In the last few years, rosin has become a rockstar in the cannabis concentrate market. While there are many reasons behind rosin’s rapid rise to fame, the most obvious explanation is that it’s super easy to make. As long as you’ve got some sticky cannabis nugs, parchment paper, and a hair straightener, you could make this ooey-gooey delicacy in a matter of minutes. Not only is rosin dirt cheap, it also carries zero risk of solvent exposure.
If you’ve never pressed rosin before, then you may be wondering what’s the best way to use it. Luckily for you, rosin is one of the most versatile concentrates in the cannabis world. Let’s run through a few of the most common ways people put their rosin to good use.
Five Common Ways To Use Cannabis Rosin
For The Most “Robust Rosin,” Grab Your Dabbing RigLet’s start with the obvious option: dabbing! Although rosin has many uses, most cannasseurs press this concentrate to use on their dabbing rigs. This concentrate’s sticky yet malleable texture makes it easy to handle and burn on a scorched nail. The high you’ll get from rosin may not be as intense as shatter, but rosin offers a potent and clean dabbing experience.
For a similar “high,” you could also place some rosin in a glass bong or bubbler. Some people also enjoy mixing rosin with dried flowers in their dedicated glass pipe.
Pop Some Rosin Into Your Concentrate Vaporizer
There’s no need to buy fancy vape juices at your local dispensary. You can enjoy an equally flavorful vape session with DIY rosin. Plus, since you’ve pressed your rosin at home, you won’t have to fret about dubious fillers or solvents creeping into your concentrate.
However, you must ensure your vaporizer is concentrate compatible. Not all vaporizers are built to handle substances like rosin. Be sure to read your device’s product description thoroughly before adding rosin to your loading chamber. There’s nothing worse than getting a bunch of rosin stuck to the inside of your vaporizer.
Drizzle A Little Rosin On Your Dry HerbAnother fun way to put your rosin to use is to spread a teensy bit on your favorite dry herbs. As a bonus, many tokers love how rosin’s sticky consistency keeps their joints glued together.
In addition to joints, rosin works fine in spliffs or blunts. No matter which smoking method you choose, please remember rosin will add a ton of “punch” to your session. Even experienced tokers must prepare for a supercharged high.
While you could sprinkle rosin on marijuana flowers, that doesn’t mean you could add rosin to a dry herb vaporizer. As their name implies, dry herb vaporizers are only designed to handle cannabis buds. However, there are a few dry herb devices that have concentrate compatibility. Be sure to research your device’s specs for more details.
Preserve Those “Rosin Pucks” For A Potent Cannaoil
Although the rosin concentrate contains most of the cannabinoids from your chosen strain, that doesn’t mean you should toss those leftover flowers in a trash bin. These pressed “rosin pucks” may not look pretty, but they contain a fair share of THC or CBD. Before throwing these “scraps” away, consider breathing “second life” into them by making a cannabinoid-rich oil infusion.
There are many techniques for making “cannaoil,” but most involve mixing one ounce of rosin pucks with one to two cups of coconut oil. Once you’ve let both of these ingredients steep on low heat for about an hour, you can strain out the pucks and keep the oil.
This oil is a fantastic way to add some cannabinoids to your cooking. Many edibles fans also enjoy using this infused oil for their favorite “baked” goods.
By the way, you could learn more about using leftover cannabis pulp in this previous tCheck blog post.
Add A Dollop Of Rosin To Your Edibles
While the cannaoil listed above works fantastic, that doesn’t mean you can’t add rosin directly to your edibles. However, since rosin contains a higher concentration of terpenes and cannabinoids, you’ll probably need less of this concentrate versus a cannaoil infusion.
The only way to accurately adjust your rosin dosage is to analyze your concentrate’s cannabinoid content with a tCheck scanner. Once you know the cannabinoid levels in your concentrates, you will have a better sense of how much potency they’ll add to your favorite goodies.
FYI: There’s some debate over whether to heat your rosin before adding it to edibles. Some people claim the cannabinoids in rosin aren’t fully activated until you "decarboxylate" it in a warm oven for about 30 minutes. However, others contend the cannabinoids and terpenes are active after pressing the rosin with a hair straightener.
We’d recommend trying rosin in edibles both ways to see what works for you. You could also learn more about the science behind heating cannabis in this post on decarboxylation.