Live resin is a highly potent cannabis concentrate known for its exceptional flavors and elevated THC levels. This concentrate is produced from freshly harvested, uncured cannabis flowers. Many enthusiasts of live resin believe that it retains freshness, cannabinoid potency, and the unique flavors of the flowers’ uncured terpene profile.
The process of making live resin involves freezing the freshly harvested hemp flowers immediately after harvesting, using liquid nitrogen or dry ice to prevent evaporation of the valuable compounds present in the trichomes. Laboratory technicians then apply heat and pressure to carefully extract the live resin without compromising its beneficial compounds. The finished product typically exhibits a golden or white color, depending on the strain of the flower used.
The texture and consistency of live resin are influenced by the terpenes present in the final product. It can be malleable and takes various forms such as crumble, wax, badder, or diamonds. Live resin can be consumed through smoking, vaping, dabbing, or used in various food recipes.