What Is Live Resin
Live Resin is an extraction of a flower that has the highest level of terpenes still preserved within the BHO(Butane Hash Oil) itself. Live Resin often has the best flavour profile compared to any other BHO. Live Resin is a cannabis concentrate that is manufactured through a process that takes freshly harvested marijuana and is frozen under subcritical temperatures before and after the extraction process. When a BHO is exposed to heat, air, physical agitation or light, it can degrade the terpenes often destroying part of the terpenes taste. Terpenes are oils secreted from the cannabis plant strain that gives the BHO its taste and smell. The effects, aroma and flavours of the plant are often related to the terpenes itself.
How To Smoke Live Resin
Live resin can be smoked in various ways. The term “dab” is a frequently used term that is heavily associated with smoking live resin and other concentrates. “Dab” refers to one of the most popular methods of smoking concentrates, which requires a specialized bong or ” dab rig”, a “nail” attachment that is generally made of titanium, quartz or ceramic, and a butane torch. The nail attachment is heated to an optimal temperature, and the live resin is “dabbed” onto the nail, resulting in a build up of vapour within the bong that is then inhaled. Asides from being dabbed, live resin can be enjoyed in many other ways.
One of the easiest way to smoke live resin is to crumble it into tiny glass-like shards, and mix it into blunts, bowls, and joints. This method does not required the aforementioned dab rig which may be too big of an investment for beginner or casual smokers. This method of consumption is unfortunately not ideal for those who enjoy live resin for their tremendous terpene and flavour profiles, trading flavour and aroma for convenience and accessibility.
With A Vaporizer
Portable electronic vaporizers are rapidly taking over the market, becoming the most discreet and convenient product for the consumption of shatter or other THC concentrates. Vaporizers are the healthiest way to use live resin, allowing consumers to avoid the negative side effects associated with the combustion or smoking of live resin by heating the concentrates at a low temperature, which creates pure vapour. Vaporizing live resin allows users to taste the terpenes associated with the product and the extensive process it goes through to bring out each strain’s unique profile.