Live resin is a form of cannabis concentrate produced using fresh frozen material as opposed to dried and cured buds. This extraction method preserves the full range of cannabinoids and terpenes, resulting in a highly potent and flavorful product. As a full-spectrum product, live resin more or less retains the authentic cannabinoid and terpene profile of fresh flower. There's no way to replicate the same level of intensity and complexity through other extraction techniques.
The process of creating live resin involves immediately freezing freshly harvested cannabis plants. This freezing step helps to preserve the delicate trichomes and prevents the degradation of valuable compounds. Once frozen, the plant material is subjected to a solvent-based extraction method, commonly using butane or propane. The low temperatures and solvents help to extract the desired cannabinoids and terpenes while leaving behind undesirable plant material.
One of the main advantages of live resin is its potency. Due to the preservation of the natural terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids, live resin can contain higher levels of THC and other cannabinoids compared to other concentrate. This makes it a popular choice among experienced cannabis users who are seeking a more intense and powerful high.