THCA is one of the most exciting products that can be found in dispensaries and shops now. It’s considered by some to be the most potent form of marijuana and is growing enthusiasm among users who are seeking a therapeutic and elevating experience.
What is THCA?
THCA or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid is a naturally occurring, inactive compound in the living cannabis plant. It’s considered to be the precursor to THC. The cannabis plant alone produces hundreds of cannabinoids but only a few of these contribute to the euphoric high that we experience.
As the cannabis plant grows and begins to form buds, the plant also begins to develop terpene and cannabinoids. In this stage of the growing process, the primary cannabinoid that is being produced by the plant is THCA
By itself, THCA is inactive and doesn’t produce any intoxicating effects. In order for that to happen, we have to transform the compound through heat and light, a process known as decarboxylation.
During exposure to heat, a carboxylic acid group is removed and the chemical structure becomes altered. This process changes the compound into an absolutely perfect shape to fit into our body’s endocannabinoid system and CB1 receptors.
This process now creates a high potency isolate that’s ready to be enjoyed as one of the most potent forms of THC.
What is the difference between THC and THCA?
The biggest difference between THC and THCA is when they are consumed as they produce different effects.
THC is the active cannabinoid that produces the psychotropic effects that are well known among marijuana users. THCA however, is inactive and on its own, is not capable of producing high or intoxicating effects. In order to activate the psychotropic effects, it has to be converted to THC by being exposed to heat.
THCA in its unaltered state has many therapeutic effects. It’s considered a superfood and can be ingested raw or juiced as a nutritional supplement. Some of the health benefits of THCA include
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Relief from pain
- Appetite stimulant
- Relief from insomnia
THC benefits include
- Sense of relaxation
- Sense of euphoria
- Relief from nausea
THCA vs Delta 9
Delta 9 is a potent cannabinoid that is able to produce intense psychotropic effects. When consumed it can create a sense of euphoria and a heightened sensory experience. Some of the benefits of Delta 9 are:
- Increase in appetite
- Relief from nausea
- Alleviates anxiety
- Reduces pain
For those who are seeking an experience that is less intense and more relaxed, Delta 8 is another naturally occuring cannabinoid that is reported to create more of a sense of calm and clarity than Delta 9. Many users report the effects of Delta 8 as being a state of deep relaxation and mental focus.
If you’re looking for something that’s a cross between flowers and dabs, Amish Farms Dutch Diamond Flower Jars are an intense combination of Delta 8 flower buds with Delta 8 THCA diamonds. They’re produced on a family farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The small batch production allows for better all-around consistency. This premium grown flower comes in 3.5 and 7 grams and are perfect to experience the intense effect of diamonds with the stress reducing Delta 8.
What is THCA Crystalline?
THCA Crystalline is considered by many to be the most potent form of marijuana. It’s created when cannabis oil is thoroughly refined into a single compound. This compound is a solid form and resembles a crystal. It’s referred to as crystals, THC crystals, or THCA diamonds.
The decarboxylation process removes terpenes, creating a crystal that is odorless and tasteless. It also transforms the non-psychoactive THCA into a potent and psychoactive THC.
THCA Crystalline has the highest potency of THCA compared to other cannabis concentrates. These levels can range anywhere between 50%-90% and vary according to the extraction method that is used.
Smilyn Delta 8 THC Live Resin Dabs Delta 8 diamonds are perfect to create an uplifting and relaxing experience. They come in 3 strains including Maui Wowie, Green Crack, and AK-47. We recommend a lower heat setting to experience the full benefits.
Benefits of THCA Cannabinoid
The THCA cannabinoid has many therapeutic benefits. On its own, THCA is considered a superfood and can be consumed raw or added to smoothies. One of the strongest THCA benefits is its anti-inflammatory properties. These pain-relieving properties can be used to help with arthritis and chronic pain, relieve muscle spasms and alleviate the pain from fibromyalgia. THCA can be used to increase appetite and reduce nausea In a 2021 study, THCA showed potential as a treatment for fatty liver disease, and also showed a possible ability to reduce obesity.
The Space Walker Live Resin Power Blend Disposable combines the blissful benefits of Delta 8 and THCP and THCO for an intense buzz. Live resin is flash-frozen to preserve its potency and terpenes to ensure an amazing experience. It comes in three strains: Pink Champagne- Indica, Fruity Pebbles- Sativa, and Fruit Punch-Sativa.
- What does dabbing THCA do?
Dabbing is a way to decarb the THCA, by using heat to change it into active THC. The form that is best used for dabbing is crystalline. To enjoy this potent form of marijuana, we recommend using a dab rig which is similar to a water bong. It vaporizes the heated crystalline so it can be easily inhaled and enjoyed. In short, dabbing is a great way to unlock the full potential of THCA.
- How much is a gram of THCA diamonds?
Out of all of the cannabis concentrates, THC diamonds have the highest
potency. Because of this, prices should be expected to be higher and can
range anywhere from $60 – $150.
- What percentage of THCA is converted to THC?
THCA isn’t converted to THC with perfect efficiency, but on average it is converted to THC at 87.7%.
- Can you vaporize THCA?
Yes! Vaporizing is one of the easiest and most efficient ways of decarbing
THCA and converting cannabinoid acids to THC. The ideal vaping temperature
is 315 degrees Farenheight. It is recommended to vaporize at low heat because as the temperature increases, the THC content decreases.
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