Why is it called “Live” Resin? Basically, live resin is derived from live and fresh marijuana leaves and flower buds as compared to others which were prepared from dried flowers and leaves. This way, the retention of aroma, flavors, and terpenes of the original plant is maximized. Live resin may come in different forms, but a high-quality one can be distinguished through its strong, pungent aroma. Live resin is extremely popular in the marijuana market right now. At West Coast Supply, you are guaranteed to get prime-quality live resins that will give you that exceptional smell, taste, and feeling of euphoria.