After managing a California dispensary for years, I’ve learned a thing or two about quality flower and how to separate the best from the rest.
To find the best THCa flower, I spent over 20 hours researching and sampling an assortment of THCa smokables.
Read on to find out which THCa flowers made the cut!
High THCa Hemp Flower Review Criteria
In House Product Testing
To properly assess a product, you have to try it firsthand.
Customer reviews can help with the search to find the top hemp products on the market, but testing products yourself is the only real way to see if they live up to the hype.
This is why we sampled a bunch of THCa flower in house for this exclusive review.
After devoting countless hours getting incredibly baked, we narrowed down the options to our three favorite THCa products.
Here we showcase the best THCa flower you can find.
Related Read: THCa Will Get You High
Unique Customer Service Policies
We’re constantly on the lookout for what brands provide the best customer experience possible. Unique customer-oriented policies can definitely make one brand better than another, even if they have similar products.
In the highly competitive cannabis market, here are some of the customer service policies that we look for:
- Satisfaction guarantee
- Money back guarantee
- First order discount
- Free shipping with no minimum
- Bulk discount
- Subscribe and save option
To be successful in the hemp industry, brands need to amass a loyal following. If they can’t maintain a solid customer base, it won’t last for the long haul. This is why the best brands offer unique customer service policies.
Here’s something else to consider. When a brand engages in customer friendly practices (money back guarantees, first order discount, subscribe and save, etc) they show they stand by their products.
Brands that don’t offer a one-of-a-kind customer experience definitely don’t make our list.
THCa products are hard to come by. This makes it difficult to find a lot of authentic customer reviews on such a novel cannabinoid.
So in order to discover the best THCa flower out there we examine brand reputation. Attractive marketing is nice but public sentiment says a lot more about a company.
In an effort to avoid subpar hemp goodies, we thoroughly research how a company is received in the cannabis space.
To measure brand reputation we ask the following questions:
- Is the brand a frontrunner in hemp products?
- What is their experience with THCa specifically?
- Does the brand have a following for offering similar high quality products?
A company with a reputation for making fire hemp products is a good indicator for what to expect from their THCa offerings.
Current User Feedback: Good Or Bad?
Before any hemp product makes it onto our list, we want to find out what current users are saying about the brand.
Unbiased user feedback can tell us what to expect from a brand. When we want to know if a brand we’re unfamiliar with is legit, we look to authentic customer reviews, scouring the internet in search of verified reviews, online forums and subreddits.
When assessing customer feedback, we want to answer the following questions:
- What do current users have to say about the brand?
- Is public opinion good or bad?
- Do customers agree with our opinions on the brand? Why or why not?
In order to locate the best THCa products (or any hemp products) we always examine how the public feels about it.
Customer sentiment can ultimately inform us on what to expect about a particular brand. The more positive feedback, the better we can assume the brand is going to be.
Third-Party Lab Testing
It’s absolutely vital to be a conscious consumer before trying any product, hemp or not.
Considering the hemp industry is largely unregulated, you should always verify that an item is safe before you buy it or try it.
That’s why checking the Certificate of Analysis (COAs) for hemp products you’re interested in is crucial.
Examining third party lab reports is truly the only way to confirm a hemp product’s safety and efficacy. COAs are objective and offer transparency.
So prior to testing any cannabis product, THCa flower included, we look at the third party lab report. And ask the following questions:
- Is the product tested by a third-party lab?
- Are the COAs easily accessible on the brand’s website?
- If so, are they full panel or potency only?
Full panel third-party lab reports will inform us of the potency of THCa flower, and if it’s safe to smoke. Full panel COAs show both THCa percentage and if the flower contains residual solvents, harsh chemicals, heavy metals or foreign material. Basically all the bad things we don’t want in our lungs!
In our review, we’ll indicate which brands offer full panel third-party lab reports or potency only reports.
Legitimate brands will offer complete transparency and display COAs on their website. In case you cannot access a lab report, avoid the product at all costs.
