Report: #765057

Complaint Review: Clone Queen Genetics CQ Genetics BRENDON KENNEDY

  • Submitted: Sun, August 14, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, January 26, 2013
  • Reported By: weedreports — Rancho Cucamonga California United States of America
  • Clone Queen Genetics CQ Genetics BRENDON KENNEDY
    8774 Bajado Court
    Rancho cucamonga, California
    United States of America

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Clone Queen Genetics aka CQ Genetics is owned and operated by Brendon Kennedy whom goes by the aliases "Jesse" and/or "Evan" along with a slew of other names he hides under to mask his nefarious business dealings. He also runs Spin Date. After doing extensive research, testimony, company profiling, and working alongside the business bureaus of California we feel it necessary to unveil the insidious dealings of Clone Queen Genetics aka CQDNA aka CQ Genetics operated by convicted felon and con artist Brendon Kennedy aka Evan aka Jesse.

List of lies and false advertising below:

1.) Company claims to offer VERIFIED genetics on all clones. This is completely false. We researched this so called "genetics lab" they allegedly work through. Several employees have testified to this being false and a marketing ploy. Brendon Kennedy aka Evan aka Jesse himself has stated in confidence that this would take thousands and thousands of dollars to do and impossible at this moment in time so they just SAY that is what they do in order to persuade potential patients/customers to order from them.

2.) $3 clones? The so called $3 clone specials are a means of hooking potential patients in need. There are rarely if EVER any $3 clones. Brendon aka Jesse aka Evan himself tells ALL his phone operators/telemarketers to NEVER give out any $3 clones. If you ever receive a clone for $3 it is because the telephone operator felt guilty about having to lie about what the $3 clone specials actually are. This is a SHAM. DIRTY DIRTY business.

3.) 30-day exchange warranty policy CQ Genetics offers is, once again, unfortunately a bold faced LIE. In MOST cases you will receive spider mite infested clones with mildew and root rot only to be ignored when trying to make use out of this "warranty". If you haven't guessed it yet..this is just another ploy to make you feel comfortable with ordering through them. Their marketing policy is like baiting a sharp fishing hook. It looks good on the outside, but once you take the bait its all over!

4.) Clone Quality and strain info. You can find reports all over online with patients and customers ENRAGED over the products they received from Clone Queen Genetics aka CQDNA aka Brendon Kennedy aka Evan aka Jesse. Doing a simple search and brief research will unveil the hundreds of horrible testimonials. The testimonies that are positive are usually Brendon himself going all over the place posting FAKE reviews from FAKE accounts with FAKE IP addresses. Often times they lie about the particular strains they carry and 100% of the time they send out UNVERIFIED strains. DO NOT TRUST THIS SHAM!

The list goes on......

We have hundreds of screen shots, emails, testimonials from patients, recorded phone calls etc. The truth lies in the facts and the evidence. No one can refute solid evidence. If these horrible things have not happened to you THEY WILL if you do business with Clone Queen Genetics, CQDNA, CQ Genetics, Brendon Kennedy aka Evan aka Jesse or Spin Date. Please alert anyone who might potentially do business with this FRAUD. This is NOT a compassionate company. Thank you for reading.
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#1 Consumer Comment

9+weeks FINISHED! Good Plants

AUTHOR: marcar2110 - (United States of America)

Need I say more...
MONSTERS. haha  no but they are.
I grew one cola from a JupiterOG plant that was bigger than my shoe. I wish it weighed as much ;-)  
All the clones from this despensary came well routed 
no BS.
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#2 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: 9ja9ite - (United States of America)

***Since writing this review I have done the research into CQ Genetics I should have done before ordering from them. These Guys are a complete sham. Many of their good reviews are self generated. I wasted many months and allot of money with their garbage cuts. DON'T DO THE SAME!!!!****

This is a hard review for me. I tend not to review unless something is either stellar or terrible. My experience with clone queen is a mixed bag. On one hand I think the prices are fantastic, the staff is very friendly and helpful & the quantity of cuts available at last minute is great. On the other hand the reliability is iffy, the staff communication seems non-existant and the clone quality is all over the place from strong and healthy to DOA.

So to elaborate:
I have placed two orders with CQ and had a couple warranty replacements. My first order was delivered on time with no problems. (It should be noted though that the cuts were very varied in size and root development. Some were healthy with thick stems and others puny little things) The staff was very friendly and helpful with care instructions and trouble shooting issues I will touch on later. Some staff was so fantastic that I hate to write anything negative but at the end of the day its the "cut" that matters most. So I got my first order and after a week I could see about 6 were gonners. I went through their warranty process and they were happy to replace my duds.

My problem starts here. I dont think the people taking orders communicate anything to the people taking the cuts or sending them out. For my replacements I requested the biggest, strongest and most well rooted cuts so they have a chance to keep up with my first batch that would be 2 weeks ahead . I'm not about to mix up separate nute batches. I was assured I'd get the best of the best. What they brought looked worse than my duds. I took them anyway but kept my duds just in case. Another issue I ran into was a bad mite infestation. It's hard to place a blame on that since mites can be picked up anywhere but it was my first order with them and the first time I ever had mites.

