Kief is a cannabis concentrate that is made from the trichomes, the tiny resin glands that cover the buds and leaves of the cannabis plant. These trichomes contain the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds that give cannabis its unique effects and aroma.

Kief is a light, powdery substance that is usually golden or light brown in color. It can be smoked, vaporized, or used to make other cannabis products such as edibles or tinctures.

How is Kief Made?

Kief is made by separating the trichomes from the rest of the plant material. This can be done using a variety of methods, including using a grinder with a kief catcher, using a silk screen, or using a specialized kief box.

One of the most common ways to collect kief is by using a grinder with a kief catcher. This type of grinder has a screen at the bottom that allows the kief to fall through while the larger plant material remains on top. Over time, the kief will collect in the bottom chamber and can be easily collected and used.

Another method for collecting kief is by using a silk screen. The plant material is placed on the screen, and then gently shaken. The trichomes fall through the screen and can be collected.

Finally, some cannabis enthusiasts use a specialized kief box, which is a box with a screen at the bottom. The plant material is placed on the screen and the box is gently shaken, causing the trichomes to fall through the screen and collect in the bottom compartment.

How to Use Kief

Kief can be used in a variety of ways. One of the most popular ways is to sprinkle it on top of a bowl of cannabis flower or mix it in with the flower before rolling a joint or blunt. This can increase the potency and effects of the cannabis.

Kief can also be used to make edibles, such as brownies or cookies. When making edibles, the kief is first decarboxylated, which is the process of heating it to activate the cannabinoids. Once decarboxylated, the kief can be added to the recipe just like any other cannabis concentrate.

Finally, kief can be used to make tinctures or other cannabis concentrates. It can be dissolved in alcohol or another solvent and then used to make a variety of products.


Kief is a popular cannabis concentrate that is easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you sprinkle it on top of a bowl of flower, use it to make edibles, or make your own tincture, kief is a versatile and potent cannabis product. If you are a cannabis enthusiast looking to try something new, kief is definitely worth exploring.