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Marijuana edible goods made with rosin

Rosin, a form of marijuana extract made with pressure and temperature fluctuations, is fast becoming a preferred method of consumption for dabs and vapers, but the market for edible goods is also shifting towards the solvent-free concentrate.

Unlike distillate, a refined form of THC commonly used by edible producers, rosin needs a good starting material because the extraction process is basically about squeezing the good stuff out of cannabis or bubble hash. These higher expectations for ingredients lead to slightly higher prices for rosin than for edible distillates, but the higher price also gives you a more natural blend of terpenes and cannabinoids and a very effective high.

Edible rosin is still in its early stages, but Colorado dispensers have a handful of options to choose from. Here are six companies to check out:

Named Gummies
Perhaps the most popular line of rosin edible in Colorado, Dialed In Gummies was launched in 2020 and rose rapidly after customers experienced the flavor profiles and fuller effects. Dialed Ins’ sous-vide technique – a method that applies pressure to vacuum-sealed bags placed in hot water – allows the gums to retain more terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids, according to the company. The process provides fuller effects and flavor combinations that highlight cannabis flavors instead of hiding them, something most experienced cannabis users appreciate. Each container with Dialed In Gummies contains the names of the strains used in the production, which are taken from a long list of popular Colorado growers.

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Bosky’s rosin syrup currently comes in six varieties, but has more on the way.

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Bosky Labs

Are you looking for something you can sip instead of chewing? Bosky Labs, a new rosin food brand that uses cherry blossoms, has been a rapid rise on pharmacy shelves in 2021. The rosin-infused syrup has a quick kick that terp lovers appreciate, with flavors like caramel, grape, mango , raspberries, roses and strawberries already available, and more on the way. The syrup is thick and concentrated, so we like to mix the fruity flavors with seltzer water and the caramel with a cold shot of espresso, but that’s just the tip of the recipe’s iceberg.

Robhots
Robhots is not new to the manufacture of weed gum, nor is the seven-year-old company new to edible rosin. According to Rhobots, a series of edible rosin products with a short lifespan debuted in 2016, but the company then switched to distilling permanently – until now. Rhobot’s series of rosin gums is less than two months old, so we have not tried them yet, but the new flavors rotate with rosin to complement the terpenes. Each batch of gums is made with strain-specific rosin from talented extractors such as AllGreens, Apothecary Extracts, Leiffa and Terpman & Rosin, according to Rhobots, which plans to work with more presses in the future.

Leiffa
This Lakewood-based dispenser and extractor has become synonymous with solvent-free extracts and now also dives into the solvent-free edible game. Leiffa’s chocolate bars with rosin are sold in 100 milligram doses on the recreational side at pharmacies around Denver. Our favorites are dark chocolate and cherries and white chocolate and strawberry crumble – both of which do a good job of masking rosin’s strong, terpy flavors if you’re not a fan.

If you have a medical card, check out Leifa’s only medical menu, where you’ll find higher-dose rosin gum and baked goodies through partnerships with edible producers like Green Hornet, Rhobots and Sweet Mary Jane’s.

click to enlarge Äkta's rosin gums currently come in seven different flavors.  - PERMITTED BY GENUINE

Äkta’s rosin gums currently come in seven different flavors.

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Genuine

Relatively new to the scene, Äkta makes rosin baths, vape cartridges and rubbers added to living rosin, purchased flowers from the sister company and the greenhouse cultivation Hava Gardens. The in-house production reduces the cost of working with a growing partner, and it shows up at the checkout without a drop in quality. Äkta currently has seven varieties of living rosin rubber; our favorite is papaya, which also happens to be the name of a hell of a rosin-producing strain.

Cheeba Chews and the Green Hornet
It was only a matter of time before bigger names captured the rosin shock, and Cheeba Chews may be the first to trade on it in Colorado. The national brand’s entry into rosin – edible substances started with a collaboration with Soiku Bano, one of the state’s most popular new solvent-free extractors. Selected strawberry-flavored Cheeba Chew taffies are infused with Oreoz-living rosin, and the company’s line of Green Hornet gums has a mandarin-orange flavor made with Gelato Cake-living rosin. There will be new flavor and stem pairings every quarter going forward, according to Cheeba Chews, so don’t wait to grab a combination you like.

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