My biggest problem with my order over all though was stunting. My total disappointment didn't happen until it finished up well under expectations. The final plants were so uneven in there growth that I can hardly believe they are all the same. Some grew into monsters but many never grew past a foot or branched out at all. (insert me bragging about how experienced I am and know what I'm doing - HERE) The quality of what I did get out of it was exceptable. As you might expect the bigger and healthier the plant the better the quality.

Overall I wasn't happy with my end result. I wasn't planning to use CQ again right away but the only other descent clone spot in SoCal recently mowed down all their moms and can't produce anything in sufficient quantity in a descent amount of time. SO - I tried CQ again. My scheduling didn't go so well this time. Two no shows and an almost impossible time trying to get ahold of anybody on the phone. My third try almost didn't happen. I schedule for and evening time and they texted at 11pm the night before saying it'll be early afternoon.

I tried all day to work out the time but it was only because the driver was cool enough to come back later (going way out of his way and adding hours to his drive) that it worked out. I learned from the last order and asked if I could order more that I need so I could sort out the real crappy cuts. I was told they didn't really do that but I didn't have to take any cuts I wasn't happy with. Man I should have ordered a hundred more than I needed. Out of 4 dozen there was only 4-6 that actually looked good. If I had not been in such a desperate situation I would have just turned them all down.

Hardly any roots had popped at all. Many were wilted or crispy and some were DOA. I asked the driver about the roots and he said "if the stems don't come out when pulled on they consider it good to go". ?????? I sorted through them and took the best, as far as I could tell anyway. Later when I took them out of the bag a hand full had just keeled over and wilted. I don't even want to bother with the warranty at this point. I set these up and crossed my fingers. I'll update my outcome of this batch later if I can.

So my review is a bit mixed. They do some things well but other things not so much. I really want to be able to rave about these guys but so far I haven't had a solid experience. So I would say if you absolutely need to order from them take some precautions. Don't expect grade A cuts or an easy time ordering but don't be surprised if they go a great job either.

(***UPDATE***) So I have sad news to report. After much toil and effort I have decided to scrap this batch of cuts from clone queen. I have tried unsuccessfully calling them for days to use my warranty to replace my cuts as I am still within my 30 days. I have left messages and texts and have not heard back in over a week. The batch has not developed properly. They are week and thin. Many need to supported. The Side branching is non-existant and they just plain look like s**t. In comparison I took 8 cuts off a mom of the same strain (different genetics) the day I got this batch to make up the difference.

So they are at least 7-10 days behind my CQ cuts. They are now 25% larger and very healthy. Good branching and dont need to propped up. It was this side by side comparison which led to my decision to scrap the CQ cuts. They are just substandard. In hind I am glad they aren't responding to my warranty request because I don't want to waste anymore time, energy or money on their junk cuts. It is a hard lesson learned but I will never again get cuts when I'm in such a desperate frame of mind. It only make it worse.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Jimbo on Clone Queen = Wow

AUTHOR: chrry jim - (United States of America)


after having ordered my medical plants for 3 years, finally fell in love <3

They delivered teens to me even though I ordered plants smaller (clones) pretty sure im not exact on what to call them. They are NOT 6" they are extremely huge, most are almost a foot tall and very very branchy we counted 5 alternating sets of leaf along each stem. Over my expectations, I only ordered 24 but they somehow fit them in a bag they are somewhat crammed but seem fine
+_+ Rep
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#4 Consumer Comment

jack herer buds

AUTHOR: thachzzzz - (United States of America)

chill people, have ordered before got great jack herer sweet and dank sour diesel was bomb too way heavy on both those , but wasnt really impressed with the chocolate sour diesel... gonna try chemdog 91 next time. hopefully get sum free on next order - josh j ps couldnt find the location, called they and they dropped my plants off at home pretty chill all in all
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#5 Consumer Comment

clonequeens plants -jack herer and sour d

AUTHOR: thachzzzz - (United States of America)

chill people, have ordered before got great jack herer sweet and dank
sour diesel was bomb too way heavy on both those , but wasnt really
impressed with the chocolate sour diesel... gonna try chemdog 91 next
time. hopefully get sum free on next order - josh j ps couldnt find
the location, called they and they dropped my plants off at home pretty
chill all in all
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#6 Consumer Comment

clones i ordered last goround

AUTHOR: thachzzzz - (United States of America)

h**l yeah for freedom of speech..

chill people, have ordered before got great jack herer sweet and dank sour diesel was bomb too way heavy on both those , but wasnt really impressed with the chocolate sour diesel... gonna try chemdog 91 next time. hopefully get sum free on next order - josh j ps couldnt find the location, called they and they dropped my plants off at home pretty chill all in all
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#7 Consumer Comment

nice results to boot!

