If you are a procurer of the ganja, a delighter of the kush, an indulger of indicas, or a savorer of sativas, chances are you’ve heard the term Live Resin. Over the past few years, this term has been slapped on labels for vapes, gummies, stand-alone concentrates, and even infused buds. But what exactly is Live Resin? What does it do? Should you, as an enjoyer of the weed, really even care?
Well, in short, if you want more potent, more flavorful mouthfuls, and more worthwhile experiences of elevated bliss, then yes––Live Resin is vital, my fellow Weed-O.
Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-derived cannabinoids like HHC, THC-O, and Delta 8 THC, many more Americans are legally buying into the wild world of weed. So, naturally, companies and brands are upping the stakes by concocting better tasting and more potent products to meet market demands. This is where Live Resin comes into play. When brands infuse their products with Live Resin oil, they blast a shockwave of boosted flavor and scores of enhanced cerebral sensations into their product, completely radicalizing any smoke sesh or edible affair.
If you want to elevate your cannabis experiences, Live Resin is the next step to nirvana.
What Is Live Resin?
But first, what exactly is Live Resin? So, if you’ve worked with ready-to-cheef cannabis buds, you know how sticky your fingertips get. For those who haven’t prepped a bong or rolled a joint, dried buds are incredibly tacky, gummy, and waxy––a substance that’s sometimes incredibly difficult to wash off. This substance is resin.
Now, this resin has gone through an entire cultivation process. Right off the stem, the buds have been cut, dried, cured, and trimmed to give you your standard cannabis flower or before being infused into gummies or vapes. These processes strip away vital parts of the plant like its trichomes and strain-specific terpenes.
Trichomes and terpenes carry the plant’s innate potency and exceptional flavor. But, through the cultivation process, these elements are lost, robbing you (the cheefer) of an authentic ganja experience.
To combat this, cultivators flash-freeze their harvested buds right as they pick them off the stem. This flash-freeze keeps all the plant's natural elements trapped inside. The chemists extract the resin from the frozen buds––resin that’s teeming with terpenes and trichomes. This is what makes Live Resin…well, live.
Live Resin Carts
One way to enjoy the flavors and enhanced sensations of Live Resin is through Live Resin cartridges. These “carts” are little glass tubes that carry Live Resin oil and attach to a vaporizer battery. The battery heats the Live Resin oil into a vapor which is then enjoyed by any Vape God.
Carts have become a popular way to enjoy Live Resin because they allow for a discreet hit on the go. Live Resin carts bring intense aromatics to any moment, any event, and any locale during your day. They also bring incredibly potent THC-fueled experiences.
Live Resin vs. Distillates
If you enjoy other forms of cannabis oil in your vapes or infused gummies, chances are you are consuming distillates––if the packaging doesn’t otherwise say Live Resin. Cannabis distillates are solely made up of cannabis isolates like THC. These products will typically have the highest THC content on the market.
Cannabis distillates can be enjoyed through disposable vapes, carts, gummies, and smokable concentrates. But users who choose products that tout distillate hemp oil are missing out on the rich, terpy flavors of Live Resin. Sure, they’re dense with mind-melting THC, but most of them severely lack fresh aromatics. So, why not have your cake and enjoy it too?––like a tasty cake, with like buttermilk icing. Yeah, cake sounds awesome right now.
Live Resin vs. Rosin
Now, we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty. If you even know to ask this question, you, my friend, are in the top echelon of ganja enthusiasts––this is a very niche question.
Live Resin is flash-freeze with the help of liquid nitrogen or dry ice. Then, the trichomes and cannabinoids are extracted through a complex process where other solvents separate each individual set of cannabinoids. This is how cultivators get Live Resin into its purest, most potent form.
