Basic Resin (usually referred to as Resin)
Also called weed tar and/or reclaim. I’m referring to the black tar-like substance that sits on the bottom of your water pipe, bowl, or dab rig, after smoking. It was smoked back during the Woodstock days of the 1960s (and probably your high school days where it was a bit more difficult to get weed), but nowadays, it is rarely used.
It is hard to get “high” when consuming resin because it doesn’t contain much THC, compared to other preparations.
I do not recommend anyone smoke cannabis resin. Because it contains ash and tar, unlike other cannabis preparations, and is, therefore, impure. There can be harmful cannabis resin side effects, such as headache, severe sore throat, and difficulty breathing.
Recently, live resin has gained much popularity. It contains the word “resin” because it involves the resin extracted from the cannabis plant. It has nothing to do with the substance described above, besides the fact that it also comes from a cannabis plant.
Live resin concentrates are produced with the use of solvents, such as ethanol, butane, and carbon dioxide. What makes live resin different from the other concentrates such as wax and oil, is the use of freshly frozen bud during processing. The harvested bud leaves are immediately frozen and sent out for processing; thus, they are sometimes referred to as “fresh frozen flowers.”
Using this fresh frozen flower enables the product to retain more of the terpenes, compared to other hydrocarbon extracts that use dried and processed cannabis. Terpenes, also referred to as terpenoids and terps, are the naturally occurring chemical compounds that make certain strains of cannabis smell or taste different from others. It essentially gives the cannabis strain its aroma and scent. Since more of the terpenes are retained, it creates a much more pleasurable user experience, compared to the other hydrocarbon-based oils/waxes.