Meet cannabis diamonds, the most dazzling and potent concentrate in town.
Cannabis diamonds are crystalline versions of isolated THCA, although in some cases it can be made out of CBDA. These bad boys are not only a treat for the eyes, but they’re also SUPER potent, typically containing 99% THC or CBD.
The average strength of cannabis flowers is at 25% THC, while concentrates are usually around 70 to 90% THC. So you can pretty much imagine how high you can get when you dab cannabis diamonds at almost 100% strength! Because of its sheer potency, the best way to make use of these crystalline concentrates is to mix them with other less potent cannabis flowers, treating it as a mixer, instead of smoking it pure.
To the untrained eye, cannabis diamonds may actually resemble meth or crack cocaine at first glance. That’s because of its coarse and granular texture, but we promise it’s nothing like that. It’s also pure THCA, not THC, which means that you won’t get high unless it’s combusted or vaped, unlike many other concentrates in the market.
What Is THCA and CBDA?
The THCA content in cannabis diamonds is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, the non-psychoactive precursor of THC. Only heat and combustion can speed up the process to turn it into THC (the same reason why you have to decarboxylate your cannabis before using it in edibles). Live and raw cannabis plants have the highest concentrations of THCA, and before cannabis diamonds, THCA isolates were so hard to find.
THCA diamonds or crystalline is what happens when THCA is isolated from the cannabis plant.
Similarly, CBDA is the precursor of CBD and it’s also found in raw cannabis. CBDA is a natural anti-inflammatory agent, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-proliferative.
Consuming Cannabis Diamonds
Cannabis crystals or diamonds are made by using a series of chemical reactions to refine them. The exact process is kept a secret to the public, because they’re trade secrets of manufacturers. After these processes, only the pure isolates of cannabis are left behind; compact little bits of THCA which will be converted into THC when it undergoes exposure to heat through combustion or vaping.
However, think of it as grain alcohol of the cannabis world. It lacks the terpenes or flavor that we enjoy so much in other cannabis products. And because it doesn’t have flavor or odor, the best way to appreciate them is to mix them with other products. These crystallized products can be broken down and made into a powder, which you can use to fill up empty capsules. No, it won’t get you high, but it has its own health benefits, too. This is the same reason why people juice cannabis, because it’s an excellent way to get in tons of THCA. Consuming THCA is efficient in preventing and treating deficiencies of the endocannabinoid system without getting you high.
Consuming raw THCA is also helpful for individuals who are sensitive to THC, or just prefer not to get high. It has valuable therapeutic properties including its ability to fight inflammation, which is the root cause of many illnesses.
On the other hand, crystalline CBDA can be used to treat mood swings, hot flashes, and irritability common among menopausal women. It can also be used to treat tooth and gum problems.
Cannabis diamonds can also be dabbed, but because of its potency, it isn’t suitable for lightweights. But unlike other extracts, there are no terpenes here, and this is why terpene extracts are reintroduced to cannabis crystals to make sauce.
Crystalline or cannabis diamonds are a versatile way to enjoy the health benefits of the plant. Consume it raw or heat it up for its health benefits, but if you want to experience new highs, smoking or dabbing it will take you to places you never thought possible! The only downside to cannabis diamonds is that making them is much more complicated than other kinds of concentrates, so only a few manufacturers have been able to successfully replicate it. This is why most cannabis diamonds are expensive, if you even find them in your local dispensary. So if you happen to come across these gems, it’s definitely worth every penny.