Diamonds are a type of cannabis concentrate that consists of highly concentrated THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) crystals. THCA diamonds are known for their exceptionally high THC content, often reaching or exceeding 90% THC. They contain very low or negligible amounts of other cannabinoids such as CBD or CBN. Due to their high potency, they are usually consumed in small amounts.
THCA diamonds are typically produced through a process called extraction. First, cannabis plant material is processed to extract cannabinoids and terpenes, often using solvents like butane or CO2. The resulting extract is then purified and subjected to a specialized process that encourages the separation and formation of THC-A crystals.
This process involves manipulating factors like temperature, pressure, and time to encourage the crystallization of THC-A. As the extract is subjected to specific conditions, THC-A molecules form large, diamond-like crystals. These crystals can range in size, from small grains to large chunks, resembling actual diamonds, hence the name.