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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. 

live rosin vs rosin

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 710?

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

Believe it or not, July is only a week and a half away. You may be gearing up for fireworks on the 4th, but as we are cannabis consumers, did you know 4/20 isn’t the only stoner holiday? Rejoice! This July stoner holiday has become very popular over recent years in Colorado. While maybe not as well known as the mother of cannabis holidays, 7/10 is a relatively recently established day in which cannabis concentrates are celebrated. But what is 710?

what is 710

The Code: 710

As I’m sure you are aware, 420 is the key code for establishing whether something is marijuana-related and the day in April on which to celebrate. Along with that comes the phrase "420 friendly" which describes whether an event, business, or household is accepting of marijuana-related activities. It helped to link like-minded pot-smoking people together.

In the years of legalization, a different three numbered code has emerged among the marijuana culture. 710 has become the term used to define marijuana concentrates (wax, shatter, etc.) and thus the celebratory day in which to dab down good and heavy. 

710 was chosen because when flipped around, 710 spells “OIL”. OIL is a term that has become synonymous with cannabis concentrates. Cannabis concentrates or “oil” is found in products such as wax, shatter, or live resin and when all put together with the specific smoking method creates dabbing. Like 420 friendly, if someone is 710 friendly they are perfectly fine with marijuana concentrates being around.

How Was 7/10 Started?

The popularity of cannabis oils has only appeared in recent years. Like most things in cannabis culture, some rumors, much like with the code “420”, extend back to the Grateful Dead in their heyday. But being only rumors, whoever coined the term 710 in relation to concentrates is a mystery though the code is widely used. Most likely, the code 710 only started to appear in the last decade. It has been said that the first 710 celebrations took place in 2012 when a group of oil enthusiasts pushed concentrates to the mainstream limelight.

710 holiday

It’s 7:10 on 7/10, What Will You Need To Celebrate?

A proper 7/10 will have you smoking your favorite concentrates on July 10, optimally at 7:10 a.m. or 7:10 p.m. Traditional “dabs” or pinhead size portions of concentrates, such as wax or shatter, are normally consumed by the use of a rig (small concentrate bong). You are also going to want a dab tool to pick up your concentrate with a torch to cause combustion. If you’re extra fancy, you can also attach an e-nail for consecutive hits without constant relighting.

Vape pens and other portable dab vapes have become incredibly popular in the past couple of years. They have made dabbing even easier for you to consume your favorite concentrates. Current vaporizers and portables allow you to heat your concentrate to an idle temperature making the devices very refined. Temperature control allows you to have complete control of the flavor and smoke production during your sesh.

710 Product Guide

Cannabis concentrates are products that contain much of the plant itself and appear in an assortment of ways. The naming of specific cannabis extracts can be a bit confusing to understand at first so let’s look at some concentrates.

Wax

A soft concentrate that can look many different ways in terms of color, texture, smell, and looks. It comes in varieties known as crumble, badder, budder, and honeycomb.

Shatter

A harder concentrate, shatter is named based on its likeness to glass. Shatter is a hard, fragile amber-colored, and translucent substance. Shatter also has a variety known as pull-n-snap. This is a softer concentrate texture making it easier to break up for smoking.

Live Resin

This delicious concentrate is widely known as the highest quality of marijuana extracts. Live resin is created by extracting plant materials process the marijuana plant has been cured/dried. With the process of live resin, the concentrate maintains its fullest terpene profiles. Another iteration is known as "sauce. This consistency has a more watery texture which drowns in rich flavor.

710 concentrates

As marijuana legalization spreads its way across America, the code term, 710, continues to gain traction as the years go by. 7/10 is a way to celebrate marijuana’s “OIL” with products like wax, shatter,  hash oil, and live resin. Concentrates such as these can be found as high in percentage as 90% THC.

Never underestimate the power of concentrates, not all marijuana products are equal; with differences in consistency, effects, and texture. 

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