Live resin is a concentrate, like wax or shatter, that is higher in terpenes than other cannabis material. What exactly are terpenes? Terpenes are oils secreted by the cannabis plant that give each strain its unique taste and smell. The cool thing is that terpenes are produced by the very same glands that produce THC and CBD. So you know there’s gotta be something good going on there. So far, more than 100 terpenes have been identified. And, like snowflakes, each one is different. The primary difference between live resin and other concentrates is terpene level. Live resin has a much higher terpene level. This difference can be as much as five times more by weight. Typically, though, the cold-extraction process necessary to produce live resin yields less actual product than other, more conventional extraction methods.