Cannabis consumption methods are constantly evolving. The legal market drives innovation, giving consumers a plethora of solutions to get baked. Diamond concentrates are the latest way to get as high as humanly possible. If you are in the market for THC in its most pure form, look no further than the newest cannabis extract, diamonds.
We are lucky enough to have diamonds available for delivery in the LA market. Most places across the country don’t have the luxury of having access to the most revolutionary cannabis concentrates known to man. Take advantage of the most progressive cannabis market in the world by trying the latest advancement in cannabis consumption.
What Are Diamond Extracts?
Weed diamonds are a rare form of cannabis concentrate that separates the cannabinoid-rich resin from the plant matter. Diamonds are becoming more common in retail dispensaries but have been historically hard to get your hands on.
To fully understand what makes diamonds unique, it’s necessary to break down some basic cannabis chemistry.
THCa is the acidic form of THC. All cannabinoids form during the plant’s lifecycle. THCa is the natural form of THC; it exists in raw flower used to make cannabis extracts. Usually, during the extract process, THCa is activated or decarboxylated. Diamonds contain the acid form of THC, known as THCa.
THCa is not intoxicating. Flower is another example of THCa in cannabis products. If you were to eat a nug of weed, you wouldn’t feel any effects. Decarboxylation is required by the user when consuming flower or diamonds, aka lighting your product on fire.
Once the diamonds are heated, they convert to THC, allowing the user to enjoy the intoxicating effects of the most abundant cannabis compound. THC and THCa are often used interchangeably; however, they are two individual cannabinoids with very different properties. By keeping the THCa in its natural form, manufacturers can keep the potency levels up, creating a more efficient experience for the user.
What is THCa Diamonds?
When THCa is separated from raw flower, it becomes a crystalline substance similar to…you guessed it, diamonds. These small transparent rocks are packed with 99% pure THCa. Those looking for the fasted, most intense high possible will be happy after just one hit of THC diamonds.
THCa diamonds vary in size due to the complex manufacturing process. Variations in temperature, moisture, and solvents can alter the appearance of the final product. While you may find diamonds in slightly different shapes and colors, if the result is in crystalline form, you are still looking at nearly pure THCa. Terpenes and other cannabinoids can influence the final product’s appearance, but because this extract is so pure, they aren’t going to affect the user.
Diamonds and Sauce – What is the Difference?
Cannabis enthusiasts looking for an experience beyond delivering high amounts of THC into their bloodstream as fast as possible are turning to sauce. The extract has a sticky, liquid consistency high in terpenes. Dabbing sauce is an experience unlike any other highly concentrated extract because it has inconsistent levels of cannabinoids and terpenes throughout the substance. Sauce is known for its intense flavor profile due to its high concentrations of cannabis terpenes.
Sauce is a mixture of gooey terpenes-rich liquid and hard crystalline THCa diamonds. The THC diamonds sauce can be seen glistening within the sticky sauce. Each hit of sauce varies in flavor and THC because the diamonds are in centralized rocks throughout the substance, unlike shatter or budder, where the chemical compounds are evenly distributed.
How to Make THC Diamonds
The process of how to make THCa diamonds is complex. Creating refined diamonds is expensive and hasn’t been mastered to the point where we are seeing mass production. Like all the other extraction processes, they had to evolve to be economically viable in the competitive legal cannabis market.
THC diamonds are created by separating the live resin from raw cannabis flowers using cold extraction method. The cannabinoid isn’t heated and doesn’t convert from THCa into the active form of THC. Successful extract THCa from marijuana, the process requires a chromatography machine and can take up to 12 days.
How to Make THCa Crystalline
The process is highly complex but can be broken down into six steps.
- Step 1 – Create hash oil using CO2 as the solvent.
- Step 2 – Remove excess fats and lipids from the hash oil. The process is known as winterization and requires soaking the substance in methanol liquid.
- Step 3 – Remove the methanol by using a roto vape. This step is particularly hazardous.
- Step 4 – Pentane is added to remove any existing plant matter, and the substance is run through the roto vape one more time.
- Step 5 – The concentrate then goes through the chromatography machine. Pressure and chemicals are needed to remove the THCa from the remaining plant compounds.
- Step 6 – Drying is the final step. The process can take anywhere from 3-12 days, depending on the facility.
How to Consume THC Diamonds
Diamonds are 99% THCa, meaning if you are looking to experience an intense high, further decarboxylation is required. The best way to consume diamonds is in a vape or dab rig. As long as the diamonds reach a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit, the THCa molecules will convert THC and deliver an unparalleled euphoric state.
Dabbing ensures the diamond drug is fully converted to THC before any of the substances is inhaled. Diamonds can also be added to a bowl or rolled up with flower; however, this method is much less common because other extracts have consistencies that are much more versatile.
The Future of Cannabis Concentrates?
We have reached the peak of efficient cannabis delivery through THC diamonds. Creating a more concentrated dose of THC is impossible. However, we don’t underestimate the ingenuity of the cannabis industry. While they may not be more potent, we expect to see other extracts emerge as time goes on.