Checking for live resin quality

Cannabis continues to grow in acceptance and popularity, creating a multi billion dollar industry.

The rapidly increasing demand has led to new cannabis farmers and producers entering the market.

While the majority of the products sold at the local dispensary are carefully curated and exceptional, I’m always watchful of poor quality. I realize that the industry is still relatively new. Regulations are gradually evolving. I typically shop for cannabis resin, which is a semi-solid to solid substance that is dark brown and rather sticky. Resins are found on the trichomes that cover the surface of cannabis buds. The trichomes are responsible for the cannabinoids and terpenes. Because of this, resins are especially desirable. Authentic resin is typically much more expensive than dried flower. If I come across cheap resin, I know that it’s poor quality. However, a smaller quantity is required. True resin delivers THC potency anywhere between 50% and 95%. It doesn’t take much to deliver intensive effects. For me, it’s all about purity. I am willing to pay more for premium cannabis extracts. I look for a light golden color of oils and concentrate. I check that the product has been lab tested and verified. I always ask for recommendations from the budtenders at the dispensary. They are always knowledgeable in the products and often have firsthand experience. I’ve also gotten familiar with the names of reputable producers of concentrates and my favorite strains. My local dispensary is strenuous in its standards for excellent live resin. The flavor profiles and aromas are preserved through a proper extraction process. It is important that the plant material is kept cool and never exposed to temperatures above 65 to 70 degrees.

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