What’s hashish resin and the way is it made?


If you've ever touched a cannabis bud, you know the plant is very sticky. This stickiness is cannabis resin.

Similar to the sap produced by trees, Cannabis resin is a sticky vegetable by-product. Unlike juice, cannabis resin is contained in fat structures called trichomes.

In contrast, tree sap is filled with a larger amount of sugar and is naturally liquid. Cannabis resin forms crystal-like structures that can be difficult to separate from the green plant material.

Resin is produced by various parts of plants, but is most concentrated on the buds of unpollinated female cannabis flowers. Female plants are grown and harvested for their resin that is considered the most valuable part of the plant.

The marijuana plant can produce more than 400 different chemical compounds. Many of them are contained in the sticky resin that it produces. In fact, the primary psychoactive agent in the herb, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is contained in the cannabis resin.

Flavonoids and terpenoids, which are taste and aroma molecules, are also present in the resin. This makes resin one of the most fragrant and medically valuable parts of the cannabis plant, and therefore the wax for blobs is very popular these days.


Beth Edmonds