Confused about pictures of plants near harvest that are all bud and no leaves

I have seen many pictures on here and online in general that show a plant that has nothing but huge buds all up and down the stems and NO leaves anywhere. Is this normal or did the grower cut off all the leaves for some reason? Or do the plants just drop all their leaves at some point. I have also seen pictures of plants with the leaves all turning yellow before harvest and have read this is normal.


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