There's a significant shift in the cannabis concentrates market, with the demand for cleaner, purer, and more natural products growing rapidly. One such product taking the cannabis world by storm is rosin. A solventless concentrate, rosin is favored for its purity, flavor, and the simple extraction process. In this post, we'll delve deeper into rosin, and differentiate between hash rosin and flower rosin.
What Is Rosin?
Rosin is a cannabis concentrate obtained using heat and pressure to squeeze the resinous sap from the cannabis plant. This method is incredibly straightforward, and it doesn't involve the use of any solvents such as butane, propane, or CO2 - chemicals typically used in creating other types of concentrates. This solventless process leaves you with a concentrate that is pure and rich in terpenes, the aromatic compounds responsible for each strain's unique scent and flavor profile.
Hash Rosin vs. Flower Rosin
Although the extraction process for both hash and flower rosin is the same, there's a fundamental difference - the starting material.
Flower Rosin is made by applying pressure and heat directly to the cannabis flowers (buds). The yield is a bit lower compared to hash rosin, but it's favored for its robust, complex flavor profile. The starting material is often less refined, which may result in a darker color due to the presence of plant materials.
Hash Rosin, on the other hand, is extracted from hash made from trichome-rich parts of the cannabis plant. Hash rosin typically yields a higher potency and a more refined end product. Because the starting material is more refined, hash rosin is often lighter in color with a more transparent appearance.
Both types of rosin provide a full-spectrum experience, meaning they retain all the cannabinoids and terpenes of the original plant, delivering a richer, more nuanced high compared to isolates or distillates.
The Rising Popularity of Rosin
The rosin revolution reflects the cannabis community's increasing interest in healthier, more natural products. Rosin delivers the potent effects of concentrates while respecting the plant’s complex chemical relationships. As solventless extraction technology advances, we can expect to see rosin and other solventless concentrates continue to grow in popularity.
Whether you prefer the full-bodied flavor of flower rosin or the refined potency of hash rosin, it's clear that rosin has much to offer for cannabis connoisseurs and newcomers alike. Stay tuned to our concentrate series as we continue to explore the world of cannabis concentrates.