Look no farther than THC diamonds if you’re searching for the purest and most potent cannabis experience.
In this post, the Honest Marijuana staff explain this distinct type of marijuana and provide you a look at how it’s produced from the inside out.
Cannabis concentrates are one of the most misunderstood marijuana products, since their consistency, potency, color, applications, and effects vary significantly from one another. Last year saw a resurgence in some of the world’s purest and strongest cannabis extracts, including THC and CBD powders and diamonds. What exactly are these extracts? And how will they influence you? These are two key questions that need to be addressed before diving into such a new and distinctive cannabis-derived product. We’ll focus on diamond extracts in this post, as well as specifically THC diamonds.
What Are THC Diamonds?
The main benefit of THC diamonds is that they are a very concentrated type of cannabis with the ability to guarantee 100% purity. That three-digit figure indicates nothing else but pure, unadultered THC when you take one.
So, if one of your favorite strong strains of marijuana has a THC concentration of 25%, just consider what 100% would feel like. That’s why THC diamonds are so appealing.
Let’s start by looking at what’s inside to fully comprehend these little gems’ distinctiveness.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that exist in a similar way to water, sugar, and salt at their most basic level. Cannabinoids bind with cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in your brain in a manner that other chemicals cannot.
Cannabinoids are famous (or notorious, depending on your viewpoint) for their ability to have some amazing effects on your body and mind.
Common cannabinoids include:
THC is the most well-known (or infamously notorious) cannabinoid. THC, on the other hand, does not exist in THC diamonds (nor in that ounce of raw bud you bought the other day).
THCA And THC
THC diamonds, and all cannabis goods, in fact include THCA (tetrahydrocannbinolic acid), which is THC’s precursor.
THCA is the cannabis molecule that acts as a parent to THC. When you mix THCA with something else, you get THC. We’ll go through this in more depth later on in the Will THC Diamonds Get You High? section below.
The primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is THC, which has the scientific name delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol. It’s why smoking a joint gives you such a buzz.
THC does more than just take you on a pleasant journey. It also aids in the treatment of nausea, spasms, pain, and hunger.
That said, you’re probably searching for a more powerful psychoactive effect rather than medical benefits when it comes to THC diamonds.
THC crystals and THC diamonds are other options.
Crystals are concentrated extracts that contain as much pure cannabis as possible while containing less than .5% THC.
In certain cases, some crystals may contain up to 99.97 percent of a specific cannabinoid. That’s a significant amount!
That, needless to say, would be quite an experience, and you wouldn’t need much in the way of equipment.
Most cannabis users will be looking for either CBD or THC, which are the two most common cannabinoids in crystals.
Typically, the process of turning THC into crystals results in something that appears to be snow or ice.
However, with more effort, you may expect to obtain some enormous crystals that are highly valued in a time when size is important.
The dark, sparkling stones are called diamonds.
After we’ve gathered all of the information from the above sections, we end up with this:
The majority of cannabis diamonds are produced from hash oil made with high-THC strains. The larger the molecule, the better. However, not all THC crystals have traces of THCA in their natural form (which change into THC when heated).
The fact that THC diamonds are almost 100% pure THC is the primary appeal, much like crystals.The true appeal of THC diamonds is their purity, which is exactly what makes them so valuable.
If you can get your hands on some, and if you use them correctly, they will undoubtedly provide you with a unique experience that no other experience can match.
How Are THC Diamonds Made?
Before we go any further, we’d strongly recommend that you not attempt to create your own THC diamonds.
To make these marijuana the real deal, you’ll need some pretty strong chemicals and high-tech (read: pricey) lab equipment.
Those without knowledge and skills should not be allowed to produce for themselves since they will almost certainly self-combust, suffocate, or otherwise seriously damage their bodies.
In general, we’ll describe the procedure. However, if you want to create your own THC diamonds and work in a lab where you can do so safely and without danger of death, go back to school and get a chemistry degree.
