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Kief and How Awesome It Is


Highlights

  • Kief is the loose form of cannabis trichomes, produced as amber and white hairs on the cannabis flowers.

  • They are potent cannabinoid compounds containing 50% of THC. Some may reach up to 80%. Flowers restrain around 30% of the THC.

  • The most popular method for collecting and gathering kief is opting for a 3-piece grinder.

The advancement in medical and technology fields in today's modern world evolved many products considered the worst in the past. The same goes for cannabis and cannabis-related products. Nowadays, the field is evolving, providing its customers with a better product to avail the beneficial effects. Kief is one of them, obtained from cannabis flowers and opted in various ways.


What is Kief?

The word kief came from the Arabic word kayf, which means "pleasure. This compound contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (a psychoactive compound in marijuana), a source of soothing for your central nervous system (brain). Kief is also known for other names, including Kief, Dust, Chief, and cannabis crystals. Kief is the loose form of cannabis trichomes, produced as amber and white hairs on the cannabis flowers. They are resinous materials accumulated from the sifting of cannabis flowers using various methods, including a grinder mesh screen.

In simple! It’s the resin gland of cannabis that produces kief. These resinous glands gathered allow its cultivator to get the original, highest, purest THC concentrated kief.


Exception For Kief

In some countries, like Morocco, you won’t find kief as the dry residue of the resinous cannabis glands. You will get a mixture of chopped cannabis and tobacco named kief. They use a special pipe called a "sebsi" for smoking the chopped cannabis and tobacco mixture.


Average THC% of kief

THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound, is responsible for the overall effects of the kief. Kief was the first original THC, containing higher amounts of cannabinoids with increased potency.


Do you know how much THC% kief contains?

They are potent cannabinoid compounds containing 50% of THC. Some may reach up to 80%. In terms of flowers, they restrain around 30% of the THC. Because of its therapeutic action, a kief-induced individual may experience the effects for up to 4 hours, depending on individual tolerance and dose.


How to Collect Kief in Grinder

The most popular method for collecting and gathering kief is opting for a 3-piece grinder.


Procedure

  1. 3 Chambered Grinder

  2. Take a three-chambered grinder, clean it and make it ready to be used.

  3. Grinding Marijuana Buds and Flowers

  4. Hold on to the dried marijuana buds, and add them to the first chamber. The flowers start to be grated in that chamber.

  5. Sieving

  6. After that, the process proceeds to be the second chamber, which contains the crushed buds. The second chamber possesses a standard steel sieve. The product will be passed from the sieve to get the desired particle size.

  7. Keef Catcher

  8. After the sieve filtration, the powered, proper-sized dried kief is in the last kief catcher chamber. From here, the kief is collected and then stored for further usage.

  9. Storage Conditions

  10. It is necessary to store the kief in a tepid and dark place, away from sunlight.

  11. Tip:

  12. It's better to check the kief and stir it for a couple of seconds every 3 to 4 days. In this way, you can get the best of fresh kief.

How Awesome Is Kief

Kief can opt-in a variety of ways other than smoking.

  • You can sprinkle the kief on smokable cannabis.

  • A combination with edible recipes is much better to use.

  • Some of you can go with marijuana-infused treats, including baked products. Isn’t it awesome!

  • Cannabis tea is another popular option.

  • Kief is processed to make butter. Oh!

  • It acts as a better infusion for your edibles.

  • No worries for coffee lovers. Kief can opt too.

  • You can make hash, rosin, or produce moon rocks from kief.

Remember to use kief in the required dose to benefit yourself with the friendly nature of keef.


Beneficial Nature of Kief

Keeping the concentration in the therapeutic range makes the kief an incredible compound to opt for many purposes.

  • No Other Plant Materials

Kief is the pure form obtained from the buds, so it doesn't possess any other plant material, making it a better and smoother option when opting for vaping.

  • Potent

You may find them the most potent compounds with maximum therapeutic effects.

  • Pool of Compounds

Kief contains THC, CBD, cannabinoids, and terpenes, making it a pool of cannabinoid aroma compounds.

  • Versatile Nature

Kief is considered a versatile compound with various better ways to be used. We will discuss it after that! For now, let's keep going.

  • Quick Medication

Due to the high therapeutic effect, they opt for quick medication purposes when required. If a patient or individual needs a fast and high dose, kief can be given to get the job done.

  • Hashish

Hashish is the keef product made by the heating method.


Kief Vs. Hashish

Origin

  • Kief came from the cannabis plant's trichomes, the resinous glands on the flowers. Hashish, when kief undergoes heating, pressurized into different forms.

Use

  • The use of hash is considered much handier than kief.

THC%

  • Kief contains around 50% of the THC concentration, while the hash may contain 20%-60% of THC%. Remember, the level might reach up to 80% in some cases.

Collecting Process

  • The collecting process of kief is far easier than that of hashish.

Length of Effect

  • A kief-induced individual may experience the effects for up to 4 hours, depending on the individual tolerance. For hashish, the length goes high, 4-6 hours on average. It also depends on whether you are smoking or injecting the compound.


COCO Dispensaries

COCO Dispensaries offer high-quality, potent kief obtained from cannabis trichomes. It's available in many products, including bubble hash, rosin, and more! Grab the one you favor!

Conclusion

We hope you might now be able to say that yes, kief is a better product with beneficial effects and easy to obtain ways. Some of you can go with marijuana-infused treats, including baked products. Isn’t it awesome! Follow the guide to get more about kief. Thanks for continuing with us.


 

References

Belcher, Aaron. “What Is Kief? Benefits, Uses, and Concerns.” Leafwell, 26 Mar. 2020, https://leafwell.com/blog/what-is-kief-and-should-you-use-it/.

Garland, Rachel. “6 Things You Never Knew about Kief.” Green Flower News, 27 Oct. 2020, https://news.green-flower.com/6-things-you-never-knew-about-kief/.

“Kief 101: An in-Depth Guide.” CNBS, 18 Jan. 2020, https://www.cnbs.org/concentrates-extracts/kief/.

Smoak, JJ. “What Is Kief - Definition and Usage.” Flavor Fix, 29 July 2021, https://flavorfix.com/guides/what-is-kief/.

T, Buddy. “How Long Does Hash Stay in Your System?” Verywell Mind, Verywell Mind, 11 Feb. 2022, https://www.verywellmind.com/how-long-does-hash-stay-in-your-system-80261.

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