Garlic Cookies THCa Sugar Diamonds
Garlic Cookies THCa is an indica-dominant hybrid, bred by crossing Chemdawg with GSC. It’s a fan favourite for its pungent flavour and powerful high. The nugs are fluffy, forest green, conical in shape, and coated in amber trichomes. Swirls of darker greens, yellows and purple combined with thin orange pistils make these nugs pretty to look at as well as potent!
The odour of diesel fuel is what gives Garlic Cookies its name. It’s quite pungent and loud, with undertones of moist earth and nuts. Garlic Cookies THCa have a pungent garlic flavour and an underlying note of gasoline. Subtler notes of wet dirt and pepper blend in nicely, but overall it’s a strong strain.
Garlic Cookies THCa, like its GSC parent, is said to provide a similar experience. It has long-term effects that reveal themselves with time. They claim that these side effects are felt throughout the body and mind, beginning with a rush of euphoria that raises the mentality into a state of happiness. People also remark on this pleasant energy in the mind, which increases and is combined with a heating sensation that washes over the body relaxing them deeply without being overly sedating. Overall Garlic Cookies offers an exciting experience that is both uplifting and soothing.
What Are THCa Diamonds?
These things are a bit complex! Essentially, weed diamonds are crystals created by extracting the live resin from a cannabis plant using a cold-extraction method and then applying pressure to that oil using a chromatography machine until it takes its signature crystalline form.
This temperature part of the extraction is key because, unlike THC, THCA is what’s known as an inactive cannabinoid. THCA, which stands for “THC acid,” is just the same THC we know and love with a few extra atoms attached. Those extra acid atoms mean THCA will not provide the psychoactive properties that consumers expect from ingesting THC — unless it is activated with heat. This process is known as decarboxylation.
Also known as “diamonds,” it’s pretty self-evident once one sees what crystalline THCA looks like. Rarely larger than a few millimetres across, these diamonds are 99 percent THCA, with the remaining 1 percent consisting of other terpenes and cannabinoids. Weed diamonds thus represent the purest form of the plant’s most famous cannabinoid available now.
The major key to unlocking the THC from THCA is to smoke or vaporize these crystals. However, it’s important to remember that diamonds are essentially the Everclear of cannabis. The THCA potency of the commercial flower is often around 25 percent, while concentrates regularly test anywhere between 70 and 90 percent. Diamonds, by contrast, are just a thread short of 100 %THC, which is why even experienced consumers often treat THCA crystals as a heady sesh supplement as opposed to an entree.
Consumption of diamonds often includes “capping” another, less potent concentrate such as wax or shatter by topping it off with some bits of THCA crystals. Remember: Diamonds have the potential to be four times stronger than hitting a joint.