There is a new craze in the hash community – Crystalline hash – and the demand is so high that THC-A Crystalline is going for $200 a gram in southern California dispensaries.

There are many different forms of cannabis concentration, from shatter to wax to crumble, there’s something for everyone. Many people don’t know that the variety in these concentrates come from purging the solvent out of the final product.

Meet THC-A Crystalline, the purest hash on the planet.

While most other cannabis concentrates range in the vicinity of 50 to 80% THC (that’s still incredibly potent). Especially when you consider that the strongest marijuana flower is between 25-30% THC.

Ice hash, rosin, and butane hash oil (or BHO) are the usual suspects when it comes to cannabis concentrates. And they have steadily gained in popularity amongst medical and recreational consumers since legalization.

Dabbing,” the process of vaporizing and inhaling marijuana concentrates, is a verifiable trend. Dabbing culture has spawned entire sub-markets of specially designed dab rigs, devices, and concentrate variations.

It’s partly the wide variety of concentrates that attracts many cannabis consumers looking to try something new. Concentrates can be anything from glassy and brittle like shatter, to oily and crumbly like wax.

These variations happen because of the process of making concentrates. Various olvents like butane and other alcohols extract THC from cannabis, and the process of removing the chemical solvent creates the different textures.

THC-A Crystalline
THC-A Crystalline

But Crystalline is something entirely different. Because the process of creating it completely removes any of the chemical solvents, the result is a crystal “rock.” The structure looks very much like much harder drugs like meth. And the comparison isn’t too far off. Critics are right that Crystalline is a pure hash that looks meth-like, but they may be too quick to judge this superficial resemblance.

Pure THC just naturally has a crystal structure. And when it comes to administering the most effective doses of medical cannabis, pure THC is the ideal.

Without any other chemicals, solvents, or impurities, Crystalline can become a compelling medical option for patients suffering from diseases treatable with marijuana. And for recreational users, the high seems to be pure, elevated, and focused.

What Is THC-A Crystalline?

Most people who know about marijuana know that THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that creates pots cerebral and bodily sensations. The “A” tagged onto the end stands for “acid,” which is the state of THC in its “raw” form.

What all this means is that users can’t simply eat Crystalline and expect anything to happen. The raw acidic crystals need to be combusted and activated like all other cannabis concentrates. Preferably, with a dab rig.

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