Crystalline purest form of cannabis concentrate, this extract consists of a single type of cannabinoid. Usually tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), or cannabidiol (CBD).
It is formed by thoroughly refining cannabis oil and serves as a base for formulated cannabis products. Crystalline lacks the flavor of other Concentrates and some of the medicinal benefits.
“I mix the right dosage of my CBD crystalline in coconut oil. Then add it my own homemade edibles to help ease my anxiety.”
Also referred to as “crystals,” “THC crystals,” or “diamonds,” is a cannabis concentrate that comes in a solid state.
It resembles coarse sugar. The kind typically used for decorating sugar cookies or glittering the tops of baked fruit pies.
It is produced to be free of plant matter or terpenes. Which are the distinct aromatic and flavor qualities of a cannabis cultivar, or strain.
It is produced to have just one cannabinoid. The only cannabinoids available in crystalline form are THCA, CBDA, and CBD.
It is produced from a cannabis extract. The starting material for THC crystal extraction can come from raw cannabis plants.
It has a unique, subtle taste and smell. But it lacks the chemical compounds that give other cannabis Concentrates their aroma and flavor.
In order for crystalline THCA to become active and deliver intoxicating effects, it must be heated. However, THCA has medicinal and therapeutic properties despite being inactive.
Crystalline cannabinoids work well for oral ingestion. As they can be prepared into foods and even portioned into pills or capsules.