Well hello, hello! This week we’re back with something a little more … glamorous should we say? Cannabis diamonds and just as the name implies, they really are rare! In fact, they as potent as they are rare. They are 99% THCA and the rest is made of terpenes and other cannabinoids and they’ve really only been making more of an appearance in the last few years.
What are they?
Well, these diamonds are essentially crystalline versions of isolated THCA; however in some cases they can also be made out of CBDA so as stated before these diamonds are not only a treat for the eyes due to them looking rare and expensive, but they are also highly potent, typically containing 99% THC or CBD. That’s a lot of potency in one little diamond!
What is THCA, you ask? Well THCA is the natural root form of THC. While it does NOT get you high, it will however require heat to turn into a THC molecule which is why the need to either smoke or vape it, exists. But let’s continue with these amazing little gems. Probably the question we all want to get to right away is …
How are the diamonds made?
Well, let’s break it down step by step!
To make cannabis diamonds, the THCA must be gathered from a fresh marijuana plant, beginning with a low-temperature solvent-based extraction, very similar to the technique used to create hash oil, then chemical treatments attempt to strip as much plant material as possible out of the product. the final solution is placed into a sealed vacuum environment for a minimum of several weeks. Here, the THCA crystals finally separate from the terpenes, growing into a crystalline form under intense pressure. The diamonds can be sold as-is, or mixed back in with the extracted terpenes, referred to as “sauce.” and sold that way.
The average strength of cannabis flowers is at 25 percent THC, while concentrates are usually around 70 to 90 percent THC. So at 100 percent, diamonds are best to mix with other less potent flowers, instead of smoking it pure. Just like any other cannabis strain differs from another in regards to potency, if you are not a veteran smoker, cannabis diamonds might be above your tolerance level. The coarse and granular texture might resemble other hard drugs but the results are nothing like that. A good method is to crush up your diamond and sprinkle it into your bud in a pipe and smoke it that way. For the best result, avoid the diamonds coming into contact with the flame, so layer the powdered diamond underneath the surface of the weed.
Vaporizing is always the healthiest and most effective way to enjoy your cannabis and you can enjoy this method with cannabis diamonds as well. They can also be dabbed, but because of their potency, it’s not recommended if you are just starting out as a user. Eating your diamonds is similar to the effect of edibles and you would feel the effects but more similar to what you would with CBD. Because the diamonds can’t handle high heat, baking or cooking anything is not recommended.
While you could make these gorgeous diamonds yourself, the only downside is that it is a more complicated process than it would be making any other kinds of concentrates, which is why cannabis diamonds are more expensive. Without a second thought, if you do come across them, definitely purchase the, and give them a try!
With all that said, if you do choose to make them yourself, let us know how they turn out! We’re looking forward to hearing from everybody!
Until next time, stay safe, stay high.