On the other hand, Rosin does not come into contact with solvents. Many choose Rosin strictly because of this, citing that a solventless approach is a better option healthwise. Instead, Rosin is extracted through intense heat and pressure. With extreme heat and pressure, the cannabis buds have no choice but to ooze their gooey nectar. But because the advanced cultivation methods are jettisoned, Rosin doesn’t have as much THC potency and terpene aromatics as Live Resin.
So, the main differences between Live Resin and Rosin are:
Live Resin is extracted using solvents. Rosin is not.
Live Resin carries a higher THC content and a more densely packed and diverse terpene profile. Rosin does not.
TRĒ House Live Resin
Now, we’re not going to answer your questions without giving you some delectable ways to enjoy Live Resin. Recently, industry giant TRĒ House introduced a new line of potent Live Resin vape pens that explode with flavor and psychedelic effects––and they come in three distinct strains, meeting every ganja enthusiast's dreams.
The sativa edition to TRĒ House’s Live Resin vape collection is the almighty, community-favorite Super Lemon Haze. This racy sativa leans more towards energizing than euphoric. If you are a ritual wake ‘n baker, consider adding this Delta 8 vape to your morning rotation. It offers an elevated feeling that inspires waves of creativity and new approaches to your everyday experiences.
Oh, and it tastes divine. But it’s TRĒ House; that goes without saying.
The other worthwhile TRĒ House Live Resin pen is White Widow. This strain has long been a classic in the cannabis community because of its balanced cerebral and body effects. This pen is ideal for newcomers to the wild world of weed because of its steady ascent up Mount Bliss.
Because it is Live Resin oil, this Delta 8 vape carries the strain’s iconic herbal, peppery, and pine terpenes. If I were recommending Live Resin vape pens (which I guess I am, actually), I’d say get this one just because of its tastes alone.
Urb Live Resin
What about Live Resin gummies? Do those exist? As a matter of fact, they do, and Urb Finest Flowers has just the ones you’re looking for. Infused gummies are much different than vapes. The cannabinoids are processed through the body’s digestive tract and absorbed into the bloodstream by the liver.1 That’s why edibles take longer to initiate psychedelic effects. Two Live Resin gummies we strongly recommend are:
These gummies are made with Live Resin oil, coated in sugar, tan, and citric acid to provide your tastebuds a fruity and spicy sensation. Each gummy gives you 10mg of Delta 9 and 10mg of HHC, so you, my friend, are in for a wild, enchanting ride through the cosmos.
Like the Chili Mango gummies, Urb’s Watermelon Hibiscus Live Resin Gummies are loaded with 10mg of Delta 9 and 10mg of HHC, making for a powerful experience. This gummy is ideal for those who haven’t tried infused gummies and looking for a soft launch into a full cerebral experience.
With four worthwhile products, check out all that Live Resin has to offer. Whether your interested in a more euphoric experience or a tasty ride to the center of the Milky Way, these Live Resin goodies will meet anything your little Weed-O heart desires.
A Live Resin vape is an easy, simple way to enjoy psychedelic, terpene-enhanced Live Resin oil. These vapes can be either rechargeable or disposables and comfortably fit in your pocket for on-the-go maintenance of positive vibes.
How To Make Live Resin?
Making Live Resin at home requires a cryogenic freezer that plunges freshly picked buds to temperatures below 292° Fahrenheit. So, let’s leave the canna-chemistry to the canna-chemists, yeah?
What Is A Live Resin Cart?
A Live Resin cart is a glass tube filled with Live Resin hemp oil that twists on to a vaporizer battery. Live Resin carts typically carry popular strains and are easy to puff on throughout the day, night, or whenever you’re trying to get a more elevated perspective.
How Does Live Resin Get You More High?
With its high level of diverse terpenes, Live Resin initiates The Entourage Effect. This phenomenon occurs when more than one terpene and cannabinoid filter through the endocannabinoid system, enhancing each other’s effects.2 So, because Live Resin has more terpenes than standard hemp oil or distillates, it gets you much, much higher, thank you Entourage Effect.