Pushing Hemp-Derived THC to the Limit
How Are THCa Diamonds Made?
For those of you unfamiliar with THCa, or Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid, diamonds, they are a type of ultra-potent cannabis concentrate in a crystalized, diamond-like form (hence the name). THCa diamonds start the same way as other concentrates, through what's called a closed-loop system using solvents on cannabis plants.
The newly-formed concentrate referred to as diamond sauce, then goes through a further transformation through something called diamond mining. Though it's a highly-advanced process, diamond mining basically uses heat and pressure to create these unique, semi-transparent crystalline structures.
Transforming THCa into THC
While THCa molecules on their own don't offer any psychoactive effects (meaning they won't get the user high), THCa still has many of the same incredible health benefits of CBD, CBG, and other cannabis products.
To convert THCa into THC, or Delta-9 THC, the THCa crystals need heat. That's why users most commonly consume THCa diamonds with smokables, adding the diamonds to flower or even vape cartridges; some also use a nectar collector or dab rig. For edible and baking enthusiasts, you can also activate THCa diamond concentrates by heating them up in a soluble substance like butter.
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