Kief refers to the loose, ultra-fine, almost powdery resin glands called trichomes that precipitate off and separate from cannabis flowers and sugar leaves when agitated or during processing and handling. As the tiny fragile trichome glands become brittle, they steadily break off and gradually accumulate as kief over time in storage containers like grinders and bottom-screen pollen catcher trays. This pure, sticky trichome resin powder contains extraordinarily elevated concentrations of psychoactive cannabinoids like THC and CBD due to the sheer density of glandular resin heads.
Lightly sprinkling a bit of concentrated kief on top of cannabis bowls or joints before smoking them significantly boosts overall potency for more intense effects. When properly sieved, filtered, dried and compressed into dense bricks or balls at high pressures, expertly prepared dried kief can also be used to produce premium artisanal hash. Advanced harvesting processes utilizing special mesh screens or advanced centrifugal mechanical separation allow selective isolation and collection of only the most desirable resinous trichome heads into a purified final rendering of melt-worthy cannabis kief.
Despite their minute size, these tiny sparkling trichomes contain profoundly potent psychoactive and terpene profiles that prove looks can be deceiving. In essence, exceptionally pure dry kief captures the crystalline essence of cannabis in one of its freest and most direct forms - no solvents, no further processing; just raw unadulterated resinous glory at its simplest.