Your Guide to Solventless Carts: The Rosin Revolution

by Jessica
Rosin on a dab tool, golden solventless extraction

Innovation abounds in the cannabis market, which is why new products seem to appear in stores every year. From engineered edibles and weed beverages to resins and rosins, stoners have more ways than ever to enjoy their favorite strains. One of the most recent trends is solventless extraction, which is taking the weed world by storm. But what is it and does it live up to the hype?

What Is Solventless Extraction?

Many vape cartridges contain live resin, material extracted from marijuana flower with the use of a solvent like butane. However, solventless extraction is becoming more and more popular. This is due to new technology making the process easier, but mainly due to the demand by consumers for solvent free products. 

During standard live resin extraction, manufacturers harvest marijuana flower, freeze it, agitate it, then flush it with butane or propane. Next, they press the flower to separate the resin from the plant matter. Finally, the resin is cleaned in a vacuum chamber to remove any solvent residue.

Solventless extraction accomplishes the same thing but without resorting to butane or propane. Instead, a rosin press uses gentle heat and immense pressure to separate the substance from the plant matter. There’s no need for the final cleaning step when using this method. The extraction is pure, liquid gold. 

You can perform solventless extraction with flower that is freshly harvested and frozen, or cured. Curing simply trims and removes moisture from cannabis flower, which is how you get dried bud. 

Solventless extraction captures an incredible cannabinoid and terpene profile, that may be lost during the hydrocarbon extraction. This is especially true for live rosin.

Are Solventless Vape Carts the Ultimate Experience?

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Why go through the trouble to extract live or cured rosin, especially when it’s more expensive and labor-intensive to produce? It’s simple: Rosin holds onto the terpene profile of marijuana better than resin does. That means it maintains the natural aroma, flavor, and character. 

This is also a more all-natural method that doesn’t require solvent cleanup, which means it’s arguably a more pure extract.

Plus, only premium flower goes towards rosin extraction. Which means, solventless vape carts contain the best of the best. No trim, no second grade material, it's all top tier flower.

Green Rush's Favorite Solventless Vape Carts

Ready to try live rosin for yourself to see if it lives up to the hype? We have a variety of products that can satisfy your curiosity.

Jetty Extracts Solventless Vape Cartridge – OMG

Leading the pack with solventless vapes is Jetty Extracts, which took home second place in this category in the 2022 Emerald Cup. They have strategically paired two extracts – THC Bomb and GMO – in this bright, sativa-forward cart.

As you might have guessed with a product made with THC bomb, this is a super potent heavy-hitter. It’s great for seasoned stoners looking for a terpene-heavy pick-me-up.

Jetty Extracts Solventless Vape Cartridge – Dazed and Confused

On the other hand, if you’re looking for an indica-forward option to help you relax, Jetty has you covered with their Dazed and Confused vape cart. This is perfect if you’re holed up inside on a rainy day or need to chill out before bed.

Jetty created this blend by combining four weed extracts: Banana Creme, Kush Mintz’s, THC Bomb, and Chem4. The result is a potent hit with a woodsy, nutty, and fruity aroma and flavor.

Level Boost Rosin Vape Cartridge

Level’s mission is to use science to create the best possible cannabis, and that’s what they’ve done with their Boost cart. Designed to be fast-acting and uplifting, one to three hits will have you fully energized yet completely in control – an ideal combination.

Boost contains rosin with a carefully crafted balance of THC, THCv, and CBG – an excellent formula for zooming in and getting focused. 

Level Lights Out Rosin Vape Cartridge

A companion product to Boost, Level also sells a Lights Out vape cart. Predictably, the idea is that you have a hit or two and, boom, sleep will be imminent. That’s super helpful for folks who struggle to get enough shuteye. 

Level stresses that this isn’t just a knockout formula, though – they want you to feel relaxed and in control as you slip into sleep.

The Future is Solventless

All signs point to the cannabis market becoming more and more flooded with solventless extracts, including those in vape carts. Given that it’s an all-natural process that requires no unnecessary chemicals, we’re looking forward to what the future will bring.