With the popularity of cannabis skyrocketing in the U.S. users continue to explore new ways to consume their favorite cannabinoids. Many people have heard of cannabis concentrates but with the advent of new extraction methods the variety of these concentrates is rapidly increasing.
You may have walked into a local dispensary and even noticed some concentrates labeled “Live.” Live concentrates differentiate itself from the other cannabis concentrates because it is created with fresh frozen cannabis. The plants are cut and frozen immediately after harvest. This is important because it bypasses the drying, curing, and trimming phases of harvesting that can be detrimental to the chemical structure of terpenes.
The reason live concentrates are so popular among marijuana enthusiasts is likely due to their flavor profile. Remember, terpenes are not just known for their physiological effect but their accompanying smell and flavor.
Live concentrates contain high terpene content that helps enhance its taste far better than any other cannabis extract. While I store most of my concentrates in the fridge for ease of handling, storing live concentrates
Location: Live resin should be stored in a refrigerator, away from moisture and excess humidity. These elements can cause the cannabinoids and terpenes to be unstable over time.
Lighting: Light or sun exposure can degrade the quality of cannabis concentrates. Exposure to light can cause darkening of color and loss of potency over time.
Temperature: Elevated temperatures can decrease the shelf life, flavor, and potency of your concentrates. Heat can affect the consistency and texture as well.
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