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Approximately one gram of screen-sifted cannabis trichomes, commonly referred to as kief

Kief (sometimes transliterated as keef or kif) refers to the resin glands (or trichomes) of cannabis which may accumulate in containers or be sifted from loose dry cannabis flower with a mesh screen or sieve. Kief contains a much higher concentration of psychoactive cannabinoids, such as THC, than that of the cannabis flowers from which it is derived. Traditionally, kief has been pressed into cakes of hashish for convenience in storage, but can be vaporized or smoked in either form.[1]

According to the Oxford dictionary, the word "kif" derives from Arabic: تكيف kayf, meaning well-being or pleasure which might come from the euphoric feeling caused by THC.[2]


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  1. ^ Rosenthal, Ed (March 9, 2005). "Kief". Cannabis Culture Magazine. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kef". English Dictionary. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 

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