Rosin: A Guide to Solventless Cannabis Extract

If you are a part of the cannabis world, you must have come across the term rosin.

We are not talking about rosin used for violins and other string instruments. We are talking about cannabis rosin.

Rosin, a cannabis concentrate that visually resembles hardened honey, became popular among consumers who prefer solventless weed products.

Rosin is a solventless cannabis extract, visually reminiscent of hardened honey.

This high-quality cannabis product, rich in terpenes and cannabinoids, is obtained from marijuana via a solventless process. That’s why it is the preferred form of cannabis for many consumers.

Stay with us and learn more about this sticky cannabis extract.

What Is Rosin?

In short, rosin is a form of cannabis extract made from weed buds, kief or hash.  

Cannabis concentrates, or extracts are products which contain high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes. They are made of marijuana plants, in the extraction process where all plant parts, except cannabinoids, are being removed. Extraction can be done using different chemicals (solvents) or mechanical methods (using heat and pressure).

Rosin presents the final product of solvent-free cannabis extraction, so it is considered one of the purest forms of cannabis concentrates, containing only cannabinoids and terpenes.

Rosin is a product of a solventless cannabis extraction process.

Rosin can have different colours and consistencies depending on the conditions under which it was extracted and the type and quality of the cannabis plant that was used for extraction. 

It can look like waxy hardened honey or clear and sunny-yellow syrup.

Rosin’s consistency can vary from solid to syrupy product. Its colour can range from light yellow or brown to green.

This sticky cannabis extract comes in different colours, too: from light yellow to brownish and green. What colour it will be depends on the raw material that was used for rosin production.

Rosin is a very versatile cannabis product and it can be consumed in many different ways. It can be used for dabbing, smoked as a joint or vaped through the glass bowl. Some consumers even incorporate it in weed recipes to make rosin-infused edibles. 

It is important to mention that rosin is very potent since it is basically concentrated cannabis, so it should be consumed very carefully, and in moderation.

How Is Rosin Made?

Rosin is made through a simple process of using a machine called a rosin press. These machines come in different sizes, from small to big, industrial ones.

By applying high heat and high pressure, these machines extract cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis into a highly concentrated product.

Rosin is made by applying high heat and pressure using a rosin press.

Production of rosin presents a cleaner, simpler and cheaper method of production compared to other cannabis concentrates.

Most cannabis extracts are made using different solvents, such as propane or CO2. Traces of these solvents can be part of the final products. Cannabis rosin, on the other hand, is made via a process that uses zero solvents, and that’s why some consumers prefer it over other cannabis extracts.

What Is Rosin Made Of?

Cannabis rosin is made of cannabis buds, trims or hash.

Rosin is made of cannabis buds, trims or hash.

Since the characteristics of raw material affect the rosin as the final product, it is very important that plant material used for making rosin is high quality and safe for usage.

What Is the Difference between Resin, Live Resin and Rosin? 

Rosin and resin are both cannabis extracts and because of their similar names, sometimes they get mixed up. So let’s clear things up.

Resin is a potent, sticky residue, found on cannabis trichomes, and it naturally occurs on marijuana flowers, while rosin is a cannabis extract that comes as a result of the solventless extraction method. 

Rosin and resin are solventless cannabis extracts, while live resin is not.

Live resin is extracted from freshly frozen cannabis using solvents such as butane or propane.

In a nutshell, rosin and resin are solventless, while live resin is not.

How to Store Rosin?

The ultimate rule for storing cannabis extracts and other cannabis products is to keep them safe from air, light and moisture exposure.

Choosing airtight, opaque containers that are made of safe materials that won’t affect or change the rosin is always a good solution for the proper storing of this cannabis concentrate.

Rosin should be stored in dark, airtight containers such as silicone and glass jars.

Depending on the consistency of the rosin, it can be stored in various ways: using a silicone jar, glass jar, plastic container or parchment paper (only for short-term storage).

Always have in mind that jars (containers) should be made of medical-grade silicone and plastic. 



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1. Please consume responsibly.
2. When canning any food at home (e.g. cannabutter or canna-oil) you should be very careful since there can be a risk of the appearance of toxin that can lead to botulism, a very serious illness. This happens when food is canned, processed, stored or handled. Bacteria that cause botulism can very quickly grow in cannabis edibles that are made at home. Bacteria can cause botulism poisoning which is a very serious illness that affects the body’s nerves and produces serious health consequences.

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