It seems as though new categories of cannabis products enter the market every day, making it challenging for new or even well-versed consumers to keep the differences between them straight. Live rosin gummies may sound like a mysterious product, but these edibles are one of the cleanest and most connoisseur-grade options available – though they may command more from your wallet in-store.
Rosin gummies are gummy edibles infused with cured rosin or live rosin extract, a method of capturing the cannabinoids and terpenes from flower that is entirely free of solvents or chemical processes. This solvent-free method is not only safer to consume but captures more of the unique flavor and effects of a given strain - for those who love what makes cannabis unique, these gummies are a hot commodity.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about rosin gummies, how they’re made, and why you should consider adding one to your next shopping trip.
- Rosin is a solventless concentrate that extracts cannabinoids and terpenes from fresh flower using heat or pressure.
- Rosin gummies are infused with strain-specific concentrate, providing consistent flavor and experience with every bite.
- Rosin gummies are considered cleaner and more health-conscious but can often be more expensive than other gummy types.
What is Rosin?
Rosin, a version of which is referred to as live rosin, is a premium cannabis concentrate that distinguishes itself from other extracts in the process by which it’s made. Rosin is solventless, which means it's crafted from raw cannabis flower using heat and pressure and nothing else. Other concentrates like live resin or shatter use butane, CO2, or other solvents in their processing, which some users may want to avoid at risk of consuming dangerous chemicals.
The resulting rosin is much purer and contains higher concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes than other extracts, but often, these products are more costly than others on the market.
Benefits of Rosin
One of the main benefits of rosin products lies in their full spectrum of cannabis content. The cannabinoids and terpenes all interact harmoniously to create nuanced highs and unique, palatable flavors. Connoisseurs liken rosin extracts to tasting complex fine wines or gourmet dishes; each strain-specific rosin gummy is unique.
Additionally, you gain the advantage of the Entourage Effect when using rosin’s full-spectrum experience. The separate cannabinoids and terpenes work in the body to produce effects (or wellness results) greater than the sum of their parts, which you don’t get in products such as distillate that have been stripped of anything except their delta-9 THC or another isolated cannabinoid.
What are Rosin Gummies?
Edibles are a prevalent method of cannabis consumption, and gummies are perhaps the most popular of the bunch, given their fruity flavors, ease of use, and portability. Rosin gummies are infused with extracted rosin, precisely formulated to provide a consistent dose size with every piece.
Rosin gummies typically produce the exact high you’d get if you consumed a particular strain, such as Special Sauce or Lemon Haze. Edibles take longer to kick in than if you smoke or vape flower or concentrates, with effect onset occurring in about 90 minutes to two hours.
Once consumed, rosin gummies produce even more potent effects than other consumption methods, so starting with a low dose is essential, and avoid taking any more until you understand your tolerance levels.
How are Rosin Gummies Made?
Rosin gummies producers typically use live - or fresh - cannabis materials to make their extracted rosin.
Most often, hashmakers hang dry cannabis flowers after harvest, allowing the buds to cure, which retains the shelf life but degrades some of a plant’s aromas and flavors in the air. Live rosin makers, instead, immediately freeze a harvested plant and, after a few days, wash the plant matter in an ice bath to separate the trichomes from the rest of the materials.
After the trichomes get separated, they’re ground into a fine powder and pressed using heat or pressure into its final form: rosin. Some rosin gummy makers will further refine the rosin into an oil for easy infusing.
Once the concentrate is ready, it’s infused into a gummy recipe. Gummies can feature various flavors and dosages, but they share a commonality. When infused with rosin, they often contain weedy flavors from the original strain and produce a strain-specific experience.
Benefits and Potential Drawbacks
Rosin gummies are highly potent and reliably dosed, providing the full spectrum benefits of a particular strain in a convenient, portable package. Those with the cash flow to spend on these higher quality products can rest assured knowing rosin gummies are some of the cleanest edibles on the market.
One potential downside of rosin gummies is the weedy or earthy flavor that inevitably will shine through the gummy fruitiness. Depending on where you’re buying from, the cost factor may not be worth the full-spectrum experience, as rosin gummies are typically more expensive than other edibles.
Edibles often pack more potency than other consumption methods available, which can be cost-effective from a dosing perspective but may be too potent for novice or even casual cannabis consumers.
The Bottom Line
Many cannabis connoisseurs prefer rosin gummies to other edibles because they capture the plant's full flavor profile and experience. Rosin gummies are clean and solvent-free, which makes them an excellent choice for more health-conscious users.
Explore Evn’s selection of live rosin gummies, and other formulations designed to suit your unique needs.