Have you heard of Live Resin? Have you tried it? Do you love it?
If you can’t answer yes to any of those questions, that’s okay. We’re here with answers!
If you can, well, “Hello, pro!” Glad you’ve joined us. Even though you know your stuff, you can read on to learn why not all Live Resins are created equal—and why we’re quite proud of ours!
But first, the basics:
What IS Live Resin, anyhow?
To understand live resin, you need not look any further than nature itself.
In the living wild, cannabis plants rely on resin as a defense mechanism. Each plant is covered in oodles of hair-like stalks, all boasting a bulbous, resin-filled head. Up close, these growths look like tiny little mushrooms; we call them trichomes. Together, the trichomes work as a sticky shield to deter animals from munching on the plant’s leaves. They also act like a barrier to the elements, blocking out sun damage, and protecting plant deterioration in high winds. Nature is so cool.
What can’t cannabis’s armor keep at bay? Humans! Because we happen to know that the resin is where alllll the good stuff is. The terpenes are in there. The cannabinoids are in there. Basically, everything you love about the cannabis experience is in there. Resin is king.
If cannabis didn’t need to be decarboxylated in order to enjoy its effects, we’d happily chew on raw plants all day long. But, as you know, the only way to reap the benefits of our friend cannabis is to apply heat. We smoke, vape, dab, or even cook it. The sad part is—more often than not—the live plant’s original supply of resin is drastically diminished in the process. All that valuable resin is lost.
See where we’re going with this?
Live Resin: Cannabis as nature intended
Today, there are lots of cannabis concentrates on the market. We smart humans have figured out all kinds of ways to maximize the potency of this powerhouse plant. None however, is as artful a blend of science and nature as Refined Live Resin.
Since the natural resin content of cannabis is degraded in just about any process that prepares it for consumption, the key is to collect that coveted resin before doing anything else. A.k.a., you’ve got to act fast! Once a flower is harvested, you’ve got less than an hour to preserve her in her natural splendor.
It requires a very specialized technology to capture the full spectrum of one of cannabis’s best qualities; terpenes! Sometimes it’s done while the flower is fresh. Other times, it’s flash-frozen, which, in essence, “stops time” to keep it live and fresh. Science is pretty darn cool, too.
Live Resin: The method behind the miracle
Once the terpenes are carefully gathered, stored and cured from a batch of flower, the process is still far from over. We extract the remaining good stuff—the cannabinoids—using CO2. This process of further refinement leaves us with our pure, high-potency, 100% cannabis distillate.
At this point, it’s time to re-introduce our initial collection of live resin—and its complete terpene profile–back into the distillate. If it sounds super involved, that’s because it is. And yet, this artful blend of nature and science makes for an unmatchable favor and potency; overall, it’s a cannabis experience of the finest caliber.
Even once you know how it’s done, it’s still rather miraculous, isn’t it?
Live Resin: What to look for
With this premium product comes a premium price tag, of course. That said, when you shop, you want to make extra sure you’re getting exactly what you pay for, without any surprises.
Traditional Live Resin products are often cannabis concentrates, which use solvents like butane in the extraction process. Many people seek to avoid these potentially harmful ingredients, and for good reason.
Our cutting-edge, solvent-free extraction process allows us to harvest and utilize those sought-after, all-natural terpenes in pure distillate for a product that’s superior in flavor, potency, AND purity. No hydrocarbons or other harmful solvents here.
We also know our patients and consumers appreciate convenience. So, we’ve chosen to offer our new Refined Live Resin distillate in a discreet, easy-to-enjoy vape cartridge.
Last, but not least, it’s important to note one of our strongest principles here at Curaleaf: Cannabis isn’t one-size-fits-all. For this reason, we’ve utilized carefully selected, strain-specific terpenes to bring you a wide variety of flavor formulations. The result is a first-class, personalized cannabis experience to meet your palate’s specific preference. It’s okay to be picky. In fact, you need to be in order to get the most out of your relationship with cannabis. It’s a complex plant, and we all react to it in different ways! Options are essential; we get that.
*Currently, our Refined Live Resin is only available in Florida.*
If all this talk about Fresh Flower Flavor has your senses swooning, why not stop in to your local Curaleaf dispensary? We’d love to meet you, discuss your cannabis goals, and find you a product that’s just the right fit for you.
That’s Cannabis with confidence, and it’s what we’re all about.