Rosin Extraction (Rosin)

Definition - What does Rosin Extraction (Rosin) mean?

The rosin extraction process is a cannabis extraction process that utilizes a combination of heat and pressure to squeeze resin cannabis. The rosin extraction process can be used on cannabis plant material such as the flowers or buds. The process is also frequently applied to hash and kief to create a full-melt hash oil.

Many people refer to the finalized product of the rosin extraction process as ‘rosin’. Rosin is basically the concentrate product known as shatter, but without the solvent by-products that are a hallmark of the shatter concentrate.

During the rosin extraction process, only heat and pressure are utilized so the resulting product is clean of any solvents such as butane or hydrocarbons, which are commonly used in other extraction procedures.

Hydrolife explains Rosin Extraction (Rosin)

The rosin concentrate created from the rosin extraction process obtained its name because of its resemblance to the rosin blocks used on violin bows. The concentrate substance retains all of the cannabis plant’s terpenes and cannabinoids, which makes it highly potent.

The relative ease of the rosin extraction process is what makes it so popular. Rosin extraction requires only a basic human hair straightener, parchment paper, collection tool, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves. The heat and pressure of the hair straightener melts the cannabis material and squeezes the terpene-rich sap out of the product.

After undergoing the rosin extraction process, the hash oil created is amber, translucent, and sticky. Because of the hash oil’s purity (it is free of solvents), the product retains its abundant aroma and full-bodied flavor that users enjoy. Rosin tends to average around 76 per cent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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