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!