What is Rosin
Rosin is a concentrated oil extract derived from the flower, trimmings, pollen or hash of Cannabis plant material. It is extracted by exposing the plant material to heat and pressure in a Rosin Press. This process results in the separation of the resinous sap from the plant material, leaving a potent and flavorful form of the active THC or CBD chemicals contained in the Cannabis plant.
The main benefit and reason behind this method is that the end product is extracted in a solvent-less, and natural way unlike other methods of extraction that use solvents to strip the oils from the plant material and leave behind harmful chemical residue.
What is a Rosin Press
A Rosin Press is a high pressure heat press designed to separate the active THC and CBD containing Rosin from the Cannabis plant material in a natural solvent-less way. The process ensures activation of the THC and CBD without causing degradation to their potency or the natural flavors (Terpenes) of the plant. The final extracted concentrate typically contains between 60%-90% THC/CBD and is commonly known as Rosin, Dabs or Wax.
What can I do with my Rosin?
Due to its purity the extracted Rosin has a multitude of medicinal and recreational uses. Use it with your favorite cooking and baking recipes. Mix it with coconut oil and put into capsules for oral consumption. Use as a base for Skin Creams,Vape Juice, Tinctures or smoke it via a Dab Rig.
Alternative Extraction Methods
Alternate methods of extraction use solvents such as Butane to extract the active ingredients from the Cannabis plant material – known as BHO (Butane Hash Oil). The problem with this method is multifaceted. Health and safety first and foremost. Butane and many other solvents are flammable which makes the process very dangerous and pose a risk of explosion and fire. Residue solvent is leftover in the final product which is not only unhealthy to consume but also affects the flavor.