Sour Kush – Live Resin
With a sativa/indica ratio of 30:70, Sour Kush is a hybrid in the truest sense of the word, delivering a combination of heady sativa effects and physical indica effects. The experience is happy, giggly, and euphoric yet lazy and relaxed. Creativity is also common while high on this strain. Sour Kush is reportedly very potent, but it’s hard to come by any credible data to back that claim. Still, users describe a strong mental and physical high good for treating depression, pain, insomnia, stress, and lack of appetite. Sour Kush is especially good at treating chronic pain. But available information suggests CBD content is very low, too low to recommend this strain as a source of treatment for seizures or other problems that can be relieved with CBD preparations. Sour Kush is popular up and down the West Coast and in Colorado and Arizona.
What is Live Resin?
Live resin is a cannabis concentrate that gets its name from the freshness of the cannabis plant from which it’s made. Unlike the majority of cannabis products, Live resin extract is made from plant material that hasn’t been dried or cured. The starting plant material used for live resin includes fresh flower buds and sugar leaves; the large fan leaves and stems are excluded. The flash-freezing process helps preserve the most desirable compounds and retain the full flavour of the originating cannabis plant. Concentrate enthusiasts tend to gravitate toward live resin for its more flavorful and aromatic dabbing experience. When producing live resin, the primary goal is to capture the massive essence and aroma of the live cannabis plant. Products extracted using the live resin process — flash-freezing the cannabis plant material, then extracting it — are associated with high-quality and flavorful concentrates. Bypassing the typical drying and curing processes allows for a greater proportion of essential oils.
These essential oils, technically called terpenes, are the compounds responsible for the distinctive flavours and aromas in cannabis, and other characteristics to be expressed in the final product.