Properties of THCA Badder
THCA badder is a highly concentrated form of THCA, the psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the “high” sensation. However, unlike other THC concentrates such as shatter or wax, THCA badder is not decarboxylated, meaning that it has not been exposed to heat and therefore retains its acidic form. This makes THCA badder a non-psychoactive substance in its natural state, as THCA does not bind well with the brain’s cannabinoid receptors. However, when heated or decarboxylated, THCA converts into THC and becomes psychoactive. This makes THCA badder a versatile and adaptable concentrate that can be used in various ways, depending on the desired effects and application.
Benefits and Uses of THCA Badder
THCA badder is prized for its high purity and potency, as it contains up to 90% or more of THCA. Some users also report that THCA badder provides a more nuanced and complex high compared to other concentrates, as it contains a wider range of terpenes and other cannabinoids that contribute to the entourage effect, a synergistic interaction between different cannabis compounds that enhances their therapeutic potential.
THCA badder can be consumed in various ways, such as dabbing or vaping. Dabbing involves heating a small amount of THCA badder on a hot surface and inhaling the resulting vapor through a dab rig or a vape pen. This method provides fast and intense onset of effects but may require some equipment and experience to use safely. Vaping involves using a vape pen or cartridge that heats the THCA badder to a specific temperature and releases the vapor, which can be inhaled without combustion. This method is more discreet and convenient than dabbing, but may also require some maintenance and battery charging.
Production Process of THCA Badder
THCA badder is made by using a solvent-based extraction method, such as butane or propane extraction, to extract the THCA from cannabis flowers. The resulting extract is then purged with heat and pressure, usually in a vacuum oven, to remove any residual solvents and moisture. The final product is a soft and creamy substance with a texture similar to cake batter, which can be stored in a cool and dry place for several months.