One of the least talked about weed products on the market is kief. So what is kief? It’s the crystalized trichomes of the cannabis plant that contain its active compounds. These are released from the dry plant material during processing as a sticky, smelly, dust-like substance. This afterthought of the weed grow happens to be packed with medicinal properties.
I was first introduced to kief by a roommate years ago that had a trimming job up north. He’d return from the trim with a big chunk of pale green crystalized heaven for us to enjoy. This experience convinced me that this magic dust should hold a much more prominent position in the kingdom of cannabis products than it does.
You can find it at the dispensary
Kief is available at the weed dispensaries, but you might not know it because flower, vapes, and edibles own most of the shelf space. It is, however, just as effective as any of the other cannabis products. In fact, it’s every bit as stoney as the weed plant it came from. If it’s not obviously displayed, ask your budtender to show you their selection and give it a try.
It can be smoked and vaped and some people sprinkle it in a joint or on top of a packed bowl for an added level of chill. Some dispensaries are selling joints rolled in kief and pop top containers of the loose product are available. The pungent substance can be sprinkled into your food for an edible experience too. Furthermore, keeping some on hand can also help the rest of your weed last longer since it can be used in concert.
Kief is terpenes and cannabinoids
This unsung hero of the cannabis world is affordable and effective if the goal is to relax. When other products are made with terpenes and cannabinoids, kief IS terpenes and cannabinoids. That means you’re getting straight to the point when you choose kief for relief.