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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? Dab Day 710 Events in Denver 2016

What is 710? If you're asking this, you're not alone. Many stoners have heard of 710 but are still wondering what it's all about and what are the origins of 710 as a marijuana holiday. Here's what you need to know about 710, along with some suggestions for celebrating with 710 events in Denver.

Why is 710 a marijuana holiday?

The idea for 710 originated in 2010 during a conversation on TinyChat between Dabbers Daily co-founder Taskrok and some friends from Healthstone and BeeHive Oil. Taskrok's friends were saying that smoking dabs should have its own special time of day, just like smoking weed is associated with 4:20. Taskrok had a flash of inspiration that 7:10 is the word “oil” turned upside-down, and the group agreed that this would indeed be the perfect time for ingesting dabs. (If you don't know already, dabs are marijuana concentrates in oil, wax, shatter, or resin form, that are smoked to produce a more powerful high.) The idea expanded to include not only the time 7:10, but also the date 7/10. When the idea first originated, it was already past July 10th, so the first official 710 festivities didn't take place until 2011.

The first public announcement about 710 as a new stoner holiday was a post made on Tokecity. The idea quickly spread and soon national media outlets like High Times were publicizing this brand-new weed holiday and cannabis companies were searching for ways to cash in. Events like the 710 Cup emerged, as well as strains, private clubs, societies, and more all bearing the moniker “710”. Taskrok had intended for 710 to be more of a grassroots movement, and had never expected or desired the commercialization of the holiday. Despite the commercial aspects, though, Taskrok remains a strong supporter of the 710 dab day holiday and seems pleased to have had a role in its creation. In an interview with Mitchell Colbert writing for The Leaf Online, Taskrok said in an interview that “became pretty excited as 710 grew in popularity.”

Of course, Taskrok was by no means the first person to discover that 710 spells “oil” if you look at it upside-down, but he does indeed seem to be the first to associate it with cannabis oil and accidentally/on purpose make a holiday out of it. Today, Taskrok continues making an impact on cannabis culture through HighlyEducated TI, which manufactures a line of dabbing accessories including nails, e-nails, carb caps, and more. He's also a rapper who, along with his friend Linus, released an album titled Task and Linus “The Movement” in honor of 710 and the dabbing movement in general.

710 Events in Denver

Unfortunately the Denver 710 Cup for 2016 has been cancelled due to “unforseen circumstances” according to the event's website, but there are still some fun 710 events in Denver you might want to check out.

Cannazaar:

710 events in Denver include the Cannazaar, a celebration of cannabis culture held at Cluster Studios in central Denver. This 710 event features live entertainment, outdoor games, food, vendors, art, dance, performance artists, theatrics, themed cannabis party buses from My420 Tours, and more. The My420 Tours cannabis buses feature different themes, from funk to edm to latin reggae. Tickets to the event are free but donations are welcome to benefit Denver Norml. The Cannazaar will be held on 7/10/16 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00pm at Cluster Studios located at 3888 Steele St. in Denver.

Hash-making class:

Learn how to make dabs on Dab Day! What better way to celebrate 710 than with a hash-making class? Hosted by Colorado Cannabis Tours, the class includes a hands-on cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to make budder and hash as well as chocolates and tinctures. As long as you're a resident of Colorado, you will be able to take your creations home with you at the end of the class. The lesson costs $145 per student, but just think of all the money you'll save when you can make your own budder for the next 710!

Last-Minute 710 Party!

You can always host your own 710 celebration. Just don't forget to pick up some concentrates and have a few dab rigs on hand so everyone can indulge together. If you want to know where to score the best concentrate deals denver dispensaries have going for 710, check out CannaSaver for money-saving marijuana coupons and go to Weedmaps to find the nearest dispensary. You'll be able to choose the best dispensary for concentrates near you, and you'll know you're getting the best shatter deals in denver and the best wax deals denver is serving up this 710 holiday.

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