Concentrates are the current star of the cannabis world, but it is important to know that not all are created equal. I recently headed over to check out the new Handcrafted shop, and toked on the absolute best rosin I’ve ever had with extract artist Josh Lee.

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Concentrates are the current star of the cannabis world, but it is important to know that not all are created equal. I recently headed over to check out the new Handcrafted shop, and toked on the absolute best rosin I’ve ever had with extract artist Josh Lee.

Hopper: How’s it going, brother? I’m digging the new shop. You’ve got quite the setup here.

Josh Lee: Glad to have you Hopper, you’re a legend in this industry man.

Hopper: Haha! Nah, I’m just infamous. You’ve been on the forefront of the rosin movement. You started when people were still using hair straighteners, correct?

Josh Lee: Yeah, that’s right. For a long time, I was smoking BHO, and I wanted a safer, cleaner alternative. So I researched and found rosin. I got into the rosin industry basically because I was spending endless amounts of money on concentrates that I didn’t even know if they were processed the right way. Plus, the fact that making BHO can be very volatile. So, I came across rosin and through trial and error, I figured out the best way to go about making some great solventless concentrates.

Hopper: Give us a quick explanation of how rosin is made. No need to give away any of your trade secrets obviously!

Josh Lee: Essentially, what you’re doing is taking either a bubble hash, melt hash, or actually I prefer to use top shelf flower because it really brings out the essence of strain. When we make rosin, basically we’re juicing all of the essential oils out of the cuticle of the buds and making it into a solventless form of concentrated cannabis.

Hopper: What made you decide to get in the rosin game?

Josh Lee: To be honest, I just started out making it for myself, for my own health benefits. I started giving samples to different people, and got a big response.

Hopper: I know- everyone was like, “Oh shit! This is the real deal.”

Josh Lee: Yeah, I try to stay elevated with the brand, and only push what I believe to be the best top shelf flowers in California.

Hopper: Tell VCM readers about your new company, Handcrafted.

Josh Lee: Handcrafted is a small batch flower rosin company. We like to keep it handcrafted and artisanal. I feel that, if rosin is done the right way, you can have just as good of a yield as they do with BHO, with little to no terpene loss, as well as high THC retention. Once I discovered rosin, I never went back to BHO.

Hopper: Explain why rosin is a better alternative than concentrates that contain solvents.

Josh Lee: People grow these amazing organic flowers, and then they’ll take that flower and go put a solvent through it. To me, that’s essentially taking the health factor completely out of it. When I medicate on rosin, I have peace of mind. I know it’s only the essential oils from top shelf flowers. And the flavor…it’s just amazing.

Hopper: For those who aren’t familiar with the term, rosin is completely chemical free, made with only heat and pressure, right?

Josh Lee: Yeah, that’s what it is. Simplicity.

Hopper: Something you’ve been doing that I haven’t seen anyone do, is once you press your rosin you take, for example, Wedding Cake and mix it with Orange Apricot to create a whole new flavor profile.

Josh Lee: Right, we’re able to make new flavors and flavor profiles, and really accentuate the different flavors of those flowers. We’re learning more and more about the genetic makeup of cannabis. For instance, there are different kinds of terpenes- there’s Myrcene, Limonene, Alpha-Pinene, Linalool, etc. There are different effects that come with these terpenes. Some terpenes carry no psychoactive effect, and some do.

Hopper: There are so many companies mass producing concentrates, but you’re choosing to keep it small batch and artisanal. Why is that?

Josh Lee: I basically started it for personal use only, and now I just want to spread the love and give the people access to what I personally medicate with.

Hopper: That’s a great comparison, I agree. Let’s wrap it up on that note. Any shout outs you want to throw before we go?

Josh Lee: Thanks man, that means alot coming from you. Also, shout out to Vegas Cannabis Magazine. We’ll be out there soon, I’m stoked about that. The Jungle Boys, I have so much respect for them, they’re really doing it. Most importantly, I have to thank my fiancée, our baby, and my family for being the driving support behind this passion of mine. Cannabis is still so demonized by some people, I’m really fortunate that they believe in what I do.

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