Live Resin And Live Rosin: What’s the Difference?

Cannabis resin and rosin are popular marijuana concentrate products known for their fast-acting and hard-hitting effects. Both resin and rosin are made from cannabis flowers or trim, but their process is slightly different. So if you’re in the mood for an excellent high that’ll knock your socks off, resin and rosin are your top choices.

What is Rosin?

Cannabis rosin is a solventless extract made from cannabis flower or trim. It is produced by applying heat and pressure to the material, which causes the resin to separate from the plant and collect on a surface. Rosin is a popular choice for making dab concentrates, as it can be made without using solvents, which can leave behind potentially harmful residue. It is also considered a cleaner and more pure form of concentrate than those made with solvents. After the process is complete, the cannabinoid and terpene content will remain the same as when the flower was whole. Good quality live rosin should generally have a golden, amber color. However, it can also vary from light yellow to dark brown depending on the strain of cannabis used and the processing method.

How To Consume Rosin:

There are a few ways to consume this great compound. Let’s review them so you can decide how to take a hit. While you choose, look at our best-selling live rosin product here.


This method is for the connoisseur. One of the most common ways to consume rosin is by dabbing. This involves using a dab rig, a water pipe designed explicitly for vaporizing concentrates. To dab rosin, a small amount of the concentrate is placed on a heated surface (usually a nail), and the resulting vapor is inhaled. Dabbing involves bringing out the terpene content of the rosin. This means that the flavorful and bountiful aroma we all know and love is in full force with a dab. If you enjoy the great taste of marijuana flowers, you will be surprised to learn that this taste is retained when dabbing. It is also noted as getting you higher. That’s right; more terpene means a better high. 


The vape is the new kid on the block. It is small, discrete, elegant, and powerful. Some vapes are rosin compatible while others aren’t. Ask one of our agents if your vape pen will work with your chosen pods. Pods are discrete and pack a punch. Vapes are helpful for those that want to try something new or are just obsessed with the latest tech. In the marijuana industry, tech is constantly advancing and improving. If you wish to participate in that advancement, a vape pen and a high-quality pod are great ways to do so. 


You will likely want to smoke your live rosin in a joint or a blunt if you’re more traditional. Vapes and dabbing rigs are unique, but sometimes you want to kick back and enjoy a hand-rolled blunt. You’re most likely taking the time to roll it and enjoying every moment. Make sure what you put in your blunt is of the highest quality and the right dosage. 


Rosin can also make homemade edibles by adding them to food or drink.

What Does Rosin Taste Like?

Live rosin is known for its distinct, terpene-rich flavor profile, derived from the fresh, frozen cannabis plant material used to make it. The taste of live rosin can vary greatly depending on the strain of cannabis used, as different strains have their unique blend of terpenes and flavonoids that contribute to their flavor.

Some familiar flavors associated with live rosin include:

  • Citrus: Strains high in the terpene limonene may have a citrusy, lemon, or orange flavor.
  • Earthy: Strains high in the terpene myrcene may have an earthy, musky flavor.
  • Piney: Strains high in the terpene pinene may have a piney, woodsy flavor.
  • Fruity: Strains high in the terpene caryophyllene may have a spicy, pepper-like flavor.

Overall, live rosin is known for its potent, flavorful taste, which is often described as being “dank” or “pungent.”

What is Resin?

Resin, unlike rosin, is made using solvents. The process is called a hydrocarbon extraction process. We know this sounds highly scientific, but it is a simple process involving pressure. The final product has enough terpenes and cannabinoids to get you high, relaxed, and focused. Like rosin, it can be dabbed, vaped, or smoked traditionally. You could get a very good high off of resin in a pipe, blunt, or joint. 

Live resin has a signature golden hue. It can have the consistency of fluid or be sticky and solid depending on the type of strain used to produce it. Connoisseurs describe live resin as terpy. For a look at some live resin, you can check out our products page or try some here.


Live resin usually comes in 1g packages. However, 1g is different from the dose you want to start with. Instead, consider your height, weight, and tolerance when portioning that 1g into dabs or joints. Luckily, if you’re in no mood to do the math, a vape (again, like for rosin) is your best bet. A live resin vape is scientifically accurate and discrete. Some will choose this for convenience, knowing that the quality remains strong even if the resin is in a vape pod.

So Which Gets You Higher?

The question on everyone’s mind is, “what gets you higher?” That isn’t the right question, though. The right question is, what is more potent? Though both resin and rosin are indeed extremely powerful and viable options for the connoisseur and beginner alike, scientifically speaking, resin is more concentrated. The reason resin is more potent comes down to its manufacturing process. Resin is treated scientifically and pampered throughout its creation. This means that the maximum terpene and cannabinoid content is extracted when it is being produced. So, technically, and only by technicality, it is true that resin will get you higher.


Rosin is a type of cannabis concentrate made by applying heat and pressure to cannabis flowers or trim. This process causes the resin to separate from the plant and collect on a surface, creating a potent and pure form of concentrate. Rosin is considered a cleaner alternative to other concentrates that use solvents, as it does not leave behind any potentially harmful residue.

Resin, on the other hand, refers to the sticky, sap-like substance that is produced by the cannabis plant. It contains a high concentration of terpenes and cannabinoids, making it a popular choice for making cannabis concentrates like rosin. Resin can also be used on its own as a form of concentrate, but it is not as potent or pure as rosin.