Snowballs: The Latest Trend in Cannabis Culture

Let's unpack this frosty phenomenon that's taking the streets by storm.

by Nofel Abirou · January 03, 2024

Snowballs: The Latest Trend in Cannabis Culture

Today, we're rolling into the world of "Snowballs" – cannabis buds generously coated in THC-A powder, creating a product that's not just potent but also has a unique aesthetic appeal. Let's unpack this frosty phenomenon that's taking the streets by storm.

What are Snowballs?

Picture this: a high-quality cannabis bud, looking like it's been caught in a blizzard. That's a Snowball. These are premium buds, each meticulously covered in a layer of THC-A powder. THC-A, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is the non-psychoactive precursor to THC. When heated (like when you light up), THC-A converts to THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that gets you high. This transformation not only boosts the potency but also enhances the flavor profile of the bud.

snowballs of THCA

The Rise of Snowballs

Snowballs are becoming the talk of the town, and for good reason. They offer a stronger and arguably more refined experience than your standard flower. As the cannabis industry evolves, consumers are constantly on the lookout for innovative products, and Snowballs fit the bill perfectly. They are a symbol of cannabis luxury – a premium product that stands out in both potency and presentation.

THCA snowballs

How to Make Your Own Snowballs

The rising popularity of Snowballs can partly be attributed to the simplicity of the production process. Anyone, including yourself can make their own Snowballs with 2 ingredients; Cannabis Buds (Nugs) & THCa Crystal Powder (which you can get shipped to your door from )! Once you’ve got your buds and your powder, simply coat your bud with the THCa powder, either by rolling it around in the powder or sprinkling some directly onto the bud until there is a nice coat. While this works best with sticky buds, you should be able to get a nice white coating on any nugs you’ve got lying around to make your own Snowballs.

Hitman Hash brand THCA powder

Why the Hype?

So, what's behind this frosty frenzy? For starters, the visual appeal of Snowballs is undeniable. They literally look cool (pun intended). But it's not just about looks. The additional layer of [THC-A](( powder significantly amplifies the potency and allows for unique flavor (strain) combinations, making Snowballs a go-to choice for seasoned cannabis users seeking a more intense experience. Recognizing the growing demand, major brands in the cannabis industry like Gumbo have started producing their own versions of Snowballs. These brands are not just selling a product; they're selling an experience. Each brand brings its own twist to the Snowballs, be it through unique strains or proprietary THC-A powder blends, catering to a wide range of preferences and palates.

gumbo snoballs

A Word of Caution

As with any potent cannabis product, responsibility is key. Snowballs pack a stronger punch than your average bud, so it's important to approach them with an understanding of their strength. Especially for those new to cannabis or with a lower tolerance, it's wise to start slow and understand your limits, and always remember; as with any other cannabis product, it is also very important to only consume products obtained from a reputable source.

Stay informed, stay safe, and as always, enjoy responsibly!