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What Is Live Rosin

What Is Live Rosin

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 23 December 2020 in

There aren’t many concentrates that have unanimous agreement among cannabis consumers as a superior product, yet extract lovers across the spectrum clamor over live rosin. While we have known about rosin for years, it was finally time to up the game. So, what is live rosin?

In this guide, you will find information on the following: 

  • The physical properties of live rosin

  • How live rosin compares to rosin

  • The best way to store live rosin

  • The average cost of a gram of live rosin

  • And some tips on if it is legal (or worth it) to make at home

what is live rosin

Let’s Learn About Live Rosin

Rosin is a concentrated marijuana product that owes a large part of its fame to the method it is produced. We will get into that more later; for now, just know all rosin is solventless. 

Rosin looks much like shatter, a concentrate produced using a hydrocarbon such as butane or propane during extraction. Shatter has a texture that cracks, snaps, and shatters apart. Rosin is traditionally more of a clear to somewhat opaque shatter-to-sap texture. 

Live rosin has a bit of a sappy texture and a color that ranges from light amber to clear and reflective. Its luscious, glistening beeswax color draws the eyes into it.

How is Rosin Different from Other Concentrates?

Live rosin is at the higher end of the quality spectrum and carries the price to prove it. We will get more specific on pricing in a bit. Many common waxes, shatters, budders, badders, etc. utilize a hydrocarbon to strip the cannabinoids (THC, CBD, among others) from the plant material.

Most of the hydrocarbon is then purged from the residual material and prepared into various textures for numerous purposes. Not all of the butane or propane has been purged, however. While the remaining hydrocarbon extractant may be in the final product, there are mixed feelings about this. 

Some cannabis lovers believe hydrocarbon extractions can be just fine. Others like the idea that solventless concentrates will always have superior flavor. Enter: rosin.

What is Rosin? 

Rosin is a solventless cannabis concentrate made using two very simple principles - but using them in specific ways - heat and pressure. That is all it takes. Rosin, like resin, is not a new word but one that we borrowed from other products throughout history and across industries. 

Rosin provides a potent cannabis product produced under very specific quantities of heat, pressure, and time. There is a small difference in potency when compared to other common concentrates. The lack of a solvent to thoroughly plunder the plant of its content is largely to blame.

Rosin can be made legally at home as it is not produced using pressurized chemical solvents that can cause home explosions. Unlike BHO or PHO extracts which are a felony offense, rosin can be made (not well) with an item as simple as a hair straightener, a gram of flower, and some parchment. 

live rosin vs resin

What Is Live Rosin? 

Like its family member rosin, live rosin is a solventless hash product produced under heat and pressure. Unlike traditional rosin, however, live rosin has a very specific difference - one that makes it exceedingly more difficult to produce. 

Making a product “live” refers to extracting the concentrate using freshly grown material. Not harvested and dried, but instead harvested and then immediately used in extracts. This preserves or amplifies certain flavors within the extract. 

How Do Rosin and Live Rosin Compare?

Commonly made using dried flower, kief, or water or bubble hash, rosin always comes from the dried or lightly processed cannabis plant. This can affect the potency, the terpene profile, and cannabis lovers and product makers have noticed the difference. 

Live rosin’s superior freshness has extract enthusiasts melting over the complex flavor and robust experience. The texture of live rosin resembles a more whipped, grainy butter than the light amber honey of traditional rosin. Live rosin is sometimes referred to as “rosin batter” due to the whipped honey color and texture.  

Both rosin and live rosin have a potency of between 60%-70% THC, slightly lower than many other forms of concentrate but still more than many cannabis products. 

Rosin and live rosin each carry a price point commonly higher than other forms of hydrocarbon-based extraction methods. Whereas a typical mid-range gram of wax is $30-$40 per gram, live rosin is between $60-$100 per gram and rosin is between $40-$60. 

How is Live Rosin Made? 

Both rosin and live rosin can be made using bubble or water hash, which are two of the oldest forms of hash. Live rosin utilizes fresh, non-dried cannabis flowers to produce the bubble hash, capturing the fresh terpenes and harolding the “live” spirit of the product name.

Bubble hash is not the same thing as kief or dry sift, kief can become a bubble or water hash. Heck, kief can even become rosin. 

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Two Tips on Storing Live Rosin

Like other “live” cannabis products, there are more terpenes available. Sometimes this can look like a sauce around the extract. To best preserve these flavor sauces, along with the rosin itself, there are a few things to keep in mind. 

  1. Keep a lid on

An airtight seal is the most important factor in maintaining the quality of live rosin. Oxygen can make the product visually degrade in a span of a few days, so it’s best to just keep an airtight seal on the product. 

  1. Keep it in a cool, dark place

Much like our groceries, keeping live rosin out of sunlight helps preserve the freshness. While a closet or bedside table can work, a spot in the refrigerator works best.

Looking for Live Rosin? Check Out These Dispensaries:

The Stone

Denver, CO

Local Product of Colorado

Denver, CO

Reefer Madness Dispensary

Denver, CO

Little Brown House

Denver, CO

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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

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

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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