The Modern Herb Company – The Hemp Collect – Live Resin / Delta 8 Cartridges are for Local Purchase only Due to the P.A.C.T. act put in place around March of 2021. Heres some info the Manufacturer would like to share with you.
“Our live resin is made from curated cultivars selected from top breeders and chosen for their beneficial cannabinoid and
terpene profiles. Most notably, this year, we sourced a lot of weight from our good friends at East Fork Cultivar & Tejas Hemp.
After processing our fresh frozen, whole plant material, we then potentiate it with Delta 8 or CBD distillate. Our reason for this
is that it creates a product that gives you the best of both worlds. High potency, high terpene content, a wide variety of
cannabinoids & a directed, strain-specific effects.
What is Live Resin? What is Distillate?
Over the last decade, the form factors in the cannabis space have shifted dramatically, and with it comes terms like
full-spectrum, isolate, live resin, distillate, and broad-spectrum. These are all slightly different kinds of cannabis extracts,
with some common denominators.
When it comes to vaping & edible inputs, distillate and live resin are the predominant forms. So what are the differences
when it comes to a live resin vs. distillate cartridge? Is one better than the other?
Live resin is made from fresh flowers of the cannabis plant. At the peak of harvest, the plants are cut down and flash-frozen to preserve the valuable trichomes. The trichomes are the essence of the plant – it’s where the terpenes and cannabinoids are born and live. The frozen cannabis flowers are extracted into what is known as live resin. The plant’s terpene profile remains intact when using fresh flowers, providing a rich flavor and complex aromatic extract. It’s bursting with terpenes, tasting like fresh fruit, musky mangoes, or astringent herbs. The terpenes are genuinely alive in live resin in that they were never “cured” or dried.
Once a cannabis plant is cut, dried, and cured, it can be extracted into oil. Distillate is made from another type of extract.
When making distillate, the crude oil undergoes a process called fractional short-path distillation. Using heat and pressure, you
can extract all of the cannabis compounds individually since they each have a different boiling point. Usually, the goal of distillation is to separate the desired cannabinoid (CBD, THC, etc) to make a highly potent product in the form of a clear, odorless liquid.
In short, Live Resin = a vast array of terpenes, flavonoids & cannabinoids. Better taste + broader high. Live Resin is also a product that has the ability to provide a strain-specific experience. This experience would be the closest resemblance of a high you would get from smoking flower. Distillate = high potency, specific cannabinoid and has the benefit of being clear & odorless (terpenes are distilled out during the extraction process), making it highly valuable as an edible input for those seeking something that doesn’t taste like cannabis.
Distillate vs Live Resin
The most pronounced difference in live resin vs. distillate is the high terpene content in the live resin. Distillate does not
retain any terpenes after extraction. When comparing live resin vs. distillate, an excellent mental image is comparing
Live resin is the fresh-squeezed juice straight from the fruit, and distillate is the concentrated juice bought from the store. They each have their uses, and it just depends on each person’s preference. However, other notable differences include the extraction process, the terpene and cannabinoid content, and smoking experience.
Terpene Content The whole purpose of creating live resin is to maintain the highest percentage of terpene content possible. Terpenes are responsible not only for the smell but also the taste of each different strain of the cannabis plant. They are found in various combinations and work together with cannabinoids and flavonoids to produce a full spectrum of effects for the mind and the body.
Terpenes are not psychoactive like cannabinoids, but they do play an essential role in the overall effect. Terpenes work
synergistically alongside cannabinoids to create what is known as the ‘entourage effect.’ This term is used to describe the overall harmonious impact of consuming these naturally occurring plant substances together.
The Smoking Experience
When debating live resin-infused distillate vs. pure distillate, it ultimately comes down to the user’s preference for taste and experience. Sometimes you want to vape a vibrant, juicy live resin that leaves you salivating with taste and an experience left more well-rounded by the additional cannabinoid content. Sometimes you need to be a little more discreet and want an odorless distillate or crave botanically derived (non-cannabis/hemp) flavors such as fruit flavors.
When it comes to the high associated with each, live resin-infused distillate tends to produce similar effects to what you
would feel if you smoked the dried flower. In the case of Live Resin infused distillate, it provides the most cannabis-like
experience while still maintaining compliance. The distillate will produce a more intense high at first, but it tends to be
short-lived since there is a lack of other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes to engage the entourage effect.”