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For the city, see Kief, North Dakota.

Kief (pronounced [keːf, ki(ː)f]; from Arabic تكيف (kayf), meaning "pleasure, intoxication"[1]), sometimes transliterated as keef or kif, refers to the resin glands (or trichomes) of cannabis that may accumulate in containers or be sifted from loose dry cannabis flower with a mesh screen or sieve. Using a three-chamber herb grinder the cannabis can be finely ground while letting kief crystals fall through a screen and collect into a small compartment. Kief contains a much higher concentration of psychoactive cannabinoids, such as THC, than that of the cannabis flowers from which it is derived. The THC within the kief gives the user a euphoric high that can last for up to 12 hours.[2] Traditionally, kief has been pressed into cakes of hashish for convenience in storage, but can be vaporized or smoked in either form.[3] It can be used in a vaporizer and there are some companies selling e-juice in flavor of Kief.[4] Making kief is one of the steps in making hashish; after the kief is collected it is usually heated and after many steps becomes hashish.[5]


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  1. ^ "Kief". English Dictionary. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Sam. "What is kief?". Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Rosenthal, Ed (March 9, 2005). "Kief". Cannabis Culture Magazine. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  4. ^ John, Wells. "Kief in Vaporizer and eCig". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
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