A single bud won't be as pungent as a full jar. My bud wasn't as pungent. It could have been an older bud on top of a newer batch though. Another reviewer mentioned how important it was to them to have a strain that doesn't cause panic/anxiety/paranoia. I am more prone to anxiety attacks and paranoia than most patients, and certain strains will set me off, whether I'm alone or with people. I did not experience any negative side effects from Dairy Queen. This is great for my IBS. I usually end up sitting with my hands on my belly waiting for the bubbling, stabbing pains and swelling to stop when my IBS flares up. Minutes after a dose of Dairy Queen, however, and I was fine. I felt some bubbling (which are actually spasms I think) as usual, but they were weaker, and nothing followed. This strain left me relaxed, euphoric yet clear-headed (at first) and quieted all of the racing thoughts in my mind. I have a lot of noise going on at all times (do we all?). It was nice to have it all hushed for a moment so I can actually assess my thoughts. I felt drowsy about an hour later, but it wore off. I had another dose a few hours later, an hour before the time I usually turn in for the night. I was really tired and ready to go to sleep at a respectable time.