If you follow cannabis trends or have just been in a dispensary lately, you may have noticed a new powder on the shelves. Don’t panic! It’s still cannabis, it’s just THCA isolate.
You might be asking (since you’re reading this blog), “WTF is THCA?”
THCA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and converts to THC when it’s dried and heated (which is why you need to decarboxylate (heat) your weed to make edibles). THCA isolate is created by removing all impurities through a special refinement process, leaving a flawless THCA powder in its most pure and potent form. When heated, THCA isolate converts to THC and creates a powerful high with a potency of 95%-100%.
Left unheated, it can be ingested orally to experience medicinal benefits without psychoactive effects. According to HelloMD.com, “Studies have found THCA to have anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective, anti-emetic, and anti-proliferative properties, all which could make it medically beneficial for a range of conditions.”
FYI, if you’re about to look up what anti-proliferative means, I already googled it for us: “...a substance used to prevent or retard the spread of cells, especially malignant cells, into surrounding tissues.”
If you’re wondering, “How the heck do I smoke it?” You’ll be pleased to know it’s not very difficult: you can dab it, or sprinkle it on a bowl or joint of your favorite flower to amp up the potency. No fancy gear or engineering necessary.
When we tested out the new product, the main response has been “Woah.” It’s clean hitting, and just incase you’re concerned about taste, when asked to describe it, we got an overwhelming response of, “Like cannabis.” Since the potency is strong, we’ve gotta recommend using caution until you’re confident with your tolerance. And if you happen to sprinkle too much on your blunt, keep this handy.