The Path To THC Diamonds
Making THC diamonds is similar to making other types of cannabis products. Growing a high-THC strain of marijuana, such as Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, or Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, is the first step (pick a strain; it doesn’t matter).
When the cannabis plant has reached maturity, it is harvested and subjected to some sort of processing. The cannabinoids, terpenes, trichomes, flavonoids, and other chemical compounds in the plant are extracted from the plant material.
Common extraction methods include:
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Ice water
A cannabis concentrate is the result of the extraction operation. You may make things like shatter, wax, oil, and tincture from the end product.
The cannabis concentrate is then winterized to refine it even more, after which the process is repeated. The term “winterization” refers to cooling down a chemical substance in order to eliminate impurities.
Winterization is the process of cleaning out the case of THC diamonds, leaving you with a cleaner product. However, winterization also removes the terpenes, trichomes, and flavonoids from the blend, so there is a tradeoff involved because without them you will receive no flavor from your zip of unheated weed.
Actually, there is a heated debate going on regarding whole-plant cannabis vs. isolates (like THC diamonds) because the chemicals that are removed to make the final product can have beneficial outcomes when combined.
The entourage effect is the name given to a group of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds that act together in synergy. This term was coined by Raphael Mechoulam and colleagues when describing their findings about cannabis in the 1970s. In this article, we’ll take an overview of the entourage effect — its benefits, significance, and how it applies to perishability — as well as some examples from real-world applications where it’s made use of effectively.
While all of this appears to be straightforward, it isn’t. While there are many extraction procedures that you can do at home, some of them come with the danger of explosion or chemical asphyxiation.
Winterization, in general, is more difficult than freezing your cannabis concentrate for a few days. That’s why we recommend you let the pros handle it and purchase diamonds from your local dispensary.
We’ll keep refining the recipe until it’s perfect.
The winterized extract is then combined with chemicals including acetic acid, hexane, dichloromethane, chloroform, and Sephadex-LH20 (you won’t find those items at your local store).
The concentrate is refined with a rotary vessel (a pressure, motion, and heat-treated reaction vessel) or a reactionary vessel (in which the product moves toward the heating source under pressure), after which it is subjected to lab equipment that employs pressure, motion, and heat to improve it even further.
Finally, the solution is subjected to chromatography, a process that only chemists would understand.
You’ll end up with a big, hefty chunk of solid crystal (a diamond) in which all of the THCA molecules are linked together, waiting for you to apply heat to unleash their full potential at the conclusion.
Will THC Diamonds Get You High?
Yes, THC diamonds will give you a hair-raising, mind-blowing high…but only if you use them correctly.
THC diamonds, on the other hand, include THCA — a non-psychedelic cannabinoid. So, if you eat a handful of these tiny gems (don’t do this), you’re probably not going to feel anything (other than maybe a stomach ache).
To access the brilliant within the diamonds, you must decarboxylate them. The application of high heat is referred to as decarbing (a.k.a. decarboxylation or decarb) in the cannabis world.
You’ve decarbed your cannabis if you’ve ever smoked a joint or blazed a bong.
The THC is extracted from the A by the high heat produced by a lighter or torch, which breaks apart the THCA bonds and separates the THC from the A (the acid). When you breathe in this smoke (which contains a lot of THC but little A), you will feel euphoric.
So, to experience the strong high within, you’ll need to figure out a way to smoke your THC diamonds.
When you do take it correctly (through decarboxylation), the high from THC diamonds is bright, fresh, and energetic because you don’t get the interference from CBD or the terpenes’ effects. All you get is THC.
High-Quality Cannabis = High-Quality THC Diamonds
THC diamonds are the holy grail of the cannabis industry. However, without the most fundamental component of all, high-quality bud, THC diamonds would be nothing more than a fairy tale.
Because you’re just extracting all the THC from it, straining isn’t that important in the end result. However, because of this, the strain’s quality does affect what you’ll feel.
That is why, when choosing THC diamonds (and other kinds of goods), we strongly advise you to choose the best quality raw bud (headies or beasters) available. The result will be considerably cleaner and more pure.