Are you a fairly seasoned cannabis user who’s looking for a way to step up your game? Live Resin may be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Live Resin is a type of cannabis concentrate that is manufactured using a technique that takes freshly harvested cannabis and freezes it to extremely chilling temperatures before extracting it. This method further distinguishes itself from other extraction processes because of the amount of time the harvested cannabis plants are allowed to dry and cure before the extreme extraction.
Extracting cannabis for Live Resin starts with flash freezing immediately following harvest, then keeping it at freezing temperatures throughout the extraction process. By doing this, the cannabis plant retains its valuable terpene profile, thus retaining the plant’s original flavour and fragrance that can then be carried over into the final product.
How Did It Start?
Live Resin started fairly recently. Years ago, a couple cannabis enthusiasts developed this method with a specialized BHO extractor. This machine was capable of maintaining the incredibly low temperatures needed for extraction, and combined that with their vision of using freshly frozen plant material for their extract.
With the power of this machinery, the two were able to develop methods capable of extracting concentrates laden with very high levels of terpenes, on average much higher than the extracts produced using cured resins.
How Is It Different?
The main factor that separates Live Resins from other concentrate products is the elevated terpene content that these extracts tend to contain. Live Resins carry a more robust terpene concentration than traditional cured BHO extracts. In addition to producing a more pungent aroma, higher and more complex terpene profiles can also deliver an elevated psychoactive experience because terpenes can interact with cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. Both of these factors have influenced why live resins have risen to the top of cannabis concentrate market.
How Do Live Resin Varieties Differ?
Due to the large variety of different strain types and extraction techniques used to make Live Resins, a spectrum of varieties exists today. In fact, up until a few years ago, they were a rare product only found in certain markets at premium prices. Although Live Resins are still sold at a higher premium than other concentrate products, nowadays Live Resin prices are much more accessible and affordable, with most dispensaries carrying some variation.
With the market for cannabis products growing constantly, Live Resin is primed to boom in popularity, not only because of its powerful effects, but also because of its strong aroma and flavour.