Best THCa Flower
1. Nightfire THCa Flowers
The top pick on our list is Nightfire THCa Flowers by Secret Nature. This artisan CBD brand specializes in high quality products made from 100% organic hemp, including gummies, live resin vapes, indoor flower and more. The Nightfire THCa flower was straight fire, offering a spectacularly euphoric high.
- Well-balanced high
- First time order discount
- Top shelf indoor flower
- Must spend $75+ for free shipping
- Available by the ⅛ or ¼ ounce only
This THCa flower is made from indoor CBD hemp flower that’s slow-cold cured. This makes the flavor as equally intense as the incredible high it offers.
While the company claims that all products are third-party lab tested, this can’t be verified when checking their website. That said, the COA is accessible via the QR code on the package.
Secret Nature’s Nightfire flower is loud.
You can smell the dank aromas before you open the pressed bag. As soon as you break the seal you’re met with strong earthy aromas of hops and clove combined with a subtle hint of lime.
Those who appreciate seriously dank weed will absolutely love the taste of Nightfire.
I smoked a one gram pre roll of Secret Nature’s Nightfire exotic THCa flower and was transported to an island of shear relaxation.
Blissful feelings of tranquility eased my anxiety and allowed me to unwind for an hour. Though the high was short lived, it was sedating enough for me to fall asleep for hours.
Sealed airtight in a sleek mylar black bag, Secret Nature’s THCa flower arrives at your doorstep at the peak of freshness.
Bonus: The bag is re-sealable so you can use a little bit at a time without worrying about the bud drying out.
The elegant gold labeling is minimal but attractive.
You’ll find all the vital details including strain name, amount, brand name, website and QR code linking to the product page.
The brand’s Nightfire exotic THCa flower costs $40 per eighth. This comes up to about $11.43 per gram of THCa flower.
The deal is on par with the other THCa products on our list. Both companies apply shipping charges for orders under the minimum amount so the price is competitive.
2. Han Solo THCa Flower
The runner up pick on our list is awarded to Vivimu’s Han Solo THCa flower. While Vivmu’s speciality is in concentrates containing rare and unique cannabinoids, they’ve expanded to offer a full product line, which includes THCa flower. And spoiler alert, their bud is fire!
- Potent buzz
- Smooth smoke
- Available by the gram
- Only tested for potency
- Strict 30 day return policy on unopened products
Vivimu offers a huge selection of products crafted with over 20 rare cannabinoids. Chances are if you’re after the hottest new cannabinoid, like HHC, THCb or THCa you’ll find it there in every form. A cannabis marketplace, Vivimu partners with like minded brands to offer high quality goods for every budget.
For this review, I sampled Vivimu’s Han Solo THCa flower. In terms of terpenes and strength, the Han Solo bud is unmatched.
Vivimu markets this strain as “dispensary grade” and it honestly exceeded all my expectations. The bright green buds beautifully showcase a bunch of orange hairs and amber trichomes.
If the aromas don’t make you an instant fan, the high definitely will! At 23% total cannabinoids, even the most experienced sensi smoker will succumb to the potent psychoactive effects.
The Han Solo flower tasted like earthy pine with subtle diesel flavors.
With each puff, hints of cinnamon spice and pine dance on the palate.
Overall, the woodsy aroma made for an extremely enjoyable toke, with herbal flavors showcasing cannabis at its very best.
Strap on your safety belt because the high is intense!
After a few puffs from the Han Solo flower I was transported to a different dimension, perfectly fitting for the strain’s namesake.
The heavy psychoactive effects were initially cerebral. I couldn’t resist the euphoric feelings that elevated my mood. I was happy and relaxed at the same time.
If you’re interested in experiencing some serious chill, just take a few hits of this THCa flower. I promise you’ll be good to go.
Vivimu’s packaging is minimal but attractive.
Placed in a gold mylar bag with a see through window on the other side, their premium bud is on full display.
The label is modest, displaying the brand name and hand written descriptions of the strain, batch number, and net weight.
The packaging is all about highlighting the fire flower.
Vivumu’s Han Solo flower costs $12.99 per gram. But if you purchase an ⅛ you can save some cash.
