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Last updated: May 31st, 2016

When a cannabis plant reaches maturity, trichomes holding a majority of the cannabinoids are formed on its leaves and buds. The accumulation of these trichomes (or resin glands) creates a fine, powdery substance referred to as kief (also written as keef or kif). Kief is the simplest of all cannabis concentrates. Kief is usually collected via specialized filtering screens and a little elbow grease (with the help of a grinder). Kief is generally considered a lower-quality extract because it does contain some plant material in the final product. Having said that, some top-flight extractors can produce an extremely clean and flavorful product using the dry sieve method. THC content can range from 20 percent to 60 percent but ultimately it depends on the starting material.

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