Despite how popular THCA flower has gotten in recent months, there is still a good amount of confusion about it, and a lot of myths floating around. People often ask us questions like:
- “Is THCA different from THC?”
- “Can I pass a drug test with THCA flower?”
- “Is THCA flower actually from hemp, or weed?”
Another question that people ask is how THCA is made, and there is a mistaken belief that it’s made just like, say, delta 8 flower, or HHC flower.
In fact, high-THCA flower is flower that’s bred to be high in THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), which means that it’s not actually infused with any distillate. That’s a big part of why it’s so preferred, aside from its obvious similarity to marijuana.
Let’s talk a bit more about high-THCA flower, since it’s a relatively new concept in the hemp industry.
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What is High THCA Flower?
THCA flower refers to the raw hemp flower buds of the hemp plant which are high in THCA. They come from industrial that’s cultivated by farmers who know the steps involved in growing hemp that yields high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. THCA is the raw form of delta 9 that’s found in cannabis, and when THCA reaches a specific temperature, it converts into delta 9. Because of how THCA flower is grown, it’s practically identical to weed in terms of its chemical composition.
Since THCA flower that’s sold on the market is hemp-derived and ultimately yields no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC, it’s considered legal, which is why you’re seeing it sold in stores across the country. The law restricts delta 9 THC levels in hemp products, but not THCA, which shows us a legal loophole that hemp enthusiasts can take full advantage of.
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Is There Anywhere High THCA Flower isn’t Legal?
THCA flower is a federally legal product, since it complies with the two guidelines regarding all hemp products. For one thing, it’s derived from hemp, and secondly, it contains no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC, since, even though THCA is the raw form of delta 9, there is no law restricting THCA levels in products.
But, some states still don’t allow THCA flower to be sold legally, either because high-THCA products are banned, or because flower is banned. THCA flower is, therefore, illegal in:
- Rhode Island
Essentially, anyone residing in one of the states above, cannot purchase THCA flower no matter if it’s locally or online..
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Where Does High THCA Flower Come from?
Making THCA flower is pretty different from making other flower products. Basically, unlike, say, delta 8 flower or HHC flower, this flower gets its dominant cannabinoid through the growing process rather than an infusion process, like we see with other types of flower. In other words, THCA flower is not infused with THCA distillate. Overall, the steps to making it require more effort and expertise, and because of that, only experienced and super knowledgeable hemp farmers are able to pull it off.
So, what is the actual process of making THCA flower? Of course, it starts with industrial hemp, which is ideally grown organically and in the USA, to ensure that it meets strict domestic standards. Now, whereas hemp is grown under much more lax conditions, THCA flower requires more finesse.
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Basically, this is done by controlling the environmental conditions throughout the entire growing period. As the hemp plant oxidizes due to heat exposure, some of the THCA does eventually become delta 9 THC, which can be detected in even raw flower. So, temperatures are kept below-average during the growing season, to minimize oxidization, which almost guarantees that hemp flower contains high levels of THCA, but within the legal limit of delta 9 THC.
And, the work doesn’t stop there. When harvesting hemp flower buds, farmers must be keenly aware of exactly when to pick buds from the hemp plant, to ensure that the desirable compounds have properly developed within the flowering buds. But, with THCA flower, farmers have to be extra mindful of when to go about harvesting. Basically, THCA flower buds must be cut from the plant earlier than other forms of flower, as again, this minimizes the risk of THCA oxidizing and turning into delta 9 THC, as oxidization also happens are a result of aging.
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Once the flower buds have been harvested, it’s time to preserve them using a method known as dry-curing, in which the buds are stored in a dark, cool and dry place for a specific period of time, until they are cured, preventing the growth of mold from destroying them prematurely.
What this means is that THCA flower sold in most stores is high-THCA flower, grown using the methods above. But, keep in mind that cheaper companies may use an infusion process, which usually involves spraying, since this is cheaper and less time-consuming. Ultimately, it’s clear that making high-THCA flower through specific cultivation practices is going to give you a higher-quality product.
So, if you’re able to find out which method a company uses, this will ensure that you end up with high-THCA flower, rather than flower that’s been sprayed after it was harvested.
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High-THCA Flower is More Complex Than You May Think
Bloomz THCA Flower is grown specifically to yield high levels of THCA, all while minimizing the development of delta 9 THC through oxidization. This meticulous process takes a lot of work, but it’s totally worth it, since what you get is a product that’s almost chemically identical to delta 9 THC, due to the way in which the plant matures through unique cultivation practices.
Because of this, we can say that Bloomz THCA Flower is easily some of the best on the market, and our customers are happy to agree. So, explore our flower today, and find a strain that is going to give you the satisfaction you’re looking for, knowing that you’re consuming top-shelf THCA flower grown to mimic weed as much as is physically possible.