Cannabis resin is the light to dark brown sticky substance found on the trichomes of a cannabis plant. This sap-like plant byproduct is considered the most valuable part of the plant and delivers the prime majority of the psychoactive compound THC. Products containing resin are called concentrates. There are several ways that resins can be harvested to produce concentrates, such as butane hash oil, live resin, and rosin.
Types Of Cannabis Resin Products
There are several types of resin products. Some of the most common include:
This traditional cannabis concentrate has been used for many decades. When consumed, a hash can provide a feeling of euphoria. It is made by separating trichome crystals before rolling the substance into a ball or pressing it into a brick.
Butane Hash Oil
Abbreviated as BHO, butane hash oil is one of the most popular forms of cannabis concentrate. It is commonly used in dabs due to its potency and fast onset. BHO is made through the process of removing fatty trichome resin glands from the cannabis plant with butane.
Live resin is made from cannabis plants that have been flash-frozen immediately post-harvest. By freezing directly after harvest, terpenes and other cannabis compounds do not have the chance to degrade.
Rosin does not require solvents and is made by applying pressure and heat to dried cannabis plants.
CO2 oil is a type of cannabis concentrate derived from cannabis resin that has been extracted from a plant with a solvent. However, instead of using butane like hash oil, CO2 is used.
How To Smoke Resin
How you smoke cannabis resin will depend on the type of product you purchased. Hash oil concentrates are typically sold in oil cartridges that can be attached to a smoking device. Other concentrates, such as rosin or “dabs,” are best enjoyed with a rig or dab pipe. The simplest way to ensure that you use up all of the resin in your bong or pipe is to apply heat to the outer surface. As the resin evaporates, you can inhale the vapors.
Shop Cannabis Resin
When shopping for cannabis concentrates, you are likely to come across resin. Resin delivers many of the same benefits as other concentrates. To learn more about resins or to shop our selection of cannabis concentrates, contact Pure Oasis.