Live resin is a type of cannabis concentrate that is made using fresh cannabis plant material. It’s called “live” resin because the plant material used to make it is harvested and processed while still “alive,” or fresh. Most other types of concentrates, such as shatter or wax, are made using dried and cured cannabis flower.
Live resin is often described as having a more complex and nuanced flavor profile compared to other concentrates. This is because the fresh plant material used to make live resin contains a higher concentration of terpenes, which are responsible for a plant’s aroma and flavor.
How is Live Resin Made?
Live resin is made using a process called “flash-freezing.” This process involves immediately freezing freshly harvested cannabis plant material in order to preserve its terpene profile. The plant material is then processed using a solvent, usually butane or propane, to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes.
The resulting extract is then purged of residual solvents, leaving behind a concentrate that is rich in cannabinoids and terpenes. The end product is a sticky, resinous substance that can range in color from light yellow to dark amber.
How is Live Resin Used?
Live resin is most commonly used in dabbing, a method of consuming cannabis concentrates. Dabbing involves heating a small amount of concentrate on a heated surface, called a “nail,” and inhaling the vapor that is produced.
Live resin can also be used in vaporizers designed for concentrates or added to joints or bowls for an extra boost of flavor and potency.
Live resin is a popular type of cannabis concentrate that is made using fresh plant material. It’s prized for its complex flavor profile and high concentration of terpenes. Live resin is most commonly used in dabbing but can also be used in vaporizers or added to joints and bowls. If you’re a cannabis enthusiast looking to try something new, live resin is definitely worth checking out.