feel free the more ways the better also could you tell me how to decarb
I don't decarb.
Here is what Decarboxilation is.
the following is copied from cannabischris.com
When the cannabis plant is freshly
harvested, most of the THC found within
the resins on the buds and leaves, is still in
it’s non-psychoactive form called THCA.
THC(A) has little to no psychoactive effect
on humans when consumed. This means, if
you picked a fresh “bud” from a female
cannabis plant, and ate it, you would feel
very little to zero “high” or psychoactive
To get cannabis that is psychoactive when
consumed, the THC(A) must first be
converted into THC.
In order to convert THCA into the
psychoactive form we all love, called THC –
cannabis must first go through a process
called decarboxylation. This process
usually takes place naturally in the drying
and curing stage, but may also
be achieved when the material is brought
to a temperature of at least 122 degrees.
After about 15 minutes of 122-145 degree
temperatures, THC(A) will be converted to
active THC throughout the resin containing
areas of the plant.
Temperatures to note:
At 102 degrees, virtually all of the terpenes
found in the cannabis plant will begin to
evaporate off, along with most of the
smells produced by those terpenes. At this
point you should begin to smell a very-
strong cannabis aroma. Many terpenes are
lost at temperatures as low as in the high
At 122 degrees, THC(A) begins to lose it’s
carbon molecule during evaporation. This
converts the THC(A) into active THC, making
the material psychoactive and ready for
At 150 degrees, CBD begins to melt and
evaporate. Temperatures above 150 will
result in loss of CBD’s.
CBD’s, while non-psychoactive in nature,
are said to be responsible for many of the
medical effects of cannabis. They have been
shown to relieve convulsion, inflammation,
anxiety, and nausea, as well as inhibit
cancer cell growth.
Any preparation of cannabinoids being
used for an above condition, should not be
heated above 150 degrees during the
decarboxylation process, as you
will diminish the amount of CBDs in the
Decarboxylation rapidly takes place
at approximately 220 degrees, however; as
stated above with CBDs, different
cannabinoids have an evaporation point of
between 150 and 392 degrees. This means,
heating these constituents past their
evaporation point will cause them to
degrade, or to be lost completely into thin
THC starts to evaporate at approximately
360 degrees, and completely boils at 392
Meaning, that baking products like
“medibles” at a temperature above 350
degrees, may also destroy some of the
Therefore, it is my opinion that – the most
medically effective preparations are those
that have been made with either naturally
cured cannabis (3 weeks time or longer), or
those that have been decarboxylized at
temperatures between 122 and 149
degrees Fahrenheit as to keep all of the
cannabinoids and other beneficial
I make my budder with fully cured bud/trim, so it is not needed imo.
If I were to use fresh bud/trim, I would decarb.
Edited by MrWeeds, 15 August 2012 - 01:44 AM.