DIAMOND SAUCE & BUDDER
In the new era of dab-ready cannabis concentrates, THCA diamonds are highly celebrated just like their jewelry store counterparts. That's because weed diamonds are almost pure THCA. By the end of the extraction process, THCA diamonds are usually only a few millimeters high and wide but are so clear, crystallized, and rocked up that they look just like precious jewels.
So what is THCA? Technically, the acronym stands for tetrahydrocannabinol acid. In layman's terms, THCA is an acidic precursor to THC, the compound that gives cannabis its intoxicating properties. But unlike THC, raw THCA consumed by itself does not get users high. So do THCA diamonds get you high? The answer is a resounding yes, but you'll need to add heat first. Typically, THC crystalline is mixed with liquid terpenes to create diamonds and sauce, a potent and pricey concentrate. Sauce is usually dabbed at low temperatures using a glass rig. Like other forms of concentrate, though, diamonds can also be mixed into a joint or blunt of flower or decarboxylated and used to make edibles, topicals, tinctures, and more.
Budder, also known as budder wax, is a type of THC-rich cannabis concentrate. It shouldn’t be confused with cannabinoid-infused butter (aka cannabutter), which is used for making edibles and other delicacies.
Budder is amber/yellowish in color and closely resembles regular butter in texture.
Within the complex cannabis concentrate universe, budder is considered as one of the waxes, which is an umbrella term for all the concentrates that possess a wax-like texture.
What primarily separates budder from other wax-like concentrates is its high terpene profile, and this trait makes budder more flavorful and aromatic, compared to its “competitors”.
Great quantities of terpenes combined with a lot of THC (and of course other cannabinoids) make budder wax an extremely popular concentrate choice, but it’s not for the faint of heart – as it packs a powerful punch.
Recent technological advances in concentrate extraction made it possible that certain waxes retain a high-terpene profile while preserving great levels of THC at the same time.
As a result, we now have budder waxes that are over 90% THC, which are also extremely flavorful because they have a ton of terpenes in them.