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April 28, 2023 By Wild Orchard Co.

What is Cannabis Live Resin and How Do You Use It?

Live resin is an exciting cannabinoid product loved by cannabis fans for its nuanced flavors and impressive potency. Read on to learn what cannabis live resin is, how to use it, and why it’s so popular. 

What is Live Resin?

Live resin is a cannabis concentrate made using fresh flower that has not been dried or processed. 

Live resin concentrate is much softer than other types of cannabis concentrates or extracts. It typically ranges in consistency from soft brown sugar to syrupy “sauce.”

A live resin contains all of the terpenes in the natural cannabis plant. It’s because of these terpenes that live resin is so potent and so flavorful, allowing cannabis connoisseurs to appreciate everything their favorite strains have to offer. 

How is Live Cannabinoid Resin Made?

Making live resin is a delicate process that requires specialized equipment, so it must be performed in a controlled laboratory setting. 

Here are the steps to making live cannabis resin:

  1. Cannabis flower is harvested and immediately flash-frozen to protect all of its delicate, beneficial compounds. 
  2. The flash-frozen cannabis is placed into a specialized tank.
  3. All oxygen is purged from the tank full of cannabis. 
  4. A solvent — typically butane or propane — is flushed through the cannabis flower to “wash” off the trichomes. 
  5. The cannabis and solvent mixture is then gently heated to evaporate off the excess solvent. Many extraction setups can reclaim the evaporated solvent for reuse. 
  6. The live resin is ready for use or can be further processed into other live resin products, like live resin vapes or cartridges. 

Is Live Resin the Same as Dabs?

“Dabs” is an umbrella term for any cannabis extract or concentrate used with a dab rig. As live resin can be dabbed, it can be considered a type of dab. 

Avid dabbers love live resin for its potency and rich flavors. It is on the softer end of the concentrate spectrum, so newer dabbers might have a slight learning curve while manipulating live resin to use it. 

How Are Live Resin and Live Rosin Different?

Though these two cannabis concentrates have similar names and can be used similarly, live resin and live rosin are produced using very different methods. 

Live rosin is made using a solventless process. The cannabinoids, trichomes, and other beneficial compounds are extracted using cold water, pressure, and heat. 

Making live resin, however, requires the use of solvents. 

Both live resin and live rosin are highly sought-after products for their superior taste, potency, and effects. Both have a waxy appearance, though live resin is often softer, and both can be dabbed, vaped, or smoked with flower. 

Can You Put Live Resin in a Cart?

Yes! Cartridges (or carts) and disposable vapes are some of the most effective and convenient ways to consume live resin. Loading a cart with live resin can be tedious and messy, so Wild Orchard Hemp offers an extensive line of live resin carts and disposable live resin vapes to help consumers skip straight to enjoying their cannabis concentrates. 

How do I Use Live Resin?

Live resin can be used in many different ways. Though it can be added to edibles, live resin carts and disposable vapes are some of the most popular ways to consume this potent cannabis concentrate.

How to Use Live Resin Cartridges

Live resin cartridges are an excellent choice for those who know they like live resin and want to be able to switch out their strains and cannabinoid blends. 

Wild Orchard Hemp live resin carts are compatible with 510-threaded batteries, the industry standard. To use a live resin cartridge, simply screw it onto a fully-charged battery and start vaping. 

If you want to start with a chill classic, try our Delta 8 live resin carts. For a slightly different effect, check out our HHC live resin carts. And if you want to kick things up a notch, Wild Orchard Hemp HHC-R live resin carts take the potency to another level. 

How to Use Live Resin Disposable Vapes

Live resin disposable vapes are an excellent choice for people who are new to cannabinoids or simply want their live resin in the most convenient possible package. 

Wild Orchard Hemp’s live resin vapes couldn’t be easier to use: just open the package, puff, and enjoy. 

Our HHC-R live resin vapes combine our signature HHC-R blend with terpene-rich live resin for an experience you don’t want to miss. 

Why Live Resin is Better

It’s a matter of opinion, but here at Wild Orchard Hemp, we think live resin is one of the best forms of cannabis concentrate.

Live resin preserves the complete terpene profile of the flower it’s made from, delivering rich, delicious flavor and subtle effects that each unique cannabis strain offers. The complete terpene profile will allow you to appreciate the flavors of your favorite cultivars like never before. Many of the unique effects of different cannabis cultivars are thought to come from the terpenes, so live resin also feels more potent. It colloquially allows access to each unique strain’s specific effects and benefits. 

Where to Buy Live Resin Online

You can buy live resin products from high-quality online smoke shops like Wild Orchard Hemp. We carry various vapes and carts in multiple strains and sizes to suit every cannabis fan. Best of all, every Wild Orchard Hemp product is backed by third-party lab tests. Browse our extensive selection and place your order today!