If you watched any of our Cannadish video recipes, you are aware that before you start with a cannabis recipe, the cannabis needs to go through a heating process called decarboxylation. We decarb our cannabis to receive the full effects of the plant. If you heat up the cannabis you activate the cannabinoids. Without decarbing the cannabis, you will miss out on some important benefits the plant offers and won’t feel any effects.
When you light that bowl or joint on fire, your weed immediately goes through the decarboxylation process. THCA is converted into THC. You light the bowl, inhale, and you experience the euphoric high weed is famous for. The cannabis that goes into these infused edibles must go through the same decarboxylation process that takes place when you smoke it.
The easiest way to decarb your cannabis is to place your material on an oven tray and set the oven to 240 Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Use an oven thermometer to make sure the temperature of your oven is accurate. Your cannabis will now be activated. And depending on what strain you are using, the aroma of your cannabis will start to change when you are decarbing your cannabis dry in the oven. Which will give you a better tasting end result when making an extraction with it such as cannabis butter or oil.
Decarbing it in the oven is a great way to decarboxylate your cannabis at home. However, your house will start to smell a lot like cannabis. If you want to avoid any smell of cannabis during decarboxylation or infusion, simply “sous vide” vacuum seal your cannabis and place it in boiling water for 55 minutes. This will guarantee no smell during the decarb or infusion process.
Another method is to simply put your cannabis into a mason jar before you put it in the oven. Check out this video if you want to learn more about this odorless decarboxylation method: