Alibi V.29 No.19 • May 7-13, 2020 

News on the Green

It's Alive

Or as close as it can be

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Burquenos, your wait is over. Live resin is hitting local dispensaries this week. This opportunity is in limited supply so do not wait to try the smoothest, tastiest high you can experience. If you do not know what live resin is, let me educate you.

Live resin is 100 percent cannabis oil extracted from the fresh cannabis plant at the peak of ripeness, which retains the bold taste and aroma. The taste is crisp and clean revealing the true flavors of the live plant. This is an ingenious method used to preserve the scent of terpenes.

If you walk into a grow room you are immediately hit with the undeniable scent of marijuana. The terpenes are strong enough to taste. But after the drying process the terpenes are no longer as prominent. This, my fellow cannabis user, is where live resin hits the stage.

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courtesy of Joshua Olivas
According to Bloom, which of whom our supplies are coming from, to collect the live resin the newly harvested plant goes through a cold extraction process, before oxidation and degradation can begin. The extraction process uses ethanol and specialized equipment to extract the oils at cryogenic temperatures, ensuring the purest flavors.

Once the crude oils have been collected decarboxylation begins. During this process the THCa is activated and becomes the beloved THC by heating the oil to 220 degrees. THCa is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid present in the raw plant. During the decarboxylation process the cannabinoids are magically transformed into its psychoactive counterpart, THC. From here the refined product is packaged and shipped to a dispensary near you.

The extraction process keeps the oils as close to the native plant as possible, creating the freshest, tastiest oils you can consume. So, where do we find this incredible treat? This is where the work comes in.

You can check out distribution sites in your area by going to TheBloomBrand.com. Here you will find an interactive map. Just enter your zip code and the map will point you in the right direction. Of course you can always take the easy route and call your local dispensary and find out if they have live resin. Who doesn't love to talk to an informed bud-tender anyway?

Local dispensaries will have limited quantities of cartridges. According to Bloom New Mexico's Instagram we should be seeing the beloved indica strain, Strawberry Fields, and hybrids, Girl Scout Cookies and OG Kush. Any of these would be a treat to try.

Do not just listen to this consumer. Go out and try it for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

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