What is kief ?

Kief, an Arabic word meaning “pleasure” or “intoxication”,is the name used commonly to describe the sticky, crystal-like powder substance found on the Cannabis flower.

Kief or keef has been collected and used for thousands of years as a highly concentrated form of cannabis found on the trichomes fo the plant.  High-quality kief is generally light blonde or tan in color while Kief that is green likely contains additional plant matter so it’s less concentrated.

Kief packs a much higher concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes than the cannabis flower, making it an ideal option if you’re looking to increase your cannabinoid intake or just looking for a different way to use it.

Trichomes are tiny, bulbous glands that protrude from the surface of the buds and leaves of late-stage cannabis plants.


You can either collect kief from your grinder or you can get it from dispensaries here in Florida. Dispensaries like Rise, Surterra Wellness and Fluent all have kief. Usually sold by the 1/2 gram or 1 gram. Price ranges from $30 to $45 and for some odd reason some MMTC’s dispense it under the patient’s inhalation route so it won’t affect your smokable allowance.

Here are some common ways to use kief:

Smoking kief by itself

You can smoke kief by it self on any pipe or smoking hardware but keep in mind that it’s a very fine powder and it can find it self inside the actual bowl. Also kief tends to burns longer and stay lit so be careful not to loose it all under the flames.

Sprinkle kief on cannabis flower

Sprinkling it on top of ground cannabis flower that is then smoked or vaped is one of the most common ways of using it. Adding kief will boosts your flower’s potency, allowing you to use less to achieve the same results. Some creatives ones are “tarantula joints” and “moon rocks.”

Add kief into your morning coffee or tea

Kief is usually high in the raw and acidic form of cannabis which is non-psychoactive but when mixed in with coffee or tea it gets activated by the heat. To make kief coffee or tea, simply sprinkle some kief powder into your mug and stir. Taking kief this way offers a delayed, yet longer lasting and stronger effects. 

In summary, kief is the sticky, resinous, crystal-like substance that has a higher concentration of cannabinoids than the flower and can be smoked by itself or added to flower to get a more powerful relief.

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