Decarboxylation is an essential process for unlocking the full potential of cannabis. When cannabis is heated, the non-psychoactive compound THCA is converted into the psychoactive compound THC, which is responsible for the plant’s characteristic effects. Decarboxylating your cannabis before using it in edibles or other cannabis-infused products is crucial for maximizing the potency and effects of the final product. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to decarboxylate your cannabis at home.
- Preheat your oven to 245°F (120°C).
- Spread the cannabis flowers evenly on a baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.
- After 45 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool. The cannabis should be fragrant.
- Once the cannabis has cooled, it is ready to be used in your infusion recipe.
Note: Some people recommend decarbing at a lower temperature (220°F/105°C) for a longer period of time (90 minutes). This can help to preserve the terpenes (aromatic compounds) in the cannabis, but it may also result in less effective decarboxylation. Experiment to find the method that works best for you.