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Guides | 07.27.2022

Live Resin: What Is It, How It’s Made, & Top Products On The Market

Breaking down the sticky, gooey, terpene-packed goodness of live resin.

With all the cannabis concentrates on the market and their weirdly similar names, we understand the confusion you might have when gazing at a new product but not feeling educated enough to know what it is, how it works, and why you can benefit from it.

From medical to recreational, these up-and-coming cannabinoids are designed to suit the standards of different consumers, making it a great option for anyone looking to up their cannabis game.

Without further ado, let’s dive into all things live resin and why it’s so popular.

What Is Live Resin?

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Live resin can be confused with other concentrates because it’s extracted from the cannabis plant and offers a sticky, dark, liquid-like texture. Quickly becoming a fan favorite within the cannabis world, this flavor- and cannabinoid-packed concentrate is making its rounds.

In fact, most shatters and wax concentrates on the market are live resin. This particular concentrate is made by freezing cannabis plants and introducing an added solvent and intense pressure to squeeze out all the terpene and cannabinoid-rich goodness. This conserves the terpenes and cannabinoids that are often left out in other processes, making it intense.

Live resin is a brown, amber, or dark yellow thick liquid that’s incredibly potent, so it’s worth noting that new users should consume it cautiously.

How Is Live Resin Made?

In order to extract the live resin, cannabis buds are harvested and taken into a cryogenic process that freezes them.

Live resin is a specific concentrate derived from frozen cannabis plants that have yet to be dried and cured. Producers will introduce a solvent like butane to help extract live resin from cannabis plants under intense pressure.

By freezing flowers, producers are able to maintain and preserve a plant’s unique terpene content and cannabinoids to ensure the result is a flavorful, natural, and high-end extract.

What's The Difference Between Resin And Rosin?

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While live resin uses hydrocarbon extraction with frozen plants, solvents, and pressure, live rosin does not use any solvents during its extraction process. Rosin is extracted when producers introduce heat and pressure to plant matter like flower and kief.

The key difference is that live resin is usually a more sought-after concentrate, considering frozen plants made to create live resin still contain the same cannabinoid and terpene content, which transfers over to the live resin for the ultimate concentrate experience.

Benefits of Live Resin

The benefits of live resin are similar to other cannabis products, but it’s definitely unique and special. Here are just some of the reasons why:

  • Potency: less is more, and with live resin, you’ll find yourself feeling the full effects with much less concentrate ingested.
  • Full flavor profile: many concentrate processes tend to get rid of flavonoids and terpenes, but since the über-special live resin process keeps them in their full integrity, you’ll be able to enjoy every flavor, aroma, and benefit.
  • Medicinal properties: more potency means more benefits for less. When used for medicinal purposes, like pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, and the like, live resin can be extra helpful.

Best Live Resin Brands On The Market

The cannabis world is eager to get on the live resin train, which is why many brands are taking matters into their own hands and making live resin products that have users feeling euphoric and relaxed. Let’s get into some of the best brands out there.

Binoid

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We want to introduce you to the experts of cannabinoids at Binoid, the makers of the leading live resin products on the market. The company is just about ready to launch its newest and most impressive product line to date; The Gold Line Live Resin Cartridges.

Binoid’s new line offers four different live resin cartridges, Premium Delta-8 THC Blueberry Kush Indica, Premium Delta-8 THC Blueberry Kush THCP, Premium HHC-O Candy Jack Sativa, and Premium THC-O Cereal Milk Hybrid.

Get ready to experience a live resin sesh like no other when puffing on these tasty and potent cartridges. The Delta-8, HHC-O, and THC-O carts come packed with 92% Delta-8 THC and 8% live terpenes, ensuring each hit will leave you feeling relaxed, and stress-free, yet in need of a creative outlet.

The Delta-8 THCP cartridge contains 25mg of THCP and 900mg THC-O, with the same 8% live terpene content as the other carts.

If you’re on the hunt for a new, reliable, and strong live resin cartridge, be ready to kick back and relax with help of Binoid’s highly anticipated Gold Line Live Resin, setting a new standard for live resin products.

Botany Farms

Another brand getting into the live resin game is Botany Farms, a brand that has long made its mark in the community and consistently brings us high-quality and effective products.

One of these products is their Live Resin CBD + THC Tincture.

With full-spectrum CBD backed up with 1,500mg of cannabinoids, including naturally-occurring THC, this Live Resin Tincture is specially made in small batches to ensure quality at every step of the process.

Using freshly-picked Sour Space Candy flower packed with terpenes and cannabinoids, the herb is flash-frozen to keep the integrity of all the benefits live resin holds.

With citrusy, sour apple, and earthy flavors at full mast, this tincture can be used in a diversity of ways: added to your favorite drink or food or just directly down the hatch.

Flying Monkey 2Gram Live Resin + Delta 8 Vaporizers

Flying Monkey has combined the iconic duo of Live Resin with Delta 8 Cannabinoids. The high just got even more intense.

Live Resin is a type of cannabis concentrate that is made by extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from freshly harvested plants. This process preserves the delicate aromatic compounds that are lost during traditional extraction methods.

Delta 8 is a type of cannabis that is known for its intoxicating and psychoactive effects. By combining these two powerful ingredients, Flying Monkey has created a vaping experience that is unlike anything else on the market.

To use the Live Resin + Delta 8 Vaporizer, simply remove the cap and screw on the mouthpiece. The chamber is prefilled with the concentrate, so there is no need to add anything. Just vape away and disappear into the clouds. When ready to vape, press the power button and inhale slowly. You won’t see Flying Monkeys, but you may feel rushes of euphoria swell in your body and mind.

The beautiful list of flavorful strains:

  • Apple Fritter
  • Cereal Milk
  • Rainbow Belts
  • Do-Si-Dos
  • Topanga OG
  • Strawberry Cough
  • Skywalker OG
  • NYC Diesel

Delta Extrax - Torch Diamond Extrax Disposable Pens

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Live resin enthusiasts meet Delta Extrax, a leading force in the marijuana industry. As you may know, live resin has taken the industry by storm for the unique experience that it offers consumers.

Delta Extrax has collaborated with another industry-leading hemp company to bring you the Torch Diamond Extrax disposable pen collection. This product has the industry buzzing as live resin becomes increasingly popular and gives consumers a new way to consume our favorite plant. Delta Extrax ensures top-shelf quality from start to finish, with the addition of  Oleoresin; this makes these disposable pens a delicious treat. Here are the strains that have made this frenzy;

  • Laughing Gas
  • Dosi Punch
  • Paradise OG
  • Champagne Breath

The process of freezing flowers allows the plants’ unique terpene profile to stay intact while preserving cannabinoids resulting in a potent and flavorful experience.

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