What Is THCA Crystalline And How Is It Made?
Never have we witnessed such a level of purity in an extract. The team over at Guild Extracts might’ve been the first, but what this represents is bigger than them. Welcome to the world of 99.9% pure THCA!
WHAT IS IT?
Created by the team over at Guild Extracts, this is an extract composed of 99.997% THCA. Most extracts today will have around 50-80% purity. As the first team to successfully do this, it’s claimed to be the strongest hash in the world. And with a 0.003% margin, it will be hard to improve upon. It has gained extreme popularity due to its uniqueness and purity. And this can be observed with its prices, reaching as high as €170 a gram.
When processed, pure THCA crystallises. Its visual similarities to drugs like cocaine make a lot of people question it. But the true breakthrough with this extract is beyond the recreational market. THCA, when decarboxylated, loses its acidic atom, leaving behind the pure THC. This happens when you light-up or pressure the cannabinoid. This purified cannabinoid came to change the game for all those in need of potent, medical THC.
THE MEDICAL USES
When dealing with such a pure substance, precision is one of the main advantages. Never before could a patient be so sure of his/her THC intake. When dealing with flower and even other extracts, it’s extremely hard to know the exact THC percentage it contains. The error margins are relatively large. With THCA crystalline, the patient can continuously assess results based on the dosage, knowing that it will always be consistent.
Edible companies will now have access to an extract that will allow for more precise dosing of products. This is an extract that will also act extremely fast, which is a great advantage, especially considering the time an edible can take to hit. This can be crucial for certain conditions treatable with THC.
Another great advantage is that, when ingested without being decarboxylated, THCA will have no psychoactive effects, but will still present various medical applications. This is great news for patients in need of THC, but who don’t enjoy the high it gives. When there is no heat or pressure applied, THCA can be placed in a drink or meal with no alteration in mental functioning.
WHAT THE HIGH IS LIKE
When dealing strictly with THC (or THCA), there will be things one must sacrifice. This extract has no terpenes, so it won’t have pungent aromas or flavours. Some consumers even report it to taste like “snowflakes”, which in turn tastes like water, which is tasteless. You get the point. There will be no possible alterations to the product. It doesn’t matter what the strain is or how it was grown, 99% THCA will always be the same. So, you’ll either enjoy the high or you won’t. You’ll also be sacrificing the “entourage effect” that other cannabinoids have on THC. You won’t be experiencing cannabis, you’ll just be experiencing one cannabinoid.
But once you try it, you might be surprised. The high is described as extremely clear, fresh, and energetic. It’s almost a little too clear and fresh for some who describe it as too medical. It might be possible that consumers become so high that they can’t even recognise it for what it is. But the high is surely there; with almost double the purity most of us have experienced, it might just be a high we can’t yet comprehend. But in a way, it’s good that it’s “too medical” because that’s exactly what it should be used for. By using a substance this pure for recreational purposes, it might be hard going back to smoking joints or bowls – the high will be nowhere close.
HOW IS IT MADE?
If you have no basic information on how extracts are made, this might seem a little overwhelming, but the idea behind the process is fairly easy to understand. This all starts with your usual cannabis extract derived from cannabis plant material. But to make the process faster, an already isolated substance is often used.
This extract is then mixed with hexane and acetic acid. These are two chemicals that, together, will help further separate the plant material form the THC. This happens by dissolving the plant matter, but keeping the good stuff untouched. This solution is then placed through a filter so that more plant matter can be removed. The remaining liquid will be placed in a rotary evaporator.
This machine will use different values of pressure, heat, and motion to further separate elements in the solution. After this process, the resulting liquid is called Δ9 tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. But this is still far from what we’re looking for. There will still be impure elements, so chromatography will help remove these. Sephadex-LH20, dichloromethane, and chloroform are added to our tetrahydrocannabinolic acid.
To further purify it, the chemists will place the crystals back into the rotary evaporator. These are then mixed with methanol to separate even more impurities. This solution then goes through a filter to remove these impurities and back into the rotary evaporator to remove the methanol. To end the process, this will once again be mixed with a dissolvent to purify the mixture to the 99.997% it’s famous for. This is finally placed in the evaporator once again to remove the harmful solvent. And there you have it; this is what creates THCA crystalline.
Find out more about the new 99.9% THCA extract and how it came to change the lives of recreational and medicinal cannabis consumers!
What is THCA crystalline and how is it made?
What is crystalline?
Crystalline is designed to contain only one cannabinoid. The most common forms of crystalline are THCA, CBD, or CBDA. Crystalline will not get you high unless it includes THCA and is heated to activate the psychoactive components that transform it from THCA to THC.
What is THCA crystalline?
AKA THC crystals or THC diamonds are a marijuana concentrate that is in a solid form. THC crystalline appears similar to large chunks of sugar and is the purest form of concentratecontaining no impurities or terpenes. THCA crystalline is the purest form of THC crystals and provides an average 95%-99.9% THC content.
What are pure THC crystals?
When THCA Crystalline is heated, it is converted to THC which will some produce potent mind-altering effects. So technically all THCA Crystalline can be considered THC crystals if the chosen method of ingestion including using high temperatures.
How is THC crystal made?
THCA extraction should only be done by professionals due to the extraction process being dangerous and sometimes even illegal. THCA extraction can be performed on almost any kind of cannabis concentrate. A solvent is used to separate and extract the sought-after cannabinoid THCA from a marijuana concentrate. During this process, the THC crystals will bind and form crystalline structures that are then retrieved and allowed time to settle as any residual solvents slowly evaporate before it is ready for ingestion.
What are the effects of THCA crystalline when smoked?
The effects of THCA crystalline, when smoked, is different than other methods of ingestion because smoking requires heat, which converts the active chemical THCA into THC. Pure THC crystals will have similar results to smoking dried marijuana only amplified. The average bud contains a maximum 30$ THC and is likely even lower than that so it will essentially be three to four times more potent. Some of the most common felt effects of smoking THCA crystalline are feeling relaxed, sleepiness, increased appetite, increased heart rate, pain reduction, and an overall sensation of euphoria.
What are the effects of THCA crystalline when eaten?
Since THCA Crystalline is not yet active, it can be eaten without the psychoactive qualities often associated with cannabis products. Pure THC crystals can be eaten as is or mixed into anything that doesn’t require heat to prepare. THCA crystalline has very little felt effect beyond medicinal qualities. THCA is often used to treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, inflammation, joint pain, muscle spasms, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, seizures and more.
How is THCA crystalline used?
Pure THC crystals can be consumed orally for medical benefits, and can also be smoked, vaped, made into tinctures, made into balms, and used in dabbing. Pure THC crystals can also be mixedinto other cannabis concentrates to increase the potency of almost any marijuana product.
Where to purchase pure THC crystals
It is important to note that THC and THCA crystalline are both currently illegal to manufacture for sale in Canada. So, unfortunately, finding some may prove to be challenging for a few years yet. However, there are a few websites online that will ship to your door from out of the country with prices ranging from $75 per gram to $100 per gram.
Crystalline is designed to contain only one cannabinoid. The most common forms of crystalline are THCA, CBD, or CBDA.