In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on cannabis rosin. Among the newer cannabis concentrates available on the market today, rosin began appearing commonly back in the year 2015, and has quickly grown in popularity among medical cannabis users.
At Whole Leaf Medical Dispensary and CBD, we offer a wide range of cannabis concentrates as part of our medical marijuana and pain management programs. Now that you understand what rosin is and how it differs from other concentrates, let’s go over some of its pros and cons for clients, plus some general tips on how to use and store rosin when you purchase it.
Most of this section will focus on the pros, as there really aren’t too many distinct downsides to rosin if you already enjoy other concentrates. Rosin is highly valuable to many patients because of the fact it’s made without solvents, which we went over in part one – there is zero risk of chemicals remaining in the concentrate, vital for patients who are concerned about extraction safety.
In addition, rosin is one of the purest concentrates out there, with a high quantity of cannabinoids and terpenes to bring a flavorful, potent experience that quickly brings therapeutic benefits. Finally, rosin can be manipulated into textures like wax and shatter if desired.
On the downside for some people is the price, which may be a bit higher than other concentrates (this is because the potency is higher, though, so you may need less). On top of this, some clients don’t like the fact that rosin isn’t available in every dispensary, so those who visit several may not always be able to find it.
Rosin is like several other extracts in that you have several options when it comes to how you use it. Many patients choose a standard dab rig or vape pen that’s meant for concentrates, which works perfectly. Others enjoy adding some rosin to a bowl of flower cannabis in a bowl, joint or bong.
One recommendation here: If you’re a newer patient, either to medical cannabis as a whole or concentrates like rosin, we recommend using a very small amount and lower temperatures to begin with. This will balance out potency and limit any undesirable side effects.
Rosin is usually a bit too sticky to be stored in glass jars, and as such we recommend the silicone containers you can find at any dispensary to store them in the short-term. If you need to store rosin for longer than a week at a time, use parchment paper to wrap it and then seal it inside an airtight plastic bag, then place it in a cool, dark and dry location.
For more on cannabis rosin, or to learn about any of our medical cannabis services, speak to the staff at Whole Leaf Medical Dispensary and CBD today.