What is live resin? What you need to know about the trending cannabis concentrate



Trying to keep up with the latest cannabis concentrate trends seems like herding cats these days. Still, it’s hard to ignore this one.

Live resin is a relatively new form of cannabis concentrate that has grown in popularity over the past year. It’s touted for preserving the flavors and aromas of live cannabis plants better than other extractions. With live resin, many users report you can experience both the psychoactive and calming qualities of the plant at the same time. Plus, it’s highly potent.

But is live resin worth the hype? We dove into what users are loving about live resin, its potential benefits, and some other things you might not know about this new cannabinoid craze.

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What Are the Benefits of Live Resin?

Many people are experiencing benefits from live resin that they do not experience, or experience to a lesser degree, with other cannabis concentrates.

Here are some perks you can expect from using live resin:

1. It’s potent

When you smoke cannabis or ingest it in other forms, it naturally loses some potency. But with live resin, you’re absorbing pure cannabis compounds in higher volumes. This generally makes it much more potent.

That doesn’t just mean you’ll experience more psychoactive effects (though you probably will). Live resin comes in a variety of strains designed to promote different moods and effects. Whether you’re trying to experience the psychoactive qualities of cannabis or use cannabis for pain relief, mental calm, or insomnia, there’s a live resin strain designed for your needs.

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2. You can vape it

Many people prefer vaping cannabis to smoking it. If that’s you, you’re in luck.

Resin carts are available on the market. They are generally pre-filled and easy to attach to your vape battery, allowing you to discretely enjoy this cannabis concentrate anywhere you choose.

For those concerned with the various health risks associated with vaping, however, it’s important to note that this is not the only way to consume live resin. The more popular alternative is dabbing it.

3. You can expect a more noticeable flavor

The terpenes of the cannabis plant are the chemicals thought to be responsible for its aroma, taste, and other qualities. Since live resin products are designed to preserve these terpenes better than other cannabis concentrates, you may find yourself enjoying the taste and aroma of the product more, and noticing the distinct characteristics that set each plant apart.

For newbies, the distinct flavors of live resin make it easier for you to develop your palate and learn what you like.

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How do I buy live resin?

As previously mentioned, the most popular way to purchase live resin is either as a dab or as a pre-filled vape cart, depending on how you want to consume it.

Make sure that you’re legally purchasing live resin. The laws on niche cannabis products like this are sometimes different than the laws on more traditional cannabis products. Study the laws of your state to make sure you live somewhere that allows the purchase and consumption of live resin, for medical or recreational purposes.

Then, if you can, shop at a dispensary with a good reputation that sells reputable products. You will, of course, need to be 21 or older to purchase.


Live resin is growing in popularity, fast. Easy to use, flavorful, and potent, it’s not hard to understand why so many are singing the praises of this cannabis concentrate across the internet.

If you like dabbing or vaping, this is certainly one to put on your bucket list.

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