THCA diamonds are a relatively new, and exotic, cannabis concentrate that are starting to make headlines in dispensaries. They are still fairly rare, difficult to make, and expensive. Are they worth the splurge? And should you carry them at your dispensary?
Let’s take a closer look.
What are THCA Diamonds?
THCA diamonds are crystallized THCA acid. They can be sold dry, or in jars drenched in a terpene sauce.
The diamonds are sold in an inactivated state—the THCA has not been exposed to heat to transform it into THC. But there are ways to enjoy diamonds that will produce a strong, euphoric high if that’s your goal.
Depending on how you ingest them, you can also focus less on the high and more on the medicinal benefits of THCA. Research suggests this may include anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, and neuroprotective properties.
Smoking, Dabbing, and Vaping Diamonds
Those interested in getting high can smoke, dab, or vape diamonds. This can be done with either terpene-drenched diamonds or the crystals on their own, but diamonds in terpene sauce are generally designed for this purpose.
The terpenes enhance the high and, when sold on their own and added to dry rocks, the sauce lets the user customize their experience. Users can experiment with the amount added or even mix different sauces to produce new sensations.
Diamonds are best-suited to a dab rig or vaporizer—provided the vaporizer can handle liquid or semi-liquid concentrates.
They can also be enjoyed in a bowl, crushed and layered in with your weed of choice. Diamonds in terpene sauce can be mashed up, and the bud can be rolled in the mixture before smoking.
Consuming Diamonds as Edibles
Did you know that the crystals can also be ingested directly? For this purpose, the diamonds should be raw or as close to it as possible.
Consuming raw diamonds will produce CBD-type sensations of relaxation and calm, and can also work as a pain reliever. Some dispensaries grind up diamonds into powders and create pills for this purpose.
Diamonds can be expensive, but they can also be well worth it—both for customers interested in exploring new highs and those seeking a better method of pain or stress relief. They truly have something to offer everyone.