What Are Cured Resins?

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Cured resins are a lesser-known form of cannabis consumption where the marijuana is in a concentrated form.

What Are Cured Resin Concentrates?

Cannabis concentrates are products that contain resin.

The substance that cured resin is made from can be located on the trichomes of the cannabis plant. Trichomes can appear on both the plant’s leaves and flowers.

Commonly considered the most valuable element of the cannabis plant, resin provides the majority of the plant’s THC. THC in marijuana, of course, provides the psychoactive impact associated with using cannabis.

Different Types of Resin

A few different types of resin include live resin and cured resin. Subtle yet significant differences remain between the two options but the most important one comes from the extraction process.

Live Resin

After harvesting the flowers, they are immediately cut up and frozen. Freezing the flowers preserves the cannabis and its value trichomes. This way, the THC potency and terpene profiles remain intact.

Freezing the flowers also ensures that they keep their flavor and aroma. The plant will have the traditional, natural, and popular cannabis taste. Live resin is a more efficient option compared with curing resin.

Cured Resin

The cannabis plant needs to be dried out once harvested to cure the resin. Drying the plant is a complex process because climate and temperature must be carefully controlled for the best results. Remedy achieves these results in climate-controlled dark rooms.

Once fully dried, the plant can be put in jars. The next step is curing the plant. Curing affects everything about the cannabis, including:

  • Potency
  • Smell
  • Flavor
  • Terpene profiles

The process must be completed the right way. The curing process takes a considerable amount of time, an average of three months. If the process is rushed, the plant will likely be negatively affected.

During the process, the plant’s cannabinoids, sugars, and terpenes are all broken down. In some cases, extractors will add botanical terpenes to ensure the flower has a unique strain.

Is Cured Resin a Better Product?

People often assume cured resin is a better product than live resin due to the former’s longer production time. However, the reality is that the “better product” is more a question of personal preference.

Live resin has a more flowery, natural cannabis flavor. Cured resin has a broader selection of flavors because extractors can craft the flavors how they see fit. The cured resin process created some of the most popular cannabis strains.

How Is Cured Resin Used?

Cured resin is consumed in various forms. For example, vaping and dabbing cured resins is one option. This method results in a potent, fast-acting effect.

Remedy also infuses cured resin into products such as:

  • Edibles
  • Topicals
  • Tinctures
  • Capsules

You can also smoke cured resins, roll it into a joint or use to coat the outside. Adding cured resin can increase the potency of the joint.

Storing Cured Resin

Cured resin, like other cannabis concentrates, must be stored in a dark, cool, and dry location. Depending on the product’s consistency, it can be stored in glass or plastic jars.

Find the Resin Right for You

Cured resin is available with different THC and CBD levels. It is essential to choose a product that is suitable for you.

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