The secret is out– cannabis concentrates are awesome. They’re extremely potent, which means customers only need a relatively tiny amount to get the same effects they would from flower. The biggest downside is that some of the best cannabis concentrates just don’t have the complex smell and taste we get from flower itself. That is, of course, unless you buy live resin, which is specially created to preserve the cannabis aroma we know and love.
What Is Live Resin?
Live resin is a premium type of cannabis concentrate made with an innovative process. It originated right here in Colorado sometime in the last decade and has become especially popular in recent years. A small group of cannabis pioneers set out to create a new cannabis concentrate that would retain the essence of raw cannabis flower. After all, smelling and tasting the bud is an enjoyable part of the cannabis process. To make cannabis concentrates as true to the original flower as possible, they developed a new process that would preserve flavor profiles.
How Is Live Resin Made?
The biggest difference between making live resin and other cannabis concentrates is that freshly-harvested cannabis is flash frozen before it becomes live resin. The raw plant material is kept at subcritical temperatures throughout the entire extraction process. Since the flower is not dried, cured, or subjected to heat, there are fewer environmental factors to strip it of its smell and flavor. Limiting exposure to those harmful environmental factors makes it easier to preserve the natural organic compounds known as cannabis terpenes.
What Are Cannabis Terpenes?
Terpenes are natural molecules that give different plants their unique smells– think of them as essential oils. Like CBD and THC, terpenes live in the shiny trichomes or crystals that coat cannabis buds. There are hundreds of known terpenes, and each strain has its own flavor profile. Unfortunately, most terpenes cannot survive a lot of exposure to light, heat, oxygen, or physical agitation. That’s why curing cannabis and putting it through most extraction processes is so detrimental to the flavor of concentrates, and why live resin is so special.
Benefits of Live Resin
The live resin extraction process uses low temperatures to yield a concentrate with much higher terpene levels than other options. Compared to products made with cured resin, live resin concentrates offer more authentic smells and tastes. Cannabis experts are also starting to believe terpenes can interact with other cannabinoids, amplifying the effects of THC. In other words, you can expect a better experience along with the superior taste.
Live Resin in Colorado
At Chronic Therapy, we serve customers from all over the western suburbs of Denver. Visit us from Arvada, Lakeside, Applewood, Edgewater, or any of the surrounding areas to find our premium cannabis concentrates like live resin. Our friendly budtenders will be happy to guide you as you explore all of the options. We work with some of the best growers and extractors in Colorado, and can’t wait to show you all of our products.
Live Resin Event November 2019
On November 8th through the 10th, 2019, Chronic Therapy will be hosting a live resin event at our location in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Come join us in person to find some of the best live resin available at the lowest possible prices while supplies last. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about this tasty and potent cannabis concentrate. We look forward to your visit and invite you to contact us online if you want to learn more in the meantime.
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