Live Resin Info
Live Resin is a concentrate made by freezing cannabis buds immediately after harvest and keeping them frozen throughout the extraction process. Drying and curing bud can result in the loss of about 60% of the terpenes in the plant. Terpenes give bud its distinct flavours and aromas as well as having medicinal qualities that work synergistically with THC and CBD. Live Resin preserves many more of these terpenes because of the way it is made but it is a specialized process. Hence Live Resin is hard to find and typically more expensive than other concentrates. People compare the taste of Live Resin vs dry bud to eating fresh fruit instead of dried fruit. Some people swear by the effects and taste but the only way to know if you like it is to give it a try. Dabbing is the best way to enjoy this product but it can also be vaped, smoked or added into a regular joint.
Smell: smells lightly of marijuana.
Consistency: softer and stickier than shatter (Keep frozen for easier handling)
Effect: relaxed and euphoric
Potency: Live Resin is a potent concentrate. Use with caution.
Sample submitted: Live Resin
Activated vs non-activated: activated cannabinoids are non-acidic (neutral) and are the form utilized by the human brain/ body. Activation occurs via heating (smoking, vaporizing, cooking). Cannabinoids in the natural plant are acidic (non-activated) and need to be converted to their neutral form in order to be utilized by the human body. Therefore one would expect fresh cannabis buds to contain mainly non-activated cannabinoids. Processed materials (baked goods, heated extracts) should be higher in the activated forms.
Absent Cannabinoids: if a cannabinoid or terpene is blank, it is not necessarily absent but below the limit of detection by the detector (usually less than 0.01%).
Cannabis Potency Summary Table:
Three tests of each sample were analysed and summarised below:
% by weight
THC-Acid (not activated)
*THC total (THC-Acid THC)
CBD-Acid (not activated)
*CBD total (CBD-Acid CBD)
CBG-Acid (not activated)
*CBG total (CBG-Acid CBG)
Activated Cannabinoid Total:
•when reporting totals, acidic cannabinoids are multiplied by 0.877 to account for loss of mass from decarboxylation upon heating (activating)