Hawaiian Gold is a sativa-dominant hybrid with an unknown ratio of sativa to indica. The parentage of this strain is a little hazy, but it’s most likely a cross of Pineapple, a popular indica-heavy hybrid, and Super Lemon Haze, a powerful sativa. THC levels are impressive, exceeding 20% in at least one publicly available test. That makes for a potent smoke and a relaxing way to treat low mood, insomnia, and chronic pain. The high is sleepy but happy, with a strong dose of euphoria. Don’t use this strain as the only means of treatment for seizures or other conditions that respond to CBD, as that chemical exists in this strain only at very low quantities, much less than 1%. The bud has a bright green color with spots of darker green and light amber hairs. The taste is smooth, earthy, and hash-like. The aroma also has earthy notes, along with a sweet floral smell and unpleasant hints of rotten fruit. Reports of side effects are few and far between, but they likely include paranoia, dry eyes, and cottonmouth. Though most popular in California, Hawaiian Gold can probably be found elsewhere in the American West.
In a cannabis context, the term diamond has a few different meanings. It’s often used to describe pure tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) crystalline, also known as “THCA diamonds” or “THC diamonds,” as well as THCA crystalline that was developed in the presence of a terpene-rich solution.