AUTHOR: big bud GROWER - (United States of America)

Ive grown twice with CloneQ genetics & BOTH times got great results.  1 was hindu kush and platinum bubba with 1.6gm/wt under 600s ...  2 was with all platinum bubba and got 2lb under two 1000 sticky sticky    i swear by there clones and have told all my friends and so far all have said they were happy also.  worth it in yield for the better quality clones these guys have! i say thanks again  (staff is not always around in office help with that please).  ps They threw in at least 6 free clones on both orders, never got $3 clones tho :/   anyways good luck to everyone :)
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#8 Consumer Comment

Actual Patient Here - NB1002

AUTHOR: newgrower1990 - (United States of America)

My name is Nathan Bower - Got 14 La confidential from cqgenetics 2 weeks ago, they were fine, no pests at all.  I think this report is bulls**t and Ive been referring my friends to clonesqueen for a long time now, and heard only great things.  In the end, all I can speak for is myself and I have beautiful bushy LA Confidentials in aero chambers under 2 - 1000w hps with great results!  Good luck to all
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#9 Consumer Comment

great plants from these guys

AUTHOR: senorjuana - (United States of America)

The chemdog (only one left on special ) when i called got 24 for $3 came out to cheapest i ever got clones for, they were all less rooted than the $15 skywalker and diablo og strains i got with it they threw in free clones for other things too so it was way worth it , need store front but home delivery was cool too they were friendly and told me how to protect against spidermites which i got before from a la dispensary.

got great plants this time they even showed me under the leaves with magnifying lens. i lost $20 and they waited for me to goto the store and get more money, very impressed with service and warranty (fingers crossed) - 10/10 (-2 stars since only offer delivery not pickup) hoping they are as bomb as they look
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#10 Consumer Comment

Clone Queen is compassionate.

AUTHOR: calGreenguy - (United States of America)

I have been  a patient with the Clone Queen Collective for over six months. I have to say that I have never experienced problems, either through customer service or product quality. I have dealt with many collectives in the past and have felt, over all, that this collective is actually one of the few honest collectives out there. I hope these reports do not damage their would be a shame to see one of the few companies out there with compassion be shut down by this one person. Rock on Clone Queen.
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#11 Consumer Comment

3 weeks into flowering, pics provided

AUTHOR: mike mulsetti - (United States of America)

Ingrid Lalifa
ordered La Confidential from clone queen genetics 5 weeks ago, plants had great roots, no root aphids, no spiter mites, hardened leaves, and the gent that came to the door was very pleasant. even offered my daughter a free plant to become a member :)  no problems with warranty so I cannot speak of that however.  since that time i have ordered plants from other collectives and regretted getting growth tip plants with mites and webs all over the place.  please support your local plant hotspot (:
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#12 General Comment

truth about the clone queen collective

AUTHOR: budseriouslycreeps - (United States of America)

anonymous reply written from the computer at chaffey college high school :

this is our response to the harassment of greendipper on weedmaps and all the other random aliases that were created to hinder the population from getting reliable genetics from a top rated dispensary...  

RYAN DE JONG!/rydejong

 is the author and creator of these false allegations towards cqgenetics, he actually volunteered to help distribute clones with the clone queen under the industry name "MICKIE"... actually he got obsessed with trying to distribute clones the wrong way : by neglecting patient warranty and tainting the name of the "clone queen" ...   UPON BEING RELEASED from all duties as a volunteer for the collective after his incessant complaints from patients of the Medical Marijuana Community, he responded with angst and retaliation by threatening the other people involved and writing bad reviews against the clone queen.  He is quite the eccentric person as his personality and personal and shady illegitimate business life demonstrates at the websites above.  HE FELT THAT HE DIDN'T RECEIVE PROPER COMPENSATION FOR THE PATIENTS HE HELPED DISTRIBUTE PLANTS TO, the truth is that he actually lied the whole time about volunteer hours and all matters related, including not honoring patients warranties.
Currently Ryan is working hand in hand with the MTV Producers on several projects completely unrelated to clone queen, but slanderous people should be exposed by the true of heart (and also anyone that works with MTV should be a bit suspect since they publicly work hand in hand with the Masonic Temple and everyone knows they wanna control the minds of the world through wierdness and sneaky secrecy)

Also he works hand in hand with


JAROD YATES  - American Idol Superstar -
The collective tried to contact these two partners consistently, with no success, we have no intention of lying about anyone, these two partners in crime are simply pissed that WE WILL NOT BE BLACKMAILED OR FORCED TO COINCIDE WITH FAKE PAY ALLEGATIONS.  \

Currently the hotline for cqGenetics is open and all patients curious about these issues should ask the various reps from clone queen about the issue.

for concerns & all other hippie questions, please compassionately call 424-209-7746...

30 Day Warranty stories are all over the internet, we do send out replacement plants

We currently operate legitimately with valid not for profit status in CALIFORNIA.

Thank you for your time California hippies.
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