The FDA is aware of the growing concern surrounding the delta-8 THC products currently being sold online and in stores. The FDA has not evaluated or approved these products for safe use in any context. Some concerns include the variability in product formulations and labeling, the content of other cannabinoids and terpenes, and the varying THC concentrations of delta-8.In addition, some of these products may simply be labeled as “hemp products”, which can mislead consumers who associate “hemp” with “non-psychoactive products”. In addition, the FDA is concerned about the proliferation of products that contain delta-8 THC and that are marketed for therapeutic or medical purposes, even if they have not been approved by the FDA.
Selling unapproved products with unsubstantiated therapeutic claims not only violates federal law, but it can also put consumers at risk, since these products have not been proven to be safe or effective. This misleading advertising of unproven treatments raises significant public health problems, since patients and other consumers can use them instead of approved therapies to treat serious and even fatal diseases. Does THCA make you high? While THC is the most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis, THCA is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. So no, it doesn't make you high.
THCA diamonds are a crystalline form of THCA, but before you can understand THCA diamonds, you have to understand what a cannabis sauce is. For example, I recently consulted a certificate of analysis (COA) for THCA flower that showed that products with 25% THCA and 0.18% D9. THCA are widely available on the Internet and in cannabis stores, but, I repeat, this offers no legal protection. While THCa doesn't have an intoxicating effect when ingested, the reason marijuana smokers accept this total THC profile is that THCA converts to D9 when heated in a chemical process called decarboxylation. I have personally visited an authorized hemp crop that produces high-quality flowers with high THCA content, that pass USDA pre-harvest tests and have high THCA levels (but remain within the 0.3% D9 limit) after harvest.
Cannabis varieties with a high percentage of THC are likely to have a high percentage of THCA before decarboxylation, since THC comes from THCA. But you might ask yourself, what is a high percentage of THCA? The conversion of THCA to THC isn't perfect, but you can use the THC content to estimate the percentage of THCA. THC forms when THCA is exposed to heat, so you could say that THCA is the main ingredient in THC for cooking. THCA powder, also known as isolated THCA, is a pure THCA extract made through a unique refinement process that removes terpenes from rosin, leaving only THCA.