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.
Papaya Punch is a slightly indica dominant hybrid strain (60% indica/40% sativa) created through crossing the infamous Papaya X Purple Punch strains. Famous for its super sweet flavor and head-spinning effects, Papaya Punch is perfect for any indica lover who really wants to kick back and relax after a long and stressful day. The high starts with a slight lift, filling you with a sense of cerebral calm and ease that’s blissful and heady in nature. As your mind settles into this relaxing state, you’ll feel an influx of creativity and sociability that lends itself incredibly well to any conversation with friends. A deep-felt body high comes next, creeping into your limbs before leaving you feeling heavy and immovable, fully couch-locked and pretty happy about it. This combination quickly turns sedative, leaving you sleepy, fading in and out before you finally pass out. With these effects and its super high 20-29% average THC level, Papaya Punch is often chosen to treat conditions such as insomnia, chronic stress or PTSD, chronic pain and depression. This bud has a sweet tropical berry flavor with a lightly spicy exhale. The aroma is very similar, although with a notable punch of cheese to it, too. Papaya Punch buds have flat and dense heart-shaped forest green nugs with furry orange hairs and a coating of frosty milky amber crystal trichomes.