Cannabis concentrates are growing in popularity among the masses and could possibly day (in the far, far future) replace how people prefer to smoke their favorite strains. Game changers like rosin, shatter, oil, hash, and tinctures, vapes, and others are making headway the marketplace and squeezing shelf space from traditional flower products. High TCH levels, rapid effects, and extreme stone-ability coupled with smaller doses are just a few reasons why cannabis concentrates are in such high demand.
What Are Cannabis Concentrates?
Cannabis concentrates are made into a lot of different consumer products, and since they’re extracted from the plant, concentrates contain higher TCH levels than cured flower does. This means that they’re 10 times more potent than the best bud that your local dispensary. Concentrates are generally manufactured in two forms: solvent-based and non-solvent.
Some of the most popular concentrates on store shelves today include the following:
- Distillates, Crystallines, and Isolates
- BHO and CO2 Extract Oil
- Rick Simpson Oil
- Crumble Wax
- Honeycomb Wax
- Pull and Snap
- Budder or Badder
- Kief or Sift
- Shatter Wax
- THC Oil
- Live Resin
What is Live Resin?
Live cannabis resin is one of the more popular types of concentrates because it is super tasty and extremely potent. Simply defined, live cannabis resin is a concentrate that is made from fresh flower that hasn’t been traditionally cured to retain its flavors, terpenes, and taste. Rather, fresh buds are cut from the plant and immediately frozen at subzero temperatures. This process preserves the full profile of the cannabis strain before extraction occurs.
The terpene level of live cannabis resin is far superior to that of the cured flower due to the fact that during the curing stage of cannabis, terpene levels can drop 30 percent or more in just one week of being exposed to room temperature. Since live cannabis resin ranges in viscosity, which is due in part to its high concentration of terpenes, they are commonly made into sauces, sugars, butters, and oil cartridges.
Being that live cannabis resin is a concentrate, you will need some heavy artillery to get the full experience of this amazing product. A dab rig coupled with a blow torch is the most popular method for consuming live cannabis resin. However, if using a blow torch sounds over the top you can use a vape or dab pen to get the most effects out of the strain.
Where to Buy Live Resin?
Live cannabis resin is readily available in most medical and recreational dispensaries. Additionally, there is a myriad of online sources where you can buy this terpene-rich product.
And Finally, Why Are Terpenes So Important?
Terpenes are important because they provide the cannabis plant’s true flavors and aromas. Since the process of flash-freezing the buds before extraction occurs, terpenes are kept in their purest form, which ensures the best tasting flavors, aromas, and smoke you’ve ever tried. There are many experienced smokers and seasoned connoisseurs who say that high terpenes capture the true essence of cannabis.