Author: Michelle Janikian

How to Decarboxylate Rosin for Making Edibles

Decarboxylation has become all the rage in the cannabis gastronomy field. But for good reason, it amplifies the potency of cannabis enormously when infused into edibles. Decarboxylation or “decarbing” is a process that converts the naturally occurring acid form of THC, into its high giving cousin Delta 9 THC. It’s the same thing that happens instantly when you vape or burn cannabis, and without this process weed doesn’t really get you high.   The Importance of Decarbing Rosin If you’re going to use any form of cannabis in edibles, then you’re going to need to decarb it, solventless rosin included....

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Dry Sift vs Bubble Hash

When it comes to making hash, two techniques have become the standard: Dry sift and bubble hash. Both are methods for separating trichomes from plant material to make concentrated cannabis products, but is one better than another? Dry sifting is the traditional method for making hash. Long used in places like Morocco, Lebanon, and Afghanistan, this simple process has stood the test of time. Using a fine screen to separate out the kief from the flower, it’s a super practical method. Bubble hash, on the other hand, utilizes Ice Water Extraction to perform the same task. A fairly recent...

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The Best Uses for Leftover Rosin Chips

Four Unique Ways To Use Leftover Rosin Chips If you’re pressing rosin from flower, then you’re likely producing plenty of leftover rosin chips. These remnants of the rosin process may seem useless at first, after all, you’ve already sucked the best part out, right? Well that may be true, but don’t let these little guys fool you because they still have a lot left to offer. After pressing, rosin chips still contain a small amount of oil, and there’s some great ways to recycle them instead of throwing them away. On that note, here’s the best uses for leftover...

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How to Maximize Yields of Flower Rosin

Pressing from flower is one of the simplest ways to make rosin, but despite that simplicity it can still be tricky to get a good yield out of your presses. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions surrounding flower rosin is, “How can I improve my yield?” Novice rosin makers can usually produce a solventless concentrate that is 10 to 15 percent of the weight of their starting material easily, but improving beyond that requires some extra effort and knowledge. The purpose of this article is to explore each of the factors that can negatively affect your...

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Illinois Rakes in $11 Million in First Week of Legal Sales

It was a stellar opening week for legal cannabis in Illinois, the latest Midwestern state to join the American “Green Rush”. On January 1, 2020, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which had passed back in May of last year, finally came into effect, making Illinois the 11th state to fully legalize the use and sale of recreational cannabis. State residents 21 and older are now able to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of flower, and 5 grams of concentrates and cannabis-infused products containing no more than 500 milligrams of THC. People huddled up in the...

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