Many patients have asked our Budtenders about “kief” and what is it used for. Kief is comprised of the resin glands, also called trichomes of cannabis, that may accumulate in containers or that can be sifted from loose dry cannabis flowers with a mesh screen. Kief contains a much higher concentration of psychoactive cannabinoids, such as THC, than that of the cannabis flowers from which it is derived. The THC within the kief gives the user a euphoric high that can last for up to 12 hours. It can be used in a vaporizer or sprinkled on top of the flower to be smoked. The effect of this medicine should be experienced within 15 minutes of consumption and is very beneficial when used for pain, headaches, nausea, sleeplessness, depression and many more symptoms.
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