How our Rosin is Made
1. Fill the Filter Bag
CLSICS fills the filter bag with a high-quality indoor flower.
The key here is to not over-stuff, as it is important to leave some empty space to prevent the bag from blowing out during the press.
2. Pre-Press Material
We then put the filter bag inside the mold and apply pressure.
Pre-pressing the material ensures that it is more evenly packed & distributed to the seams, which makes for easier oil extraction.
3. Set Pressing Time & Temperature
Every strain is unique and reacts differently to pressing times and temperatures. This is where the “Art of Rosin” comes in.
4. Press Your Material
We then take a piece of parchment paper, fold it in half and place the filter bag in between the two halves of the parchment paper.
5. Collect the Extract
6. Add the Extract to CLSICS Pre Rolls
After we’ve collected the rosin, we carefully insert it into the pre-roll and package it. After that, you’re ready to light up & enjoy!
What is Rosin?
Rosin is a clean and potent cannabis concentrate that is prized for its purity, potency, flavor, and simplicity. Rosin, also known as SHO (solventless hash oil) is a solventless extract of unrivaled purity. Solventless products are clean and regarded as superior.
Rosin products contain only material that came from the plant eliminating any risk of other compounds or chemicals being added, this makes Rosin a direct reflection of the starting material used.
Manufacturing Rosin utilizes a solventless extraction process, a combination of heat and immense pressure to liquefy and squeeze the plant material. Rosin can be made from many types of starting materials, including flower, kief and bubble hash with either dried or fresh frozen flower.
When you think about Rosin, think about trichomes, in fact, It’s all about trichomes. Trichome is Greek for “growth of hair.”
To understand what Rosin is, one must understand trichomes. Trichomes are the tiny white microscopic mushroom-looking, bead-like resinous hairs or limbs on the flower, the resin glands of the plant that contain THC, THCA, CBD, CBG, CBN, CBE… and other active medicinal cannabinoids. Trichomes produce the hundreds of known cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other natural nutrients that make cannabis strains potent, unique, and effective. Trichomes provide a one-of-a-kind manufacturing facility for hundreds of known medicinally and therapeutically beneficial compounds exclusive to the Cannabis plant. Trichomes also serve as the Cannabis plant’s defense mechanism, the little shields responsible for warding pesky insects, animals as well as non-living environmental variables such as potentially harmful UV rays and trichomes can protect the plants from damaging winds and even some varieties of fungal growth that would otherwise destroy cannabis plants.
The science behind Rosin is simple: We collect trichomes in large quantities then applying heat and immense pressure, we melt the trichomes including the terpenes and cannabinoids into a pliable resin. Then the resin is squeezed/pressed into Rosin using a Rosin press. Rosin is unadulterated and maintains the terpenes, the cannabinoids and the hundreds of therapeutic botanical compounds that contribute to the effects and benefits within the trichome glands of the cannabis plant. Unlike concentrates produced through BHO, CO2 … extraction, Rosin does not require a solvent to produce, and thus does not contain any traces of potentially harmful chemicals.
There aren’t any shortcuts to making excellent rosin and “quality in equals quality out”. Since there are no chemicals or solvents introduced during the rosin extraction process, (again, think hydrocarbon extractions), the integrity of the plant is maintained throughout the extraction process. Rosin’s high potency, taste, aroma and solventless qualities are now being sought out by a large portion of the retail and consumer market.
Solventless products represent a large scale growing segment of the cannabis concentrates market. Customers are in search of cleaner, purer products that produce better highs and contribute to The Entourage Effect. The Entourage Effect is a theory that various cannabis compounds work together to create unique effects and benefits of the Cannabis plant. When we smoke or vaporize cannabis, our bodies take in hundreds of botanical compounds. Each one arrives with unique effects and benefits, and their behavior may change in the presence of other compounds. This is The Entourage Effect.
Several important factors to keep in mind which differentiate Rosin from other concentrates:
Purity — which is the direct result of not using any type of solvent (BHO, CO2..) to separate cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant, instead only heat, pressure and sift bags with microscopic openings to catch the Trichomes for pressing.
No solvent residue — as mentioned above, no solvents are used in the process of making Rosin. Many other concentrates have to go through the solvent purification process and oftentimes there is a lot of solvent residue left on the product.
Rosin is fast acting — Rosin provides a large dose of cannabinoids quickly. With Rosin, a little bit goes a long way. The strong effects of Rosin take hold swiftly and is beneficial for those who need and or want fast acting powerful doses of cannabis.
Net, Net, Rosin has become one of the cannabis industry’s most desired products.
Solvent-free Rosin products are gaining market share as each year passes. Rosin products have been the fastest growing sub-sector in the concentrate market. All due to the fact that Rosin retains most of the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, terpenoids of the original material making it superior to solvent extracts which run the risk of containing butane, CO2, propane or alcohol. The result is a whole-plant extract containing a healthy mix of abundant terpenes and cannabinoids.
Rosin is a gamechanger.