What is Weed Kief | How to Use It?

by benny yang on Feb 07, 2023

What is Weed Kief

What is Weed Kief

Kief can be collected from the flowers of the cannabis plant by using a four-piece grinder with a mesh screen. As the buds are ground, the trichomes (the resinous glands containing the cannabinoids and terpenes) break off and fall through the mesh into a collection chamber, where they can be easily harvested. Kief is often considered a more potent form of cannabis because it has a higher concentration of THC and other cannabinoids compared to the flower itself. It is also versatile, as it can be used in a variety of different ways, such as making edibles or dabbing concentrates.

CBD and THC Content

The CBD and THC content of kief can vary depending on the strain of cannabis it was taken from. In general, kief contains a higher concentration of THC compared to CBD, as THC is the primary psychoactive compound found in the resin glands (trichomes) of the plant.

That being said, the exact ratio of CBD to THC in kief will depend on the strain and the potency of the original flowers. Some strains have high THC content and low CBD content, while others have a more balanced ratio or even higher levels of CBD. It's important to keep in mind that different strains will have different effects and it's crucial to understand the potency of the kief you have, in order to use it safely and effectively.


The effects of kief will depend on the potency of the THC and other cannabinoids it contains, as well as the individual's tolerance and method of consumption. In general, consuming kief can result in a potent and fast-acting high, as the THC is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream through the lungs. Some common effects of kief may include:

Euphoria and relaxation
Increased sensory perception
Altered perception of time
Increased appetite
Dry mouth
Red eyes

It's important to keep in mind that the effects of kief can vary widely, depending on the potency, the method of consumption, and the individual's tolerance. It's also important to approach kief with caution, especially if you are new to using cannabis, as it is a more potent form of the drug and can result in stronger effects. It's always a good idea to start with a small amount and wait to see how it affects you before consuming more.

How to Use It

There are several ways to use kief, including:

Sprinkling it on top of a joint or bowl: This is a common way to enhance the potency of your cannabis and can be used with any type of smoking device. Simply sprinkle a small amount of kief on top of your flower before rolling or packing your joint or bowl.

Pressing it into hashish: Kief can be pressed into hashish, which is a more concentrated form of cannabis. This can be done by heating and pressing the kief to break down the resin glands and create a dense, brick-like product. Hashish can then be smoked or vaporized.

Adding it to edibles: Kief can be used to make edibles, such as cannabis-infused butter or oil, by mixing it with a fat-solvent and then using the mixture in cooking or baking.

Using it for dabbing: Kief can also be used in dabbing, which is a method of consuming cannabis concentrates. In dabbing, a small amount of kief is heated on a hot surface and then inhaled through a dab rig.

Making moonrocks: Moonrocks are a type of cannabis product made by coating buds with oil and then rolling them in kief. Moonrocks can be smoked or vaporized for a potent, high-THC experience.