What Exactly is Live Resin?

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Many cannabis products, such as vape cartridges, dabs, and edibles, have “live resin” on the labels. Many wonder whether this term is a marketing scheme or if it’s worth the higher price tag of the labeled products. Today we’re going to help you discern why these products are worth trying.

Live resin refers to the extraction process used to turn plant product to a concentrate product. For live resin, flower is flash frozen minutes after harvesting. It’s then processed by a common method, using chemicals and a vacuum oven to process the plant matter. Live resin processing is more temperature controlled throughout than with other concentrate products.

The temperature-controlled process preserves the ever-important terpene profile and flavonoids that occur naturally in the plant. Other processing methods leave plants to dry and cure, which is essentially ageing a product. Cannabis, unlike wine or cheese, is not a product that gets better with age. Live Resin doesn’t need filler products as a result of the preserved terpenes and flavonoids.

Live resin is generally a quality option that will mirror the tastes and effects of smoking the flower itself. When selecting a live resin cartridge or dab, you want a nice, rich honey or amber color. As always, you should also read all of the information on the package. Labels will tell you what additives may be present.

What has your concentrate experience been like? Let us know in the comments!

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