Diamonds are indeed one of the most valuable substances out there. This is not only true in the world of gems and stones, but also in the world of cannabis. No, here we are not talking about diamonds as in precious stones, but rather as a form of cannabis concentrate.
Yes, there are such things called diamonds, and they are a type of concentrate, not unlike shatter. If you've never heard of diamonds before, no worries, because we will explain this and much more below. We'll talk about what they're made of, how much you should smoke, and how to smoke it as well. We'll talk about not only how to smoke THC diamonds, but more specifically the best way to smoke diamonds as well. Let's get to it and get you familiarized with this new type of concentrate.
- THCA diamonds are some of the most potent cannabis concentrates in the world.
- THCA diamonds are made by extracting cannabinoids from the plant matter and then going through a process known as diamond mining.
- Until it is heated up through smoking or vaping, THCA is not psychoactive. Therefore, eating THCA diamonds as is will not get you high.
What Are Diamonds in Weed Terms?
Diamonds, otherwise known as weed diamonds or THC diamonds, are a special type of THC crystals that are made using live resin or cannabis sauce. Sauce is made by adding a solvent to the cannabis of choice through a closed-loop process. This solvent, usually either through evaporation or through heating, is then removed, leaving behind the concentrate, which in this case is the sauce.
This sauce concentrate then undergoes another process which turns it into diamonds, aptly named diamond mining. Here, heat and pressure are applied to that concentrated sauce, which then causes crystalline structures to form, which we call diamonds. They actually look like little diamonds or stones. They kind of look like crystals and have a yellowish transparent appearance. These are very potent, usually anywhere between 70% to 90% potent, although some can contain nearly 100%. If you are wondering what that percentage refers to, keep reading.
Can Diamonds Be Made Out of Any Cannabinoid?
So, technically speaking, these are usually THCA diamonds. For those of you who don't know, THCA is the acidic precursor to actual THC. To be more specific, when you smoke cannabis and it says that it has “20% THC” until you smoke it (or in other words, until you decarboxylate it) it actually contains 20% THCA. Cannabis contains THCA, which is like the raw form of THC. THCA is inactive in terms of psychoactivity, and if you consume it as is, it won't do anything at all. In order for THCA to become active, or to turn into THC and become psychoactive, it has to be heated up, which we know as decarboxylation.
The processes of smoking and vaporizing apply heat to the THCA, which effectively turns it into THC, therefore activating it and ultimately allowing it to have psychoactive and intoxicating properties. All of that said, you can technically extract any cannabinoid from the plant matter and turn it into diamonds as long as the same processes are followed as listed above, mainly the closed-loop extraction process followed by the diamond mining process. For instance, you could use this Botany Farms Live Resin CBD Tincture to make your own CBD diamonds.
How Much Diamond Concentrate Should You Smoke?
Seeing as these THC diamonds are so highly potent, usually upwards of 90%, it doesn't take much to get you high. Generally speaking, a single dab of 0.05 grams should be more than enough. Beginners should start very slow, as the high from this concentrate can be extremely strong. If you are feeling adventurous, you could start with 0.1 grams.
For any seasoned cannabis connoisseur who is familiar with vaporizing or dabbing, you could of course hit even bigger dabs. A little bit goes a long way, and diamonds are pretty expensive too, so there's no sense in smoking or vaping too much at once, as it would just be a waste.
How Do You Smoke Diamonds?
Now that you know exactly what diamonds in the world of cannabis are, let's take a closer look at some of the best ways to consume them. How to smoke THCA diamonds is one of the most commonly asked questions.
Dam Them in a Rig or Nectar Collector
In this sense, diamonds are no different than any other concentrate such as wax or shatter. You can use a dab tool to pick up a small piece, drop it on a blistering hot nail, and dab it until your heart's content. Many people prefer dabbing these diamonds because they can control exactly how much is dabbed at once. You could even measure out or weigh the amount you are dabbing in a single go. Furthermore, if you have the right setup, controlling the temperature at which you are dabbing is also easy.
On that note, many people prefer dab rigs over general vaporizers because the smoke tends to cool down a lot more, especially because there is a water chamber for the smoke to pass through. Dab rigs tend to be the much better option for stationary at-home use, as the vaporizing or dabbing experience is much more enjoyable than when using some kind of basic vaporizer.
Vape Them Using a Concentrate Insert
As you can probably guess from above, the next way to vaporize or smoke diamonds is by using a concentrate insert. Here, we are talking about a small chamber or atomizer that you can put your concentrates into. These are then generally inserted into a handheld electronic vaporizer. Many people do prefer these because they are much more portable than dab rigs. You can't really dab on the go, but you can use a handheld electronic vaporizer on the go. It's just much more convenient in this sense.
However, with vaporizers, you can't control how big of a hit you get besides altering the amount of time you pull on it. Exactly how enjoyable the experience is when using a handheld vaporizer will depend on the model in question. Some models have very precise temperature controls and state-of-the-art features, whereas others barely let you control the temperature at all. If you are going to use a regular handheld vaporizer, make sure that it has precise temperature controls. Even better is if you use an electronic dab rig, which is like a combination of a dab rig and a vaporizer.
Here, you get the size and shape of a dab rig, complete with a bubbler and water chamber, but you don't have to heat up a nail. Instead, these also have concentrate inserts. This technically provides you with the best of both worlds. You could always just skip this process and vaporize this Botany Farms Delta-8 THC Tangerine Dream Vape Cartridge.
Add to a Joint, Spliff, Blunt, or Bowl
The other way to consume weed diamonds is to smoke them, as opposed to vaporizing them. You can add them to your weed joint, a combination weed and tobacco spliff, into your blunts, or your pipe or bong bowls. Just remember that these types of concentrates are usually much more enjoyable when vaporized. When you smoke these concentrates they're really harsh.
If you add these concentrates into your spliff or bowl, you're going to cough up a lung. Although this is certainly an option if you don't like vaporizing or don't have the vaporizer or dab rig, it's not the number one choice we'd go with. However, if you have some low-grade weed and you want to spice things up a bit and increase its potency, then it's certainly an option.
Does Smoking Diamonds Have a Taste?
Diamonds are usually nearly 100% cannabinoids and don't contain many terpenes or other substances at all. For this reason, they usually don't have much flavor.
Should You Add Terp Sauce to Diamonds?
Seeing as these weed diamonds usually don't have much of a flavor, you can add some terpene sauce to the mix. Use your favorite terp sauce to change the flavor, and your experience will automatically become much more enjoyable.
There you have it, folks, everything you need to know about weed diamonds, AKA THCA diamonds, AKA cannabis diamonds. These are by far some of the highest quality and most potent cannabis concentrates out there, and we recommend giving them a try.
If you are a seasoned cannabis veteran who is sick and tired of weak concentrates, the potency of THC diamonds should give you something to smile about. When all is said and done, if you’d rather just stick to regular THC, check out our very own Botany Farms Delta-9 Microdose Gummies. Thanks for stopping by! Botany Farms has you covered for crafted Live Resin products.