THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) is one of the most popular cannabinoids available in concentrate form. It is a non-intoxicating acid cannabinoid that does not bind to cannabinoid receptors in your body like THC (the other most famous cannabinoid), but is still very potent.
Cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system in your body to produce a variety of health benefits, including reduced inflammation and pain. They also work in conjunction with your body’s endocannabinoid system to improve memory, reduce stress, and enhance your mood.
THC Diamonds: How They’re Made
There are a few ways to make thc crystals diamonds, but the most common is a closed-loop extraction method. In this process, a liquid solvent pushes THC and terpenes out of the marijuana flower. The resulting liquified solution is then slowly purged to remove the residual solvent, which allows the THCA to cling to it and start to form its diamond structure.
Another way to make THCA diamonds is with a solvent-evaporation technique known as the “crystalline method.” In this process, terpenes are used to act as a solvent, so strains with high concentrations of both cannabinoids and terpenes will produce better crystalline THCA.
Most cannabis enthusiasts consume THCA diamonds by dabbing or vaporizing them, because only heat will turn the crystalline THCA into pure THC. This makes them an incredibly potent concentrate, though a little goes a long way so you might want to start small and work your way up.