Published on July 28, 2022 • Last updated August 3, 2022
This artisan extraction adds long-overdue depth to delta-8’s already well-rounded high.
Whether you’re smoking, eating, or vaping cannabis, you’re getting the most out of the resin. This honey-like coating is what gives buds their pungent aroma, sticky texture, and high concentrations of cannabinoids, terpenes, and everything else you love about the plant. Unfortunately, some elements of this abundance typically don’t survive the extraction methods needed to make extracts like oil or hash, unless it gets preserved as live resin.
This relatively new technique has become popular in top-shelf recreational cannabis products, but was unheard of in the hemp space until very recently— some companies are, unfortunately, still trying to capitalize on the delta-8 craze by churning out cheap products. Family-owned Florida brand Flying Monkey is one of the producers going the extra mile to give cannabinoid-rich hemp the attention and care it deserves.
Leafly’s guide to live resin
Typically, hemp goes through the wringer before it ends up in your pen or gummy: It’s dried, cured, and then processed at a high heat that burns off the plant’s more volatile compounds. The live resin method uses high-quality buds, picked fresh and frozen within an hour of harvesting, and a low-heat extraction process that’s gentle on the trichomes.
Flying Monkey, founded by three brothers in Tampa, Florida, wants everybody to find a perfect, stigma-free path to mindfulness and wellness. Their PhD-level chemists use their knowledge and passion to create evidence-based, profoundly enjoyable formulas. Their Delta-8 Live Resin Blend combines scientific precision with the magic of a fresh harvest to a delta-8 vape fueled by nature, available in eight different strains. It’s a whole-flower experience packed into a simple, discreet disposable.
Why you need live resin
If you love delta-8, then you already love a well-rounded high. A live resin extract gives it even more depth.
Delta-8 has gained a huge following not just because of its legal status, but because of its balanced effects that are somewhere between nourishing CBD and traditional, psychoactive THC. Live resin unlocks even more depth in that experience.
The combined effects of major and minor cannabinoids, along with flavorful terpenes and other plant compounds, all enhance each other’s effects. In a full-spectrum product, you’re not just experiencing the individual effects of these compounds, but the extra wizardry that happens when they work together. This theory is called the “entourage effect,” and it stems from published studies dating back more than 20 years.
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Live resin captures all the subtlety of a fresh harvest, offering an incredibly dense and diverse ecosystem that includes even the plant’s most fragile compounds—even the ones that typically don’t make it into standard full-spectrum products—to activate the most hemp has to offer.
If you love delta-8, then you already love a well-rounded high. A live resin extract gives it even more depth. Because it’s packed with terpenes, it offers a delicious cannabis taste that you rarely get from hemp products.
Hemp extracts that respect the plant
The key is pouring some extra effort and human touches into that tech—like the kind required to make live resin.
The whole plant experience is common, if not the norm, in recreational markets, but most hemp-based cannabinoid products are completely disconnected from it. Even some of the better hemp brands still completely outsource the building blocks of their products, buying aggressively extracted isolates and then mixing them back together into a “full-spectrum” product.
These products aren’t bad. Many, if not most, of them are still assembled with care for consumers that love them. The key is pouring some extra effort and human touches into that tech—like the kind required to make live resin.
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Flying Monkey’s Live Resin Delta-8 Blend starts with a live resin extract that captures actual native cannabinoids and terpenes directly from the plant, just as nature intended. Then they add a boost of delta-8, derived from CBD using an all-natural process, that still gets the full benefit of the entourage effect from the live resin. It’s what cannabis has already been blessing us with for thousands of years.
A banana for every monkey
Explore the depth and flavor that comes from a live resin extraction in eight different delicious strains—so far. These live resin delta-8 vapes from Flying Monkey are available in Apple Fritter, Cereal Milk, Rainbow Belts, Dosidos (Leafly Strain of the Year), Topanga OG, Strawberry Cough, Skywalker OG, and NYC Diesel. Each one comes in a smooth, compact, rechargeable, two-gram disposable vape that’s pre-charged and ready to go.
Flying Monkey has a mission to create the perfect hemp experience for every user, and live resin is just one of their collections—all packed with natural terpenes. HHC vapes, carts, and gummies are built for a short-acting, energetic buzz. The King Kong collection of disposable vapes offers potent relaxation with a mix of delta-8, delta-10, and THC-O. Knock Out disposable vapes are made for aspiring couch potatoes and feature a powerful blend of HHC, THC-O, CBG, D10, and THCP. Heavy Hitter disposables and carts are designed for an intense, uplifting sativa-like buzz.
Head to the Flying Monkey website to find your next favorite strain and feel the difference live resin extracts can make.
Leafly novel cannabinoid disclaimer:
Use and possession may be restricted by law. This product may expose you to harmful chemical byproducts.