The Difference Between Live Resin and Full Spectrum Extracts

Whether you know your way around a dispensary or not, seeing the wide variety of new products and forms of cannabis can be overwhelming. As the one-stop shop for all cannabis products in Tacoma, Washington, including live resin extracts, full spectrum extracts, flower, edibles, and any peripherals you may need to enjoy cannabis products, Mary Mart is here to help you learn more about cannabis so you can make more informed decisions as a cannaseur. 

If you’re wondering about the difference between live resin extracts and full spectrum extracts, read on!

Live Resin Extracts

Live resin is made by chopping fresh cannabis plants and freezing them immediately afterward. Doing this helps preserve the plant’s terpenes and other volatile compounds, which can be lost while drying and curing. Live resin is typically made using hydrocarbon extraction. Solvents like butane or propane are used to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material, resulting in an aromatic and flavorful extract that can be used in vaporizers, dab rigs, and other devices. Along with the smell and taste, the effects, most notably the high, are also more potent than traditional flower. 

Full Spectrum Extracts 

Full spectrum extracts contain all the naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis; cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, etc. Full spectrum extracts can be made using CO2 extraction, ethanol extraction, or hydrocarbon extraction. Each of these are highly technical; the important thing to know about all of them is that this process gets rid of some parts of the cannabis plant and leaves you with the important stuff – cannabinoids like THC, terpenes that give cannabis its unique smell, flavonoids that give it taste, etc. The key difference between full spectrum extracts and live resin extracts is that live resin extracts can only be accomplished through using flower that is freshly chopped and frozen immediately after harvest. Whereas full spectrum extracts may use the traditional dried and cured flower as well as flower that is freshly chopped and frozen immediately after harvest.


You might prefer a live resin extract if you want a more tasty experience and a wider variety of preserved and fresh compounds. You might prefer full spectrum extracts if you’re looking for a more tailored line up of compounds that don’t sacrifice the taste as much as the more


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