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    The best way to decarboxylate cannabis using household equipment

    In layman’s term Decarboxylation is the process of activating cannabis usually to get the psychoactive effects. (We have a post describing decarboxylation in more details.) In order to decarboxylate cannabis we only need to heat it to certain degree and for certain amount of time. As the baseline for my experiments I use the following chart: The obvious solution to achieve this is to use oven but here is the problem: The household ovens are not accurate and the actual temperature can vary more than 20 degrees in relation to what has been set. I learned that after a few attempts when I decided to measure things more precisely and finally…

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    Decarboxylating Cannabis – All you need to know

    Even if you have never heard of the term, you’re most likely doing it without knowing! Every time you light a joint or bake brownies you’re doing some level of decarboxylation on the fly! What is Decarboxylation? Decarboxylation is simply a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group (C(=O)OH) and releases carbon dioxide! Why do we Decarboxylate Cannabis? Most of the Cannabinoids are stored in their Acid forms in the raw cannabis plant. Most importantly the plant contains Cannabidolic Acid (CBD-A) and Tetrahydrocannabonolic Acid (THC-A) which both have powerful medical properties of their own but they are non-psychoactive, meaning they don’t make you high if consumed. That’s why you won’t feel the effects…