Live sugar is created when we allow time for the natural separation of THCA crystals and terpene “sauce” to take place. When the extract reaches a suitably-purged live resin texture, our Denver lab technicians will leave the substance to continue reacting in the oven until the THCA begins to crystallize and push out the other constituents, such as terpenes, leaving a product that is similar to wet beach sand in consistency.
Our job as extractors is merely to capture what nature has itself already created in cannabis. Rather than deconstructing and distilling the plant’s essence until it is unrecognizable, we concentrate on natural one-pass extractions which extract all of the terpenoids, flavonoids, and cannabinoids as they originally existed. We like to think of our live resin as a snapshot of a plant on the day of harvest, a moment in time that will never exist again in exactly that way.