Live resin is a type of cannabis concentrate that is manufactured using a technique that takes freshly harvested cannabis and freezes it to subcritical temperatures prior to and throughout the extraction process. Where these methods differ from other extraction processes is in the amount of time harvested cannabis plants are allowed to dry and cure before the extraction.
The drying and curing process that a cannabis plant typically undergoes can have a devastating impact on terpenes, the flavorful factory molecules present within the trichomes that line virtually every corner of a mature cannabis flower and its surrounding foliage. With cured concentrates, the cannabis plant is allowed a certain amount of time to wick itself of moisture and chlorophyll before the extraction occurs. During this time, trichomes are subjected to conditions not conducive to terpene preservation. Interactions such as increased exposure to heat, oxygen, physical agitation, and light all play a role in degrading terpenes.
However with live resin, the plant is flash frozen immediately following harvest and kept at freezing temperatures throughout the extraction process.. By doing this, the cannabis plant retains its valuable terpene profile, thus retaining the plant’s original flavor and fragrance that can then be carried over into the final product.
Sherbet, also known as Sunset Sherbet, is an indica dominant hybrid (85% indica/15% sativa) strain created through a tasty cross of the potent Girl Scout Cookies X Pink Panties strains. The name of this bud says it all in terms of the flavor – Sherbet has a sweet creamy minty flavor accented by fresh sugary fruits and a tangy exhale. The aroma has a sweet cookie effect that’s accented by sour fruits and a creamy effect that’s released as the nugs are broken apart. Sherbet buds have Christmas tree shaped minty green nugs with long orange hairs and a coating of tiny white crystal trichomes. The Sherbet high is definitely one that’s truly unique – it has both energizing and calming effects that are ideal for treating a wide variety of conditions. The high starts with a euphoric energetic lift that boosts your mood and leaves you feeling completely happy although relaxed in both mind and body. As your head high builds, your body will fall into a lazy state that lulls you into a slightly couch-locked state with a pang of hunger, although you won’t be sleepy at all. Because of these effects and its high 15-19% THC level, Sherbet is said to be perfect for treating conditions such as mood swings, depression, chronic stress or anxiety, and chronic pain.