Last updated: August 13, 2018

What Does Kief Mean?

Kief, often referred to as pollen or dry sift, is the soft, visible crystals that naturally cover the marijuana plant’s flowers, and to some extent, its leaves. The crystal-like powdery substance is highly sticky and extruded from a cannabis plant’s resin glands. It is a form of trichomes that the cannabis plant naturally manufactures to deter consumption by herbivores and also attract beneficial pollinating insects


Maximum Yield Explains Kief

Kief is highly concentrated and often sifted from the plant to use for a more intense psychoactive experience/high. It generally contains around 50 per cent more (or higher) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than the rest of the plant. Even the flowers of the cannabis plant contain only about 12 to 15 per cent THC. The high concentrations of THC in kief makes the crystal-like substance highly coveted by users and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Consumers often sprinkle kief directly onto parts of the marijuana plant before consumption to increase its effects. Kief is also heated and pressurized to make hash or to be added to edibles.


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