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What are THC Diamonds?

What are THC Diamonds?

THC Diamonds are new to the cannabis scene, and with a name like that, it’s hard not to get curious about them. Aside from the name, they have a striking diamond-like appearance (hence the name) and boast some of the highest THC concentrations found in any cannabis product.

If you’re curious but still on the fence about trying them, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about THC diamonds, from how they’re created to how they’re smoked.

What are THC diamonds?

THC diamonds are a highly concentrated cannabis extract known for their striking crystal-like appearance. This is due to a specialized extraction process, which isolates THC in its purest form. Aside from that, the process also results in a high concentration of THC, often above 90%, with some even reaching 99.99% purity. 

How are THC diamonds made?

Here’s a detailed breakdown of how THC diamonds are made.

  • Extraction: THC is first extracted from the cannabis plant using solvents like butane or CO2. What’s taken is an extract rich in cannabinoids and terpenes called live resin.
  • Purging: The live resin then undergoes a purging process to remove the solvents, resulting in a liquid (known as “sauce”) that contains both THC and terpenes.
  • Separation: The sauce undergoes controlled temperatures and pressures for a certain period, usually several weeks. During this, THC slowly crystallizes within the sauce.
  • Collection: Once the THC has fully crystallized, the diamonds are carefully separated from the remaining terpene-rich sauce.
  • Cleaning: The diamonds may undergo an additional cleaning process to remove any remaining impurities so you get a pure and potent product.

How do you smoke a THC diamond?

Here are the most common ways to smoke THC diamonds:

  • Smoking: The simplest way is to break up your diamonds into small pieces and incorporate them into the dried cannabis base.

Smoking THC Diamonds

  • Dabbing: You’ll need a dab rig, a torch, and a dab tool. Heat the nail of your dab rig. Wait for it to cool a bit, then use your dab tool to place the diamond on the nail. Slowly inhale the vapor and enjoy.
  • Vaping: Take a small piece and place it into your vape chamber. Heat your vape slowly until your diamond starts to melt. Inhale the rich vapor and exhale.

Vaping THC Diamonds

  • Edibles: Some edibles incorporate THC diamonds by melting them and incorporating them into gummies, oil, butter, and more.

THC diamond effects

Since they have a high concentration of THC, expect THC diamonds to have potent effects, much more than other forms of cannabis concentrates. Here are some of the most common effects:

  • Euphoria: A lot of people report feeling a strong sense of happiness and upliftment, resulting in a euphoric state.
  • Enhanced sensory perception: Potent THC can often lead to more intense sensory experiences where sounds, colors, and tastes feel stronger.
  • Relaxation: A common effect is a sense of relaxation, both mentally and physically.
  • Increased appetite: THC can stimulate appetite — often called the "munchies."
  • Cognitive Impairments: High doses of THC can lead to short-term memory challenges and difficulty in concentrating or making decisions.

What’s the difference between THC diamonds and THCA diamonds?

THCA refers to tetrahydrocannabinol acid, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid present in cannabis. It’s the inactive form of THC, which, conversely, is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis.

There’s not much difference between the two, so cannabis enthusiasts often use them interchangeably. This is because THCA readily converts into THC when exposed to heat.

How are cannabis diamonds different from other concentrates?

Cannabis diamonds — also known as THC or THCA diamonds — stand out from other concentrates due to their exceptionally high potency and purity, usually containing over 90% THC. They also have a unique crystal-like appearance, which is a result of the extraction process.

How much is a gram of THC diamonds worth?

A gram’s worth of THC diamonds varies depending on different factors like quality, potency, regional availability, demand, and more. On average, a gram of THC diamond ranges from $30 to more than $150.

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