Venom OG THC Diamonds
Venom OG Strain Description
Venom OG, also known as “Venom OG Kush,” is an evenly balanced hybrid (50% indica/50% sativa) strain created through crossing the heavy Poison OG X Rare Dankness #1 strains. Don’t let the name fool you – the only poison coming from this strain will be to kill your aches and pains. The Venom OG high is incredibly relaxing and sedative in nature, with euphoric effects that are more calming than energizing. You’ll feel a rush of happiness first that lifts your spirits and leaves your head feeling heavy and stoney. As you fall into sleepiness and complete bliss, your body will be washed over with a warming wave of lightly buzzing tingles, easing you into a calm state of utter relaxation. In combination with its powerful 18-23% average THC level, these heavy-hitting effects give Venom OG an edge in treating conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, insomnia, and muscle spasms or cramps. It has a sharp skunky diesel smell and flavor that’s accented by sweet yet sour earthy lemon. Venom OG buds have super dense forest green nugs with bright orange hairs that are coated in tiny bright amber crystal trichomes.
What are Diamonds?
These things are a bit complex! Essentially, weed diamonds are crystals created by extracting the live resin from a cannabis plant using a cold-extraction method and then applying pressure to that oil by means of a chromatography machine until it takes its signature crystalline form.
This temperature part of the extraction is key, because unlike THC, THCA is what’s known as an inactive cannabinoid. THCA, which stands for “THC acid,” is basically just the same THC we know and love with a few extra atoms attached. Those extra acid atoms means THCA will not provide the psychoactive properties that consumers expect from ingesting THC — unless it is activated with heat. This process is known as decarboxylation.
As for the name “diamonds,” it’s pretty self-evident once one sees what crystalline THCA actually looks like. Rarely larger than a few millimeters across, these diamonds are 99 percent THCA, with the remaining 1 percent consisting of other terpenes and cannabinoids. Weed diamonds thus represent the purest form of the plant’s most famous cannabinoid available today.
The key to unlocking the THC from THCA is to smoke or vaporize these crystals. However, it’s important to remember that diamonds are essentially the Everclear of cannabis. The THCA potency of commercial flower is often around 25 percent, while concentrates regularly test anywhere between 70 and 90 percent. Diamonds, by contrast, are just a hair shy of 100 percent THC, which is why even experienced consumers often treat THCA crystals as a heady sesh supplement as opposed to an entree.
Consumption of diamonds often includes “capping” another, less potent concentrate such as wax or shatter by topping it off with some bits of THCA crystals. Remember: Diamonds have the potential to be four times stronger than hitting a joint.