Cannabis Decarboxylation

What is decarboxylation?

Decarboxylation or “decarbing” or is a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). When referring to the decarboxylation of cannabis, it is the process of turning the non-psychoactive compound THCA found in cannabis into the psychoactive THC which is what gets you “high”. If you want to feel a buzz or get high from your weed, it needs to be decarbed or "activated".  

 

You will not get high from eating raw cannabis, decarboxylation is a necessary step if you want to make edibles. 

Raw cannabis is filled with tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). These are very similar to the compounds THC and CBD, but they don't carry the same psychoactive and medicinal properties. The decarboxylation process removes the acid component, essentially knocking the "A" off of THCA and CBDA, giving you THC and CBD. 

Decarboxylation is a process of using heat and time to convert the THCA into THC.

How to decarb weed in a few simple steps

1) Place your cannabis in a baking dish

2) Cover it with tin foil

3) Bake it in the oven or a toaster for an hour at 215 degrees F

4) That's it! Your cannabis is now decarbed and ready for use. 

Note: The problems with decarbing weed in an oven are that 1) it smells a lot and 2) about 25-30% of the THC is lost in the decarbing process.

If you want a way to decarb 100% of your weed every time without wasting any THC and that doesn't smell at all just order the Levo II all in one decarboxylator and infuser or the Ardent NOVA decarboxylator. 

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Levo II Deccarboxylator and Herbal Infuser

  • 3 Settings: Dry, Activate, and Infuse

  • Set, save, and store your favorite settings and easily monitor your infusions over wifi using the LĒVO app

  • Smell Control - reduce the aroma disbursement

  • Easily dispense infusions with our ceramic-coated, slanted reservoir

  • Infuse up to 16 oz of oil or butter with herbs at the touch of a button

  • Do not infuse with alcohol

  • Power Pod doubles the herb capacity to infuse more potent oils

  • Take full control of your recipes with precise time and temperature controls

  • Make cleanup a breeze with dishwasher-safe components

  • No additives, solvents, or emulsifiers required

  • Teflon Free and Non-Toxic

  • Easily stores in a closet, pantry, or cupboard

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Ardent NOVA Decarboxylator

  • Full activation of THC and CBD in your flower, kief or concentrates

  • Use to infuse butter and oil!

  • Odorless, quiet, and mess free, no cleanup necessary

  • Easy to use from your home (unit is 7.5″ x 4″)

  • Holds up to 1 ounce of flower or 5 ounces of kief

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