An ⅛ is priced at $40.99 which will come up to $11.71 per gram. So if you opt for an eighth of an ounce you’ll save approx $1 per ounce.
Related Read: THCa Dabs
3. Mocha Indoor Grown THCa Buds
Coming in third place on our list of the best THCa flower is Secret Nature’s Mocha THCa Buds.
These 100% organic indoor grown flower buds are super strong, testing at just under 24% total cannabinoids. While the COA shows that the product tested a little lower at 21%, these buds had me lit!
- Delicious terpene profile
- Super smooth
- 100% organic flower
- COA inaccessible online
These THCa buds are expertly manicured by hand and slow-cold cured, making for some amazing herbaceous flavors. These top shelf THCa buds had delicious terpenes that would delight even the most discerning taste buds.
Similar to the brand’s Nightfire THCa flower, we couldn’t locate the COAs for the Mocha strain via the website. The QR code on the packaging will bring you right to the lab report,though. And trust us, the buds are potent!
The brand’s Mocha THCa flower tasted like sweet coffee with undertones of cinnamon and pine.
Upon the exhale, expect your taste buds to be delighted by floral aromas with notes of citrus.
In my opinion, Secret Nature’s Mocha strain had the best tasting terpenes of all the choices on our list. Those after a flavorful smoking experience, look no further!
Secret Nature’s Mocha THCa flower produced a powerful hybrid buzz. A few hits elevated my mood and delivered full body relaxation.
The high was potent! I was stoned for a little over an hour and was able to remain alert, while keeping an air of calmness.
The brand utilizes velvety smooth foil bags to encase their THCa bud.
Adorned with metallic gold writing, the labeling attracts the eye in an understated way.
Overall, the packaging is simple but classy.
Complete with the strain name, net weight, QR code, and product highlights, the packaging lives up to the artisanal brand.
Secret Nature’s Mocha THCa flower is priced at $40 per eighth. Per gram of THCa, this equates to roughly $11.43 per gram. Again, this brand’s flower is competitively priced.
This is a good deal for high quality indoor flower. Not to mention that the brand exclusively sells organic bud.
The Final Verdict: Best High THCa Hemp Flower
Our pick for the best THCa hemp flower goes to Secret Nature followed by Vivimu’s Han Solo strain as the runner up.
Secret Nature crafts some seriously potent and tasty top shelf THCa buds. While they aren’t the cheapest, the quality more than makes up for it. The bud is also indoor organic. Need we say more?
That’s not to say that our runner-up and third place options aren’t excellent choices.
The Vivimu THCa flower is the smoothest we’ve tried and delivers a super intense high. The flavor was on point and the euphoric effects surpassed the competition.
Whatever THCa flower you choose, you won’t be disappointed with any of the products featured on our exclusive list.
The Secret Nature Indoor grown Nightmare was our top pick because it simply outshines the rest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is THCa Flower Legal?
Yes, but the legality is somewhat of a gray area.
THCa flower is not considered a controlled substance because it doesn’t technically apply to the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation states that hemp products that contain less than 0.3% of Delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis are legal.
However, the bill classifies “hemp” as any part of the cannabis plant that has a concentration of Delta 9 THC that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis. THCa is excluded from the Farm Bill’s definition of hemp.
Due to this definition, THCa flower is unregulated and therefore considered legal. Click here to read more about the legal status of THCa in smokable hemp flower.
Manufacturers have created a legal workaround where THCa products are federally permitted.
Does THCa Get You High?
Yes, but not on its own. First it needs to be heated up.
THCa (aka tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) is actually the acidic form of THC. This precursor to THC is non-psychoactive in its raw form.
When THCa is converted into THC in a process known as decarboxylation (which basically heats up the THCa molecule to drop the acid group), it then becomes psychoactive.
In order for THCa to get you baked, you must heat it to a certain point where it changes into THC. This can be done by smoking, cooking, vaping or dabbing THCa.
Once THCa is decarboxylated it will produce psychoactive high…and get you seriously stoned.