$55.00 per 1 g

$100.00 per 2 g

$160.00 per 1/8 oz

$275.00 per 1/4 oz

$525.00 per 1/2 oz

$1,000.00 per 1 oz

Total THC/A97.0%

Product description

THC-A crystalline is a relative-newcomer to the world of cannabis concentrates that boasts incredible potency. Also known as THCA diamonds, concentrates of this variety sport up to 99.9% THC content, making them the strongest on the market at the moment. However, amongst all the hype and acclaim surrounding these products, a pair of questions often goes unanswered: what exactly are THC-A diamonds and where do they come from? If you, like many others, have been asking yourself the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place, as I am about to give you the lowdown on the concentrate that yields the highest high.    Let’s start with the basics, presentation. As hinted by the name, THC-A diamonds are characterized by their crystalline appearance. Once THC is reduced to its purest state, crystallization occurs, creating a substance that shines like no other concentrate on the market. While there may be a negative stigma surrounding substances of similar appearance, don’t let its looks fool you, THC-A diamonds are truly the purest and most potent form of THC. Needless to say, these extracts are not made for newbie consumers and are best enjoyed by concentrate aficionados who desire to experience a new level of potency. Diamonds are like the moonshine or Everclear of concentrates, and as such, should be avoided by those who don’t know what they’re getting themselves into. Unlike moonshine or Everclear, however, crystalline THC can only be activated by a process called decarboxylation (fancy science talk for “adding heat to it”), so ingesting this substance will yield no effect. Relatedly, the best method of consumption for this particular type of concentrate, much like many others, is dabbing it with a trusty dab rig. If you don’t have one, contact us and we’ll gladly point you in the right direction.   Let’s shift gears to talk about the properties of crystalline THC-A for a bit. As one could imagine, the ridiculous amount of purification involved in the extraction of diamonds comes at a cost. Being a substance with close to 100% THC content, there isn’t exactly room for much else within these gleaming little gems of concentrated dankness. As a result, things like terpenes are outright purged from the final product, leaving the tasteless concentrate behind. To accommodate this, crystalline THC can often be found sold with or mixed into terpene “sauce” extractions, thus pairing incredible potency with equally incredible terpene profiles. However, the absence of terpenes and CBD isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The isolation of THC allows for an unprecedented degree of control over its applications, allowing those who extract it to create concentrate blends that have exact ratios of CBD, terpenes, and THC. In other words, extractors are given the ability to accurately create products that yield whatever effect they desire. A potent, flavorful extract with high THC content and a robust terpene profile? No problem. A near flavorless combination of high CBD and THC? Consider it done. The possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to the various uses and combinations of cannabis’ most noteworthy active components.    One aspect of crystalline THC-A that raises a lot of questions is how they’re produced. For a while, the process of doing so was a highly guarded trade secret, but as time passes, more information on it is becoming available. Most commonly, diamonds are isolated from live resin extracts, a variety of concentrates that are known for their potency and terpene presence. While any other type of concentrate can be used for the same purpose, live resin is by far the most popular starting material. In chemistry, the process through which a solution becomes crystallized in a manner similar to that of THC-A diamonds is known as recrystallization, but for the purpose of this post I’ll try not to get too “sciency” on you. The most popular method of creating crystalline THC-A is called “diamond mining” according to the vernacular of industry professionals, and this will be the method that I’m going to go over for you today.    Without further delay, let’s get into the details of how it all goes down. Like many other concentrates, this process begins with butane extraction in order to yield an uncured live resin. Following same extraction, the solution is then purged with heat (with no vacuum involved) to remove any residual solvent. Next, the live resin is placed in a container and simply left somewhere dark so that separation can take place. As the terpenes create a liquified layer on the top, cannabinoid crystals will begin to form on the bottom, hence why this part of the process is called separation. This step occurs over two to three weeks, depending on how long it takes for a satisfactory amount of crystals to form at the bottom of the container, following this, the solution will be ready for the final purge. Before purging, experienced extractors will often separate the liquid and crystal layers in order to purge them separately, allowing them to perform a longer purge on the crystal layer. Since the liquified terpene solution takes roughly 60 hours to purge as opposed to the 72 or so hours it takes for the crystals to purge, the result of this second separation is a higher quality end product. Once the second purge is done, resulting terpene sauce and THCA diamonds are either packaged separately or recombined before lining the shelves of your local dispensary for your enjoyment.