The THCA is famous for being delicious and potent with an incredible bouquet of terpenes in the perfect mix, which you know a cannabis connoisseur like yourself should want. Extremely careful measures need to be taken in order for the whole process while manufacturing live thca resin, and it is of utmost importance that all cannabinoids and terpenes are preserved through the end product.

Harvesting Fresh Cannabis

THCA is extracted using a meticulous process which starts with selecting the right, fresh cannabis plants. Unlike other concentrates, which are made from dried and cured cannabis material, the plant used to make live resin has been frozen fresh post-harvest. Live resin is made using the entire plant, which captures flavors and aromas from terpenes at their peak.


The cannabis plants that come through the system are immediately flash-frozen after harvesting to retain a wider range of cannabinoids or terpenes. Plants are usually frozen in liquid nitrogen or a special freezer. This step is essential to preserve the terpenes and cannabinoids from rapidly decaying, then preserving each strain with their original aroma, flavor, smell and potency at its highest level.

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Extraction Process

Extraction of cannabinoids and terpenes from the frozen cannabis material. This usually involves the use of a hydrocarbon solvent because it is so effective at extracting such a large variety of compounds without destroying those fragile terpenes. This slow-cooling extraction process happens at extremely low temperatures, often below -40°F in order to preserve the chemovar profile of the plant.

  • Material Loading: The flash-frozen cannabis is loaded into a closed loop extraction system. This system is excellent for hot/cold extraction and can withstand high-pressure without losing efficacy.
  • Introduction of Solvent: The hydrocarbon solvent is then introduced into the system, flowing through the frozen cannabis material. The solvent breaks down the cannabis cannabinoids and terpenes, making a pure solution containing the organic compounds of plant.
  • Concentration (collection): this solution is collected and then passed through a stage separating the solvent from the desired cannabinoids / terpenes.

The production of  thca resin requires careful and precise processes such as harvesting fresh cannabis plants, freezing them instantly at the moment they are harvested to extracting and crystallizing thca. The end result of this process will maintain the original terpene and cannabinoid profile from its plant, resulting in a strong flavor-picture on paper that holds up all too well under experience.