What is it?
Pineapple Express Live Resin is one of the highest quality cannabis extracts you can buy. Live resin is one of of the most flavourful and potent extracts available to us. The creation uses BHO or PHO methods, which means the high pressure of the solvent is what separates the plant material from the good stuff: trichomes and terpenes.
How is it different from shatter?
But what makes it different from shatter, wax, budder, saps, and all the other BHO and PHO extracts? The biggest difference is the timing of the extraction. Shatter and other solvent extracts use dried, cured flower. The timing of the crop doesn’t matter at all.
Timing is everything
With live resin, speed and timing are everything. Once the cultivator decides to cut down the crop, the extractor works quickly, performing the extraction techniques within minutes of the plant being cut down. The result is a massive difference in terpene content.
Terpenes are volatile
Some terpenes are more volatile and unstable than others. The moment the plant is cut down, terpenes begin to evaporate off the plant, some more quickly than others. Some terpenes, like Caryophyllene, which smells of rosemary, cloves and hops, evaporates extremely quickly. Others like myrcene (earthy, piney kush flavours) stick around for a long time. By performing the extraction technique quickly, the extractor is able to hold onto these terpenes before they are lost. The result is a magnificently tasty extract.
Cannabinoids are too!
Cannabinoids, like THC, are sensitive to light. The longer you cure and dry cannabis and expose it to light, some of these cannabinoids will break down or transform. Live resin is the best way to preserve cannabinoids and terpenes of any given strain. As a result, live resin is one of the best ways to express the terpene profile and cannabinoid potency of any given strain.
How do I use Pineapple Express Live Resin?
Pineapple Express Live Resin works best in a dab rig or dab pen. It’s often quite expensive because of its high quality, but some connoisseurs add small pieces of live resin to their blunts and joints for an intensely elevated flavour profile and potency. It’s all up to you!