What IS #RosinLyfe?
#ROSINLyfe: The Five Sustainable Steps toward Sustaining and Maintaining a Respect for the Organic Art of Herb and Rosin.
Step One: #SelectTheNug
Step Two: #CaptureTheNug
Step Three: #SmashThatNug
Step Four: #VapeThatRosin
Step Five: #NugLacedUp
What is Rosin? Not to be confused with “Resin” which can be both good and undesirable depending on the generation and location of the THC substance in question; “Rosin” is the pressed THC and cannabinoids extracted from the Cannabis plant by smashing it with a hair flatiron or a sophisticated press and some wax-free parchment paper.
This can get confusing, right? They call it wax, but many have learned the hard way what happens if you smash the flowers between wax-paper under high temperatures. What would a scientist or doctor say if they heard we had shoved any failed experiments of our youth into a flavored blunt wrap (that was actually dyed and flavored celery root) and lit it up with a butane lighter… ah, but purity is for purists, and this article is for informational and entertainment purposes only, In Search Of… the #HIGHWay. Please use your better judgement, if you have any, before trying anything you read.
LIVE at Chalice Festival (http://www.chalicecalifornia.com) in Southern California, with some of the best genetics from around the globe to choose from, thanks to the little birdies who love their Hempseeds and that whole migration situation, as well as the most innovative of tech available, along with the help of some friends in high places, we bring you the Five Sustainable Steps to #ROSINLyfe:
Step One: #SelectTheNugCourtesy of Vapor Sisters
We decided to visit the Award-Winning 3rd Gen Family (http://www.instagram.com/3rd_gen_familyfarms) booth to enlist their expert help to #SelectTheNug. Yield, stickyickiness, and other factors were considered over the length most take to film an Instagram video and Brandon, Melissa, and Collie, agreed upon two nugs: one of the Award-Winning Zkittlez, to be pressed and enjoyed live at the show, and one of the Award-Winning Roze to be documented in a more pristine environment than the gusty fairgrounds. [SPOILER ALERT: Congrats on Zkittlez WINNING FIRST PLACE for ROSIN this year at Chalice Festival!]
Step Two: #CaptureTheNugCourtesy of Vapor Sisters
Trichome Art Studio (http://www.trichomeartstudio.com), uses some of the most innovative of macro technologies and custom printing, and is one of the most epic ways to #CaptureTheNug; however, every impressive nug deserves to be photographed, even if it is just on a cellphone camera or Instagram, before it is smashed into its next incarnation of the phenomenon currently known as “squishing” or #RosinLyfe. Jamie of Trichome Art Studio helped us to weigh out the nugs and everyone placed their estimates on how many dabs of rosin the 2 gram nug of Zkittlez might yield. Considering we were dealing with some globsters, who could easily consume the entire yield in one dab with or without a live audience, we agreed to standardize “the dab serving” at 1/10 of a gram for the purposes of our experiment.
Step Three: #SmashThatNugCourtesy of Vapor Sisters
Rosin Tech Products (http://www.rosintechproducts.com) helped us #SmashThatNug LIVE At Chalice. We used the RTP Gold Series Pneumatic PLUS 2.0 Rosin Tech Heat Press with a Digital Temperature Control and Digital Automatic Timer and a commercial retail value of $1600. This machine even has a “SCRAM” button to disengage the press midway- but since we were filming live, we just pressed a second time when we noticed some runaway nuglets had squished their way out of squishing! This would have been a good time to weigh the Rosin Yield for scientific purposes, but we were so enthused about tasting it, we rushed that Step and only eyeballed the yield, taking the literal few steps over in “Terp Town” to see how many dabs we could get out of the Live Smash.
Step Four: #VapeThatRosinCourtesy of Vapor Sisters
Vapor Brothers Virtual Lounge (http://www.VaporBrothers.com) displayed the latest of Vaporizing technologies functioning live for medical patients to experience socialization surrounded by arts, music, and culture, while tasting the cleanest way to vaporize rosin dabs off the VB2 custom Time Machine Table (approx. $7,100 retail value)
This was not only a super fun live experiment to conduct with friends and chronnoisseurs, it is worth noting that we were also able to avoid butane throughout the entire process. When you are about to ingest the finest solvent-less rosins, it seems like a shame to use a butane torch, so the VB2 ceramic nail was a refreshing and terp-filled solution.
Step Five: #NugLacedUpCourtesy of Vapor Sisters
Third Eye Smilez (http://www.instagram.com/third.eye.smilez) is an Intergalactic Brand specializing in Sustainable Fair Trade Practices. They will Literally #LaceUpYourNug in a #NUGLace piece of jewelry or #RosinArt of your customized choosing. Step Five is an integral way to #Practice #RosinLyfe 24/7, by wearing the smashed herb itself encased in a “rosin”, #TheMediumISTheMessage; and what a conversation piece!
Whether you choose to wear your “Rosin Chips”, or press them into personalized greeting cards and handmade paper, or saute them in butter, or swirl them in a glass of cider, liqueur, or wine; repurposing your rosin chips and any other parts of the plant is an important step to living a truly sustainable lifestyle. #ROSINLyfe is not just about squeezing every last drop of Cannabinoids from the plant, it is also about the mindful practice of making less waste.
Glossary of Terms
Definition of ROSIN: (1) The “dabs” of THC extracted through heat and high pressure aka “Smashing” or “Squishing” the Cannabis bud with a hair flattening iron, or an industrial press.
Definition of Lyfe: (1) alternate spelling of ”Life”; (2) Love-You-Forever; (3) Live-Your-Fears-Everyday; (4) What Does It Mean To You?
Definition of a #Hashtag: A hashtag is a type of label or metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services which makes it easier for “the aliens” to find messages with a specific theme or content.
Pics Courtesy of Vapor Sisters