Live Resin: What is it and what are the benefits and downfalls?

on June 15, 2021

With so many ways to consume medical cannabis available, you may be wondering what the benefits are of one form over another.

In this post, we’re going to dive into live resin: what is it and what are the benefits and downfalls of using it?

What is live resin?

Live resin is a cannabis concentrate known for being fresh, strong, and high in quality and flavor.

By flash freezing the marijuana plant then extracting compounds, the live resin process results in ensuring more terpene content is left intact. 

Terpenes are what create flavors and aromas in cannabis, so preserving them makes for the best experience for the medical marijuana user.

What are the benefits of live resin?

1. Highly potent

For many cannabis users, the high potency of live resin means a quicker result with less concentrate. In other words, less is more.

2. Captures flavor profile

With many forms of medical marijuana – including dry herbs – processing means much of the flavor vanishes. This isn’t the case with live resin. Due to flash freezing, users are getting the freshest version of the plant possible. 

3. Stronger aroma

Scent aficionados rejoice! If you’re a lover of strong taste and strong smell, you’ll enjoy just that with live resin. Again, because so much of the original plant profile is maintained from flash freezing, you’ll get a robust aroma.

What are the downfalls of live resin?

1. You can’t (or shouldn’t) make it yourself.

Since live resin is flash frozen, it requires highly skilled professionals. Making live resin is best suited for a lab, not a kitchen.

2. It’s usually more expensive.

Due to the complicated process, live resin may be priced higher than other concentrates. However, like everything, you get what you pay for.

Want to learn more about live resin? Don’t miss our other post: 4 Things You Should Know About Live Resin

Now that you have a better idea of what live resin is and the benefits, consider trying it out!

At Hive Medicinal, we’d love to help with your medical marijuana needs as your local Maine dispensary. Take a look at our current cannabis products or, better yet, stop by in person!

Hive Medicinal

Hive Medicinal is a medical marijuana dispensary with two locations in Maine. You can visit us at 65 River Road in Chelsea, Maine or 210 College Ave in Waterville, Maine.