What is Rosin

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As the Canadian concentrates scene keeps growing, more and more cannabis users want to try them and see what the hype is all about. The main factor that holds many people back from trying concentrates is the fact that most extracts are made with solvents such as butane or propane which can seem unattractive to newcomers even though the extracts have been through a purging process to remove the solvents. Rosin is a high quality extract that is 100% solvent free and contains as many attributes as other types of concentrates.

Rosin is made through a process that includes applying heat and pressure onto the flower to create the rosin. When making rosin the extraction process is extremely quick and does not need lengthy time period of getting the final product. Most extracts made from hydrocarbon extracting methods will need up to 100 hours of purging to remove the hydrocarbons and will leave behind tiny traces of the hydrocarbon. Rosin does not contain a single parts per million(PPM) of hydrocarbon and if done correctly it contains has much terpenes and cannabinoids levels as a solvent based extract.

Rosin is gaining popularity everyday and that’s because of the simplicity of the extraction method. Anyone with common knowledge has the ability to make good quality rosin. On the other hand, solvent based extracts can be extremely complicated and can have many detailed steps that can take months and years to master. Making small amounts of rosin can be simple, cheap and made from home using just a few items such as a hair straightener and parchment paper. By surrounding the flowers with parchment paper and then squishing it in between the hair straighter can give a good yield ratio of flowers to rosin of good quality rosin. Only small amounts can be made using a hair straighter but many smokers enjoy making it for personal consumption. Expert rosin makers use very expensive heated presses that can press multiple tonnes while keeping the press plates heated at the preferred temperature. The flower is also put in thin screen bags which helps to keep out plant material and other non-psychoactive materials that lower the quality of the rosin.

The popularity of rosin has skyrocketed in the past year among the Canadian concentrate scene both on the medical and recreational sides. Rosin has a lot of medical benefits being that it is extremely potent which allows people to medicate off small amounts. Rosin contains zero PPM (parts per million) of hydrocarbons which is really attractive to medical marijuana patients that try to avoid solvents. On the recreational side, rosin has gain a lot of popularity by the fact that anyone can make small amounts of rosin at home and enjoy a few homemade dabs. Daily consumers have started to make their own rosin which allows them to save money. The average gram of rosin is sold between 40-100$ a gram depending the quality but can go as low as 20$ a gram by making it yourself.

In conclusion many cannabis connoisseur say that rosin is the future of cannabis concentrates because of its ability to be made by anyone at affordable prices. The medical benefits, flavors and the potency are as high and good as concentrates made with solvents. The art of making rosin keeps growing and new techniques and tricks are coming out of every corner of the country allowing the average concentrates user to enjoy good quality rosin.

 

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