What is THCA Crystalline and How Do You Take It?
If you’re new to the world of cannabis, or just exploring it a little more, then you probably know what THC is, but things like THCA may be new to you. What is THCA Crystalline? Well, it’s an incredibly potent, but non-psychoactive, cannabis concentrate.
That means you can get all the medicinal benefits without the high. Amazing right?
First, you really need to understand what THCA is. THCA is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. This is something that is found in raw and live plants. When a cannabis plant dries out, the THCA will turn into THC. If cannabis is heated up, then the drying process will speed up.
THCA works differently than your typical THC. This means that you won’t get high from eating it unlike THC, which will get you high. For this reason, cannabis is usually treated before it is made into edibles. Decarboxylating the cannabis helps to ensure that all of the THCA turns to THC, so you will get the full effect of the plant. THCA crystalline is formed when the THCA is isolated from the plant which can then be broken down into a powder, which allows you to then turn it into pills.
What’s So Special About THCA?
While some people use cannabis recreationally because they want the effects of THC, there are plenty of other people for whom THC is a problem. People who want to use cannabis for the medicinal effects may find that they are sensitive to THC and that they cannot get relief from their medical conditions without needing doses bigger than they are willing to take. THCA is often a good solution for those people.
THCA crystalline is a portable and efficient source of THCA. In the ideal world, you would get THCA from fresh plants, but if you can’t grow weed yourself, and you don’t know anyone who does, then buying THCA crystals can help you get a reliable source of the concentrate.
THCA is sold in an increasingly large range of dispensaries, and if you eat THCA you will not get high from it.
It is important to not, however, that if you dab isolated THCA then you will get high. The THCAs contain next to no terpenes, but if you reintroduce terpenes to the concentrate, and then take a hit, you will find that the terpenes help the cannabinoids including THC, will penetrate the blood-brain barrier more quickly.
If you are looking for a medical marijuana option that is reliable and that won’t give you the highs of smoking, then eating THCA is an interesting option. If you’re a thrill seeker looking for a more intense high, then try dabbing THCA for a whole new experience. It may cost more than what you’re use to, but it is worth it to see the impact that it has on you. If you have access to fresh plants, then you could enjoy a whole new world of edibles and smoking experiences too.