What Are THCA Diamonds?

Cannabis diamonds are a form of cannabis concentrate that you can smoke or vape. Just like its name suggests, THCA diamonds appear as solid crystalline structures that are semi-transparent and, well, look like diamonds.

While concentrates open up a whole new world of cannabis consumption, it can also be daunting for new users. This is largely due to two factors: 1.) consuming concentrates is a little bit of a learning curve especially if you're used to dried flower and 2.) the THC content in concentrates typically hovers between 70-95%! That’s at least 3 times higher than your average weed.

While we’ve discussed a few different ways to consume cannabis concentrates and created a brief guide to shatter, this article will break down how diamonds are made, how to consumer them, and what makes diamonds so unique.

Photo of cannabis THCA diamonds against a black backdrop.

How Are Cannabis Diamonds Made?

Diamonds are interesting in that they are actually made from another kind of concentrate called sauce. Known for it’s runny and glossy appearance, sauce is created through a closed-loop process that adds solvent to cannabis, then removes it to achieve a solution (or concentrate). The sauce concentrate is then put through another process, also called diamond mining, where heat and pressure create crystalline structures called diamonds.

A photo of cannabis THCA diamonds in the palm of a hand.

How Do You Consume Diamonds?

Just like any other concentrate, you’ll need to heat up diamonds before you get high.This concentrate can be consumed by smoking, vaping or dabbing. You’ll want to invest in some high-quality equipment to maximize your concentrate experience. We highly recommend grabbing a Puffco Peak, DaVinci IQ, or Pax 3 Kit. If you’d rather use a dab rig, check out our dabbing tutorial.

You can also add diamonds to your joint and smoke it. All you have to do is take a diamond, crush it up, and sprinkle it in with your dried flower - much like you would do with kief.

A photo close up of cannabis diamonds outside a container.

Legal Market vs. Grey Market Diamonds

With most concentrates, there’s a huge difference between grey market and legal market diamonds - products from the legacy market don’t go through the same strenuous process to remove impurities. This results in products that contain traces of propane, hexane, and other dangerous materials which are extremely harmful to the human body. If you're still interested in grabbing your cannabis diamonds from the legacy market, ask your supplier if they can provide test results to ensure cleanliness.Otherwise, stop by your local Burb or get your products delivered - everything is clean, safe, and tested for the dabbing peace of mind.

How Do Cannabis Diamonds Differ From Other Concentrates?

THCA diamonds are the most potent concentrate and can contain up to 99.9% THC when heated up. That's a massive difference from other concentrates that have a general THC potency of 70-90%. As always, consume responsibly.

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By Nadia Bortolazzo
Nadia is an MA graduate and a Digital Marketing Specialist at Burb. Her writing is guided by her interest in challenging and expanding the ideologies surrounding cannabis culture.
Instagram: @nadiabortolazzo.