What Is Live Resin and Why Is It So Amazing?
The legalization of marijuana, whether medical or recreational, has brought a hitherto secret activity into the spotlight. That routine? Improvement.
For the longest time, marijuana research was confined to basements, backrooms, and other dark places. However, it has now been brought to light. The expanding cannabis sector has undergone a tremendous acceleration in progress over the last decade as a result of marijuana’s newfound acceptability.
Novel techniques of consumption (such as dabbing and vaping) have grown in popularity. With those fresh ways came unique compounds like wax, shatter, and liquid THC.
Now, an even newer strain of marijuana has been released, and it is rapidly gaining popularity. What exactly is this new form? It’s real resin.
But just what is live hemp resin? How is a living resin produced? What is its relationship to other concentrations like oil, wax, and shatter? Is the additional money worth it for live resin? This page will provide answers to such questions.
What Exactly Is Live Hemp Resin?
Live hemp resin is a cannabis concentrate, similar to wax or shatter, that contains more terpenes than other cannabis materials. Terpenes, what precisely are they? Terpenes are oils produced by the cannabis plant that give each strain its own flavor and aroma.
The amazing thing about terpenes is that they are created by the same glands that produce THC and CBD. So you know there has to be something nice going on.
Where Did Live Resin Come From?
Marijuana has a rich and colorful (if sometimes hazy) history on our planet. In contrast to ganja-nauts, who have been working with the plant for thousands (yes, thousands!) of years, the living resin is just a zygote (not even a fetus).
A small group of growers and extractors were motivated to try using fresh-frozen plant matter instead of dried and cured plant matter in their extract. They realized their vision by developing a specialized butane extractor.
This new machine still worked as an extractor, but it could now withstand the very low temperatures necessary to keep the plant materials frozen. Because of the novel function, the scientists were able to create a resin that was far closer to the chemical profile of the live plant (keeping the plant frozen). As a consequence, living resin emerged.
But there’s a lot more to living resin than a flashy new gadget. Let’s take a closer look at the extraction procedure.
How Is Live Hemp Resin Produced?
To begin with, the living resin cannot be produced at home. To do it correctly, you’ll need specific equipment and expertise. Perhaps someone will develop a do-it-yourself living resin kit eventually. Until then, it is preferable to leave this procedure to the pros.
We’ll go through the basics of how living resin is manufactured, but bear in mind that this isn’t an instruction manual. “Don’t attempt this at home, dude!” as all the cool kids say.
The extraction of the live resin occurs as soon as the plant is removed from its growth medium. The plant starts to lose terpenes nearly immediately after being cut. In fact, typically processed plant material might lose up to 60% of its terpene concentration before reaching your bong or brownie mix. This represents a large loss of these vital chemicals.
To prevent the loss of these essential terpenes, the whole plant is immediately frozen. This, however, brings some new complications into the equation.