Live resin uses entire frozen plants, fresh from the harvest, and never cured. The process is so far the best we have for capturing the full bouquet of aromas present in the live cannabis plant and distilling them into a consumable product with a full-spectrum terpene profile that rivals anything you’ve tried before.
Besides fantastic flavour, live resin offers excellent medical benefits, but the average consumer may find this connoisseur favourite too expensive for regular use.
Most concentrated cannabis comes from cured bud, but studies demonstrate that terpenes evaporate over the time it takes for cannabis to cure. Monoterpenes—myrcene, limonene, and terpinolene, etc.—disappear quickly due to their size, while the more pungent sesquiterpenes are more much larger in size and tend to linger over time.
Live resin, on the other hand, retains much more terpenes than any other form of cannabis because the plants are frozen before the terpenes are lost, and the solvent extract is made using chilled liquid butane at lower temperatures than your typical BHO so that these volatile aromatic oils don’t interact with heat. If you’re storing your dry buds properly, you already know that both heat and light are their primary enemies.
Terpenes combine with cannabinoids like THC and CBD to create a “full-spectrum” effect that gets accentuated when one takes a dab of this cannabinoid-dense substance. A live resin can help someone with intense, acute symptoms get quick relief and dabs provide a potent and robust effect without the combustion of a joint or bowl.
It is worth noting that live resin is only as good as the fresh flower it was extracted from, which means limited batches depending on how much top flower was harvested. Consumers will definitely notice a difference in price, but the benefits alone along with the incredible flavour are well worth the cost.
Davie is a long time cannabis professional who has worked not only as a cultivator but in all aspects of retail cannabis. From budtender, to wholesale and retail management, and from harvester to advanced hydroponic specialist, Davie has been around the block more than once. Now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Davie now works with acres of greenhouses, producing some of the best buds in the country.