What is Kief and How You Can Use It?
- 24 Sep, 2017
- William Levy
What is Kief An Introduction to Kief What is Kief? Kief is the tiny little crystals that cover the cannabis plants. The word Kief is derived from the Arabic word “kayf” which means well-being. Kief is sometimes called trichomes within the cannabis community and it is also known as dry sift or pollen. While the terms Kief and trichomes are often used synonymously, the trichomes are the hairs that can be found on the plant. Kief refers specifically to the crystals. Trichomes on the marijuana plant keep away hungry herbivores by producing an intense psychoactive experience, theoretically disorienting the animal and preventing it from eating the rest of the plant. Kief contains large amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana that is associated with many of the benefits of THC. Kief also contains a large number of cannabinoids compared to marijuana without the trichomes, which loses much of its …