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Delta 8 Live Resin – Live it Up
Delta 8 live resin is a pure and potent way to experience the power of delta 8. While it’s true that all of our delta 8 products will give you the buzzy benefits of the compound, none are quite like live resin.
Discover the ins and outs of live resin today!
What is Delta 8 Live Resin?
Delta 8 live resin is a type of concentrate extracted through a process that preserves the tastes and smells of the cannabis plant better than other, more typical extraction methods. It gets its name from the freshness of the cannabis plant from which it’s made.
Unlike most cannabis products, like vapes and edibles, live resin is made from plant material that has not been dried or cured. Instead, the starting plant material used to make live resin includes fresh flower buds and sugar leaves; the large fan leaves typically associated with cannabis as well as its stems are excluded from the process.
When it comes to live resin products, capturing the full essence and aroma of live cannabis is the primary goal. This extraction process is commonly associated with a high-quality and flavorful resulting concentrate.
By skipping the typical drying and curing stage that other products often begin with, the extract keeps more of the essential oils—or terpenes—in the cannabis plant that are responsible for the flavors and aroma in normal weed.
Live resin is usually a dark yellow color with a thick texture resembling that of crystallized honey—thus its popular nickname “honey oil.” To preserve the potency and quality of the concentrate, it’s best to store them away from heat, light, moisture, and open air.
How Do You Smoke Delta 8 Live Resin?
So, if delta 8 live resin is so thick and honey-like, how exactly do you smoke it?
The answer is, just like any other cannabis concentrate! There are several different methods for smoking live resin, including dabs, pens, nectar collectors, and vaporizers.
Let’s take a closer look at the most popular ways to inhale delta 8 live resin!
Dabbing with a Rig
One of the most popular—and frankly, most classic—ways of inhaling live resin is through dabbing. Commonly employing a dab rig, or its modern equivalent, the e-rig, dabbing involves using a vaporizer from which users smoke the extract.
Similarly to a bong, a dab rig is usually a glass smoking device that uses water vapor to filter the live resin. Unlike a bong, however, a dab has a nail in place of a bowl, and the process of lighting up is also different. Instead of putting a lighter directly onto the plant material, nails need to be heated up before the live resin is applied. Usually, a lighter won’t do the job, so a handheld torch is a dabber’s best friend.
Dabbing with a Nectar Collector
A nectar collector is, in essence, a bong attached to a soldering tool. These devices are also known as dab straws or honey straws due to their more portable and convenient nature than dab rigs.
Instead of loading concentrate into a nail for heating, the tip of the nectar collector is heated and brought to the live resin.
To use a nectar collector, place your resin on a dish or flat surface that withstands extreme heat. Usually, materials such as silicone are preferred with nectar collectors. Then, heat up the metal end of your collector and bring it to the resin. The concentrate will melt when it comes in contact with the tip, and from there you can slurp the vapor it produces through the straw.
Some models of nectar collectors even include a water filtration system to help cool the smoke before it hits your mouth.
Although it’s somewhat of an obscure product, some manufacturers carry delta 8 live resin vapes or cartridges ready to smoke. This is an incredibly accessible and convenient way to consume live resin.
These vapes don’t require torches or heating—the electronic battery takes care of everything; all you need to do is inhale!
Many people opt to sprinkle a little live resin on their joints, blunts, and bowls. By combining it with flower, or adding it on top after it’s rolled, users can get more out of their smoking experience. Because live resin is a concentrated form of delta 8, its effects are much stronger than those of regular flower. Adding live resin to these typical smoking methods means more potency for the entire circle!
Delta 8 Live Resin vs Other Consumer Products
Delta 8 live resin is just one of many delta 8 products we offer at Diamond CBD. Some of our most popular delta 8 products include edibles, vapes, and oils. But what exactly are they? And how are they different than live resin?
Delta 8 edibles are, as their name suggests, edible products infused with delta 8. These delicious bites come in many forms, such as chocolates, chips, candy, and even honey, but the most popular type are delta 8 gummies. Edibles take a long time to kick in, but they last even longer. The onset time of their effects is around an hour, and they can last for up to eight.
Our delta 8 disposable vapes and delta 8 carts are amazing ways to smoke delta 8 vapor in a convenient, fast-acting, and portable way. These products work a lot like live resin in the sense that they are inhaled into the lungs. Within a few minutes, you’ll begin to feel the effects of delta 8.
Delta 8 oil is oil that has been infused with delta 8. It can be added to food, drinks, or placed under the tongue for a faster onset effect. When taken sublingually, delta 8 oil is almost as quick as vapes and carts to kick in.
The main difference between live resin and other delta 8 products is their production process, as well as the fact that live resin is used making fresh cannabis plant material.
How is Delta 8 Live Resin Made?
The process through which delta 8 live resin is made involves flash-freezing cannabis before and during the extraction process, as opposed to trimming and drying it as is the case with other products. Freezing the fresh cannabis instead of drying it, research shows, helps preserve the plant’s unique terpene profile, which results in resin with potent aromas and flavors.
During the typical extraction process that is used to make other concentrates like butter, shatter, and wax, dried cannabis plant material is used. During this drying process, the trichomes that contain terpenes in the cannabis plant can be exposed to oxygen, harsh heat, and light, all of which cause these elements to degrade.
Other than freezing fresh plant material as opposed to using dry plant material, the extraction process is largely the same as other concentrates. The most common solvent used to create concentrate is butane, which is why concentrates, including live resin, are sometimes called Butane Hash Oil, or BHO.
Live Resin vs. Other Concentrates
Although live resin is a very popular type of concentrate, there are many other types of concentrated extracts out there. Here’s how a few of the most popular concentrates compare to live resin!
Shatter concentrates get their name from their similarity to opaque glass. When heated, it melts into a thick honey-like texture. Compared to shatter, live resin is much more malleable and flavorful, while shatter is more fragile.
Crumble, like live resin, is usually also made using the freezing method. Its consistency is dry and crumb-like. It’s usually bright yellow or amber in color and high in terpenes, making it fragrant and flavorful.
As its name suggests, budder has a texture and color resembling that of butter. Like live resin, budder is also high in terpenes—as a matter of fact, the concentrate is second to live resin in aroma and flavor.
The main difference between rosin and resin is their production method. While live resin is made using solvents like butane, rosin uses a solventless process. Instead, rosin uses only heat and pressure.
The Benefits of Delta 8 Live Resin
Delta 8 in itself has many proven benefits, including stress reduction, anxiety relief, and chronic pain management. Additionally, delta 8 has been known to cause fewer adverse effects, such as anxiety and paranoia, than its older sibling delta 9.
Outside of being a delta 8 product, however, delta 8 live resin has some unique benefits of its own. Let’s go over some of live resin’s most notable benefits.
- Because of the preservation of terpenes, live resin provides users with a more flavorful and aromatic experience.
- The process of flash-freezing plant material to extract live resin can help keep cannabinoids intact, making the concentrate more potent than other delta 8 products.
- Although delta 8 live resin is an extremely potent version of the cannabinoid, it still remains legal under the 2018 Farm Bill as long as it is derived from hemp.
Final Thoughts on Delta 8 Live Resin
Live resin is a fun and intense way to experience delta 8. Fun, flavorful, and aromatic, delta 8 live resin gives you all the benefits of the cannabis plant in a wax-like product.
Whether you’re dabbing it, adding it to your joints and blunts, or pulling out the nectar collector, Diamond’s delta 8 live resin will give you everything you crave out of your delta 8 experience!