If you haven’t heard about THCA diamond, don’t feel out of the loop. For now, the relatively new cannabis concentrate seems about as rare as its geological counterpart. Diamond began showing up in the Arizona medical-marijuana market around mid-2017. Since then, it’s popularity has been slowly growing.
Diamonds are crystalline structures of pure THCA. THCA is non-intoxicating on its own, but converts into the intoxicating THC when exposed to heat through decarboxylation. When THCA diamonds are vaporized through a dab rig, e-rig, or vaporizer, THCA decarboxylates into the active THC, which in turn binds with receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce an intoxicating effect.
The idea behind pure THCA concentrate is that it gives patients the option to inhale nearly pure THC. Most concentrates, like shatter and vape pen oil, hover in the 70 to 90 percent THC range. Many patients may consume diamond by itself; many choose to add it to blunts or bowls to increase THC consumption.
This concentrate is highly potent. Users must be aware of its hidden power.