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Kief and How Awesome It Is

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

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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-infus