Marijuana use can be harmful to certain individuals, including minors and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult with your physician before trying cannabis and any products mentioned on this site.

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