What is rosin and how is it smoked


What is Rosin?

There are many different types of cannabis concentrates today, including shatter, budder, wax, and dabs. One of the most popular — and for good reason — is rosin, a solventless extract that offers many advantages over solvent concentrates, including:

  • Pure flavor and higher quality. With solvent extracts like BHO or CO2 oil, there’s residual solvent leftover in the finished product, which can alter the flavor, purity, and quality. On the other hand, solventless extracts like rosin have no solvents (liquids) in the extraction process, resulting in zero chance of smoking or vaping harsh residual chemicals.
  • Less expensive, plus safer and easy to make. Solvents are flammable and dangerous to make – and the equipment used is very expensive to buy. However, rosin is cheap, safe and easy to make at home.
  • Fast acting. One dab of rosin gives a large dose of cannabinoids quickly. You’d need to smoke three to four times the amount to get the same quantity of cannabinoids as dabbing rosin. In fact, the strong effects take hold so fast that it’s best to dose a small amount at a time.
  • Extremely versatile. Rosin is arguably one of the most versatile cannabis extracts. With rosin, you can make crumble, wax, budder, shatter, sugar, and more. It can also be incorporated into just about every cannabis product you can imagine, including edibles, topicals, and salves.
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How is rosin made?

Rosin is an extraction process that combines heat and pressure to make solventless hash oil (SHO). This technique produces a high-terpenes and cannabinoid-rich resin. 

You can make rosin at home with a hair straightener, but using the right equipment greatly improves the quality of your product. For the best results, use a rosin press. Unlike a hair straightener, a rosin press is much more precise and will apply just the right amount of heat and pressure to properly extract cannabinoids and terpenes.

The result of the process is an extract with a sappy texture and translucent color. When made properly, rosin will retain most of the flavor, aroma, and terpenes of the original bud, making it superior to solvent extracts, which run the risk of containing butane, propane or alcohol (which are used in solvents to extract the cannabinoids).  

Also, while the texture of solvent extracts often looks more appealing, with the clear, glass-like appearance shatter is known for, don’t let that fool you – because it doesn’t make them higher quality or stronger than solventless extracts like rosin. The fact is that both solvent and solventless extracts test between 60% and 90% THC, providing a much stronger high than regular cannabis flower.

How is rosin smoked?

Solvent and solventless extracts (like rosin) are consumed the same way: in a dab. Dabs are typically vaporized using a dab rig, consisting of a water pipe with a nail attachment instead of a bowl. The nail is heated using a blow torch, then a chunk or dab extract is placed onto the hot surface. The extract vaporizes quickly on the hot nail while the user inhales. The vapor is filtered through the water, giving a nice, smooth hit of potent cannabis concentrate.

If you find a blowtorch to be intimidating to you, there are other options, including an electronic rig (e-nail) and portable dab rigs that heat themselves electronically with the simple click of a button.

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