What is Cannabis Rosin? How to Access the “Fresh-Squeezed” Version of Cannabis
Learn/What is Cannabis Rosin? How to Access the “Fresh-Squeezed” Version of Cannabis
If you’ve come across the terms “cannabis rosin” or “rosin marijuana” and wondered what their story was, you’re not alone! Because the cannabis plant can be made into such a dizzying array of products, it can be hard to keep track of all their formats and what they mean.
But if you’re interested in relieving soreness while giving your skin the luscious, replenishing hydration it deserves, cannabis rosin is definitely a form of cannabis we recommend you familiarize yourself with. As the crucial ingredient in our incredibly decadent chocolate treats, cannabis rosin is an all-natural powerhouse. In today’s post, we’ll share everything you need to know.
To get you started on the right foot, here are some relevant terms to orient you before we dive in:
Cannabis Trichomes: The tiny, mushroom-shaped glands that produce the majority of the active cannabinoids and terpenes found in the cannabis and hemp plant. They often appear as a silvery-white “dusting” on fresh cannabis.
Kief: The accumulation of dried and cured trichomes after being tumbled or sifted.
Cannabis Rosin: A thick, gooey, and concentrated oil produced when fresh cannabis, trichomes or kief is subjected to gentle heat and pressure.
Cannabis Resin: While similar in texture and appearance to cannabis rosin, cannabis resin is typically made using solvents or other chemicals. Read on to learn why Papa & Barkley only relies on solventless rosin.
Live Resin: A special type of resin made using flash-frozen (as opposed to cured) cannabis. The result is a uniquely flavorful concentrate that preserves a far higher proportion of the plant’s aromatic terpenes.
Live Rosin: Similar to live resin, live rosin is produced using flash-frozen cannabis. However, because it relies only on gentle heat and pressure, we believe the end result is a far superior form of cannabis concentrate, used in our Papa’s Select extracts.
With orientation complete, let’s take a deep dive into the world of cannabis rosin and why you might want to seek it out.
Cannabis Rosin: A Versatile Cannabis Wellness Product
As we shared a moment ago, cannabis rosin is a sap-like concentrated oil produced by pressing the resinous trichome heads from the flowers of cannabis plants under gentle heat. As arguably the simplest form of cannabis concentrate, this golden oil is uniquely true-to-flower and easy to work with for accurate dosing.
In the glossary above, we shared that cannabis rosin (or “rosin marijuana”) is made from tiny structures called trichomes. We’ll take a deeper look at trichomes in a moment, but for now what’s important to know is that these miniscule medicine factories produce the bulk of the cannabis plant’s THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids.
The biology and health of our skin is regulated in large part by the endocannabinoid system, a crucial regulatory network that helps modulate such functions as:
Response to pain
How do you use cannabis rosin? Let us count the ways. This concentrate is the secret to providing the uplifting high in our P&B Kitchen solventless rosin chocolates. Available in milk or dark chocolate options, our confectionary team crafts small-batch rosin chocolate bars.
Since cannabis rosin is delightfully versatile, it can be ingested in other forms of cannabis edibles— such as our scrumptious gummies—or applied in topical form through our award-winning balms.
How to Use Rosin: Harnessing the Power of Trichomes
To truly understand what rosin marijuana is, we need to take a closer look at trichomes. As we explained above, these tiny structures are virtual medicine factories. All that’s needed is a gentle, environmentally sustainable way to harvest what they produce. Appearing as tiny silver or white “hairs” on ripe cannabis plants, they’re actually miniature glands that produce an astonishing array of beneficial natural compounds.
When we produce our cannabis rosin at Papa & Barkley, we use a solventless process to collect those trichomes en masse and then press them into a fine, golden-hued oil. Like your farmer’s market orange juice, our rosin is fresh-squeezed. (Well, fresh-pressed, but you get the idea.) We press our sungrown cannabis kief between two heated metal plates, which produces a concentrated oil similar to tree sap. It’s fragrant, clean, and contains the full bounty of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes.
By way of comparison, many cannabis brands use solvent-based extraction instead. In this process, the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes are stripped from the plant using chemicals such as butane, propane, or CO2. While these solvents are cleaned (or “purged”) from the final product before use, they still have to be disposed of safely. All too often, that can prove a challenge that ends up exposing workers and neighbors to potentially harmful substances.
At Papa & Barkley, we believe that treating these powerful plants with gentleness and respect helps us create products and practices that are gentler and more respectful of our customers, our workers, and ultimately our planet. Whether you access cannabis rosin through our skincare products or through delicious treats such as our P&B Kitchen Edibles, you can rest easy knowing that you’re using the absolute safest, most carefully grown and handled cannabis products possible.
The Importance of Whole-Plant Rosin Products
How we produce our cannabis rosin is important, but what goes into it is equally crucial. At Papa & Barkley, we’re big fans of what’s known as “whole plant” extractions.
In the world of skincare products, much of the industry relies upon highly processed distillates or isolates in their products. In the spirit of clean beauty, we decided to do something more natural, cleaner, and significantly more powerful for our topical line.
Whole plant processing delivers a whole lot of benefits over using highly refined additives. Infused with fresh-pressed rosin, our products provide the full benefits of cannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll, and other vital phytonutrients straight into your skin. We dare you to say vital “phytonutrients” ten times fast!
One way to think about fresh-pressed cannabis rosin is as a superfood for your skin. With the skin-soothing properties of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, cannabis rosin is an ideal addition to your daily skincare routine.
The Power of Solventless Cannabis Rosin: Wrapping Up
A fundamental aspect of quality rosin is the source. Learn more about our clean, solventless process and our dedication to creating potent products that help tens of thousands of people every single day. Because we’re so passionate about the quality and efficacy of our cannabis products, we’re proud to offer you our absolute guarantee: If you’re not completely satisfied with any of our products, return it within 30 days for your money back. Period.
Do you have more questions about rosin marijuana, the endocannabinoid system, or any other cannabis-related topics? Just drop us a line. We’re always here to help!