Everything You Need to Know About Kief

Those sparkly trichome crystals, though.

Kief, from the Arabic word  كيف (kayf), means “intoxication” or “pleasure.” Appropriately named, kief, sometimes spelled kif or keef, and often referred to as “pollen” or “dry sift,” is the collection of luminous resin trichomes from dry cannabis flower that hold high concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes. Recognize those shimmery, powder-like crystals collecting in the corners of your stash jar? That’s kief, perhaps the most cherished form of cannabis worldwide. These precious potent particles pack a powerful, mind-altering punch.

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