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For the city, see Kief, North Dakota.
Approximately one gram of screen-sifted cannabis trichomes, commonly referred to as kief

Kief (from colloquial Arabic: كيف kēf/kīf  pronounced [keːf, ki(ː)f], "pleasure"[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. 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.[2]


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  1. ^ "Kief". English Dictionary. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Ed (March 9, 2005). "Kief". Cannabis Culture Magazine. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 

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