What are live heads?

Published Aug 30, 2022 09:00 a.m. ET
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With such wonderous and extensive forever growing menus at dispensaries everywhere it can be challenging to keep up with all of the latest and greatest offerings, and that is especially true when it comes to new products.

So many choices, so few opportunities to try them all, and of course, reasonable budgets, and it’s not hard to see why most enthusiasts stick to the ones they already know they love. After all, no one wants to be left disappointed. Still, you’ll never know what you could be missing if you don’t take the time to brush up on the newest, most innovative options.

Live heads are one product that’s making an appearance on dispensary shelves everywhere, and its name alone is enough to raise eyebrows, but what does it mean? Well, here, we’re going to break it down in the simplest way possible.

So, what are they?

You’ll find live heads on the rosin shelf at most dispensaries, but this isn’t some spectacular new invention as much as it’s a recently awarded title, in hopes of setting this particular concentrate apart from the rest. Live heads aka full-melt are a delightful surprise for fans of solventless extracts. This modern form of bubble hash provides notes of kief and live rosin combined to enhance both the experience and its effects.

How are live heads made?

Much like bubble hash, full-melt hash is made by freezing harvested cannabis plants and then using ice to extract the powerful trichomes from the materials. The end result is a sticky, sometimes grainy, solventless hash that is top-notch, especially for cannaisseurs with a nose for the natural elements and terpenes in cannabis. This explanation is an oversimplified description of how the process works. Still, it’s quite accurate and just enough information for the average consumer who isn’t likely to try their hand at making it at home.


Unfortunately, this also means that the extract comes with a much higher price tag than you might expect from other similar rosin products at your dispensary, which begs the question, is it really worth it, and what sets this particular concentrate apart from the rest?

Is it worth the price?

It is definitely worth the price as there is a whole lot of work that goes into making live heads, and these products are in general much better for your health when compared with alternatives, especially those that come with lower price tags. Of course, not everyone will feel like it’s worth it, in particular those on a budget, as well as anyone who isn’t comfortable with the process of using cannabis concentrates.

Every enthusiast should try live heads at least once

Live heads might not end up being your absolute favourite cannabis product, but one thing is for sure, and it’s that they offer a unique and flavorful experience that is distinct, heavenly, and aromatic. So if you’re a connoisseur of terpenes and cultivars and haven’t yet, we highly recommend reaching out to your nearest dispensary to see if they have some available because it’ll be more than worth the trip!

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