Rosin Technique Dab
Some of my Rosin Tech yield

Although some places in the United States and around the world have started moving towards implementing sensible cannabis policies, other places continue to drag their feet which can make obtaining high quality cannabis extracts (such as butane honey oil which is popular for dabbing) difficult or impossible. Fortunately, I discovered (@leiracannagars) guide on Instagram which outlines a process called the Rosin Technique, a safe and easy (albeit time consuming) way to extract some potent cannabis oil from your loose leaf without using any solvents. To perform the ‘Rosin Technique’, you’ll need the following items:

  • A hair straightening iron
  • Parchment paper (make sure you use parchment and not wax paper)!
  • Some high quality cannabis (minimum 0.3 grams)

Below is a YouTube video demonstrating in detail how to make the oil, as well as some results.

In my experience using the Rosin Technique, I’ve been able to get some great tasting dabs out of high quality cannabis without having to worry about messing around with butane. Typically I use between 0.3-0.5 grams of cannabis per press and keep the parchment paper containing the bud between the iron for up to five seconds on a medium heat setting. Moreover, I recommend using high quality cannabis for this guide, as better quality loose leaf will result in a stronger finished product. With a few friends helping over the course a day, the entire process can be pretty fun and you can make some pretty potent oil to enjoy together afterwards!

As someone who loves to vaporize cannabis concentrates (especially with the VapeXNail!), I find this solventless extraction method to be quite interesting and definitely plan on exploring how this process can be streamlined!

0 thoughts on “The Rosin Technique: A Simple, Solvent-less Extraction Method To Create Dabs

  1. I tried this with some high grade purple kush and it worked beautifully! I’ve tried it with a few other strains too, but so far the kush has been producing the highest amounts of oil.

  2. I couldn’t watch the video right away, now I have refreshed and refreshed & I can’t get the video box to show up. Do you know why? any ideas???


  3. Hey there, i was wondering. Since this is so easy, could i simply mix the dab with e-liquid? or is there a certain method in mixing it?

    1. you will need to dissolve it somehow in glycerin…itll just be easier to make a glycerin extraction

  4. I would love to try this and I thank you for the educational article and wonderful video explanation! My question is though, is there a way to take this oil and mix it with 0nic PG for super concentrated oil for rebuildable vaporizer rigs? I read an article that required decarboxylation of bud then to cook it down in everclear.. Would the process be similar or more simple?
    I was thinking of using your method, then mixing it straight with pg for vaporization, will this work??

  5. Hey man, thanks for the video and everything. I’ve been smoking for about 4-5 years now but ive never had the chance to try any rosin or BHO and always wanted too. Unfortunately i moved to a country where its quite difficult to get high quality weed, whenever i do i tend to just smoke it. Is it worth making rosin? And also, is it possible to smoke the ‘left over’ weed after? Thanks again!

  6. could you use a clothes iron to make the dab using the rosin technique to maybe use more weed per press and revieve more oil pre press?

  7. I’ve heard it mentioned before that buds that have been pressed for oil using this technique are also decarboxylated, and they can be used to make butters and oils for cooking. Would bud pressed with this technique still contain significant amounts of THC though to be used in butter? I feel like this is taking a large amount of the THC out already and you would have to use a much larger amount of bud than normal to make the butter.

  8. Hi i had a question… its a bit urgent… can i get dab from bad weed i mean a very bad weed with much leafs and seeds.. if yes will it be bad dab?

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