What is Cannabis Diamonds (THCA Diamonds)?
Diamonds is a term used in the cannabis industry to describe crystalline structures, primarily THCA, that are developed in sauce extracts or isolated on their own.
In a cannabis context, the term diamond has a few different meanings. It’s often used to describe pure tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) crystalline, also known as “THCA diamonds” or “THC diamonds,” as well as THCA crystalline that was developed in the presence of a terpene-rich solution. THCA or Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is a precursor to the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC or the Tetrahydrocannabinolic. Although by its nature its not psychoactive in its usual state, which is why you don’t get high after eating cannabis plant.
Why are THCA Diamonds essential?
THCA Diamonds when exposed to heat, go through the process of decarboxylation and the compound evolves into THC, the main psychoactive compound that we all love and enjoy the most.
How does THCA Diamonds work?
Even though THCA Diamonds are non-intoxicating, it is an essential cannabinoid and is taken into account when calculating the overall potency of a cannabis product. However, there are some caveats to THCA’s consistency in converting into THC. THCA must be heated up to 350-550 degrees Fahrenheit for the decarboxylation process to go on without losing much of its potency. If the THCA is consumed on a higher heat, it is perceptible to burn off rapidly and is wasted.
How to store THCA Diamonds?
It is advised to keep the THCA Diamonds in a cool, dark, moisture-free environment to keep their potency intact. Depending on the consistency of the THCA Diamonds you have, if they are runny and sauce-y, they might solidify over time and turn into a buttery texture that is completely safe to consume. Should the user feel like, dipping the THCA Diamonds container into lukewarm water for some time will turn the product back to its runny nature.
How to consume THCA Diamonds?
Diamond Sauce is best consumed by either using it in smoke accessories like a Dab-Bong, eDab-Rig, or vaporizers. Cannabis concentrates require a high temperature of 450 degrees F to fully activated all their cannabis compounds and deliver the best effects to the user. Please ensure that you do set your instruments to not exceed 550 degrees F as terpenes are susceptible to high temperatures and tend to burn off before they are consumed.