THC-A crystalline is rumored to be the strongest hash in the world. In fact, THC-A crystalline has become so popular that the price for a gram of it is $200.
During the last decades, cannabis extraction has greatly improved. Growers and extractors have mastered their crafts up to a level that allows them to transform cannabis concentrates into a variety of textures and forms. Concentrates like rosin, BHO, bubble hash all have been developed via the solvent. However, the percentage of THC in them usually range from 50-80%.
At this point, the creation of an extract containing pure THC has been a dream of many involved in the cannabis industry. But, a company from Southern California, Guild Extracts, have managed to make this dream a reality, by creating a concentrate with 99.9% THC.
What is THC-A Crystalline?
During the extraction process, THC crystalizes turning into crystal-like small “rocks”. The appearance of the product is very different from other marijuana concentrates available.
The company states that “THCa Crystalline was developed as a means of delivering large, quantifiable doses of THCa”. However, as Guild Extracts are the only company producing this concentrate, they keep the production process a secret. Moreover, they claim that their company can make the crystalline out of any starting material such as CO2 extract, ice water concentrate, or hydrocarbon extract. One thing Guild Extracts especially emphasize is that they do not use a solvent in the extraction process.
THC-A actually is the state of THC in Its “raw” form. “A” at the end means “acid”. However, THC-A is non-psychoactive. It only becomes active when heated during decarboxylation. During this process, the acidic atom “A” is removed leaving behind the psychoactive compound THC.
Thus, to get high THC-A crystalline has to be vaped or dabbed.
The Use of THC-A Crystalline
THC-A crystalline has been widely criticized because of its crystal-like appearance that reminds of hard drugs like cocaine and meth. But, as we all know, looks can be deceiving.
Despite the looks, this concentrate can be used for medical purposes. Its pure form is more of an advantage. As THC-A crystalline can be turned into 99.9% THC, it can be dosed with a high precision. This characteristic makes it especially attractive for many cannabis patients who want to have precise intakes.
This product could be a fast relief for those patients for whom therapies high in THC are the most effective treatment. And, especially those who want to avoid the THC effects because when ingested pure, THC-A crystalline has zero psychoactive effects.
Although the medical effects of THC-A crystalline haven’t been fully researched, it has several potential benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties for treatment of arthritis and lupus, neuroprotective properties for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. It also owns anti-emetic properties for treating nausea and appetite loss.
The Effects of THC-A Crystalline
The effects that you get from a pure THC concentrate certainly are considerably different than from using a less potent extract or smoking dry herb. Even though the high potency of THC-A crystalline may seem scary, it’s not going to knock you out. The high of THC-A crystalline when dabbed or vaped is clear, focused, and creative.
However, as this concentrate doesn’t contain terpenes, it doesn’t have the distinctive aroma and flavor of cannabis. But Guild Extracts have taken care of that too by making a product called “dip n’ dab”. THC-A crystalline is being dipped into terpenes extracted from Goji OG, Sherbert, and Tangie. Thus, the high from THC-A becomes more intense, as well as it gets the aroma and taste of cannabis for those who might miss these precious characteristics.