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What is Rosin, a Cannabis Concentrate?

Rosin is one of the many cannabis concentrates available on the market today. Learn how it differs from other concentrates, and why it’s a favorite of certain cannabis consumers. In this guide, we’ll explain:

  • What is Rosin?
  • What are the Pros and Cons? 
  • What’s the Difference Between Rosin and Resin?
  • How Do I Consume Rosin?

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What is Rosin?

Rosin is a concentrate that is made using a solventless extraction technique. That means, instead of using solvents, it uses heat and pressure to extract resin from the marijuana flower, hash, or even kief. Because this method does not damage the cannabis trichomes, rosin has a high cannabinoid and terpene content. 

Is Rosin Considered Full-Spectrum?

Some cannabis products are labeled full-spectrum, but you might be wondering what that means. The term full-spectrum refers to a product that contains all of the cannabinoids that occur naturally in the marijuana plant and none of the unwanted parts. This generally means that a product can lend itself to the entourage effect, rather than focusing solely on the impact of the THC.

What are the Pros and Cons of Rosin?

All cannabis products have benefits and disadvantages, but the reality is that those depend on the individual consumer. For example, some cannabis consumers might find rosin’s potency to be a con, while others might find that to be a pro. It all depends on you. In general, however, we break it down like this:

Pros of Rosin

  • Rosin is available in a variety of different strains, meaning you’ll still get to enjoy the individual experience each strain offers.
  • Rosin tends to be less expensive than other types of concentrates, so it’s going to be easier on your wallet.

Cons of Rosin

  • Some cannabis consumers find that they have to clean their devices more often or risk leaving a residue that is hard to get rid of. 
  • Rosin can have high levels of THC, which may not be what all cannabis consumers are looking for in their experience.

What’s the Difference Between Rosin and Resin?

While rosin and resin are two of the most popular concentrates available on the market, their differences might not be obvious by simply looking at marijuana product menus. Rosin and resin mostly differ in how they’re made more than anything else. 

  • Resin exists on the marijuana flower, and it can be harvested to make a variety of cannabis products, including hash, butane hash oil, and more. This process can involve solvents and can destroy terpenes and cannabinoids.

  • Live resin refers to cannabis that has been flash-frozen and processed in such a way that protects the terpenes and cannabinoids.  

  • Rosin is made by putting dried marijuana flower, hash, or kief (though many cannabis connoisseurs prefer to use hash and kief) under heat and pressure. This squeezes out terpenes and cannabinoids in the plant. That material is called rosin. Rosin can actually come from resin.

How Do I Consume Rosin?

Rosin concentrate is quite potent, so keep that in mind when you’re consuming your product. It can be smoked with a glass pipe, added to a cone or edibles, or vaped. It can also be added to a dab rig, which tends to be the preferred method by cannabis consumers. The important thing to remember when you do consume rosin is to go slow. Its potency acts fast, and too much rosin at a time will lead to an uncomfortable experience. 

Purchasing Rosin

If you’re interested in trying marijuana rosin, visit one of our Verilife dispensary locations. Our cannabis experts are available to help whether you’re a beginner or a cannabis connoisseur.

Recreational Cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and medical marijuana patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.