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What is Live Resin?

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 in Canna Blog

Oh, marijuana concentrates, how potent ye be. With dabbing culture rising with every legal state, these products tend to match the sales numbers of marijuana flower neck and neck. From wax to shatter, dab-o-holics have a grand variety of products to choose from. So pure. So, 710.

Whether you're just beginning your adventure into THC concentrates or a captain among canna-connoisseurs; live resin is truly a treat that shouldn’t be overlooked. Don't worry, by the end of this, you’ll be drooling for some of this juicy honey. 

Before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s look at what live resin really is.

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What is Live Resin?

Live resin is actually one of the “newer” forms of concentrate; being made originally around 2012. The concentrate also tends to be pretty dang potent. 

It is extracted from plant matter which is quickly chopped then frozen after being harvested. The freezing process preserves as many of the plant’s natural cannabinoids/terpenes as absolutely possible. Live resin contains a much larger cannabinoid/terpene content than cannabis concentrates such as wax or shatter.

The live resin maintains the original aromas and flavors of the harvested plant.

Live resin gets its name as many other concentrates do; by their consistencies and textures. Live resin ranges somewhere between sauce and wax in terms of consistency. A resin if you will. It tends to range from light gold to dark gold in color.

How Is Live Resin Made?

As mentioned before, live resin begins with freshly chopped Mary Jane then flash-freezing the plant materials. Freezing is achieved through a slow dip into liquid nitrogen or by dry ice. This is much like a marinating process with meat. Brings out all the flavor. Flash freezing marijuana ensures that the trichomes, cannabinoids, and terpenes are sealed with satisfaction. 

Much like other concentrates, Live resin plant matter passes through a solvent and is then vaporized out of the final live resin product. Live resin production is a delicate process where professionals in a lab (science, right?) use a specific kind of BHO technique. The final live resin product is purged at lower temperatures than other concentrates which helps make them cleaner to hit.

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Live Resin Vs. The Other Concentrates

Like with live rosin, live sauce, live batter, live resin contains the word “live” in the title based on these particular concentrates having frozen cannabis plants as the main component. 

Live resin uses butane during the extraction process which makes it not solventless. Whereas, something like live rosin is solventless due to using heat and pressure to remove shiny trichomes.

Live resin starts with fresh marijuana straight out of the gates and into the freezer. Whereas, something like a sauce may have cured flower or fresh cannabis matter. This sometimes means sauce lacks the higher levels of tasty terpenes found in live resin products. 

How To Enjoy The Nectar of Gods

Get Your Dab On

Most canna-consumer prefer dabbing live resin. You will most likely want a rig or dab straw.

Vape it, Yo

Another popular way of enjoying concentrates is vaping. You can add live resin to your vape pen. You’ll want to keep your temperatures low between 300-400 degrees Fahrenheit for maximum taste.

Potent Bowl Toppers

Hey, when all else fails or you just want a great way to spice up your joint or bong, sprinkle some live resin in your jay or bowl.

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Best Deals on Live Resin Near Denver

Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver

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Spark is located in Downtown Denver

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Doc’s Apothecary has a location in Northglenn and another in Downtown Denver

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The Lodge has 2 locations in Denver

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So, now that you're armed with all those juicy facts, isn’t live resin just marijuana’s delightful reminder to enjoy the finer things? Happy dabbing (or however you decide to smoke it)!

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