Craig Mack’s voice came to mind…. “Just like a piece of crystalline, you’ll fit inside my stomach with the eggs and grits between. Or it sounds like something you would hear on an ESPN report. Breaking news, That dude just tested positive for THCA Crystalline.
The THCA in THCA Crystalline stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. Raw and live cannabis have the largest concentrations of it. THCA slowly converts to THC as a plant dries. Heating cannabis speeds the process up. Thanks High Times for the clarification. I thought THCA was a typo.
THCA must be baked… Or the fancy word, decarboxylated in an oven to activate, or transform the THCA to THC in order to get folks high. Some eat raw cannabis or even juice it to infuse the body with higher levels of THCA. High Times also informed me that THCA can balance the effects of cannabis use that may lead to endocannabinoid deficiencies, that contribute to several severe medical conditions.
High Times went on to reference DR. William Courtney in that THCA and CBDA have stronger anti-inflammatory effects than THC or CBD. The best way to get THCA is eating it raw or juicing a fresh cannabis plant. The next best way is to find some THCA crystalline.
Now if you were to dab the THC Crystalline you are getting the best of both worlds. Recall all the health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties mentioned above as a benefit. Also recall that heating THCA crystalline activates the THC and thus its psychoactive properties. So dabbing it gets you the medicine and the high!
Some call this product “diamonds” or THCA crystals. THCA crystalline is becoming more popular and as it has become chic as well with jars of it drenched in terpenes and labeled with fancy titles being offered. I am definitely grabbing some from my folks at Select Co-Op for the medical benefits alone.. Ok, not!